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ndmaar

Hey, guys. Many thanks for the comments. Aaargh, yesterday was tough, couldn't even reply.

Thanks, Phil. Probably trying Betaine HCL won't hurt.
 

There are many things on autoimmune paleo not allowed list which I also don't tolerate, but I don't feel like I'm having bad reactions to most of grains (except buckwheat). Dairy, eggs, some nuts and seeds - yes, they flare up autoimmune response immediately.

 

Wulfgar, it makes me afraid that in my case liver damage from mirtazapine could also contribute to this indigestion/malabsorption. My liver enzymes ALT and AST are 3x-2x higher than norm at least since April, and there are other liver problems' symptoms. And that puts me facing a serious dilemma.


Feb2012-Nov2012 - flupentixol 1mg

Nov2012-Jun2013 - amisulpride 50mg for 1mo, seroquel 300mg for 1mo, olanzapine 10mg for 4mo

Jun 2013: CT olanzapine

 

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013: mirtazapine 30mg

Nov 2013: 4 week taper down to 0.1mg

Nov 2013 - Feb 2014 - 0.1mg

Feb 2014: updosed to 1mg 

March 2014 - now: updosed to 5mg and holding

 

25 years old

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Karma

Hi ndmaar

 

You need a full spectrum enzyme.  I use Solaray brand Super Digestaway in combination with HCL betaine.  I actually take 4 capsules of enzymes with breakfast and dinner and 3 enzymes with lunch.  I take one HCL with breakfast and another with dinner.  You may find that you need to take more if what you can get doesn't have quite the strength you are looking for.

 

Note that I have taken this much enzyme and HCL for several years.  It was originally recommended by a nutritionist and I check back with my nutritionist on a regular basis to see if this combination is still supporting my gut health.

 

I also take 50+ billion CFU's of probiotics daily to keep yeast population in check.

 

I've also had very good success taking silymarin to help my liver detox and reduce elevated liver enzymes.  You can also use milk thistle.  I have a severe rag weed allergy and so I find I have better success with the silymarin extract from milk thistle.

 

My understanding is that it is difficult to get powerful supplements in the EU due to codex.  You may find you have better success with something out of the US if you can legally order it.

 

Karma


2007 @ 375 mg Effexor - 11/29/2011 - 43.75 mg Effexor (regular) & 1 mg Xanax & 200 mg Gabapentin
Xanax taper: 3/11/12 - 0.9375 mg, 3/25/12 - 0.875 mg, 4/6/12 - 0.8125 mg, 4/18/12 - 0.75 mg; 1/16 0.6875 mg;
Effexor taper: 1/29/12 - 40.625 mg, 4/29/12 - 39.875 mg, 5/11/12 - Switched to liquid Effexor, 5/25/12 - 38 mg, 7/6/12 - 35 mg, 8/17/12 - 32 mg, 9/14/12 - 30 mg, 10/19/12 - 28 mg, 11/9/12 - 26 mg, 11/30/12 - 24 mg, 01/14/13 - 22 mg. 02/25/13 - 20.8 mg, 03/18/13 - 19.2 mg, 4/15/13 - 17.6 mg, 8/10/13 - 16.4 mg, 9/7/13 - 15.2 mg, 10/19/13 - 14 mg, 1/15/14 - 13.2 mg, 3/1/2014 - 12.6 mg, 5/4/14 - 12 mg, 8/1/14 - 11.4 mg, 8/29/14 - 10.8 mg; 10/14/14 - 10.2 mg; 12/15/14 - 10 mg, 1/11/15 - 9.5 mg, 2/8/15 - 9 mg, 3/21/15 - 8.5 mg, 5/1/15 - 8 mg, 6/9/15 - 7.5 mg, 7/8/15 - 7 mg, 8/22/15 - 6.5 mg, 10/4/15 - 6 mg; 1/1/16 - 5.6 mg; 2/6/16 - 5.2 mg; 4/9 - 4.8 mg; 7/7 4.5 mg; 10/7 4.25 mg; 11/4 4.0 mg; 11/25 3.8 mg; 4/24 3.6 mg; 5/27 3.4 mg; 7/8 3.2 mg ... 10/18 2.8 mg; 1/18 2.6 mg; 4/7 2.4 mg; 5/26 2.15mg; 8/18 1.85 mg; 10/7 1.7 mg; 12/1 1.45 mg; 3/2 1.2 mg; 5/4 0.90 mg; 6/1 0.80 mg; 6/22 0.65 mg; 08/03 0.50 mg, 08/10 0.45 mg, 10/05 0.325 mg, 11/23 0.2 mg, 12/14 0.15 mg, 12/21 0.125 mg, 02/28 0.03125 mg, 2/15 0.015625 mg, 2/29/20 0.00 mg - OFF Effexor

I am not a medical professional - this is not medical advice. My suggestions are based on personal experience, reading, observation and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers

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davidftx

I have been on Cymbalta 20mg for about a year now. I was on 60mg for 6 years and over the last 2 years made it to 20mg with no issues. Once i started the taper from 20mg (I WONT RANT ABOUT THE FACT THAT 20MG IS THE SMALLEST DOES MADE). 

 

I have experienced the standard side effects such as nausea, extreme fatigue, headaches, brain zaps, etc. The only symptom i am finding unbearable are the stomach pains. It is a sharp pain directly above my abdomen. The pain is exacerbated when eating, but it is generally just a constant pain that i cannot seem to shake. I eat extremely healthy with very little sodium and fat as well as mostly vegetables and protein. This pain only comes when i decrease the additional 10 beads. Has anyone had this issue? I know that there is no magic cure for these withdrawal symptoms, and i have to push through if i want to get off of this toxic medication. Any ideas would be great

 

This pain is constant and not only when i eat.

 

Thanks 


I have been on Cymbalta 60mg for 6 years

August 2012 started decrease and made it to 20mg

Stayed on 20mg for a year (since Aug 2013)

Stable on 20mg with no side effects 

--------------------------------------------------------------------

June 2014 started removing beads from 20mg

Removed 5 every week but withdrawal was severe

moved to 10 every two weeks starting August 2014

 

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Lilu

You can ask your GI doc to prescribe CREON, it's covered by insurance and is quite potent.


