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@brassmonkey

Thanks for checking in on my progress,  Mr. Brassmonkey.

i'm surprisingly feeling good, as I have been scared and I was having fear, I'm just hoping my next taper will not be so bad,  I'm doing the 10% and I'm ready to deal with the WD, hoping it's something that I will be able to handle  only time will tell.

 My Next new taper is next sunday 7/26/20 at 456mg according to my support system that's really good at this. Ms. Frogie, love her.

It look like a big chopped but let me see how my body react to this new reduce dose. I'm ready.

Be well sir.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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I do not think an updose will help you It may make you worse.   Updoses are helpful when the symptoms are from dropping too much med too fast. Your symptoms are from adverse reacti

You won’t lose me through this. I’m not going anywhere.   Just weigh out the 10 pills at 0.507. Write down on a calendar that you started your taper today so we can keep track of it.  

I'm glad it helped. Keep practicing and it will get easier.

@Frogie


Good Monday to you, as  I look at the new numbers for my second taper at 456mg of trazodone for Sunday 7/26/20, I saw the big difference, wow, I just have to get accustomed in the changes in the numbers as it drop during my taper on a monthly basis and not get alarm by it. I'm hoping as I go lower in numbers I can deal with my hiccups, [WD]  that comes along with it.

On Saturday night, 7/18/20  I took a tiny dose of melatonin like .12mg, but when it was time for bed after I took my trazodone 507mg I was still awake, so I took another .12mg of melatonin, and I fell right to sleep.

Last night 7/19/20,  I just took the .25mg of melatonin and when it was time for bed I took my trazodone at 507mg and fell asleep.

Stay blessed Frogie

Hoping your taper is coming along great.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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8 minutes ago, street129 said:

@Frogie


Good Monday to you, as  I look at the new numbers for my second taper for Sunday 7/26/20, I saw the big difference, wow, I just have to get accustomed in the changes in the numbers as it drop during my taper on a monthly basis and not get alarm by it. I'm hoping as I go lower in numbers I can deal with my hiccups, [WD]  that comes along with it.

On Saturday night, 7/18/20  I took a tiny dose of melatonin like .12mg, but when it was time for bed after I took my trazodone 507mg I was still awake, so I took another .12mg of melatonin, and I fell right to sleep.

Last night 7/19/20,  I just took the .25mg of melatonin and when it was time for bed I took my trazodone at 507mg and fell asleep.

Stay blessed Frogie

Hoping your taper is coming along great.

Hi:

 

Sounds like small amounts of melatonin are working for you. Super.

 

Numbers are always scary when they get lower in tapering, but just remind yourself that you are going to be off the medication son enough. But, listen to your body. It will tell you that it’s time to taper.

 

Sounds like you are doing well. Glad to hear it!

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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On 7/17/2020 at 2:21 PM, brassmonkey said:

Hi Street-- it looks like Frogie is taking great care of you and things are going very well. I'm so pleased that your first reduction is going so well.

Thank you so much!

 

If I do need help , you’ll be the 1st one I ask😊

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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7/23/20

@Frogie

Hi..
 wow I have notice for 2  days straight 7/21/20, and 7/22/20 when I take a very tiny melatonin I'm having problem falling asleep after I take my trazodone,

I will then take another tiny piece  equaling .50,  Its up and down.  In a few days I will try taking .25mg  melatonin to see if I can fall asleep on that again.   I really only wanted to be taking the smallest doses but I will not sleep, that's a bomber. Oh well.

Hope all is well.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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31 minutes ago, street129 said:

7/23/20

@Frogie

Hi..
 wow I have notice for 2  days straight 7/21/20, and 7/22/20 when I take a very tiny melatonin I'm having problem falling asleep after I take my trazodone,

I will then take another tiny piece  equaling .50,  Its up and down.  In a few days I will try taking .25mg  melatonin to see if I can fall asleep on that again.   I really only wanted to be taking the smallest doses but I will not sleep, that's a bomber. Oh well.

Hope all is well.

You might try just a tiny bit more. They say less is better.

 

Sleep disturbance is very normal.

 

 I hope you are doing well other than that. 
 

I’m doing well, thanks.

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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Just wondered how you were doing?

 

Hope well.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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7/26/20


The few nights i still have to take more of the  melatonin that I really want to take, around 11;30pm I take .25mg and at 1am I take my trazodone, but I do not fall asleep, it's when I take another .25mg, then I does,

 

tonight is my first 456mg, hope WD will be minimum, 


Tomorrow I will post and to my signature

 



Thanks for checking in, and so bless my friend

 

 

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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7/27/2020

I did my new taper last night 7/26/20, at 456mg at 10% of my trazodone

 

This morning I'm feeling ok . Staying on this dose for the next month and a half

 

Thanks frogie for your help, kind words, and support, and for just being you.

