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Frogie
1 minute ago, deadbrain said:

I dunno I don't want to take any meds(and btw I am a doctor myself). I experience migraines,burning sensations,brain fog, light sensitivity,food sensitivity since I started work. I dunno what work does but causes all these withdrawal symptoms to come back with force.  I just pray that my diarrhea does not worsen and I don't need to go to the hospital. 

I hope you find relief. Good luck.

 

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

 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!!!

 

 

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

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manny03
57 minutes ago, deadbrain said:

I dunno I don't want to take any meds(and btw I am a doctor myself). I experience migraines,burning sensations,brain fog, light sensitivity,food sensitivity since I started work. I dunno what work does but causes all these withdrawal symptoms to come back with force.  I just pray that my diarrhea does not worsen and I don't need to go to the hospital. 

Follow Frogie's advice of Metamucil.

 

I'm my case,after a stressful event that lead to me quitting my job in late November my withdrawal symptoms came back full force, though now with G.I. Symptoms (stomach cramps and pains or weird sensations when I'm about to pass a bowel movement, gas, or eat, constipation), termors, and weird red spots on my skin. Like you it seems my gi system forgot how to function.

 

It seems like our CNS haven't recovered yet, and this is happening. I already had breath tests for H. Plyori, blood and urine work and ultrasounds and nothing was found. They've chalk this to anxiety though I know better...It's withdrawal. 


Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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Frogie
13 hours ago, manny03 said:

Follow Frogie's advice of Metamucil.

 

I'm my case,after a stressful event that lead to me quitting my job in late November my withdrawal symptoms came back full force, though now with G.I. Symptoms (stomach cramps and pains or weird sensations when I'm about to pass a bowel movement, gas, or eat, constipation), termors, and weird red spots on my skin. Like you it seems my gi system forgot how to function.

 

It seems like our CNS haven't recovered yet, and this is happening. I already had breath tests for H. Plyori, blood and urine work and ultrasounds and nothing was found. They've chalk this to anxiety though I know better...It's withdrawal. 

Thank you manny03:

 

 I had a lot of problems and ended up having a colonoscopy. The dr advised to take Metamucil and I haven’t had that problem since.

 

 I hope you doing well.

 

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

 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!!!

 

 

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

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manny03
1 minute ago, Frogie said:

Thank you manny03:

 

 I had a lot of problems and ended up having a colonoscopy. The dr advised to take Metamucil and I haven’t had that problem since.

 

 I hope you doing well.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

 

My symptoms wax and wane or shift on my abdomen. Though, after the battery tests, I'm just going to power through it. I wish my issues were easy as taking metamucil. Though, the comforting thing is that compare to how I was in December, I'm far better. I just hope it goes away with time. 


Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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Frogie
Just now, manny03 said:

 

My symptoms wax and wane or shift on my abdomen. Though, after the battery tests, I'm just going to power through it. I wish my issues were easy as taking metamucil. Though, the comforting thing is that compare to how I was in December, I'm far better. I just hope it goes away with time. 

It will. I had my problems for almost 3 years before I had a colonoscopy and tried Metamucil.

 

It takes our bodies a long time to heal and recover from these horrible meds!

 

Good luck...

 

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

 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!!!

 

 

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

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Orangeblossom77

I have had surgeries in the tummy / bowel and spoke to my surgeon who told me some patients have found

peppermint oil useful for IBS type issues. I tried this and it did seem to help a bit with nausea too 


Fluoxetine 20mg a day, (mornings) Amitryptilline 10-50mg (evenings) for last two years (usually lowest dose of the latter) Previously on and off Fluoxetine since 1999. Off completely for pregnancies in 200s with no problems but recently more difficult to withdraw.End 2018 Tapered to 10mg Fluoxetine (am) and 10mg Amitryptilline (evening)Co-codomol 30/500 prescribed (one to two tabs 6 hrly as required for pain)

 

Start Jan 2019 5mg Fluoxetine mornings. Stopped amitryptilline.

6th Feb 2019 Stopped Fluoxetine, 2 X 425mg St Johns Wort daily. 

9th Feb 2019 Reinstated 5mg Prozac, stopped SJW due to headaches and upset tummy.

