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Hi i have suffered from anxiety off and on am 51 years old but usually have gotten through life alright had a bad episode last year stressed out and blacked out for about 15 minutes accidentally opened a car door i thought was mine anyway the owner called the cops and i was hospitalized for no reason was put ontu halidol and lithium for three months fought  to get off it as i did nothing wrong they let me off it but still suffer from headpains and dizziness 20 months later life has been tough as i just want to get back to life and work wonder if anybody suffered similarly and if theres a way out of this thank you 

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Hi Angelles, wecome to SA. I am saddened to see that you were forcibly treated and suffering the consequences after all this time.  There are many others here in the same boat along with you. We have lots of topics on self care while you are healing, and people to support you.  

We find that many people are helped by fish oil and magnesium. Fish oil helps my brain fog and dizzy spells. Magnesium is very calming. 

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/36-king-of-supplements-omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil/?view=findpost&p=100596&hl=magnesium

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1300-magnesium-natures-calcium-channel-blocker/

 

 

This topic explains withdrawal syndrome

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/603-what-is-withdrawal-syndrome/

 

About brain healing

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1160-brain-remodeling/

 

We ask all our members to fill in their signature, you can find instructions here. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/topic/12364-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

 

Have a look around and read some experiences,  this is your thread to update with your progress and ask any questions. 

You will find us a friendly group who understand what you are going through when the rest of the world hasn't a clue!

 

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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Hello....

am so very truly saddened this happened to you!you have come to the right place ❤️

 

Lovely to to meet you.

 

i know it's a tough journey to go through,but your not alone any-more...just keep thinking every day you are healing,even though it may not feel like it.

 

Were all like little birds at the moment with broken wings,but each person on here will hold each other up,until we can fly again...until then look after your self well an just know your in a great little environment here at SA with lovely people ❤️

Pink x

Binge drinker thru out my life 17/37,recreational use of street drugs 17-30. Numerous AD from age 23 upwards

Matazpine 30mg 2007-2012

Paxil an zopiclone 2012-2016

Taken off Paxil in four weeks in janurary 2016

Given diazepam 2-4 feb to June 2016

C/t diazepam June (had no idea not too)

Reinstated 8mg of diazepam in July,crossed over to 8mg of diazepam! given 7.5 matazpine.

Nov 2016 at 5 mg of diazepam

Given Olanzpine 2.5 November 28th-stopped

paxil 1mg 3rd of dec -stopped

Started liquid diazpam 10th of jan.alchol free 13month

February 2018 - reduced to 4 mg diazepam and 7.5 mg mirtazapine

November 2018 - tried 2% diazepam reduction - updosed back to 4 mg after one week

 

 

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Thanks so much for your reply going to detox place on monday as i still have dizziness and pains hopefully works been too long as it is doing sauna everyday as i got told it stays in your fatty cells is that true just want to get to work love life so much 

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Hi again Angelles. Recovery from the iatrogenic harm caused by the drugs will not be helped by detox. Only time and self care can heal your nervous system. Most people in withdrawal can't tolerate saunas and they could be making you feel worse, what we feel should help often causes more problems.  Lots of people try detox and loads of supplements that cost a fortune and all they do is aggravate things and produce very expensive urine. I completely understand why you are wanting to try detox, I tried lots of things over the years and spent more money than I could afford on usless supplements and tests. You are not feeling bad because there is any trace os the drug still left in your body, it is because the drugs made changes in your brain and you had a reaction to them. This destabilised your nervous system and messed up your brain chemistry. Time heals this damage, and trying to push it just aggravates things. You need to calm your nervous system. by taking care of yourself. Avoid unnecessary stress, eat good fresh food wherever possible. Have a good sleep routine. Gentle exercise in the fresh air, parks beach or even better in woodland.  Fish oil and magnesium are excellent for dizziness and magnesium is calming. Epsom salt baths are great. Whatever you try start with small amounts to see if you can tolerate it. One thing at a time. 

 

Read this explanation about how adverse reactions and withdrawal affect the brain and nervous system.

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1160-brain-remodeling/

 

I honestly would save my money instead of spending it on very expensive treatments. Use it to take a trip somewhere beautiful and relaxing!

 

This topic is about saunas and peoples reactions in withdrawal. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/topic/7400-sauna/#comment-18042

 

 

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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Thanks so much yes just want life have got a beautiful lady and just want to get to work and life but ur right its time thats the only answer how are u doing are u out of it so hard just pray it goes overnight always pains head and stomach and etc all because of change of those drugs hope ur well love life and need it 

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On 21/08/2017 at 6:24 AM, pinkfairy said:

Hello....

am so very truly saddened this happened to you!you have come to the right place ❤️

 

Lovely to to meet you.

 

i know it's a tough journey to go through,but your not alone any-more...just keep thinking every day you are healing,even though it may not feel like it.

 

Were all like little birds at the moment with broken wings,but each person on here will hold each other up,until we can fly again...until then look after your self well an just know your in a great little environment here at SA with lovely people ❤️

Pink x

 

Thanks so much for your kind words hope ur doing well yes life so tough but a lot better than first couldent even get out of bed for about a year at least now slowly doing things just in headpain and nausea but pray will get there just want to work and have a beautiful lady so im blessed thank you for your kind words 

 

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Just wandering les again here supposed to go to a healing place in melbourne they deal more with eastern medicine and say they can help but spending so much money still dizzy and nauseas everyday has been 20 months now see slowly windows of improvement but goes backwards and forwards anyone got an idea how long the healing process may take just want to work and love life normally 

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Hi just me again wondering if this will ever heal trying everything playing tennis daily running and walking chi quong meditation eating healthiely vitamins everything thats humanly possible but always dizzi and nauseas just wonder if this will ever end anyone got any timeframes on how long or when this will dissapear please help xo 

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20 minutes ago, Angelles66 said:

anyone got any timeframes on how long or when this will dissapear

 

Unfortunately this is an unanswerable question.  Nobody can answer it.  It is important to learn to accept that it is what it is at this time and then you will be less stressed by it.  Being stressed diverts the brain focus away from healing because it has to deal with the stress.

 

Acceptance

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Good afternoon les again it is nearly end of november and have been of lithium and halidol now for 2 years nearly things are improving im eating a healthy diet doing continous excercise for about one hour and a half chi qoung for half an hour a dayand medition. I am back looking for work which is awesome starting to enjoy music and my usual hobies like tennis movies and etc things do heal but they take a long time but with each day i can tell its getting better to all the guys out there keep pursuing you will get there the only thing now is a bit of dizziness and some headbuzz lol but it goes during the day i can tell its finally healing thank god and having faith in him helps as well as prayer keep going guys all my blessings

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