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Sassenach

Hi Anthony did you delete previous signature before entering the new one

If that does not work let me know.

 

Sassenach

 

 

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Anthony75

Hi Sassenach,

 Hope you are doing well. Yes I started from scratch on a laptop. When I first put up my signature I was using a cell phone. Could this be why it won’t update my signature? I read a thread on here that using a cell phone isn’t the best way to navigate this forum.  I appreciate your help. Best wishes, Anthony 

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Sassenach

Hi Anthony.

 

Do you still have access to the laptop?

Did you log in from the laptop?

As you old signature is still visible you did not delete it.

Let me know the above and we can go fom there.

Thank you for chatting to Amanda167.

You should not be reticent about posting as long as you are respectful and follow site rules.

This is a peer support site and interraction between members is encouraged.

 

Sassenach

 

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manymoretodays

Hi Anthony,

Your present signature:

Medication History  

1993 - 2003 (Prozac 40mg) 

2003 - Present (Paxil 40mg) 

1993 - Present (Klonopin 2mg)

Withdrawal History 

Feb 1st 2017 to mid March 2017 Switched to Prozac from Paxil / Mid March 2017 to May 1st 2017 Tapered off Prozac / May 1st 2017 to Sep 1st 2017 No Antidepressents / Sep 1st to Oct 1st Prozac 40mg reinstated / Oct 1st 2017 to Present Switched from Prozac 40mg to Paxil 40mg

 

Is this what you want ^?

I could not rotate your screen shot.......sorry, so did not get a good view.

 

Account Settings

^ this should take you there, to your signature.

You should be able to update from a cell phone device.  You cannot view signatures from a cell phone device, however. 

 

And hey, if you still need an update and have trouble doing it, just post what you want here, in your introduction, and I'll give it a try.  Okay?

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

manymoretodays(mmt)

 

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Anthony75

@Sassenach

 

Hi Sassenach,

 

Yes I logged into the forum from my laptop. (finally got my laptop back from apple so I will be using that instead) Also yes I did delete the original signature. This time I didn't put back my original signature I left it blank. This is how I want my signature to look like.

 

Medication History

1993 - 2003 (Prozac 40mg)

2003 – 2/1/17 (Paxil 40mg)

4/10/18 – Present (Paxil 50mg)

1993 - Present (Klonopin 2mg)

Withdrawal History

2/1/17 - Quit (Paxil 40mg) Cold Turkey

2/1/17 – 10/1/17 (No Paxil) Acute withdrawal

10/1/17 – Reinstated (Paxil 40mg)

4/10/18 – Up dosed to (Paxil 50mg) Per Doctors order

4/10/18 - To present. Still in protracted withdrawals with windows & waves pattern

Supplements Multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin d3

 

I don't understand. It's 12 lines and I tried to remove the underlines and it doesn't make a difference. Thank you for your help I appreciate it. 

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Anthony75

@manymoretodays

 

Hi Manymoretodays,

 

Thank you for offering your help. I would like my signature to look like this. Thank you I appreciate it.

 

Medication History

1993 - 2003 (Prozac 40mg)

2003 – 2/1/17 (Paxil 40mg)

4/10/18 – Present (Paxil 50mg)

1993 - Present (Klonopin 2mg)

Withdrawal History

2/1/17 - Quit (Paxil 40mg) Cold Turkey

2/1/17 – 10/1/17 (No Paxil) Acute withdrawal

10/1/17 – Reinstated (Paxil 40mg)

4/10/18 – Up dosed to (Paxil 50mg) Per Doctors order

4/10/18 - To present. Still in protracted withdrawals with windows & waves pattern

Supplements Multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin d3

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Anthony75
On 7/22/2019 at 3:08 AM, Sassenach said:

Thank you for chatting to Amanda167.

You should not be reticent about posting as long as you are respectful and follow site rules.

This is a peer support site and interraction between members is encouraged.

@Sassenach

 

Sorry I forgot to respond to this part. I just read how Amanda167 was feeling and wanted to help her. You're welcome. I will help anyone I can on this forum. I wouldn't wish this **** on my worst enemy. I'm still having a hard time myself and honestly no where near fully knowledgeable about withdrawal. I don't want to give bad advice or certain advice at the wrong time. That's why I don't offer help. I don't want to waste time when someone is suffering when someone like yourself with more knowledge can step in. Hope that makes sense. If you think I should still offer help anyways I will. As far as more interaction on the forum I need to try more to get past my anxiety  about posting stuff. Because I do want to help people on here. Also not to sound selfish but it also helps me too when I help someone but still would help if it didn't. Hope this wasn't too long. Take care, Anthony

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Anthony75
On 7/22/2019 at 3:08 AM, Sassenach said:

Thank you for chatting to Amanda167.