10th Feb 2019 Started using liquid diluted Prozac and syringe, dividing doses (2 X 2.5ml) = 5mg daily

12th Feb 2019 Stopped prozac after even small doses seem to be causing a bad reaction.

17th Feb 2019 Started taking single dose 425mg SJW mornings 

 

Also taking supplements: Multivitamin, Longvida Curcumin 500mg a day, Magnesium Citrate 500mg/day, Magnesium L-threonate 50mg/day, Omega 3 (with Vit E) 1000mg/day, Vitamin D3 20000IU

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readyfortheworld

I have been off antidepressants since April of last year and started dealing with constant gas, frequent bowel movements, urgent bowel movements and stomach pain since October of last year. It has really effected my quality of life and makes me not want to do anything due to the pain and embarrassment. My question is; does withdrawal cause this and will it go away on its own with time or should I be actively trying to treat it? I should also add that I eat a plant-based diet. Thanks


Adepsique: January 2016 - July 2016 (took half a pill in the mornings for 6 months) the dosage was 5 mg of amitriptyline, 1.5 mg of diazepam, and 1 mg of perphenazine 

 

Escitalopram: 10 mg: July 2016 - April 2018

Olanzapine 2.5mg: July 2016 - October 2017

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Altostrata

Hello, @readyfortheworld. Yes, withdrawal syndrome can cause IBS-like symptoms, please read the topic above.

 

You may have to go on a low FODMAP diet for a while (see discussion above).


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manny03
8 hours ago, readyfortheworld said:

I have been off antidepressants since April of last year and started dealing with constant gas, frequent bowel movements, urgent bowel movements and stomach pain since October of last year. It has really effected my quality of life and makes me not want to do anything due to the pain and embarrassment. My question is; does withdrawal cause this and will it go away on its own with time or should I be actively trying to treat it? I should also add that I eat a plant-based diet. Thanks

 

Hey!

 

I used to suffer from IBS before taking my medication. Though, once I began, my  IBS mostly went away - still suffered from Constipation, though it was nothing. 

 

However, after I began my withdrawals in July, I began to redevelop IBS like symptoms. However, in late November is when full fledge IBS like symptoms developed. (gas, burping, weird sensation when eating foods, sensitivities towards foods, urgent bowel movements or going constipated, stomach cramps etc.) Some say this occurs since our gut is our second brain were most of our serotonin lies in. The brain and gut are trying to communicate with each other though at the moment it can't since the signals are misfiring through withdrawals, and you begin to have these symptoms and develop sensitivities to foods that you didn't have before.  

 

 I'm with Alto, I'd begin a diet exclusionary diet to see what foods aren't sensitive to your stomach/lower g.i. so the symptoms become bearable through this withdrawal period. 


Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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readyfortheworld

Hello @Altostrata, thanks for recommending the low FODMAP diet. Besides that, what else do you recommend I take/do? I currently take 20 billion CFU probiotics in the morning but I don’t really feel a difference. I also do weightlifting and take walks at the park 


Adepsique: January 2016 - July 2016 (took half a pill in the mornings for 6 months) the dosage was 5 mg of amitriptyline, 1.5 mg of diazepam, and 1 mg of perphenazine 

 

Escitalopram: 10 mg: July 2016 - April 2018

Olanzapine 2.5mg: July 2016 - October 2017

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readyfortheworld

What else has helped you @manny03? These IBS-like symptoms are debilitating and have been going on for awhile. I thought they would’ve gotten better by now


Adepsique: January 2016 - July 2016 (took half a pill in the mornings for 6 months) the dosage was 5 mg of amitriptyline, 1.5 mg of diazepam, and 1 mg of perphenazine 

 

Escitalopram: 10 mg: July 2016 - April 2018

Olanzapine 2.5mg: July 2016 - October 2017

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Altostrata

@readyfortheworld please read this topic from the beginning, also other topics in Important topics about tests, supplements, treatments, diet


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manny03
5 hours ago, readyfortheworld said:

What else has helped you @manny03? These IBS-like symptoms are debilitating and have been going on for awhile. I thought they would’ve gotten better by now

 

Well, I had to cut spicy foods, caffeine, dairy, or any syrupy liquids. 

