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One of the quite common triggers for the symptoms seem to be carbs. Haven't I experienced it, I truly would find it difficult to believe. Yet, the pattern always repeats itself - each and every time I go overboard with those, the symptoms get much worse. Cutting down on bread, pasta, sweets, potatoes is a must for me.

 

Looking at it from a statistical point of view, how many of you have noticed the correlation between the carbs intake and the worsening of the waves?

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i eat all carbs and any supplement, i don't know if it is worse with carbs, since two years i am every day bad with up and down

for anxiety 

12 years paxil - cold turkey 1,5 month - switch celexa 1 year taper; total 13 years on brain meds 

67 years old - 9 years  med free

 

in protracted withdrawal

rigidity standing and walking, dryness gougerot-szoegren, sleep deteriorate,

function as have a lack of nerves, improving have been very little 

 

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Hi Neuro... I wish I had problems with carbs. I crave them and have to watch myself much more than I actually do. Food is very comforting... especially sweets.

 

 

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Hi Neuro... I wish I had problems with carbs. I crave them and have to watch myself much more than I actually do. Food is very comforting... especially sweets.

 

Darn, once I'm past it 100%, I'm going to buy myself a sweet shop, or better still, a Chocolate Factory.

2000-2008 Paxil for a situational depression

2008 - Paxil c/t

Severe protracted WD syndrome ever since; improving

 

 

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once”

Albert Einstein

 

"Add signature to your profile. This way we can help you even better!"

Surviving Antidepressants ;)

 

And, above all, ... keep walking. Just keep walking.

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One of the quite common triggers for the symptoms seem to be carbs. Haven't I experienced it, I truly would find it difficult to believe. Yet, the pattern always repeats itself - each and every time I go overboard with those, the symptoms get much worse. Cutting down on bread, pasta, sweets, potatoes is a must for me.

 

Looking at it from a statistical point of view, how many of you have noticed the correlation between the carbs intake and the worsening of the waves?

 

Hi Neuro,

 

I feel I definitely need to cut back significantly as I think it would help my brain fog and also perhaps, with the problem of falling asleep to early which interferes with sleep.

 

Not to sound like I am making excuses but next week, I am going out of town so it probably is better if I wait to return to get serious about this.

 

How many grams of carbs do you consume per day and when you do consume them? It is good you are noticing the pattern regarding how it affects you.

 

CS

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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Hey, Cs. I don't count carbs in any mathematical form. It's more a matter of reaching "consensus with myself" what is "too much" on a given day. More like an intuitive thing (though still learnt over the course of months and years). What may be worth trying, would be to simply start cutting on them and monitor the changes in your mood and symptoms.

 

As for the time of the day, what I learnt is that the most important thing is not to exceed certain amount of carbs at the end of the day. So, if I let myself eat some more of those earlier on, in the evening they're a big no-no. You may try, though, "going more even" on them throughout the day. Good luck!

2000-2008 Paxil for a situational depression

2008 - Paxil c/t

Severe protracted WD syndrome ever since; improving

 

 

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once”

Albert Einstein

 

"Add signature to your profile. This way we can help you even better!"

Surviving Antidepressants ;)

 

And, above all, ... keep walking. Just keep walking.

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Hey, Cs. I don't count carbs in any mathematical form. It's more a matter of reaching "consensus with myself" what is "too much" on a given day. More like an intuitive thing (though still learnt over the course of months and years). What may be worth trying, would be to simply start cutting on them and monitor the changes in your mood and symptoms.

 

As for the time of the day, what I learnt is that the most important thing is not to exceed certain amount of carbs at the end of the day. So, if I let myself eat some more of those earlier on, in the evening they're a big no-no. You may try, though, "going more even" on them throughout the day. Good luck!

 

Thanks NP.

 

I will do some experimenting before I go out of town to see what seems to work best. Even if I can't stick to low carbing, at least I will have some idea as to what may work the best.

 

CS

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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  • 10 years later...

Does anyone crave milk, condense milk, or sweetened condensed milk?  I have cravings for these and wonder why?  

 

 

1997-1999 Xanax 

1999-2000 Slow taper off of Xanax nonsupportive by my 'doctor' at the time. 

2000- 2018 Burpropion, first at 75-mg, then 100-mg finally 300-mg. 

2012-2018- Experienced 'poop out symptoms: digestive issues, tumors, inability to tolerate stress, weight gain etc. 

2018 - decided to start a very slow taper.

2022- As of March 17, at 22-mg Bupropion daily.  

 

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