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February 16, 2018 in Introductions and updates
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 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.
* NO LONGER ACTIVE on SA *
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: (6 year taper) 0mg Pristiq on 13th November 2021
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 from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021 LAST DOSE 0.0025mg
Post 0 updates start here My tapering program My Intro (goes to tapering graph)
VIDEO: Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management
If you are attempting a switch to diazepam, please let's discuss it first.
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Ashwani, what is that link for?
What do you want to know?
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.HISTORY OF DRUGS
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
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
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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