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i did took my pill 5 minutes after one  last night, i will do that again tonight and get it where i will go to one oclock..

 

thanks, im going on my second month at 225mg, if i continue to feel not  my self i will hold for the 3rd month. but i have to call the compound pharmacy to let them know that i have to stay at 225mg for now.  the lady at the pharmacy is waiting on me to do my taper  at the end of this month on the 23rd of oct, but i am not stable right nowm so thanks for the words

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Hi Street129, I am really glad to hear that you are going to hold right now.  It's great that you are working with a compounding pharmacy and are able to manage your taper on a month-to-month basis.  I've done a few longer holds over the last year when I haven't felt completely well and it's made a huge difference in how I'm feeling today.  If I have any doubts whatsoever whether it is a good idea to taper, I'll hold just to be safe.  It's best to restart your taper from a position of strength rather than risk destabilizing further.  

 

Thought you might find the links below useful so you have a better idea of what it means to stabilize.  But for now, the most important thing for you to do is take very good care of yourself until you are feeling better.  Hoping you start to feel better soon.

Stabilizing What Does that Mean?

Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization
After Reinstating or Updating - How Long to Stabilize?
Withdrawal Normal Description

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im not getting the correct 225mg of my pill I have to cut the 50mg in half's and im not getting a correct dose of 25mg  to make up 225mg  its now going on 2months of not  felling well could it be from the incorrect cutting to make 25mg,

 

 I  will be going back to my dr. And ask him to do a script of my 225mg so I can begin to get my correct dose.  I will gave it to the compound pharmacy..

 

My friends here on this board how does this sound a little support on this is appreciated,

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15 hours ago, baroquep said:

Hi Street129, I am really glad to hear that you are going to hold right now.  It's great that you are working with a compounding pharmacy and are able to manage your taper on a month-to-month basis.  I've done a few longer holds over the last year when I haven't felt completely well and it's made a huge difference in how I'm feeling today.  If I have any doubts whatsoever whether it is a good idea to taper, I'll hold just to be safe.  It's best to restart your taper from a position of strength rather than risk destabilizing further.  

 

Thought you might find the links below useful so you have a better idea of what it means to stabilize.  But for now, the most important thing for you to do is take very good care of yourself until you are feeling better.  Hoping you start to feel better soon.

Stabilizing What Does that Mean?

Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization
After Reinstating or Updating - How Long to Stabilize?
Withdrawal Normal Description

thank you im reading the stabilizing post now.. At my last post can you tell me if what i wrote make sense.thanks for Any reply. A little support helps me a lot

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27 minutes ago, street129 said:

im not getting the correct 225mg of my pill I have to cut the 50mg in half's and im not getting a correct dose of 25mg  to make up 225mg  its now going on 2months of not  felling well could it be from the incorrect cutting to make 25mg,

 

 I  will be going back to my dr. And ask him to do a script of my 225mg so I can begin to get my correct dose.  I will gave it to the compound pharmacy..

 

My friends here on this board how does this sound a little support on this is appreciated,

 

It's always hard to say whether or not it can be inaccuracy in the dose that is the cause of not feeling well. It certainly doesn't help.  It usually is not as big a problem at the higher doses as it is at the lower -- due to the percentage impact.  All other things being equal, having it compounded so you have no doubt is the best approach.

 

Best,

 

Andy

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9 hours ago, apace41 said:

 

It's always hard to say whether or not it can be inaccuracy in the dose that is the cause of not feeling well. It certainly doesn't help.  It usually is not as big a problem at the higher doses as it is at the lower -- due to the percentage impact.  All other things being equal, having it compounded so you have no doubt is the best approach.

 

Best,

 

Andy

lower doses are the problems, well i will be checking on that when i get down to my low doses... i  would be able to rule the accuracy of getting the right dose would either be my  problem or not ...thanks for taking time out to confirmed what i want to do by going to my dr..

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On 10/7/2017 at 1:19 PM, apace41 said:

 

It's always hard to say whether or not it can be inaccuracy in the dose that is the cause of not feeling well. It certainly doesn't help.  It usually is not as big a problem at the higher doses as it is at the lower -- due to the percentage impact.  All other things being equal, having it compounded so you have no doubt is the best approach.

