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@pug Thanks for posting this. I’m 26 months past a FT off Zoloft (was on 25-50mg for 2 years). At 18 months I thought I was close to being done as the nausea and a number of physical symptoms were subsiding, unfortunately at 22 months I started to get Tardive Dyskinesia and Akasthesia and tiredness which I’m hoping will pass.

 

i can’t believe how awful this process has been. I’ve lost my job but not my family or sanity. I continue to hope for some semblance of normality and your story gives me hope as the symptoms and timelines seem very similar. 

 

Can you tell me, did you get strange tickling and clicking popping sensations in your head. One thing I’ve found is that these have persisted for 2 years but the sensations have moved around from the centre to the side to the top and more recently the front of my head. I take it as a positive that as the sensations move, my symptoms change and I wonder if it’s some kind of neurological resetting going on?

 

Thanks again for posting and enjoy your new freedom. 

50 mg Sertraline Nov 2016 to Dec 2016

100 mg Sertraline Jan - March 2017

50 mg Sertraline April - June 2017

25 mg Sertraline July 2017 - Sept 2018

12.5 mg Sertraline Oct 2018

0 mg Nov 1 2018

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On 11/13/2020 at 11:28 PM, pug said:

Hello Everyone,

 

I just dropped by to say that I am still doing well and getting closer and closer to complete recovery.  I am approaching my 6 year anniversary later this month and I will come back and give an update on how I am doing and answer any questions that anyone still has.  In brief, I am not quite done but I am better than ever and life is good; and I firmly believe that it will be the same for you as well even if it does not feel like it now.  Time can do amazing things and my recovery is a testament to that.  

 

All my best to all of you.

 

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WOW Pug! That is great news! Thank you for coming back and telling us!

 

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@pug Hey! It’s been years since you’ve write this! And you may not even see that I commented. Lol, but worth a shot. You mentioned body pain and upper arm pain. I am having that said bad and it’s making things worst for me. Haha have been concerned I have a disease!!! 

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Age 24-28 Back on Celexa in September Age 24 until Age 28, May, stopped Celexa after another 1 year long taper by myself.

Age 29.  November- started Celexa 1 month after giving birth

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 Age 37  December 5th- went down to 7.5mg for a week, then 5mg. January 22nd- 0mg

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Hey there Pug, 😊🌹

 

I liken you to a light coming from the other side guiding us through the labyrinth of a pitch balck tunnel we're currently in. I read every single post u put and the others who saught ur help and support and just feel amazed at how empathetic and caring u've been in patiently responding to every single post the sufferers put in the hope of lightening their burden and getting to know what awaits them once the jump after zero mg is made. I just can't find the right terms to thank you for all this light u're shedding into our dark tunnels. My symptoms are almost like anyone else's but the most disturbing, persistent and intolerable of all is the "HYPNIC JERKS" and body startles right at the moment i'm about to eneter the dream land, so intense and brutal that I immediately get woken up with my heart racing and upon my each try to put myself to sleep this happens mercilessly. Did u experience the same thing or do anything especial to soften it? Does it ever go away or become less intense? I can bear with the rest of mt symptoms no matter how harsh they are, however this specific symptom is taking the much needed sleep away from me and leaving me vulnerable to my other symtoms.

 

Thanks a billion in advance for ur enlightenment and insight. 🙏🙏🌷🌹

 

 

2015 september zoloft (20 mg updosed to 125) plus clonazepam for anxiety and panic attacks

2016 Jan replaced clonazepam with chlorodiazpoxide 20 mg

2016 April cold turkeyed both after a urinary retention surgery with no withdrawal symtom at all (still bizzare to me how!!!)

2018 Jan perscribed Nortriptyline 10 mg for vestibular vertigo 

2018 Feb due to the horrible side effects which my psychiatrist took for depression and anxiety, Nortriptyline began to be updosed to reach 100 in June

2018 Oct noticed I was experiencing no pleasure in life and decided to taper(zombie-style kind of life)

Tapered to fast to reach 50 mg in 2019 Feb

Terrible withdrawal symtoms began to creep up, had to updose to 75 in June 2019

Began make changes in diet and lifestyle and tapered again to reach 30 by 2020 Jan (only in the middle of this taper did I become familiar with the golden formula of Brassmonkey slide taper ten perecnt each month and I'm forever thankful)

By May 2020 reached 22.5 when my whole taper process hit the wall due to infection to God-damned Covid 19

Late Sep 2020 restarted my taper process using the Brassmonkey 10 percent method and reached 16 mg Jan 20 2020 when I'm writing this now

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Hey there Pug, 😊🌹

 

I liken you to a light coming from the other side guiding us through the labyrinth of a pitch balck tunnel we're currently in. I read every single post u put and the others who saught ur help and support and just feel amazed at how empathetic and caring u've been in patiently responding to every single post the sufferers put in the hope of lightening their burden and getting to know what awaits them once the jump after zero mg is made. I just can't find the right terms to thank you for all this light u're shedding into our dark tunnels. My symptoms are almost like anyone else's but the most disturbing, persistent and intolerable of all is the "HYPNIC JERKS" and body startles right at the moment i'm about to eneter the dream land, so intense and brutal that I immediately get woken up with my heart racing and upon my each try to put myself to sleep this happens mercilessly. Did u experience the same thing or do anything especial to soften it? Does it ever go away or become less intense? I can bear with the rest of mt symptoms no matter how harsh they are, however this specific symptom is taking the much needed sleep away from me and leaving me vulnerable to my other symtoms.

 

Thanks a billion in advance for ur enlightenment and insight. 🙏🙏🌷🌹

2015 september zoloft (20 mg updosed to 125) plus clonazepam for anxiety and panic attacks

2016 Jan replaced clonazepam with chlorodiazpoxide 20 mg

2016 April cold turkeyed both after a urinary retention surgery with no withdrawal symtom at all (still bizzare to me how!!!)

2018 Jan perscribed Nortriptyline 10 mg for vestibular vertigo 

2018 Feb due to the horrible side effects which my psychiatrist took for depression and anxiety, Nortriptyline began to be updosed to reach 100 in June

2018 Oct noticed I was experiencing no pleasure in life and decided to taper(zombie-style kind of life)

Tapered to fast to reach 50 mg in 2019 Feb

Terrible withdrawal symtoms began to creep up, had to updose to 75 in June 2019

Began make changes in diet and lifestyle and tapered again to reach 30 by 2020 Jan (only in the middle of this taper did I become familiar with the golden formula of Brassmonkey slide taper ten perecnt each month and I'm forever thankful)

By May 2020 reached 22.5 when my whole taper process hit the wall due to infection to God-damned Covid 19

Late Sep 2020 restarted my taper process using the Brassmonkey 10 percent method and reached 16 mg Jan 20 2020 when I'm writing this now

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