 

Stay blessed

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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What exactly is your daily drug schedule -- times and dosage?

 

You're not taking 456mg trazodone now, are you?

 

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trazodone 0.507mg

 

What does this mean?

 

Please clarify your signature. Don't use the pill weight (mgpw), we have no idea what milligrams of active ingredient (mgai) that might be. Please list the milligrams of active ingredient (trazodone) you were taking. This will be some amount smaller than the prescribed amount of the tablet.

 

 

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Hi @street129

 

On your signature please remove 6/16/20 and 7/26/20 posts and replace it with this:

 

6/16/20 0.507 mgpw 0.90 mg, 7/26/20 0.456 mgpw 0.81 mg.

 

That's what @Altostrata and the other mods need to see so they know what dosage you are on.

 

Looks like you are doing ok. It's very normal to have sleepless nights. I have them a lot. You will heal and the sleep will come back to you. Just be patient :)

 

Thanks,

Frogie xx

 

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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22 hours ago, Altostrata said:

What exactly is your daily drug schedule -- times and dosage?

 

You're not taking 456mg trazodone now, are you?

 

 

What does this mean?

 

Please clarify your signature. Don't use the pill weight (mgpw), we have no idea what milligrams of active ingredient (mgai) that might be. Please list the milligrams of active ingredient (trazodone) you were taking. This will be some amount smaller than the prescribed amount of the tablet.

 

 

no im not taking 456mg  trazodone, wow that do look crazy now as I read it back. I'm not good with math, and I'm not american 


Daily drug schedule in weight amount of my drug at 10% as of yesterday 7/26/20 I'm taking .456  at 1am nightly in weight, for the next 6 weeks 

 

I don't know the mg, I'm getting help with the amount to weight and transfer in empty capsule for nightly use for my taper.

 

 

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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4 hours ago, Frogie said:

Hi @street129

 

On your signature please remove 6/16/20 and 7/26/20 posts and replace it with this:

 

6/16/20 0.507 mgpw 0.90 mg, 7/26/20 0.456 mgpw 0.81 mg.

 

That's what @Altostrata and the other mods need to see so they know what dosage you are on.

 

Looks like you are doing ok. It's very normal to have sleepless nights. I have them a lot. You will heal and the sleep will come back to you. Just be patient :)

 

Thanks,

Frogie xx

 

Frogie I fixed the signature,  last night I fell asleep on the .12.5mg melatonin  but who knows tonight I might need a  .25mg, I have to go with my body.

today I'm feeling a little depressed, like I want to cry for no reason, and a small headache, whatever this crying thing is I'm feeling oh so sad. I hope it don't last for to long.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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Why do you take trazodone at 1 a.m.? Did you ever take it earlier?

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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I take trazodone at 1am cause I stay up late before coming to this site, but usually when the time changes I change with the time.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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Staying on the computer late at night can cause poor sleep.

 

If I were you, I'd get off the computer, turn off the lights, and take the trazodone and melatonin at 9 p.m. every night. Darkness helps trigger the sleep cycle.

 

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

All postings © copyrighted.

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Just wondered how you were doing?

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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 before covid, I would get home way pass 9pm, and its still like that after covid.

I need to be and stay on the same time taking my trazodone every night that  I have learned from here and my Dr.

I've never been an early bird, and I don't mine the 1 am hour.

 

Thanks for inquiring.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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Hi frogie, since I've started my new taper I had a little WD, I had a terrible headache I took couple of Excedrin but my headache would not go away, I went ER, they gave me intravious drip for my headache it help after a good while,  the night before the headache  I couldn't sleep at all I was miserable, 

 

I sleep good last time, to night 8/2/20  I'm starting 2nd week on new taper of my trazodone.

 

hope you're doing well

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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14 hours ago, street129 said:

@Frogie


Hi frogie, since I've started my new taper I had a little WD, I had a terrible headache I took couple of Excedrin but my headache would not go away, I went ER, they gave me intravious drip for my headache it help after a good while,  the night before the headache  I couldn't sleep at all I was miserable, 

 

I sleep good last time, to night 8/2/20  I'm starting 2nd week on new taper of my trazodone.

 

hope you're doing well

So sorry to hear you had to go to the ER. I hope your headaches will go away now. I have headaches quite a bit. It’s due to wd, unfortunately. 
 

Glad you slept better.

 

Other than the headache, it sounds like you’re doing relatively well. Good news!

 

 I’m doing ok, thanks for asking.