 

Best,

 

Andy

got my 225mg script today and i fax it to the compound pharmacy today. my dr gonna tell em i should stay at 225mg for ever .. i thought i was dreaming .. i didnt appreciated what he said, so we were at it for a minute, and i told him I DONT WANT TO BE ON THESE PILL FOR THE REST OF  MY LIFE IM DOING A TAPER ....HE EVEN FORGOT THAT HE HAD GAVE ME ONE LAST MONTH. HE IS ABOUT 90 SOMTHING YEARS OLD .... I ASKED FOR 3 REFILL JUST SO I CAN GET STABLE.

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not sure if another moderator has provided these links or not, you may find something here useful as to how to discuss withdrawal and tapering with your doctor.  I am glad that you at least were able to get the 225mg script and think it is a good idea to hold for a few months to try and stabilize.

How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?
What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?

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15 hours ago, baroquep said:

not sure if another moderator has provided these links or not, you may find something here useful as to how to discuss withdrawal and tapering with your doctor.  I am glad that you at least were able to get the 225mg script and think it is a good idea to hold for a few months to try and stabilize.

How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?
What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?

thanks for the link, but he had did my 202.5mg for me in september...I guess he had forgot. in September he gave me the impression that he knew about withdrawaI ...I couldn't believe that he told me to stay on trazodone for the rest of my life... So maybe he really don't know much like he had led on....I also told him That I do fall asleep by doing the higene that he said to do...I go to bed at 12 am at night and I fall asleep before I take my trazodone at 1am...I told him that  but he keep telling me staying on them would be better for me, that was what our conversation was about... I couldn't agree to stay on those horrible pills ... .. I love this man I really do so it hurt my heart when he said that it wont hurt staying on them for life......do dr really tells his patients to stay on any drug even when you're telling them this drug you don't want to take any more, it don't have to be a benzo or any other drrug

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can anyone help me.. please.. 

 

i am now  weeks into my 2 months at 225mg  at 10 percenrt of my original pill which was 250mg  before i did the 10 percent, 

 

i will be doing a compound of 225mg of trazodone for the next month which will be the 3rd month, 

 

if i dont stabilize within that 3rd month,  can you advice me if going to 5 percent to see if i will stabilized.... or just keep going on the 225mg... im so lost..

 

in a couple of days my compound will ship out my trazodone of 225mg 

 

. . what are your thoughts on a updose to 5 percent of original dose of 250mg.. 

 

please i need help so badly im not getting better,  2 added symtoms i got over the month. which is blurred vision and heat in my leg and back.  please. your help will be helpful to me. im so lost right now   i have tremors from  2 months back when i started my taper.... i really need help ...anyone.

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On 10/10/2017 at 11:12 AM, street129 said:

thanks for the link, but he had did my 202.5mg for me in september...I guess he had forgot. 

 

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Hi Street. In my opinion, I would stay exactly as you are. Stability doesn't come from changing doses to " fit " symptoms . It comes from total stability which can be boring but essential.

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4 hours ago, AliG said:

Hi Street. In my opinion, I would stay exactly as you are. Stability doesn't come from changing doses to " fit " symptoms . It comes from total stability which can be boring but essential.

thanks for your honest thoughts. i live alone and its very scarey,.... im from the caribbean but i live in new york city, my daughter has move on with her husband and its so hard when im struggling for someone to tell me what is the best rough to go with this , this help me a lot thanks again. i will continue on with my dose as it is.  im wishing for the day i do get stable. thanks again. its very lonely here.

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On 10/7/2017 at 1:19 PM, apace41 said:

 

It's always hard to say whether or not it can be inaccuracy in the dose that is the cause of not feeling well. It certainly doesn't help.  It usually is not as big a problem at the higher doses as it is at the lower -- due to the percentage impact.  All other things being equal, having it compounded so you have no doubt is the best approach.

 

Best,

 

Andy

i wanted to do a 5 percent of my original 250mg but aliG in her opinion thing its best to stay at the dose that im at of 225mg, i will stay at it, but i am longing for the day that i get stable.  i am a caribbean person i live in new york city, and i live alone and it gets scarey cause i dont have anyone in the house to talk with, my daughter got married 4 years ago and is living on her own with her husband..