2005-2008: Effexor; 1/2008 Tapered 3 months, then quit. 7/2008-2009 Reinstated Effexor (crying spells at start of new job.)
2009-3/2013: Switched to Pristiq 50 mg then 100 mg
3/2013: Switched to Lexapro 10mg. Cut down to 5 mg. CT for 2 weeks then reinstated for 6 weeks
8/2013-8/2014: Tapering Lexapro (Lots of withdrawal symptoms)
11/2014 -8/2015: Developed severe insomnia and uncontrollable daily crying spells
12/2014-6/2015: Tried Ambien, Klonopin,Ativan, Lunesta, Sonata, Trazadone, Seroquel, Rameron, Gabapentin - Developed Anxiety disorder, PTSD, and Psychogenic Myoclonus
7/2015-1/2016: Reinstated Lexapro 2 mg (mild improvement, but crying spells still present)

1/2016-5/2017: Lexapro 5 mg ( helped a lot, but poor stress tolerance & depressive episodes)

5/20/2017 - Raised dose to Lexapro 10 mg due to lingering depression(Total of 2 failed tapers & severe PAWS)

9/11/2018 - Present: Still on 10 mg Lexapro and mostly recovered.(Extremely sensitive to stress which triggers Myoclonus.)

Intro page: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4149-lilu-depression-worsened-by-meds/

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ndmaar
Yeah, I've already tried Creon. It did work, but not satisfactory. Super Enzymes by Now Foods work better somehow. I've also tried ox bile and betaine hcl. Though I suppose the main problem in my case could be bad intestinal flora, sometimes I see a sound improvement after probiotic pills, though not always. Coconut yogurt also works, but in a different way. Waiting for 66 billion CFU probiotic pills to arrive. 

Feb2012-Nov2012 - flupentixol 1mg

Nov2012-Jun2013 - amisulpride 50mg for 1mo, seroquel 300mg for 1mo, olanzapine 10mg for 4mo

Jun 2013: CT olanzapine

 

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013: mirtazapine 30mg

Nov 2013: 4 week taper down to 0.1mg

Nov 2013 - Feb 2014 - 0.1mg

Feb 2014: updosed to 1mg 

March 2014 - now: updosed to 5mg and holding

 

25 years old

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Lilu

 

Yeah, I've already tried Creon. It did work, but not satisfactory. Super Enzymes by Now Foods work better somehow. I've also tried ox bile and betaine hcl. Though I suppose the main problem in my case could be bad intestinal flora, sometimes I see a sound improvement after probiotic pills, though not always. Coconut yogurt also works, but in a different way. Waiting for 66 billion CFU probiotic pills to arrive. 

 

Creon comes in various strengths.  Dosing strengths listed here: http://www.creon.com/CFHCP/DosingStrengths

 

It might have been a weak strength that you tried.  It is stronger than anything you can get retail and definitely stronger than the Super Enzymes by Now Foods.  I tried those, and they did nothing for me.  Also they oxidize and turn dark very fast, which Creon does not. However, they do not have HCl or Ox Bile which is maybe what you need.  But as for the enzyme potency Creon is stronger. I've compared the number of USP Units.

 

NOW Foods Super Enzymes vs. Creon

Protease 20,000 USP units  (Creon 9,500 - 114,000 USP)

Lipase 3,400 USP (Creon 3,000 - 36,000 USP)


2005-2008: Effexor; 1/2008 Tapered 3 months, then quit. 7/2008-2009 Reinstated Effexor (crying spells at start of new job.)
2009-3/2013: Switched to Pristiq 50 mg then 100 mg
3/2013: Switched to Lexapro 10mg. Cut down to 5 mg. CT for 2 weeks then reinstated for 6 weeks
8/2013-8/2014: Tapering Lexapro (Lots of withdrawal symptoms)
11/2014 -8/2015: Developed severe insomnia and uncontrollable daily crying spells
12/2014-6/2015: Tried Ambien, Klonopin,Ativan, Lunesta, Sonata, Trazadone, Seroquel, Rameron, Gabapentin - Developed Anxiety disorder, PTSD, and Psychogenic Myoclonus
7/2015-1/2016: Reinstated Lexapro 2 mg (mild improvement, but crying spells still present)

1/2016-5/2017: Lexapro 5 mg ( helped a lot, but poor stress tolerance & depressive episodes)

5/20/2017 - Raised dose to Lexapro 10 mg due to lingering depression(Total of 2 failed tapers & severe PAWS)

9/11/2018 - Present: Still on 10 mg Lexapro and mostly recovered.(Extremely sensitive to stress which triggers Myoclonus.)

Intro page: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4149-lilu-depression-worsened-by-meds/

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ToesInTheSand

Since the day I RI the Lexapro (at half dose) my stomach has been a mess. For the first week, week and a half, I could barely eat anything. My stomach felt so empty, burn-y, nauseated. It has improved a lot from then, but I still have no appetite, it feels full, tight, and full of air. The mornings are the worst, as I seem to improve as the day goes on. It has been about four weeks since RI and on Tuesday I went up to 5mg from 3.75mg on the advice of my doctor. It seems to be helping slowly. But I still have a lot of trouble eating breakfast and have no appetite. The cortisol mornings have gotten a little better over time but I still wake up with no appetite and my stomach feeling full and uncomfortable. Could all of this be due to reinstatement?


<p>Lexapro taper from 7.5mg to 5mg for one week to 2.5mg for one to 2.5mg every other day for one week. Original dose of Lexapro was 10mg. On that for a few years,then cut back to 7.5 with no effects. In total, on Lexapro for about 7 years. Never did much to help with my panic disorder. Cross-tapered with Zoloft 12.5mg for one week, 25mg for one week. Stopped after ten days due to sexual side effects. Off Lexapro completely since end of July 2014.

Update: Aug. 20, 2014 - restarted Lexapro at 3.75mg due to intolerable withdrawal symptoms.

Update: Sept. 16, 2014 - increased Lexapro to 5mg on advice of GP.

Update: Jan. 13, 2015 - requesting Rx for Liquid Lexapro from pdoc on Friday to start taper. Horrible side effects from Lexapro since going back on. Haven't resolved so need to come off.

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ToesInTheSand

Forgot to add - I did have a blood test for h.pylori and it was negative.


<p>Lexapro taper from 7.5mg to 5mg for one week to 2.5mg for one to 2.5mg every other day for one week. Original dose of Lexapro was 10mg. On that for a few years,then cut back to 7.5 with no effects. In total, on Lexapro for about 7 years. Never did much to help with my panic disorder. Cross-tapered with Zoloft 12.5mg for one week, 25mg for one week. Stopped after ten days due to sexual side effects. Off Lexapro completely since end of July 2014.

