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Hi Ashwani,

 

Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants, commonly referred to as SA.

 

Q:  What drug/s are you currently taking?

 

Q:  Do you want to taper your drug/s?

 

We ask all members to create a drug signature.  Please use the preferred format:

 

A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature - ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses.
  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs. 
  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago)
  • Spell out months, e.g. "October" or "Oct."; 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as Jan. 9, 2016 or Sept. 1, 2016.
  • Link to Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature.

 

Please read this topic:  Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

When we have more information about your drug history and what you want to do we will be better able to help you.

 

This is your own Introduction topic where you can ask questions and journal your progress.

NEW!!!     INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder    NEW!!! 

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

Current from 9 Jan 2021:  Pristiq 0.405 mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

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

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Welcome, Ashwani.

 

If you are attempting a switch to diazepam, please let's discuss it first.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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Ashwani, what is that link for?

 

What do you want to know?

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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I want to taper 2 mg Lorazepam. Then I want to taper 25 mg Clonazepam. After that I want to taper 200 mg Quitipin SR. After that I want to taper 400 mg Lithium carbonate SR. Please suggest me . 

Thank you.IMG-20180216-WA0003.thumb.jpg.ea6ba78ce8aceeb09cd1fb67a2d0cc72.jpgHISTORY OF DRUGS

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Hi Ashwani,  can you copy your drug history and put it here for us please? We need to be able to see it in your topic.  It looks like you may have been taking multiple drugs for some time. We need to discuss the drugs and tapering with you. Are you taking Lorazepam, diazepam and clonazepam plus quitiapen and lithium?  Please post the hisory here so we can understand better what you are planning.  We can't download the document. 

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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