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4 minutes ago, street129 said:

i wanted to do a 5 percent of my original 250mg but aliG in her opinion thing its best to stay at the dose that im at of 225mg, i will stay at it, but i am longing for the day that i get stable.  i am a caribbean person i live in new york city, and i live alone and it gets scarey cause i dont have anyone in the house to talk with, my daughter got married 4 years ago and is living on her own with her husband..

 

I agree with AliG.  Stay where you are and give it some time.  Cutting before you are ready will destabilize your CNS and potentially create more issues.

 

I know it's scary and hard, especially when you are living alone.  You need to find good distractions that will keep your mind occupied so you don't obsess about your symptoms 24/7.

 

You can do this, Street.

 

Best,

 

Andy

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21 hours ago, AliG said:

Hi Street. In my opinion, I would stay exactly as you are. Stability doesn't come from changing doses to " fit " symptoms . It comes from total stability which can be boring but essential.

I will stay at the 225mg. Thanks

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I don't know if I should post that my heat in the leg and around my back is still there but not as strong..I will monitor the burning in my leg,I don't know if that's a good sign it would be great if it is ,but I don't know I haven't been in this situation before and has nothing to go on... I hope I didn't jinks it and it comes back full force, I  still have tremor and blurred vision. .

 

thanks to those that reach out to me and I appreciate the sound advise that you gave me.  I love this place..

 

I am very sorry to anyone that thought I am being aggressive, I just don't have the hang of how this board ready works . I have been here going only on two months and im still trying to learn how things  works here. Don't need to offend anyone.

 

I am from the caribbean and I live alone and I just wanted to know how to go about with my taper since there a a lot of experience people on the board.

im learning that this is a good place to come to and be amount people with the  knowledge on SA...

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the compound pharmacy just called me to let know that my trazodone 225mg will be going out today,  and I should get it tomorrow

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Good to hear Street, it will certainly be helpful for your central nervous system to have a steady dose.  Hoping that you start feeling a lot better soon.  Just remember that stabilization doesn't happen overnight and can take a bit of time before your CNS starts to settle.  I found the links below helpful when I destabilized earlier this year and you might also find them helpful.
 

The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization
What is Happening in Your Brain - Theory of How the Central Nervous System Heals

 

 

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On 8/29/2017 at 11:40 PM, AntiAntiPsychotic said:

This won't really help you, but feel like I should share it for the record.

 

Dont get me wrong, I'm suffering too but from Risperdal

 

anyway, not too long ago I went to my doctor to complain about my experience & get answers, especially for my insomnia

 

and guess what ?! He gave me a prescription for Trazadone, stating "it's harmless. It will help you sleep. There are no bad side effects. I give it to nearly 80% of my patients. No one has ever complained"

 

well I took his sh*tty advice & picked up the Trazadone, BUT decided to not take it whatsoever !!! Ever since my Risperdal & Abilify experience I trust no prescribed meds at all anymore, and knew Trazadone would probably end up just as bad. I was scared of its dependency.

 

to this day, I have a little bag with Trazadone pills just sitting there. **** that. Lol. Sorry for the rant but it was related

im now getting the hang of the board and now feel comfortable in replying back to people.. thanks for sharing this, i which i never started trazodone either, my dr said the same thing about how save trazodone is but its not ...

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16 hours ago, baroquep said:

Good to hear Street, it will certainly be helpful for your central nervous system to have a steady dose.  Hoping that you start feeling a lot better soon.  Just remember that stabilization doesn't happen overnight and can take a bit of time before your CNS starts to settle.  I found the links below helpful when I destabilized earlier this year and you might also find them helpful.
 

The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization
What is Happening in Your Brain - Theory of How the Central Nervous System Heals

 

 

is there a link that i can read for anything that i can try to help with withdrawals. i thank you kindly.

 

baroquep i woke up this morning and my heat is back .. that was short life, i thank you and appreciate you for the above links and your great knowledge on this board that you have learned over time. 