Update: Aug. 20, 2014 - restarted Lexapro at 3.75mg due to intolerable withdrawal symptoms.

Update: Sept. 16, 2014 - increased Lexapro to 5mg on advice of GP.

Update: Jan. 13, 2015 - requesting Rx for Liquid Lexapro from pdoc on Friday to start taper. Horrible side effects from Lexapro since going back on. Haven't resolved so need to come off.

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lexhex

Same thing happened to me when I reinstated - complete loss of appetite, major increase in palpitations and anxiety, major digestive issues, ZERO sleep, mornings were HORRIFIC with things improving as the day went on. Had constant crying jags, couldn't tolerate loud noises or music. Was unable to reinstate. Wish I never had stopped. Biggest mistake EVER.


Short term low dose Klonopin use back in 2004
Acute, protracted withdrawal after discontinuing
Began Lexapro in 2005 to ease Benzo withdrawal
Took 2 years to stabilize
Rapid taper from Lexapro in July/August 2012
Return of anxiety, insomnia and cardiac issues
Failed reinstatement early August 2012
Acute withdrawal for 9 months; intermittent symptoms for another 6

Relief on February 9, 2014 after addition of Taurine

Almost complete remission of symptoms w/addition of 12.5mg Atenolol daily

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ToesInTheSand

I'm sorry to hear you had so much trouble! It's nice to know I'm not alone, though. The cortisol mornings have improved a lot. I put towels over my windows to block the morning light and started sleeping with a sleep mask, though I've since stopped using the mask. I'm not waking up super early and the morning anxiety has lessened. My stomach has gotten better, though still not 100%,, but my IBS has morphed and is causing me more issues. I'm pretty convinced that was caused by the withdrawal and reinstatement.


<p>Lexapro taper from 7.5mg to 5mg for one week to 2.5mg for one to 2.5mg every other day for one week. Original dose of Lexapro was 10mg. On that for a few years,then cut back to 7.5 with no effects. In total, on Lexapro for about 7 years. Never did much to help with my panic disorder. Cross-tapered with Zoloft 12.5mg for one week, 25mg for one week. Stopped after ten days due to sexual side effects. Off Lexapro completely since end of July 2014.

Update: Aug. 20, 2014 - restarted Lexapro at 3.75mg due to intolerable withdrawal symptoms.

Update: Sept. 16, 2014 - increased Lexapro to 5mg on advice of GP.

Update: Jan. 13, 2015 - requesting Rx for Liquid Lexapro from pdoc on Friday to start taper. Horrible side effects from Lexapro since going back on. Haven't resolved so need to come off.

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Petunia

Merged similar topics.


I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal...if you are lucky enough to find one.

My Introduction Thread

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety) Xanax PRN ~ Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes

Supplements which have helped: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Taurine

Bad reactions: Many supplements but mostly fish oil and Vitamin D

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016 Best window ever, felt almost completely recovered

Oct 2016 -Symptoms returned - bad days and less bad days.

April 2018 - No windows, but significant improvement, it feels like permanent full recovery is close.

VIDEO: Where did the chemical imbalance theory come from?



VIDEO: How are psychiatric diagnoses made?



VIDEO: Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?



VIDEO: Can psychiatric drugs cause long-lasting negative effects?

VIDEO: Dr. Claire Weekes

 

 

 

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Wildflower0214

I am down to 14 items I can eat without a reaction :-/ the only protein I can tolerate is red meat or eggs (I know, great for my cholesterol) but, it's been this way about a month, and I'm hoping it will change soon. Having a hard time with constipation. Big time.

Just for entertainment:

Things I can eat

Red meat

Eggs

Cashews

Almonds

Apples

Squash

Millet

Zucchini

Pineapple

Peas

Cucumber

Grapes

Ok maybe it's 12


2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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clayface

Since I left paroxetine on October, I start having this random diarrhea, several times a week or even a day. I’ve lost a few pounds too.

Now my psychiatrist put me on sertraline. I told him about the diarrhea but he says sertraline has nothing to do with it, period. He also says that it’s impossible for a withdrawal to last longer than a few weeks, so he told me that leaving paroxetine cannot be the cause of my current diarrhea.

Any suggestions?

Thank You


1999: Depression diagnosed at 15 years old. Fluoxetine 20mg for a month. Stopped it all from one day to another.

2003: OCD diagnosed. Clomipramine 75mg and Clonazepam 1mg. Toke the medication for two weeks and then left it because of horrible Clomipramine side effects.

2004: appendicitis surgery. Diazepam 10mg for a month in order to relax and sleep.

2008: decided to treat OCD again. Clomipramine 75mg for three months with psychological therapy. Stopped Clomipramine in a week reducing the dose to half.

2010: started to feel bad again. Paroxetine 20mg and Clonazepam 1mg as SOS when feeling overwhelmed. Stopped paroxetine after 8 months, again in one week reducing the dose to half.

2012 mar-may: big crisis. Tried Paroxetine for a few days, then switched to Fluoxetine for a month. Pregabalin 250mg for sleeping with no effect at all. Quetapine 75mg. Hell on earth with this combination. Left it all.

2012 after may: went back to Paroxetine 20mg and Clonazepam 1mb as SOS. Stayed on this for 2 years until a few weeks ago, when I decided to take half the dose.

2014 oct: problem sleeping. Zolpidem 10mg at night. Currently off SSRI.

2015 jan: Sertraline 50mg - clonazepam 2mg and zolpidem 10mg for sleeping.

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Meimeiquest

When I've had it, it's been part of my autonomic nervous system being way too active on the sympathetic side, which WD can definitely cause.


1st round Prozac 1989/90, clear depression symptoms. 2nd round Prozac started 1999 when admitted to dr. I was tired. Prozac pooped out, switch to Cymbalta 3/2006. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder due to mania 6/2006--then I was taken abruptly off Cymbalta and didn't know I had SSRI withdrawal. Lots of meds for my intractable "bipolar" symptoms.