You should not be reticent about posting as long as you are respectful and follow site rules.

This is a peer support site and interraction between members is encouraged.

@Sassenach

 

I really wanted to send that to you privately. Can you please fix. Sorry I'm having a hard time learning this site. 

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manymoretodays

Hi Anthony,

It looks like I got it,  your signature.  I left out one line at the top- Medication History,  as that is self evident.

Could you add your thyroid hormone, as well?

Please put your withdrawal history in your signature

^ for reference.

And  Account Settings

^ should take you right to your signature for editing.  If not, just click/tick signature on the left when that opens

Best,

L, P, H, and G,

mmt

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Anthony75

@manymoretodays

 

Hi, 

Hope you are doing well. I had to change my signature to fit my thyroid med. Hope the new one is fine. Please let me know if I need to make any changes. Thanks again for your help. Best wishes, Anthony

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manymoretodays

Hi Anthony75,

Voila! (french I think, for you've got it!)

And good, good.

I think my next question is, where do you want to go from here?

Are you wanting to start a harm reduction approach to lowering and eventually getting off the Paxil?  Or how can we help?

 

L, P, H, and G,

mmt

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Anthony75

Hi @manymoretodays

 

I would love to get off the Paxil and Klonopin. But honestly I’m still having a hard time since I ct Paxil. I haven’t stabilized yet and unfortunately still getting bad waves. Even when I’m in a window when I feel for the most part normal I have mild waves that come and go. Not as bad as a full wave though. So honestly I have just been waiting to stabilize and go from there. Don’t know what else to do. In your opinion what should I do? Thank you for taking an interest in me. I really do appreciate it. Talk to you soon, Anthony 

 

 

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Also to any of the Veterans on this site any advice would be much appreciated. 
 

Even though I believe that I have almost reached full acceptance of the current withdrawal state I’m in. I still have times when I panic about my situation in a wave but I feel I’m getting closer to a 100% acceptance.

 

I don’t believe this to be true because I believe we all heal in time. But I’m also getting closer to full acceptance of never fully healing again just in case. Because honestly what else can I. But I definitely want to move forward and try to reach full recovery without meds. So I’m definitely willing to do what it takes to reach full recovery. 

 

I have a few questions if you guys don’t mind?


 I’ve been reading about Magnesium supplements on this site. I really don’t want to take more pills but if it works I will take them.  Should I try Magnesium at this point in withdrawal?

 

Also same question for Melatonin?

 

Should I continue to wait it out or taper my meds?

 

Best wishes to all, Anthony 

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Amanda167

Hi Anthony 

 

Just read this post.

 

I take magnesium glycinate 500mg split in 2 doses daily.

 

Magnesium is a highly recommended supplement and I know many who take it both during meds and after. 

 

If you are unsure, like everything,  introduce it slowly into your system and see how it goes.

 

I also have epsom salt baths always (about 4 cups) with 6 drops of lavender oil and occasionally I'll add a cup of bi carbs too 

 

Magnesium baths are great for muscle cramps and bi carbs for alkalining the bodies PH. 

 

A good quality fish oil is highly recommended too. I take krill oil daily.

 

Hope this helps.

 

PS, I buy the 25kg Epsom salts from EBay otherwise it would work out very expensive buying small bags.

 

Amanda x

 

Also, melatonin is not advisable whilst on meds, only once off although I know some that do, it'snot recommended 

 

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Anthony75

Thank you Amanda I really appreciate the info. I will give Magnesium a try. Best wishes, Anthony 

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Amanda167
36 minutes ago, Anthony75 said:

Thank you Amanda I really appreciate the info. I will give Magnesium a try. Best wishes, Anthony 

You're welcome 

 

Hope it eases some of your symptoms x

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Anthony75

Hi @manymoretodays

 

Not trying to bug you I just haven’t heard back from you. I you have any advice and or guidance I would really appreciate it. Because I definitely want to move forward towards recovery and eventually be medication free. Hope to hear from you. Best wishes, Anthony 

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Gridley
On 7/25/2019 at 4:09 AM, Anthony75 said:

Also same question for Melatonin?