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Street, the only thing you can do at this time is keep your dose steady at 225mg and not make any changes or add anything to the mix that will upset your central nervous system further.    I'm attaching a couple links that might be helpful as well as the link to the Symptoms & Self Care Forum where you might be able to find non-drug techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine that can be helpful in managing your symptoms until you are stabilized.  Hang in there, it does get better and the intensity of the symptoms will start to fade over time.

 

Symptoms & Self Care

Acceptance and Mindfulness
Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms

 

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hope every is getting better each and every day.. ..... im not getting any better and i dont know where to turn, i know moderators dont reply to threads, but i  dont really know how the board  works and know if anyone is seeing my thread on my intro board. i just need a little  info about  being on the right track with my situation,

 

im feeling very very sick and  im very very scared.  

 

im having a hard time with my taper i have tremors heat in my leg daily and im going down hill. 

 

please dont be angry with me ,, im from the united states virgin islands , but is living in the states, and i llve alone .. i have noone living with me.  and theres no one to talk with  in my home.

 

ive been at 225mg of trazodone for 1 months and 3 weeks going on 2 months, but im not improving. and when i post on intro i hardly get a reply so im not sure what to do.  i cut my own pill to make 225mg, but its not cutting accuately.  i should get my compound trazodone 225mg today with the accurate dose..

 

my question if after the 2 months at 225mg, what is the best course of action to take.  please as i begged for help .. im suffering.  im so very sad and very scared.

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2 hours ago, baroquep said:

Street, the only thing you can do at this time is keep your dose steady at 225mg and not make any changes or add anything to the mix that will upset your central nervous system further.    I'm attaching a couple links that might be helpful as well as the link to the Symptoms & Self Care Forum where you might be able to find non-drug techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine that can be helpful in managing your symptoms until you are stabilized.  Hang in there, it does get better and the intensity of the symptoms will start to fade over time.

 

Symptoms & Self Care

Acceptance and Mindfulness
Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms

 

thank you so much for this im hanging on, its hard but a little help from others is very helpful .. i will read the links you send me.   i appreciate you.

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38 minutes ago, street129 said:

im feeling very very sick and  im very very scared.  

 

im having a hard time with my taper i have tremors heat in my leg daily and im going down hill. 

 

please dont be angry with me

 

Nobody is "angry" with you, Street.  We all want to help.  The problem is that things don't change overnight for the most part when you implement a strategy.  At the same time you are scared and suffering and want relief so you come here to post.  We all get it but our advice will remain the same -- hold at 225mg and let's hope things settle down.

 

Best,

 

Andy

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2 hours ago, apace41 said:

 

Nobody is "angry" with you, Street.  We all want to help.  The problem is that things don't change overnight for the most part when you implement a strategy.  At the same time you are scared and suffering and want relief so you come here to post.  We all get it but our advice will remain the same -- hold at 225mg and let's hope things settle down.

 

Best,

 

Andy

thank you andy....im  doing what evreyone told me to do,,  .. im gonna hold but omg its the worst. i appreciate what everyone is saying ..but at this time it seems like its getting worst.   i love this place and the people ....

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3 hours ago, baroquep said:

Street, the only thing you can do at this time is keep your dose steady at 225mg and not make any changes or add anything to the mix that will upset your central nervous system further.    I'm attaching a couple links that might be helpful as well as the link to the Symptoms & Self Care Forum where you might be able to find non-drug techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine that can be helpful in managing your symptoms until you are stabilized.  Hang in there, it does get better and the intensity of the symptoms will start to fade over time.

 

Symptoms & Self Care

Acceptance and Mindfulness
Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms

 

thanks you baroquep you're so sweet. im gonna hold and i am not adding anything to the mix, i should get my compound pill today by UPS, i would be taking the correct dose tonight and im hoping for change in my withdrawal.  i will keep everyone posted...

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2 hours ago, apace41 said:

 

Nobody is "angry" with you, Street.  We all want to help.  The problem is that things don't change overnight for the most part when you implement a strategy.  At the same time you are scared and suffering and want relief so you come here to post.  We all get it but our advice will remain the same -- hold at 225mg and let's hope things settle down.