Zyprexa started about 9/06, mostly 5mg. Tapered 4/12 through12/29/12

Wellbutrin. XL 300 mg started 1/07, tapered 1/18/13 through 7/8/13

Oxazepam mostly continuously since 6/06, 30mg since 12/12, tapered 1.17.14 through 8.26.15

11/06 Lithium 600mg twice daily, 2.2.14 400mg TID DIY liquid, 2.12.14 1150mg, 3.2.14 1100mg, 3.18.14 1075mg, 4/14 updose to 1100mg, 6.1.14 900 mg capsules 7.8.14 810mg, 8.17.14 725mg, 8.24.24 700mg...10.22.14 487.5mg, 3.9.15 475mg, 4.1.15 462.5mg 4.21.15 450mg 8.11.15 375mg, 11.28.15 362.5mg, back to 375mg four days later, 3.4.16 updose to 475 (too much going on to risk trouble)

9/4/13 Toprol-XL 25mg daily for sudden hypertension, tapered 11.12.13 through 5.3.14, last 10 days or so switched to atenolol

7.4.14 Started Walsh Protocol

56 years old

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Meimeiquest

What is your pulse rate when you are in that mode?


1st round Prozac 1989/90, clear depression symptoms. 2nd round Prozac started 1999 when admitted to dr. I was tired. Prozac pooped out, switch to Cymbalta 3/2006. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder due to mania 6/2006--then I was taken abruptly off Cymbalta and didn't know I had SSRI withdrawal. Lots of meds for my intractable "bipolar" symptoms.

Zyprexa started about 9/06, mostly 5mg. Tapered 4/12 through12/29/12

Wellbutrin. XL 300 mg started 1/07, tapered 1/18/13 through 7/8/13

Oxazepam mostly continuously since 6/06, 30mg since 12/12, tapered 1.17.14 through 8.26.15

11/06 Lithium 600mg twice daily, 2.2.14 400mg TID DIY liquid, 2.12.14 1150mg, 3.2.14 1100mg, 3.18.14 1075mg, 4/14 updose to 1100mg, 6.1.14 900 mg capsules 7.8.14 810mg, 8.17.14 725mg, 8.24.24 700mg...10.22.14 487.5mg, 3.9.15 475mg, 4.1.15 462.5mg 4.21.15 450mg 8.11.15 375mg, 11.28.15 362.5mg, back to 375mg four days later, 3.4.16 updose to 475 (too much going on to risk trouble)

9/4/13 Toprol-XL 25mg daily for sudden hypertension, tapered 11.12.13 through 5.3.14, last 10 days or so switched to atenolol

7.4.14 Started Walsh Protocol

56 years old

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clayface

Pulse rate is normal, I just can’t seem to get rid of this diarrhea.

I want to get some labs to see if my liver and general blood values are ok. Will try to get an appointment with a GI professional tomorrow.


1999: Depression diagnosed at 15 years old. Fluoxetine 20mg for a month. Stopped it all from one day to another.

2003: OCD diagnosed. Clomipramine 75mg and Clonazepam 1mg. Toke the medication for two weeks and then left it because of horrible Clomipramine side effects.

2004: appendicitis surgery. Diazepam 10mg for a month in order to relax and sleep.

2008: decided to treat OCD again. Clomipramine 75mg for three months with psychological therapy. Stopped Clomipramine in a week reducing the dose to half.

2010: started to feel bad again. Paroxetine 20mg and Clonazepam 1mg as SOS when feeling overwhelmed. Stopped paroxetine after 8 months, again in one week reducing the dose to half.

2012 mar-may: big crisis. Tried Paroxetine for a few days, then switched to Fluoxetine for a month. Pregabalin 250mg for sleeping with no effect at all. Quetapine 75mg. Hell on earth with this combination. Left it all.

2012 after may: went back to Paroxetine 20mg and Clonazepam 1mb as SOS. Stayed on this for 2 years until a few weeks ago, when I decided to take half the dose.

2014 oct: problem sleeping. Zolpidem 10mg at night. Currently off SSRI.

2015 jan: Sertraline 50mg - clonazepam 2mg and zolpidem 10mg for sleeping.

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ikam

When I stopped effexor I developed ibs type symptoms. I hear it has something to do with serotonin level. When I started escitalopram, the diarrhea has stopped. But I am getting it back now since I have started decreasing antidepressant. You can google serotonin and diarrhea...

So far I have no remedy for this. I have to avoid diary products, most of veg...I have to be very careful with suplements.

In times I had to use loperamide daily...

 

In the beginning I went to GP and they assumed I had pancreatic problems and put me on pancreatic enzymes.

Later on I was treated for leaky gut condition by naturopath...but the problem never stopped completely...

I strongly think that it has a lot to do with serotonin level...

 

I was also on zolpidem recently...i did not like what I read about it on Wikipedia...

 

I wish I had some answers for you. I can only sympathize...


- 9.08- doxepin, 75mg

- 10.07- doxepin, 100mg

- 27.06- reduced doxepin to 125mg

- May 2020, omeprazole 40mg switched to esomeprazole 20mg

- 2012 re-started Doxepin 75mg, evening. Increased to 150mg

- 2012, Atenolol 25mg, twice a day

- 2016, Low dose of HRT in evening, Sandrena and Utrogestan 

- Long terms of Nasal spray Otrivine

- 2012, PPI Omeprazole 40mg-evening

24.10.2014- Started ESCITALOPRAM-first 5mg and then 10mg; due to the adverse symptoms reduced on 5.01.2015- Escitalopram- 2.5mg 22.07.2016- re-started reduction by 1% at a time. Completed tappering on  19.03.2020 😇

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ikam

When I've had it, it's been part of my autonomic nervous system being way too active on the sympathetic side, which WD can definitely cause.

I can definitely agree with autonimic nervous systen being way too active...i guess WD can trigger a typical "fight-flight-freeze" response. Some people get diarrhea in difficult, stressful situations...


- 9.08- doxepin, 75mg

- 10.07- doxepin, 100mg

- 27.06- reduced doxepin to 125mg

- May 2020, omeprazole 40mg switched to esomeprazole 20mg

- 2012 re-started Doxepin 75mg, evening. Increased to 150mg

- 2012, Atenolol 25mg, twice a day

- 2016, Low dose of HRT in evening, Sandrena and Utrogestan 

- Long terms of Nasal spray Otrivine

- 2012, PPI Omeprazole 40mg-evening

24.10.2014- Started ESCITALOPRAM-first 5mg and then 10mg; due to the adverse symptoms reduced on 5.01.2015- Escitalopram- 2.5mg 22.07.2016- re-started reduction by 1% at a time. Completed tappering on  19.03.2020 😇

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nz11

Clayface. When did you start the sertraline?...that is zoloft and another nasty ssri . I wouldnt take it you are opening the door to another disaster imo. You are throwing away 3 months ssri drug freeness.

