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Hi everyone, So happy to be here. Did the NAD IV Sept. 29, 2016, a year after now and still struggling with insomnia, sometimes intrusive thoughts and waves of depression, crying, the CNS still seems to be very sensitive if I do too much or eat the wrong things. I'm hoping to get some tips, feedback, encouragement and moral support as my brain is still re-wiring. And hopefully I can help anybody as well with coping skills I've learned along the way, or my NAD experience.  Currently I'm taking seriphos and tart cherry, and those seem to be helping for sleep.  I also do some magnesium spray, NAD supplement, algae oil, Vit C powder, and spirulina, chlorella, and wild blueberry, and a ton of walking.  I've been taking the seriphos about 6 months, longer than is usually recommended.  Does anyone have any information about how and why it shouldn't be taken that long because it really seems to be helping me sleep?  Even with it though, I still have cortisol rushes most early mornings. 

ZOLOFT,  150mg , 1985-1990, switched to EFFEXOR to 1992, then

LEXAPRO until  Sept. 29, 2016

SEROQUEL, 1200mg, 2008-2016

ATIVAN, .5mg, 2008- Sept. 29, 2016

LAMICTIL, 50mg, Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016

ZYPREXA, Dec. 2015- April 2016

CLONOPIN, 4mg, Sept. 2015, fast taper and crossover to liquid VALIUM equalling 1mg Clonopin by Sept. 29, 2016

Cold turkey from VALUIM & LEXAPRO with the NAD IV PROTOCOL Sept. 29, 2016

As I write this, that was one year ago, I'm still here and healing! 


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I've been taking Enerphos (a PS similar to Seriphos) for longer than recommended too.  I remember reading somewhere that you shouldn't longer than--I can't remember how long.  Nor do I have any idea why it should taken for a limited time. I tried to find the place where I read about limiting it but with no luck.  Like you, I think it helps me with sleep but, also like you, I have morning cortisol rushes.  Not much help, I know, except to let you know there's someone else out there with the same question.


Thanks for your post, as I need to think again about whether or not to taper off it.  


Anybody know why you should take a PS for only a limited time?

Gridley Introduction


Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.


Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg Valium

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper.   

March 22, 2022: hold at 4.8mg and shift to Imipramine taper

Aug. 5, 2022: shift back to Valium taper.  

Current dose as of Oct. 20, 2022: 3.2mg

Taper is 83% complete.


Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 16mg.  

Held until Aug 2021, tapered for 4 weeks to 14.4mg

March 22, 2022: Begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current dose as of Aug. 5: 9.5mg 

Aug. 5, 2022: hold at 9.5 and shift to Valium taper

Taper is 87% complete.  


Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg

I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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