 

Add more greens, fiber, wheat, oats,  fruits and vegetables. 

 

If dairy is not an issue with you, I'd start eating greek yogurt. 

 

Add probiotics supplement. 

 

Drink Turmeric shake that calms my nervous system including in my stomach. 

 

 

Drink chamomile teas at morning and night also to calm my nerves, and gets some sleep. 

 

Over time, its somewhat helped. I still suffer from constipation, cramps, and once in a blue moon still get burning sensation on my stomach, though not as bad as before.  

 

 


Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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readyfortheworld

Thanks for recommending to add turmeric to a shake @manny03. That seemed to help a bit this morning. Also, drinking lemon ginger tea helped.


Adepsique: January 2016 - July 2016 (took half a pill in the mornings for 6 months) the dosage was 5 mg of amitriptyline, 1.5 mg of diazepam, and 1 mg of perphenazine 

 

Escitalopram: 10 mg: July 2016 - April 2018

Olanzapine 2.5mg: July 2016 - October 2017

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manny03
12 minutes ago, readyfortheworld said:

Thanks for recommending to add turmeric to a shake @manny03. That seemed to help a bit this morning. Also, drinking lemon ginger tea helped.

Just keep doing that and over time it will to calm these symptoms. 


Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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voyteck

Has anyone tried sulpiride (or amisulpride) for GI issues?  In my country sulpiride is prescribed sometimes for IBS (in doses about 50 mg 2x/day).

 

It's the last thing my gastro proposed (except trimebutine - but after 2 days on it I don't want to continue it - side effects).

 

Of course I am very reluctant to start it (I know what it is) but my GI issues are much worse than year ago (it's been 15 months since I stopped my poison). Another reason I am considering it is that I had taken it and while it didn't help for depression (maybe briefly), it didn't cause any problems. But that was before I was damaged. Now I am so sensitive to 80% of substances I try.

 

Any experiences?


[2013 - 2017] >10 meds and combos (some breaks without meds; last in May-Sep 2016)

[2017] Mar 22 - venlafaxine 150; initially with mianserine 20 which I stopped around June due to serious stomachaches and bloating; 1 month of break in Aug when: duloxetine 60 + esketamine clinical trial)
Sep 05 - venlafaxine 150 + bupropion 150
Oct 11 - tapering off venlafaxine while still on bupro 150; Oct 21 - venla 37,5
Nov 06 - venla 37,5 + bupro 150 + >START buspirone 30>
Nov 20 - venla 12,5 + bupro 150 + buspirone 30;   Nov 29 - [STOP venla]
Dec 01 - [tried to STOP buspi cold turkey] / Dec 03 - HELL unleashed;   Dec 10 - buspi 10;   Dec 17 - buspi 20 (+ still bupro 150); Jan 02 [STOP] bupro;
[2018] Mar 17 - >START quetiapine 50 SR> for tension, restlessness and attacks of fury (buspirone persisting w/d symptom)

Apr 24 - FINALLY STOPPED buspirone (5-month taper; worst in my life) - w/d symptoms continue... Jun 02 - STOP quetiapine
Now taking: mirtazapine 7,5 mg (helps to fall asleep quickly, doesn't help for waking at dawn; didn't tolerate higher doses); for restlessness / akathisia: taurine; antihistamines (small amounts cause still can cause headache and dry mouth even at 12,5 mg of hydroxyzine or promethazine); melatonin 1 mg; omega-3 (330 EPA, 220 DHA); Mg.

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ChessieCat

Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 12 Sept 2020:  Pristiq 0.625 mg (compounded)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

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

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Junglechicken

Going to see if I can resolve all my GI issues through diet protocol(s) before seeing my GP.

 

I'm guessing this is a WD thing as opposed to anything else.

 

My gut function was perfect prior to AD use.