 

Your pdoc is a clueless idiot.

 

There is a major paradigm shift that we all have to make and some like myself are slower at making it than others and its this contrary to how we have been brought up and contrary to what society tells us and contrary to oaths made by people with letters after their name...doctors are very dangerous people and not to be trusted. These are not medicines being peddled they are potent brain altering addictive poisons. period.

Diarrhea is normal in wdl and it will go on for many many months. Ssri wdl can last for months /years that is a reality....not weeks as you have been told.

Check out post #14 in here

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/7571-nz11-climbs-onboard/


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We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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ikam

It was explained to me that: The digestive issues are from the serotonin, too -- an overabundance of it. The majority of serotonin in the body is in the entochromaffin cells your GI tract. This controls intestinal movement.

And I trust this comment, as it comes from the person who helped me to stop effexor...but I did not realise this and unfortunately restarted using medication...


- 9.08- doxepin, 75mg

- 10.07- doxepin, 100mg

- 27.06- reduced doxepin to 125mg

- May 2020, omeprazole 40mg switched to esomeprazole 20mg

- 2012 re-started Doxepin 75mg, evening. Increased to 150mg

- 2012, Atenolol 25mg, twice a day

- 2016, Low dose of HRT in evening, Sandrena and Utrogestan 

- Long terms of Nasal spray Otrivine

- 2012, PPI Omeprazole 40mg-evening

24.10.2014- Started ESCITALOPRAM-first 5mg and then 10mg; due to the adverse symptoms reduced on 5.01.2015- Escitalopram- 2.5mg 22.07.2016- re-started reduction by 1% at a time. Completed tappering on  19.03.2020 😇

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clayface

I started the sertraline almost a month ago.

I have to check with my psychiatrist on Monday to see what to do with it. He believed it would be better for my OCD than paroxetine, that’s why he prescribed it.

The thing is, I know here everybody hates SSRI. But I have to recognize that I have felt better when I was taking paroxetine. I believed it helped with my OCD symptoms, while on it I slept better and I had two years of full life with my studies, job and even vacations. I’ve never felt emotionally disconnected or any other issue most people tend to comment. Of course it was not a panacea, I had my obsessive days but I was able to cope with it.

The problem started when I left paroxetine on October.

I believe my psychiatrist is true trying to help me. Although he doesn’t believe on withdrawal lasting that long, he expects me to be able to live without medication when my mindfulness abilities has been properly trained. He’s a member of a contextual therapies center (third wave or ACT). I’m meditating every day and going to a group every Tuesday.

If I would have known about mindfulness when I started this journey, perhaps everything would have been different.

The point is that in need to be able to function. Sertraline doesn’t seem to be doing the trick, and I’m not willing to spend months with this bad sleep and the diarrhea issue. If I have to take paroxetine again to stop these symptoms I will do it…

Also, since I left paroxetine I lost about 10 pounds. That’s not very nice…

I’m studying psychology and I’m trying to figure out some things… in this forum, I presume people believe in psychiatric illnesses but not on psychiatric medications… am I right?

I say it because a few people responded about OCD.

Thank you.


1999: Depression diagnosed at 15 years old. Fluoxetine 20mg for a month. Stopped it all from one day to another.

2003: OCD diagnosed. Clomipramine 75mg and Clonazepam 1mg. Toke the medication for two weeks and then left it because of horrible Clomipramine side effects.

2004: appendicitis surgery. Diazepam 10mg for a month in order to relax and sleep.

2008: decided to treat OCD again. Clomipramine 75mg for three months with psychological therapy. Stopped Clomipramine in a week reducing the dose to half.

2010: started to feel bad again. Paroxetine 20mg and Clonazepam 1mg as SOS when feeling overwhelmed. Stopped paroxetine after 8 months, again in one week reducing the dose to half.

2012 mar-may: big crisis. Tried Paroxetine for a few days, then switched to Fluoxetine for a month. Pregabalin 250mg for sleeping with no effect at all. Quetapine 75mg. Hell on earth with this combination. Left it all.

2012 after may: went back to Paroxetine 20mg and Clonazepam 1mb as SOS. Stayed on this for 2 years until a few weeks ago, when I decided to take half the dose.

2014 oct: problem sleeping. Zolpidem 10mg at night. Currently off SSRI.

2015 jan: Sertraline 50mg - clonazepam 2mg and zolpidem 10mg for sleeping.

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alaskamom

I have this problem too. More seriously since I am on a smallish dose. I think it's part of the high energy/anxiety/revving neuro system we have. I just take an Imodium here and there when it's really bad. I also have lost weight. Not just because of diarrhea, but also because if super high energy and less feeling sedated.


1998- Began taking 20 mg. of Paxil for homesickness 2001-CT and crash/hospitalized 1 week for anxiety. Tried quitting, changing to other ADs, gave up. 2014 -Weaned @ 10% every 4 weeks. Latest 5-14 11.7 mg., 6-14 10.5 mg., 8-21 9.5 mg., 9-17 7.7 mg.,10-14 6.9 mg., 11-14 6.2 mg., 12-14 5.6 mg., 1-15 5.0 mg. 2-15 4.5 mg. (miscalculated may actually be 3.3), up-dosed to 3.7 3-17-15. Hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg. as needed (antihistamine) for anxiety.

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Muddles

I've had this for months. It's no big deal but I've always wondered what it is. Lately it's been worse - like a firework display going off in there, especially when my cortisol is high. Anybody have any idea?


2008 - Doctors appointment with stress induced anxiety led to Citalopram prescription.

Severe adverse reaction

Mirtazapine prescribed - adverse reaction but told to stay on.

Poop out - December 2013

15mg

Currently on 13.5mg,

April 12mg

May 10th - 11mg

June 10th - 10mg

July 8th - 9mg

September - 0mg

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ikam

As I have similar problem, I have been looking for solutions, and ordered a book on a diet called FODMAP.

 

The term FODMAP is an acronym, deriving from "Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols." These carbohydrates are commonly found in the modern western diet. The restriction of these FODMAPs from the diet has been found to have a beneficial effect for sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome and other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID). The low FODMAP diet was developed at Monash University in Melbourne by Peter Gibson and Susan Shepherd.Since its development, the diet has been studied for its efficacy for individuals with FGID and is now considered beneficial to be commonly recommended for individuals with FGID.