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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@Frogie


So far I'm coming along, falling asleep on .50mg of melotonin,  even thou I try .25mg. every night with no luck, how's your sleep coming along with everything else.

2nd week on my new taper, I'm doing my crushing my pills with my pill cutter then I used my big spoon to crush them fine,  then deposited them into the empty capsule woo it's a lot to do, but it got to be done.

oh I quit physical therapy cause there's little to no improvement, I did go back to my orthopedic doctor to ask what's next, but since im having inflammation in the area there's not much he can do.  I was given another shot in the area, right now I'm pain free, and  I'm icing the hip area every change I got, I was giving a new script for more therapy, but  it's too hot for therapy and has to wear a mask. I'm  getting a second opinion in the matter.

Have a beautiful weekend my friend

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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13 hours ago, street129 said:

@Frogie


So far I'm coming along, falling asleep on .50mg of melotonin,  even thou I try .25mg. every night with no luck, how's your sleep coming along with everything else.

2nd week on my new taper, I'm doing my crushing my pills with my pill cutter then I used my big spoon to crush them fine,  then deposited them into the empty capsule woo it's a lot to do, but it got to be done.

oh I quit physical therapy cause there's little to no improvement, I did go back to my orthopedic doctor to ask what's next, but since im having inflammation in the area there's not much he can do.  I was given another shot in the area, right now I'm pain free, and  I'm icing the hip area every change I got, I was giving a new script for more therapy, but  it's too hot for therapy and has to wear a mask. I'm  getting a second opinion in the matter.

Have a beautiful weekend my friend

Glad you are doing ok with your taper. The melatonin bust be helping, that's great!

 

Sorry to hear about your hip. I hope you find some relief. 

 

I'm doing well, thanks for asking.

 

You also have a fantastic weekend. And stay cool. It's hot here also. :)

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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8/10/20

 

@Frogie

 Happy Monday.!
Things are ok still so far, as of 2 nights I've been able to fall asleep on .25mg of melatonin again which I prefer, my system is doing as it sees fit with how much mg it wants.

I'm also experiencing falling asleep in the day time/noon and I really don't want to be asleep, and it's been going on for the past 3 days straight, i fight to stay awake cause there's things that need to be done around home, so I hope it stop.
 Couble days ago, I decided to buy sea moss and take a spoon of it in the morning, so I don't know if this is contributing to me falling asleep I have no clue. I will watch to see when this sleeping in the day goes away.

You're nearing the end of your taper I'm hoping it will be smooth for you, I feel so much joy for you that I want to cry.   YESSS

Have a blessed day friend

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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4 minutes ago, street129 said:

8/10/20

 

@Frogie

 Happy Monday.!
Things are ok still so far, as of 2 nights I've been able to fall asleep on .25mg of melatonin again which I prefer, my system is doing as it sees fit with how much mg it wants.

I'm also experiencing falling asleep in the day time/noon and I really don't want to be asleep, and it's been going on for the past 3 days straight, i fight to stay awake cause there's things that need to be done around home, so I hope it stop.
 Couble days ago, I decided to buy sea moss and take a spoon of it in the morning, so I don't know if this is contributing to me falling asleep I have no clue. I will watch to see when this sleeping in the day goes away.

You're nearing the end of your taper I'm hoping it will be smooth for you, I feel so much joy for you that I want to cry.   YESSS

Have a blessed day friend

Glad you’re able to fall asleep with less melatonin. That’s a good sign you’re body is handling the taper.

 

 I don’t know anything about sea moss. I’ll have to read about it.

 

 I’m nearing the end, and then the healing begins. It’s been a little rough but I’ll be ok. Thanks for thinking of me.

 

You also have a blessed day and stay cool.

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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8/13/20


Hello,  @Frogie


What a horrible night last night sleep wise,  not much sleep did a lot of turning and  unsure if I was asleep or wake.

 

I come to the realization sleep is my biggest issue nightly, I don't know from night to night what I'm gonna get,  but I'm still pushing on forward .

Tonight I hope I will have a sound sleep.

Be well

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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I slept maybe 2 hours last night. I’ve come to realize that I WILL sleep when I heal.

 

 I think you are doing relatively well, for tapering.

 

Hopefully you will sleep better tonight 😊

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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8/17/20

 I'm still getting to take .25mg of melatonin every other night before I could fall asleep

 

tonight I will see if it's gonna be .50mg of melatonin or .25mg.


I'm on my 4th week of my taper, of trazodone .456  which 4 weeks came fast @Frogie

Next week will be my 5th week

 

Can I have 2 month of my 2 and 3rd taper if it's ok with you and I hope it's not to much to ask, whenever you have the time, no rush,

 

I just wanted to throw that out there,  this will help me make my doses.

