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I was recently treated "in patient". I'm here seeking advice on tapering off the medication that they put me on. I've tappered before off SSRIs. Right now I'm on an atypical antipsychotic, and that scares me, especially the potential side effects. 

 

So here I am! I'm reading up on the forums, and learning way, way more than I did my first time, over a decade ago.

Zoloft 2001-2007

Cymbalta 2007- Nov. 2008

Lexapro Nov. 2008- Sept. 2009

Seroquel 2007 - Sept. 2009

Abilify (5mg August 9) (10 mg August 14ish) (15 mg August 17)  2017 - present

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  • ChessieCat changed the title to Morimori: Hello!
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Hi morimori,

 

Welcome to SA.  It's good that you have found this site and are learning so that you can make an informed decision.

 

So that we can offer suggestions based on your individual situation we need to know more information about your drug history.
 

A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature -- ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago)
  • Spell out months, e.g. "October" or "Oct."; 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as Jan. 9, 2016 or Sept. 1, 2016.
  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses.
  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs.
  • Link to Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature.

This is your own Introduction topic where you can ask questions and journal your progress.

 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    13 November 2021 -  0mg Pristiq      

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

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

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  I do not provide tapering advice via PM.  Please post questions in your Introduction topic.  Please do not tag me for any reason.  I am an unpaid volunteer and assist members if I am able to and when I have the time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Mid Nov 2021 changed to low carb diet due to diabetes & cholesterol.  Lost 1/16 body weight, BP has reduced a lot. 

Links to my exercises and weights.  I also do 3 x 5.5 min with HIIT on exercise bike with 20 secs/min as fast as I can cycle.

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I started on Abilify 5mg August 9th and then was bumped up to 15mg around the 15th. For the past week I've been taking a half tab one day and a whole tab the next, trying to ween myself to half a tab (7.5 mg). Next week I plan on taking just a half.

 

The facility I was in suggested just stopping if I was unhappy with it, or just halting my dose because they said I haven't been on it long enough to have withdrawal. I think stopping completely sounds…dangerous, even if it has been just a month.

 

Thoughts?

Edited by baroquep

Zoloft 2001-2007

Cymbalta 2007- Nov. 2008

Lexapro Nov. 2008- Sept. 2009

Seroquel 2007 - Sept. 2009

Abilify (5mg August 9) (10 mg August 14ish) (15 mg August 17)  2017 - present

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I didn't read the instructions close enough. I didn't realize this post was probably supposed to go here, so I'll add it now (gosh darn ability-head fog and exhaustion):

 

I started on Abilify 5mg August 9th and then was bumped up to 15mg around the 15th. For the past week I've been taking a half tab one day and a whole tab the next, trying to ween myself to half a tab (7.5 mg). Next week I plan on taking just a half.

 

The facility I was in suggested just stopping if I was unhappy with it, or just halting my dose because they said I haven't been on it long enough to have withdrawal. I think stopping completely sounds…dangerous, even if it has been just a month.

 

Thoughts?

Zoloft 2001-2007

Cymbalta 2007- Nov. 2008

Lexapro Nov. 2008- Sept. 2009

Seroquel 2007 - Sept. 2009

Abilify (5mg August 9) (10 mg August 14ish) (15 mg August 17)  2017 - present

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  • ChessieCat changed the title to morimori: Only a month
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Hi morimori,

 

Please add the Abilify dates and doses to your drug signature.  The mods, and also members, can get your drug history easily from your drug signature without reading through all your posts.  Thank you.

 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    13 November 2021 -  0mg Pristiq      

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

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

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  I do not provide tapering advice via PM.  Please post questions in your Introduction topic.  Please do not tag me for any reason.  I am an unpaid volunteer and assist members if I am able to and when I have the time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Mid Nov 2021 changed to low carb diet due to diabetes & cholesterol.  Lost 1/16 body weight, BP has reduced a lot. 

Links to my exercises and weights.  I also do 3 x 5.5 min with HIIT on exercise bike with 20 secs/min as fast as I can cycle.

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Roger.

Zoloft 2001-2007

Cymbalta 2007- Nov. 2008

Lexapro Nov. 2008- Sept. 2009

Seroquel 2007 - Sept. 2009

Abilify (5mg August 9) (10 mg August 14ish) (15 mg August 17)  2017 - present

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