 

Poor absorption of most FODMAP carbohydrates is common to everyone. Any FODMAPs that are not absorbed in the small intestine pass into the large intestine, where bacteria ferment them. The resultant production of gas potentially results in bloating and flatulence. Most individuals do not suffer significant symptoms but some may suffer the symptoms of IBS. Restriction of FODMAP intake in the latter group has been found to result in improvement of symptoms.

 

Fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance may produce IBS symptoms through the same mechanism but, unlike with other FODMAPs, poor absorption is found only in a minority of people. Many who benefit from a low FODMAP diet need not restrict fructose or lactose. It is possible to identify these two conditions with hydrogen and methane breath testing and thus eliminate the necessity for dietary compliance if possible.


- 9.08- doxepin, 75mg

- 10.07- doxepin, 100mg

- 27.06- reduced doxepin to 125mg

- May 2020, omeprazole 40mg switched to esomeprazole 20mg

- 2012 re-started Doxepin 75mg, evening. Increased to 150mg

- 2012, Atenolol 25mg, twice a day

- 2016, Low dose of HRT in evening, Sandrena and Utrogestan 

- Long terms of Nasal spray Otrivine

- 2012, PPI Omeprazole 40mg-evening

24.10.2014- Started ESCITALOPRAM-first 5mg and then 10mg; due to the adverse symptoms reduced on 5.01.2015- Escitalopram- 2.5mg 22.07.2016- re-started reduction by 1% at a time. Completed tappering on  19.03.2020 😇

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Moonlitelotus

My most troublesome symptom is GERD. I never had it until SSRI withdrawal. It's really bad for me. I try to use natural remedies to keep it at bay or cure it but it's not working consistently. I have a hard time with taking PPIs and H2 blockers. I don't feel very good after taking them although the GERD does get better. I was wondering if others had bad GERD during withdrawal and if it eventually went away for them. It makes me not want to eat anything. I eat very bland as it is.


I started out on zoloft 50 mg or 20mg (can't remember at that point) and was on it for a few months then decided I didn't want to take it because of the side effects so I cold turkey'd it and then was miserable and reinstated and all my symptoms went away and I felt normal. Stayed on it for a while tried lexapro 5mg for a month or two instead to see if I had less side effects. Then switched back to zoloft 20mg I think and weaned down to 6mg and jumped off too soon because it supposedly wasn't a "therapeutic dose" and was told it would be ok. Then I was going through withdrawal again so I reinstated again after about a month I switched to prozac because it's easier to wean off of supposedly. Weaned off over 9 month from 8mg Prozac. Then two months after stopping it on September 2, 2014. I went into withdrawal.

 

18 months off as of March 2, 2016

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Moonlitelotus

I'm almost at the point of considering surgery to fix it. But u how there are risks with that too...


I started out on zoloft 50 mg or 20mg (can't remember at that point) and was on it for a few months then decided I didn't want to take it because of the side effects so I cold turkey'd it and then was miserable and reinstated and all my symptoms went away and I felt normal. Stayed on it for a while tried lexapro 5mg for a month or two instead to see if I had less side effects. Then switched back to zoloft 20mg I think and weaned down to 6mg and jumped off too soon because it supposedly wasn't a "therapeutic dose" and was told it would be ok. Then I was going through withdrawal again so I reinstated again after about a month I switched to prozac because it's easier to wean off of supposedly. Weaned off over 9 month from 8mg Prozac. Then two months after stopping it on September 2, 2014. I went into withdrawal.

 

18 months off as of March 2, 2016

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greentrain

Moon, I have experienced this.

 

Number one - read http://www.amazon.com/Why-Stomach-Acid-Good-You/dp/0871319314

 

Try some HCL acid therapy. I take 2 with each meal along with digestive enzymes.

 

Also marshmallow root tea is very soothing. Drink a couple cups a day. It 's very gentle and shouldn't make you react. Apple cider vinegar can be used to quell the discomfort as well.

 

There's many options before PPIs and surgery.


9/2006 Began Lexapro

1/2014 Began taper from 15mg 

Cut dose by 2.5 mg every two weeks or until stabilized 

5/25/2014 Last dose 

 

Experienced: Anxiety/depression, intrusive thoughts, dizziness, de-personalization, mood swings, stomach pains, nausea, headaches, gastro upset, anger, many spells of brain fog, chills, water retention, hypoglycemia, heart palpitations, weight gain, light headedness, muscle constriction - jaw, chest, neck, cortisol surges waking me several times at night with heart racing, blurry eyesight / visual snow, neuropathic pain, burning/numbness in hands and feet, muscle twitching, light sensitivity, sinuses, temperature disregulation, ear zaps, FEAR, hopelessness, doom and gloom, muscle spasms and tension across whole body, low energy, apathy, depression, constant post nasal drip, ear pain, jaw pain and cracking, tooth pain, burning/tingling/numbing, right rib cage pain FOREVER, lymph congestion, hypersensitivity to many foods and many supplements, bladder/ urination issues, creaky bones, sallow, yellow skin on hands/feet, emotional dysregulation, back pain, vivid dreams, mucus, peeling lips.

 

What's left: Low energy some days, muscle pain, hormone imbalance, GI stuff here and there, eye floaters, peeling, red lips.

 

 

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Moonlitelotus

I used to take probiotics al the time but since I develooed GERD during withdrawal. Taking a probiotic seems to make the heartburn worse. Is there a brand that might be less strong when it comes to that?


I started out on zoloft 50 mg or 20mg (can't remember at that point) and was on it for a few months then decided I didn't want to take it because of the side effects so I cold turkey'd it and then was miserable and reinstated and all my symptoms went away and I felt normal. Stayed on it for a while tried lexapro 5mg for a month or two instead to see if I had less side effects. Then switched back to zoloft 20mg I think and weaned down to 6mg and jumped off too soon because it supposedly wasn't a "therapeutic dose" and was told it would be ok. Then I was going through withdrawal again so I reinstated again after about a month I switched to prozac because it's easier to wean off of supposedly. Weaned off over 9 month from 8mg Prozac. Then two months after stopping it on September 2, 2014. I went into withdrawal.

 

18 months off as of March 2, 2016

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Moonlitelotus

What exactly is HCL acid therapy? Is it helping you significantly, greentrain? I was drinking some licorice tea sometimes which is suppose to help heal the esophagus but it also raises blood pressure. Marshmallow root tea doesn't do that does it?


