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I’ve been told that progesterone interferes with GABA.  Im getting ready to taper clonazepam after being bedridden for 1.5 years from a too fast Effexor taper.

 

Does anyone know how to safely taper progesterone oral capsules, 200 mg?  The percentage and holding time between cuts?


Effexor XR 300 (brand) mg & various SSRIs 15 yrs (Effexor XR 300 mg past 10 yrs

Clonazepam, 1.0 mg. am, .5 mg pm. - 15 yrs, 7-17-16- Began .5 three times a day

Vyvanse 60 mg, - 2 yrs, Cut to 50 mg for 6 mths, Cut to 30 mg. on 4-1-16. Tapering.

Approx. 4-1-15 began Effexor XR 300 taper, very slowly for a year. Held at 37.5 for about 3 mths. Cut to 18 mg for 2 wks to 0. WD began 2 wks later. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, low appetite, nausea.

7-14-16-Reinstated 5 beads Effx after 4 mths misery.Pooped out 10 days.

9-12-16-to present- Wide eyed terror, bedridden fear, no appetite/feeling of being full.

10-30-16- Began 15% liquid tapering of 30 mg Vyvanse. (25 mg)

11-13-16- Liquid Vyvanse 22 mg,11-27-16- Liquid 15 mg, 12-12-16- Vyvanse 12.5 for 5 days. 12-16 - 12-29, 15 mg.

11-20-16- Switched back to 1.0 clonazepam am & .5 bedtime

12-30-16- Moved to 15 mg COMPOUNDED Vyvanse.Current 4/11-4/25 7.5 mg.(10% ev 2 wks) Off Vyvanse

Current meds:Effexor XR- 3 Beads, Clonazepam-1.0 mg am, .5 mg bedtime,Vyvanse-(tapering) Estradiol- 2

mg,Progesterone 200 mg,Testosterone 30 mg/ml,Nature Throid- 48.75 mg.(12-21-16-65 mg.) (4-18-17-81.25 mg) Current supplements: Fish Oil-1360 mg, Curamin- 2706 mg.

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Sorry for your long period aften tapering effexor. I have just started tapering effexor  and would like to avoid your situation. How fast did you taper?


75 mg Efexor xr at 8 am from 2007 

10mg x2 Buspiron from 2007 

300 mg Lamotrigin 8am from 2016

 

16.9.2018 Current medication 

75 mg Effexor XR 8am 

200 mg Lamotrigin 8am 

3mg +3.5 mg Buspiron 7,5 mg Oxapax 7,5mg periods from january 2018. 25.10 Stop

21.10. Magnesiumoil 24.10.Fish-oil 

4.11. 7am 7,5mg oxapax

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Thank you. A little over s year but my dr said it was ok to stop st 37.5 which is where things went wrong. That’s where you especially need to be careful. There are Effexor tapering tips in the files here. Wish I had seen them sooner. Best of luck to you!


Effexor XR 300 (brand) mg & various SSRIs 15 yrs (Effexor XR 300 mg past 10 yrs

Clonazepam, 1.0 mg. am, .5 mg pm. - 15 yrs, 7-17-16- Began .5 three times a day

Vyvanse 60 mg, - 2 yrs, Cut to 50 mg for 6 mths, Cut to 30 mg. on 4-1-16. Tapering.

Approx. 4-1-15 began Effexor XR 300 taper, very slowly for a year. Held at 37.5 for about 3 mths. Cut to 18 mg for 2 wks to 0. WD began 2 wks later. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, low appetite, nausea.

7-14-16-Reinstated 5 beads Effx after 4 mths misery.Pooped out 10 days.

9-12-16-to present- Wide eyed terror, bedridden fear, no appetite/feeling of being full.

10-30-16- Began 15% liquid tapering of 30 mg Vyvanse. (25 mg)

11-13-16- Liquid Vyvanse 22 mg,11-27-16- Liquid 15 mg, 12-12-16- Vyvanse 12.5 for 5 days. 12-16 - 12-29, 15 mg.

11-20-16- Switched back to 1.0 clonazepam am & .5 bedtime

12-30-16- Moved to 15 mg COMPOUNDED Vyvanse.Current 4/11-4/25 7.5 mg.(10% ev 2 wks) Off Vyvanse

Current meds:Effexor XR- 3 Beads, Clonazepam-1.0 mg am, .5 mg bedtime,Vyvanse-(tapering) Estradiol- 2

mg,Progesterone 200 mg,Testosterone 30 mg/ml,Nature Throid- 48.75 mg.(12-21-16-65 mg.) (4-18-17-81.25 mg) Current supplements: Fish Oil-1360 mg, Curamin- 2706 mg.

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54 minutes ago, Sheri755 said:

I’ve been told that progesterone interferes with GABA.  Im getting ready to taper clonazepam after being bedridden for 1.5 years from a too fast Effexor taper.

 

Does anyone know how to safely taper progesterone oral capsules, 200 mg?  The percentage and holding time between cuts?

 

I’m sorry I’m not sure about the answer to your progesterone question Sheri but felt compelled to respond to you. I am tapering Effexor too. That is absolutely criminal that your doctor told you to jump off at 37.5mg and you’re still bedridden 1.5 years later because of this advice. My heart breaks for you, I hope you filed a complaint against this imcompetant doctor? Sending love xxx


2008 put on 75mg Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) after breakup with long term boyfriend

2009 Dose increased to 150mg

2010 Dose increased to 300mg plus 25mg Quetiapine added to aid sleep and control hypomania

2011 first attempt to withdraw. Taper much too fast on psychiatrist's advice (300-0mg in 1 month) suffer first and only psychotic episode. Put back on 75mg generic Venlafaxine (no more Quetiapine)

2014 reduce dose to 1/4 of a 37.5mg Venlafaxine tablet during pregnancy. Suffer extreme social anxiety/agoraphobia

2015 Daughter is born. Advised not to breastfeed due to Ven being present in breastmilk. Suffer PND and go back to taking 37.5mg tablet daily. Start to experience heavy fatigue each day after taking Venlafaxine tablet.

14th June 2017 - start 10% monthly taper reduction method. June 2018: 10mg June 2019: 4.5ml September 2019: Switch to 5% reduction, followed by 2 week hold; then 5% further reduction, followed by 4 week hold. June 2020: 2mg

14th September 2020 - 1.8mg (current dose) Supplements: Magnesium citrate; Olive leaf extract; Fish oil capsules

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3 hours ago, Sheri755 said:

Thank you. A little over s year but my dr said it was ok to stop st 37.5 which is where things went wrong. That’s where you especially need to be careful. There are Effexor tapering tips in the files here. Wish I had seen them sooner. Best of luck to you!

Thank you - Wish you all the best. 


75 mg Efexor xr at 8 am from 2007 

10mg x2 Buspiron from 2007 

300 mg Lamotrigin 8am from 2016

 

16.9.2018 Current medication 

75 mg Effexor XR 8am 

200 mg Lamotrigin 8am 

3mg +3.5 mg Buspiron 7,5 mg Oxapax 7,5mg periods from january 2018. 25.10 Stop

21.10. Magnesiumoil 24.10.Fish-oil 

4.11. 7am 7,5mg oxapax

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