 

Best,

 

Andy

andy check this out..,  because my pill had stop working and putting me to sleep at 250mg, i started taking the pill in the day time at 200mg for 4 days, but once i got the correct dose, i change it to the night at 225mg, so i dont know if thats a factor in my brains being confuse.  your thoughts.

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Hi Street,

 

Just letting you know I've caught up with your thread......I think the Mods have given very good advice.

 

Nervous system related symptoms can be very scary and unsettling, but once you realise they can't actually hurt you, then you become better at coping with them and healing.

 

Hugs,

JC

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Street, I'm glad to see you're being guided by some moderators.  You will make it.  Write whenever you like.

 

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so i dont know if thats a factor in my brains being confuse

 

Hard to say, Street.  There are no really "hard and fast" rules because we all react to the meds so differently.  It is one of the axioms we live by on SA that being consistent in what you do is important.  If you change a variable you want to change one at a time so you can see what that change results in.  So, for example, if you changed the time and the amount it is hard to know what is causing what. If you only change one it is easier to tell.

 

I would say take it at a consistent time every night for another week and we can see where you are in the process.

 

Best,

 

Andy 

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3 hours ago, apace41 said:

 

Hard to say, Street.  There are no really "hard and fast" rules because we all react to the meds so differently.  It is one of the axioms we live by on SA that being consistent in what you do is important.  If you change a variable you want to change one at a time so you can see what that change results in.  So, for example, if you changed the time and the amount it is hard to know what is causing what. If you only change one it is easier to tell.

 

I would say take it at a consistent time every night for another week and we can see where you are in the process.

 

Best,

 

Andy 

OK I AGREE one at a time. i am getting my compound pill today, my dose will be accurate since the compound pharmacy did it. thanks for sticking with  me on this i need an ear so badly with experience people that been there and done that.    how do you used liquid solutions what do i have to buy. incase i cant get to the compound.

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On 9/29/2017 at 0:37 AM, Altostrata said:

street, how are you? It sounded like you were coming down with a virus.

 

If you're feeling ill, perhaps you should delay reducing the trazodone.

altoatrate,  im very sorry if you felt disrepected.. i didnt mean to  do that to you or anyone on the board i will never go to your page to message you. please accept my apoligy,  i couldnt understand how people will see these posts, ive been on different boards nothing  like this one and its something that i have to get used too.   i didnt mean no harm i just didnt get the board.  i know now that you are the brains behind this whole board  you are smart, intelligent and know what to say to us and make us feel better even if we are not well.   i thank you for any little hope that you were trying to put in my thick head. i appreciate you. and this board. i finally did alot of finding my way around here.. your input on situation make one feel warm and appreicated.  once again im sorry if you felt disrepected. i would never want to do that ever.

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5 hours ago, Junglechicken said:

Hi Street,

 

Just letting you know I've caught up with your thread......I think the Mods have given very good advice.

 

Nervous system related symptoms can be very scary and unsettling, but once you realise they can't actually hurt you, then you become better at coping with them and healing.

 

Hugs,

JC

thank you for that jungle.

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Street, I hope you are having a good evening.  

 

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On 10/5/2017 at 8:01 PM, Altostrata said:

 

I agree with apace. You might gradually move the trazodone by an hour a day to earlier in the evening, so you don't have to stay awake to take it.

 

Also, you might sleep better if you stopped using the computer earlier in the evening.

 

Also agree that holding on tapering for a month or two might be a good idea, to let your nervous system settle down.

its 5 am in the morning new  york time and my sleep was interrupted, at this point, this is a added symptom of my withdrawal,

 

earlier in the day i thought it was allergies,  2 month back i was tested for allergies, and was told i have allergies to roaches, i didnt take the spray, i wasnt sure about it, but my  pressure in my head was like it was going to burst, so i took the spray today for the first time, i didnt wanted to add anything to my pill since it wasnt Advice, but i finally gave in and  the pressure let up, and my blurred vision improved, so i thought i found the problem, but i dont know if its allergies or WD im still having heat that  got worse and now i cant sleep at this moment.im begging you to find it in your heart to reply to me. i highly respect you.  .

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