I started out on zoloft 50 mg or 20mg (can't remember at that point) and was on it for a few months then decided I didn't want to take it because of the side effects so I cold turkey'd it and then was miserable and reinstated and all my symptoms went away and I felt normal. Stayed on it for a while tried lexapro 5mg for a month or two instead to see if I had less side effects. Then switched back to zoloft 20mg I think and weaned down to 6mg and jumped off too soon because it supposedly wasn't a "therapeutic dose" and was told it would be ok. Then I was going through withdrawal again so I reinstated again after about a month I switched to prozac because it's easier to wean off of supposedly. Weaned off over 9 month from 8mg Prozac. Then two months after stopping it on September 2, 2014. I went into withdrawal.

 

18 months off as of March 2, 2016

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Athena

Moonlite, I used to have very bad acid reflux and heartburn too. I wasn't sure what to do because didn't want to take many acid blockers a day. I think surprisingly what helped a lot were chamomile teas. Tums helped, and when it was too intense I would take Zantac. I really tried not to take it everyday though. I cut all the acid food from my diet as well. I don't know a lot about other products you can try, but I did want to say to you that these symptoms have disappeared for me. At least, not AT ALL as intense as they used to be. Now I have constipation but well... at least it changed place! :P

 

I think the yoga has helped for my GI symptoms in the long run as well. As well as breathing ex's and meditation. Please don't consider surgery now.


2000-2001: Effexor              2005-2012: Celexa, Zoloft, Effexor, desipramin, Wellbutrin, mirtazepin, Lamictal, Remeron, Abilify, nortriptylin, Cipralex, Cymbalta, and others I don't remember. Really bad side effects to all.
Sept-Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 5mg      Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg --> 10mg
Dec 2012: Paxil 10mg-->0; 1 week later: HUGE WD symptoms. Started to get informed on the internet and back to 10mg Paxil.
Dec 2012-Jan 2013: Paxil 10mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 2.5mg        End Jan 2013: P 9mg, W 100mg, I 2.0mg
Feb 2013: P 8mg, W 100mg, I 1.5mg      April 2013: P 7mg, W 100mg, I 1.25mg       May 2013: P 7mg, W 90mg, I 1mg    

June 2013: P 7mg, W 80mg, I 0mg       July 1/2013: P 7, W 70     July 22/2013: P 7, W 60             Aug 2013: P 7, W 50       Sept 2013: P 6.1, W 50     Oct 2013: P up to 6.3, W 50     Nov 2013: P 6.2 to 5.9, W 50      Dec 2013: P 5.9, W 40      Jan 2014: P 5.3, W40        Feb 2014: P 5.3, W 30      March-April 2014: P 5.3, W 26    May 2014: P 5.3, W 20        June 2014: P 5.3 W 15     July 2014:  P 5.3, W 14       Aug 2014: P 5.3, W up to 15     Sept 2014: P 5.3, W 14    Oct 2014: P 4.8, W 14      Nov 2014: P 4.3, W 14     Dec 2014-Jan 2015: P 3.9, W 14     Feb 2015: P 3.9, W 12    March 2015: P 3.6, W 12   April-May 2015: P 3.3, W 12    June 2015: P 3.3, W 10    July 2015: P 3.3, W 8   Aug-Sept 2015: P 3.3, W 6   Oct 2015: P 3.0, W 6   Nov 2015: P 2.7, W 6   Dec 2015: P 2.4, W 6   Jan-Feb 2016: P 2.4, W 5  March 2016: P 2.2, W 5   April 2016: P 2.2, W 4   May-June 2016: P 2.2, W 3  July 2016: P 2.2, W 2  Aug 2016: P 2.2, W 1  Sept 2016: P 2.2, W 0!!  Oct 2016: P 2.0   Nov 2016-Jan 2017: P 1.8  Feb-Mar 2017: P 1.9  April-May 2017: P 1.8   June 2017: P 1.6 July-Dec 2017: P 1.5  Jan-April 2018: P 1.6

Others: Cytomel 25mcg (thyroid), vit. C, vit D, Omega-3 fish oil, Magnesium bisglycinate , Melatonin 1mg, 81mg Aspirin, Milk peptides, L-theanine, Valericalm tincture mix, scullcap tincture, Suan Zao Ren (jujube seeds)

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Moonlitelotus

Definitely not stable enough for surgery. I was looking at a procedure where they use radio waves to tighten the sphincter or something like that. It's not surgery. But I don't think I'm strong enough for that either right now. I'm losing weight though not being able to eat. I've lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks. I also can't really tolerate any acid reducers... :/


I started out on zoloft 50 mg or 20mg (can't remember at that point) and was on it for a few months then decided I didn't want to take it because of the side effects so I cold turkey'd it and then was miserable and reinstated and all my symptoms went away and I felt normal. Stayed on it for a while tried lexapro 5mg for a month or two instead to see if I had less side effects. Then switched back to zoloft 20mg I think and weaned down to 6mg and jumped off too soon because it supposedly wasn't a "therapeutic dose" and was told it would be ok. Then I was going through withdrawal again so I reinstated again after about a month I switched to prozac because it's easier to wean off of supposedly. Weaned off over 9 month from 8mg Prozac. Then two months after stopping it on September 2, 2014. I went into withdrawal.

 

18 months off as of March 2, 2016

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ikam

What exactly is HCL acid therapy? Is it helping you significantly, greentrain? I was drinking some licorice tea sometimes which is suppose to help heal the esophagus but it also raises blood pressure. Marshmallow root tea doesn't do that does it?

Slippery elm is good, does not increase blood pressure...

Also something called Permavite...


- 9.08- doxepin, 75mg

- 10.07- doxepin, 100mg

- 27.06- reduced doxepin to 125mg

- May 2020, omeprazole 40mg switched to esomeprazole 20mg

- 2012 re-started Doxepin 75mg, evening. Increased to 150mg

- 2012, Atenolol 25mg, twice a day

- 2016, Low dose of HRT in evening, Sandrena and Utrogestan 

- Long terms of Nasal spray Otrivine

- 2012, PPI Omeprazole 40mg-evening

24.10.2014- Started ESCITALOPRAM-first 5mg and then 10mg; due to the adverse symptoms reduced on 5.01.2015- Escitalopram- 2.5mg 22.07.2016- re-started reduction by 1% at a time. Completed tappering on  19.03.2020 😇

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ikam

Hi, I just came from ENT appointment and I had endoscopy related to my throat, everything is clear there (no cancer!), but signs of irritation. This is from acid reflux. I am already on PPI, but he said to increase it...I don't want to increase it...Just bought Gaviscon, which I have to take as extra medication...It seems that this is the only way to heal my throat...I have had problem with swallowing and irritation for over two months (started when I started Escitalopram)...I was so worried that it was something else...I can manage relux, I did in the past...