Dose History: 19 Feb 2014 - Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms faded. Held at this dose and experienced "windows and waves". 12 Oct 2017 Reduced dose to 1.25mg. 13 Mar 2018 Reduced dose to 0.625mg (approx.). 16 April 2018 0mg. Windows and waves triggered by stress (IBS/reflux, headaches, sinus issues) Aug 2019 Mirena coil fitted 6 Jan 2020 MAJOR Wave hit 19 months following last dose (protracted WD).  Symptoms listed below Mar 2020 Mirena coil removal.

Therapy: Nov 15th 2016 Re-started therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT Dec 2017 Started listening to Hypnotherapy CD (self-esteem). Nov 2019 Started couples therapy.

Supplements: "Bioglan" Biotic Balance Ultimate Flora 10 billion CFU, live Bacteria, Probiotic, suitable for Vegetarians, with Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium Longum"Pukka" Vitalise a unique blend of 30 energising botanicals.

Diet: 16 April 2018 Detox cleanse / anti-candida for 90 days. Jan 2020 Started "small plate" diet (i.e child size portions).

Exercise: Stretching, Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, Elliptical/upper body workout, walking.

Medical Test Results: 4 Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 24 Feb 2017 Started weight loss program 24 Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment + anti-Candida diet started due to suspected Candida Related Complex (CRC). DETOXED for 7 weeks to "re-set" gut. April 2017 "Genova Diagnostics" Comprehensive Stool Analysis NEGATIVE; Full Blood Count (Normal) / Blood Cholesterol: 5.6 (Borderline) / Blood Sugar (Normal) / 28 Jun 2017 FSH 8.2 / 14 Nov 2017 FSH 17.7 Dec 2017 Blood Cholesterol: 3.9 (Normal) / Kidney Function (Normal) / Blood Sugar (Normal). December 2017 "Genova Diagnostics" Food panel allergy (bloodwork) analysis - a few "VERY LOW/VL" allergens; Mar 2018 "Genova Diagnostics" SIBO urine analysis: High Level of Yeast/fungal markers found in small intestine but NO SIBO.  April 2018 Thyroid (Normal) / Full Blood Count (Normal) / FSH (Normal). 16 April 2018 Started anti-Candida diet - 3 month protocol.   25 March 2020 All test results "Normal". CRP" 5 mg/L (normal range to 0-5 mg/L).

Symptoms:  Flu-like symptoms, anxiety, anhedonia, sinus headaches right-side (severe), IBS issues/reflux (severe)**, tinnitus, fatigue, inner tremor, nausea, chills/hot flushes, pounding heart, muscular issues including stiff left hip flexor, intense anger, PSSD (ongoing).  **Histhamine intolerance (suspected).

 

Major Life Events: 

Re-located to UK from Canada: Jan 2016

My father died: 5:05pm, Monday 5 Feb 2018 Last Lexapro dose: 16 April 2018 (its now been over a year since I quit ADs)

Moved house: Friday 23rd February 2018  "Divorced" toxic Mother: Monday 26 March 2018 Starting working again: 19 November 2018

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AlaskanGlacier

Severe stomach pain

 

Is that a thing that some people have gotten? It started a few months off of Prozac after my taper. It feels like serious gas and pain moving through my colon, pressing up on my appendix, then gallbladder, then stomach then down to the bottom left part of my abdomen. It's literally like a ball moving through my guts everyday. Been on SSRIs for like 14 years and I know that serotonin helps regulate pain and obviously gut motility, but is this normal? The gut pain doubles me over sometimes.

 

Thanks

 

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Took Accutane in 2007 at age 19 and a severe reaction to it threw me into Psychiatry's dirty hands. Suffered through a number of c/t's, rapid tapers, drug switches, reinstatements before finally figuring out what was happening to me in 2012 after checking out of psych hospital with a prescription for Ativan and Prozac. (Went in because was unknowingly in Xanax c/t wd and dying at the time from it).

 

May 2016 - Last dose of Valium after 2 year long taper from 15mg

June 2017- Last dose of the corticosteroid Hydrocortisone after taper

July 2019- Last dose of Prozac after 2 year long taper from 30mg

 

Was on Accutane, Lexapro, Celexa, Xanax, Ativan, Prozac, Hydrocorisone, Valium, and thyroid meds when none of them were needed. Still recovering to this day and hope to be healed in the coming months, but taking it one day at a time.

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