Thanks in advance

I hope everything is still going good your way

Stay Bless and encourage

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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@Frogie


Hi, I ment 3 and 4 of my taper.

Sorry,  and thank you again

 

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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6 hours ago, street129 said:

@Frogie


Hi, I ment 3 and 4 of my taper.

Sorry,  and thank you again

 

That's ok. I think you are doing wonderful and a great job!

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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8 hours ago, street129 said:

8/17/20

 I'm still getting to take .25mg of melatonin every other night before I could fall asleep

 

tonight I will see if it's gonna be .50mg of melatonin or .25mg.


I'm on my 4th week of my taper, of trazodone .456  which 4 weeks came fast @Frogie

Next week will be my 5th week

 

Can I have 2 month of my 2 and 3rd taper if it's ok with you and I hope it's not to much to ask, whenever you have the time, no rush,

 

I just wanted to throw that out there,  this will help me make my doses.

Thanks in advance

I hope everything is still going good your way

Stay Bless and encourage

Your 3rd taper will be: 0.410 and your 4th taper will be: 0.369.

 

When you do begin your next taper, let me know so I can show you how to put it in your signature :)

 

You're doing a great job! Keep it up:)

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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8/19/20

 

HI FROGIE, Good Morning


Thank you very much. I appreciate you soooo much for your help, I cried a little last night cause I can't believe I'm doing this and that I'm getting help getting this POISON  out of my system for however long it takes.

You're a great mentor for some of us that need that extra help, especially for ones live alone and don't has ANYONE TO REACH OUT to that understand us as we go through our taper.

You are the right one for this cause it comes so natural to you, I cannot stress this enough how your the help that helping my stress levels and keeping my anxiety to low level because I know you calm a lot of us that need that in these times.   THANK YOU @Frogie


I am so happy that I found this site 3 years ago because I was looking for help on getting off of my drug.

 

 Frogie, I'm filling my empty capsules for 0.410,  and when I start the 2ND week in September I will let you know, that is the month that you will be free of your drug, YAAAA,     YESSS,    YOU GO GIRL.


I have made more than enough of the 0.456. lol

 My sleep is so erratic that I have accepted the nights when I need more melatonin.

Be bless and stay encourage

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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15 minutes ago, street129 said:

8/19/20

 

HI FROGIE, Good Morning


Thank you very much. I appreciate you soooo much for your help, I cried a little last night cause I can't believe I'm doing this and that I'm getting help getting this POISON  out of my system for however long it takes.

You're a great mentor for some of us that need that extra help, especially for ones live alone and don't has ANYONE TO REACH OUT to that understand us as we go through our taper.

You are the right one for this cause it comes so natural to you, I cannot stress this enough how your the help that helping my stress levels and keeping my anxiety to low level because I know you calm a lot of us that need that in these times.   THANK YOU @Frogie


I am so happy that I found this site 3 years ago because I was looking for help on getting off of my drug.

 

 Frogie, I'm filling my empty capsules for 0.410,  and when I start the 2ND week in September I will let you know, that is the month that you will be free of your drug, YAAAA,     YESSS,    YOU GO GIRL.


I have made more than enough of the 0.456. lol

 My sleep is so erratic that I have accepted the nights when I need more melatonin.

Be bless and stay encourage

Awww.. thank you so much for the kind words. They mean a lot.

 

You are doing a wonderful job. You were ready to tackle the taper this time and were aware of what might happen.

 

Sleep is a wonderful thing and will happen again. I'm glad the melatonin helps you though.

 

I'm really glad I can help you. I'm here to help you if I'm able to.

 

You have a great day.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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hi there @Frogie


I was feeling a little anxiety a couple days ago, it would go and come back during a whole day, Been crying a little for no reason. I finally got

a lot better feeling ok now. 

Blessing time you.

 

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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59 minutes ago, street129 said:

hi there @Frogie


I was feeling a little anxiety a couple days ago, it would go and come back during a whole day, Been crying a little for no reason. I finally got

a lot better feeling ok now. 

Blessing time you.

 

I’m sorry you were feeling like that, but that it went away. Unfortunately, that’s part of withdrawal (at least It is for me). 
 

How are you feeling other than that? I hope you’re doing well.

 

Hang in there!  I think you’re doing great.

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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HI @Frogie

 

That horrible feeling came back again, I'm having a slight headache and having some anxiety, wow and I have noone here,

 

I don't need to think about that cause I want to break down and cry. Oh my goodness.

I will think on something pleasant, and push through. Yes I have to.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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@street129

 

I’m sorry I never saw this message.

 

How are you doing? I hope better...

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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