I will be going for consult with a naturopath, who helped me in the past...


- 9.08- doxepin, 75mg

- 10.07- doxepin, 100mg

- 27.06- reduced doxepin to 125mg

- May 2020, omeprazole 40mg switched to esomeprazole 20mg

- 2012 re-started Doxepin 75mg, evening. Increased to 150mg

- 2012, Atenolol 25mg, twice a day

- 2016, Low dose of HRT in evening, Sandrena and Utrogestan 

- Long terms of Nasal spray Otrivine

- 2012, PPI Omeprazole 40mg-evening

24.10.2014- Started ESCITALOPRAM-first 5mg and then 10mg; due to the adverse symptoms reduced on 5.01.2015- Escitalopram- 2.5mg 22.07.2016- re-started reduction by 1% at a time. Completed tappering on  19.03.2020 😇

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Moonlitelotus

I'm going to a digestive specialist on the 17th to get checked out. I imagine I will also have an endoscopy.


I started out on zoloft 50 mg or 20mg (can't remember at that point) and was on it for a few months then decided I didn't want to take it because of the side effects so I cold turkey'd it and then was miserable and reinstated and all my symptoms went away and I felt normal. Stayed on it for a while tried lexapro 5mg for a month or two instead to see if I had less side effects. Then switched back to zoloft 20mg I think and weaned down to 6mg and jumped off too soon because it supposedly wasn't a "therapeutic dose" and was told it would be ok. Then I was going through withdrawal again so I reinstated again after about a month I switched to prozac because it's easier to wean off of supposedly. Weaned off over 9 month from 8mg Prozac. Then two months after stopping it on September 2, 2014. I went into withdrawal.

 

18 months off as of March 2, 2016

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Athena

Sorry about you not being able to eat Moonlite... I remember a time when white rice was the only food my digestive system could tolerate... At least it has some nutrients... Sorry for my lack of more solutions. Hang in there, and I hope the specialist will help.

xx


2000-2001: Effexor              2005-2012: Celexa, Zoloft, Effexor, desipramin, Wellbutrin, mirtazepin, Lamictal, Remeron, Abilify, nortriptylin, Cipralex, Cymbalta, and others I don't remember. Really bad side effects to all.
Sept-Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 5mg      Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg --> 10mg
Dec 2012: Paxil 10mg-->0; 1 week later: HUGE WD symptoms. Started to get informed on the internet and back to 10mg Paxil.
Dec 2012-Jan 2013: Paxil 10mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 2.5mg        End Jan 2013: P 9mg, W 100mg, I 2.0mg
Feb 2013: P 8mg, W 100mg, I 1.5mg      April 2013: P 7mg, W 100mg, I 1.25mg       May 2013: P 7mg, W 90mg, I 1mg    

June 2013: P 7mg, W 80mg, I 0mg       July 1/2013: P 7, W 70     July 22/2013: P 7, W 60             Aug 2013: P 7, W 50       Sept 2013: P 6.1, W 50     Oct 2013: P up to 6.3, W 50     Nov 2013: P 6.2 to 5.9, W 50      Dec 2013: P 5.9, W 40      Jan 2014: P 5.3, W40        Feb 2014: P 5.3, W 30      March-April 2014: P 5.3, W 26    May 2014: P 5.3, W 20        June 2014: P 5.3 W 15     July 2014:  P 5.3, W 14       Aug 2014: P 5.3, W up to 15     Sept 2014: P 5.3, W 14    Oct 2014: P 4.8, W 14      Nov 2014: P 4.3, W 14     Dec 2014-Jan 2015: P 3.9, W 14     Feb 2015: P 3.9, W 12    March 2015: P 3.6, W 12   April-May 2015: P 3.3, W 12    June 2015: P 3.3, W 10    July 2015: P 3.3, W 8   Aug-Sept 2015: P 3.3, W 6   Oct 2015: P 3.0, W 6   Nov 2015: P 2.7, W 6   Dec 2015: P 2.4, W 6   Jan-Feb 2016: P 2.4, W 5  March 2016: P 2.2, W 5   April 2016: P 2.2, W 4   May-June 2016: P 2.2, W 3  July 2016: P 2.2, W 2  Aug 2016: P 2.2, W 1  Sept 2016: P 2.2, W 0!!  Oct 2016: P 2.0   Nov 2016-Jan 2017: P 1.8  Feb-Mar 2017: P 1.9  April-May 2017: P 1.8   June 2017: P 1.6 July-Dec 2017: P 1.5  Jan-April 2018: P 1.6

Others: Cytomel 25mcg (thyroid), vit. C, vit D, Omega-3 fish oil, Magnesium bisglycinate , Melatonin 1mg, 81mg Aspirin, Milk peptides, L-theanine, Valericalm tincture mix, scullcap tincture, Suan Zao Ren (jujube seeds)

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ikam

I'm going to a digestive specialist on the 17th to get checked out. I imagine I will also have an endoscopy.

Sometimes it is worth checking it up. I went to see ENT (Laryngologist), as I was so worried about my throat...It was just a procedure, which he did so well, no pain...He went through my nose (ouch)...but I know nothing bad there...

I will have gastro appointment in May...But I had full endoscopy twice already in the past...I know I have Helicobacter and I used to have ulcers...

 

For me such examinations help me to stop my health anxiety...I usually catastrophise, and then think that I will not be able to survive...


- 9.08- doxepin, 75mg

- 10.07- doxepin, 100mg

- 27.06- reduced doxepin to 125mg

- May 2020, omeprazole 40mg switched to esomeprazole 20mg

- 2012 re-started Doxepin 75mg, evening. Increased to 150mg

- 2012, Atenolol 25mg, twice a day

- 2016, Low dose of HRT in evening, Sandrena and Utrogestan 

- Long terms of Nasal spray Otrivine

- 2012, PPI Omeprazole 40mg-evening

24.10.2014- Started ESCITALOPRAM-first 5mg and then 10mg; due to the adverse symptoms reduced on 5.01.2015- Escitalopram- 2.5mg 22.07.2016- re-started reduction by 1% at a time. Completed tappering on  19.03.2020 😇

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