 

I take 0.5mg Melatonin and I believe it helps somewhat with sleep.

 
See Melatonin for sleep   
 
It's best to start at a very low dosage, such as .25mg, and gradually increase if needed to the lowest effective dose.  Too much melatonin can have a paradoxical effect (keep you awake).
 

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Anthony75

Hi @Gridley

 

Hope you are doing well.

Thank you for the info on the melatonin I appreciate it. I will give it a try.

 

By chance do you have any advice and or guidance? If I should still hold and wait for stabilization or lower my Paxil dose? As I feel stuck at the moment. I appreciate your time. Anthony 
 

 

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Gridley

 

19 minutes ago, Anthony75 said:

 

By chance do you have any advice and or guidance? If I should still hold and wait for stabilization or lower my Paxil dose?

 

Looking at your Wednesday post, I would say that you should continue to hold.  The CT of Paxil gave your system quite a jolt and still needs more time to recover.  I know it's been a long time, but unfortunately there is no set schedule for stabilization.  The fact that you've seen some improvements is encouraging and indicative that the reinstatement is working.

 

Please look back at my first post to you back in January, 2018, and take a look at Alto's quote about not tapering after a reinstatement until you have no withdrawal symptoms or at least only mild symptoms.

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Anthony75

@Gridley

 

Thank you for your reply it really means a lot. Ok I will continue to hold. Actually I do read old posts on my thread for support and comfort. It helps me to be reminded by yours and others advice and help. I’m in a wave right now and doubt got the best of me because of the duration of withdrawals. Thought maybe reinstatement stopped working. But I trust you and will continue to follow your advice and guidance. I know I keep saying this but I really do appreciate your time and advice. Thank you. Best wishes to you, Anthony 

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Bellamy

Hi Anthony,

 

I can relate to your situation. I too am in severe paroxetine withdrawal and have been for nearly 6 months now. I up-dosed 5 months ago to 30 mg and haven't really had any windows yet, maybe a half-window for an hour or two hear-and-there. I feel totally stuck and am praying for the up-dose to start doing something.

 

All the best,

 

Bellamy

 

 

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Anthony75

@Bellamy

 

Hi Bellamy,

 

Thank you for spending your time by posting. Especially since you are not feeling well. Means a lot. I’m sorry you have to go through this also. Sometimes in a wave I forget what I’ve learned and doubt got the best of me. Your post game me comfort and eased my mind. Thank you again. I hope you get relief ASAP. Also if you ever need to talk I’m here for you. Wishing you a window, Anthony 

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manymoretodays

Hi Anthony75,

I didn't forget about you.  It's just a really busy time for me, right now, real life.  Good busy.  Just the same.

 

I agree with Gridley.  B)  Most always I do agree with Gridley's take on things!

And now would be a great time to review.  Lot's of good stuff to help with coping skills, that I saw, already given to you.  And then some more on what is withdrawal all about.

 

I'm going to include 2 more links for your reference now too:

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage

Tips for tapering off Paxil(paroxetine)

 

So, while you are HOLDING and stabilizing, you can prepare.  And let us know if you have questions around any of the information you've been given. 

Keep updated here, on your introduction, too.  Let us know how you are doing.

 

L, P, H, and G,

mmt

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Anthony75

@manymoretodays

 

Hi Manymoretodays,

 

Happy to hear you’re doing well. Sorry again if I was being pushy or bugging you. Was not my intention. Thank you so much for your help and info. I definitely appreciate it. I agree. Gridley has always given me solid advice. Again thank you for your time. Best wishes, Anthony 

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persistente

I can tell you that reistatment brought the hell to me. I did not even know I was in wd when I reinstated the first time. I thought depressiin came back. Chemical imbalance had to be managed again. Similar bulls_it stories. Second reinstatment brought the hell after the first pill. It took me 2 months and addition of mirtazapin to stabilize and as far as I see it with other people, I was lucky. Reinstatment is very dangerous. 

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Cheeky

Hey Anthony,

I'm cheeky and just  popped by to say  " Hi" from another Paxil  user.

 Ive been reading through your thread and see  we have a lot in common. I too have been on paxal  since I was a 18 and now I'm a  43  year old trying to.get off this crap. I've made loads off mistakes trying to rush this process and have suffered because of it, time and patience is the key . You must  always remember we all stabilize eventually,  it just seems some of us more then others. 

I know how difficult it can be when you feel like your life has changed for the worst, it hasn't and everyone gets better.

Your not alone in this and I'm happy to help out in anyway I can. 

I don't write in that much because I'm hopeless in typing, but I'm always around. 

Take care 😘

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Anthony75

Hi @Cheeky

 

Thank you for the encouraging words I really appreciate it. Also for offering to help it means a  lot. Same to you if you ever need to talk I’m here for you. Best wishes, Anthony 

 

 

 

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Hello to everyone and hope all is well,

 

I was hoping to get some advice on my current situation.

 

I have had stomach problems from the beginning of withdrawals. In the beginning I would go 4 days without eating sometimes 5. Over the course of withdrawals the stomach problems have gotten better from 2 to 3 days. And usually eat something after a day or two.

 

About three weeks ago I was in a wave and had the usual stomach problems. But this time I was able to eat something small and not go without eating. But when I got my window the stomach problems stayed and have been constant from when I wake up till I fall asleep for the last 3 weeks. 
 

For the last 5 days about a half hour after taking my Paxil dose. (Taken at 12pm) My stomach problems get really bad to where all I can do is lay down. After about 4 to 5 hours my stomach problems go back to normal which still isn’t good. 
 

I’m not stabilized yet so I don’t want to mess with the Paxil. 


Has anyone experienced this? Does anyone have any advice? I would definitely appreciate it.
 

Also I have not changed anything in my diet or supplements except for magnesium. But I took magnesium for about a week before the stomach problems changed. So I thought it was the magnesium and stopped taking it 3 weeks ago.


Thank you and best wishes, Anthony 

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Cheeky

Hey Anthony,

How yu doing mate ?

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Anthony75

@Cheeky

 

Hi Cheeky,

 

Thank you for asking it means a lot. How are you doing?

Not trying to be negative. Honestly having a hard time right now. Symptoms and window & wave patterns are changing. Feels like I’m going backwards. Feel lost.  I’m sorry I don’t mean to be negative I don’t want to bring you down. I hope you are feeling good. Thank you for taking an interest and stopping by to see how I’m doing. Talk to you soon, Anthony 

 

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Cheeky

Awww Anthony my heart goes out to you.💓

  I too have been having a difficult time as of late since my.last drop. You must hang in there and tell yourself you.will.be okay. Try not to.read too many.of the negatives because it just gets you more depressed, everyone is different.and people that are struggling.are the only.one's that write, most people do get better, believe in that. 

I'm here feeling the same, your not alone in this. Hugs to.you 

Message me anytime xo

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Altostrata

Hello, Anthony.

 

What times of day do you take your drugs?

 

It appears you've noticed that you have a bad reaction to Paxil. 50mg is quite a high dose.

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@Cheeky

 

Hi Cheeky,

 

Thank you for the kind words I appreciate it. Really appreciate the encouragement also. Sorry you’re having a bad time. I hope you feel better soon. If I can help please let me know. Wishing you a window, Anthony 

 

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@Altostrata

 

Hi Altostrata,

 

Hope you are doing well. Thank you for stopping by to help. Much appreciated.

 

Here is my med schedule.

 

Levothyroxine 100mcg at 12:00pm

Paxil 50mg at 12:30pm

Klonopin 2mg 12am

 

I have been taking these meds at this time for at least 15 years.

I think it was a coincidence that my stomach problems got worse after taking the Paxil. It happened for 5 days and now it doesn’t. So honestly I’m not sure what is going on. This is the first time since reinstatement that this has happened. I’m going to keep a eye on it. I’m still having the same stomach problems from when I ct Paxil. Just the last month my stomach problems are constant. Not just in a wave. 
 

I really don’t want to mess with the Paxil because I’m not stabilized yet. And I feel overall I’m improving.

 

What do you think?

 

 Thank you again for taking the time to help.

Best wishes, Anthony 

 

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Amanda167

Hi Anthony.

 

I noticed you updosed on your Paxil on my birthday last year, so praying that you will reach stability by my birthday this year.

 

Was you in acute withdrawal for 9 months before reinstating?? 

 

I hope you're improving

 

Amanda x

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