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oskcajga

I've been taking Coq10 now for a couple of weeks, started at  50mg, then crept to 100mg, and then slowly crept up to 200mg, then I went to 300mg, and finally I tried 400mg for two days.  Haven't noticed any differences really - only at 400mg do I get a slight activation that's a bit uncomfortable - I'm honestly afraid of going higher than that, considering the dosage recommendations on here.  In the future, I'll be taking 300mg a day - considering that I'm not sensitive to the stuff, but also considering that I haven't read that doses higher than 300mg a day are really necessary. 

 

Perhaps the brand I'm taking isn't particularly bioavailable - I don't know - there are so many SO MANY different brands of this stuff out there it's enough to give someone a migraine trying to decide the correct brand to take.

 

Here's the brand I'm taking:

 

http://www.puritan.com/antioxidants-040/co-q-10-100-mg-015593

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ChessieCat

... - I don't know - there are so many SO MANY different brands of this stuff out there it's enough to give someone a migraine trying to decide the correct brand to take.

Hi oskcajga,

 

I have trouble deciding on which soap powder to buy ... :unsure:

 

I don't think we have "met" before, so hello.

CC


Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 12 Sept 2020:  Pristiq 0.625 mg (compounded)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

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

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Petunia

I started taking this about 3 - 4 weeks ago. I'm taking Ubiquinol 100mg by Healthy Origins.

 

My gums have stopped bleeding when I brush, which is a problem I've had for years, my whole life actually. I'm also not feeling so exhausted. Still tired, but there has definitely been some improvement.


I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal...if you are lucky enough to find one.

My Introduction Thread

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety) Xanax PRN ~ Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes

Supplements which have helped: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Taurine

Bad reactions: Many supplements but mostly fish oil and Vitamin D

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016 Best window ever, felt almost completely recovered

Oct 2016 -Symptoms returned - bad days and less bad days.

April 2018 - No windows, but significant improvement, it feels like permanent full recovery is close.

VIDEO: Where did the chemical imbalance theory come from?



VIDEO: How are psychiatric diagnoses made?



VIDEO: Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?



VIDEO: Can psychiatric drugs cause long-lasting negative effects?

VIDEO: Dr. Claire Weekes

 

 

 

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KMart95

Just wanted to get this thread going again. One of my biggest issues in withdrawal has been chronic fatigue. I read quite a bit about the benefits of COQ10 and decided to give it a go. I bought 100mg gel capsules and within one hour of taking them I was very agitated, emotional, depressed, suicidal and angry. This surprised me because COQ10 is supposed to have very few side effects, but I guess it can be too activating for some people. I also noticed no difference in my energy levels and have had acid reflux, nausea and constant hunger since taking only one dose. Like any supplement, use with caution and if you can get a smaller dose it is better to start small.


2009-2018: 15mg Celexa

 

June 2018-January 2019: .5mg-1mg Ativan

 

2010-March 2019: Marvelon 21 (Birth Control) 

 

September 2018-Present: Prozac reinstated 1mg (.25ml) April 21st 2019 , updosed to .32ml June 19, 2019 now holding to stabilize.

 

2015-Present: Myers Cocktails 1-2x month 

 

June 2019-Present: B 50 Complex, Magnesium as needed.

 

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hayduke

I had been trying CoQ10 + creatine (ATP precursors) for a few weeks recently and my energy levels did improve.  Unfortunately though I started piling on belly fat really quickly so stopped both.

 

I'll give the CoQ10 a go on its own for now.


*** I am not a health professional - your actions are your own ***

 

My taper visualised as a graph   |   My intro thread

 

10mg olanzapine 2003-06.  3mg risperidone 2006-2014 gave slight weight loss but mediocre sleep.  Abrupt x-taper to try aripiprazole Dec 2014 increasingly restless (Freddy the blind man could've seen that coming, shame about the pdoc) then back onto 10mg olanzapine after 3 weeks.

Round 1:  2015 10 -> 7 1/2 -> 6 2/3 -> 5mg olanzapine.   Hadn't researched, just decided to try it myself with pill cutter.  Easy enough.  Next cut to 3 1/3mg for 2 weeks had me struggling to function.  Reverted to 5mg, thought that was as far as I could go.

Round 2:  Given Breggin to read, found SA.  Taper from 5 to 2.5mg over five months.  Titrate liquid suspension using Rhi's method.  Cuts and holds all done by feel.  All samples at start of month in mg:

2018:  Feb 5.0 | Mar 4.5 | Apr 4.25 | May 3.7 | Jun 3.3 | Jul 3.1 | Aug 2.9 | Sep 2.5 and six month hold

Round 3:  2.5mg and below.  EMDR work unearthed and resolved root trauma at around 2.1mg

2019:  Jan 2.5 | Feb 2.3 | Mar 2.215 / EMDR / Apr 1.976 | May 1.875 | Jun 1.825 | Jul 1.625 | Aug 1.525 | Sep 1.46 | Oct 1.3 | Nov 1.225 | Dec 1.25

2020:  Jan 1.214 | Feb 1.1 | Mar 1.0 🙂 | Apr 0.88 | May 0.82 | June 0.74 | July 0.69 | Aug 0.61 | Sep 0.59 | Oct 0.525

‘If you think you’re enlightened, spend a week with your family.’  -- Ram Dass

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Dizzy4
On 8/1/2019 at 3:57 AM, KMart95 said:

 I bought 100mg gel capsules and within one hour of taking them I was very agitated, emotional, depressed, suicidal and angry. This surprised me because COQ10 is supposed to have very few side effects, but I guess it can be too activating for some people. I also noticed no difference in my energy levels and have had acid reflux, nausea and constant hunger since taking only one dose. Like any supplement, use with caution and if you can get a smaller dose it is better to start small.

 

I wish I'd read this three days ago!  I took 150mg ubiquionol on Friday (BioCeuticals Australia)   -really jittery, bit anxious, light headed. I had a day off and took another yesterday. I havent had one today but I'm light headed and kind of anxious still and my neck pain is worse. I'm withdrawing Effexor / diagnosed fibromyalgia. Tummy felt a bit crampy on a couple of occasions too. 


Lexapro:  2013 -  20 mg, then 30 mg then 40 mg 2016. Cold turkey 4 June 2018. Reinstated August 24 2018 at 5mg (not tapering while I'm tapering the Effexor XR)

Effexor XR -  75mg  7 June 2018, increased to 150mg August 2018. Tapering September 2018 10% first drop, 5% second drops every 4 weeks 07 March 2019 112.5mg, 02 June 2019 112.5mg minus 30 beads

Seroquel 12.5mg - May 2018 - September 2018 prescribed after work stress to augment Lexapro

Phenergen - 10mg as needed from June 2018 - August 2018 for disequilibrium

Rizatriptan - 10mg as needed from June 2018 to December 2018 for "vestibular migraine" onset

Propranalol - June 2018 prescribed for vestibular migraine prevention 80mg;  30mg Oct 2018, 10mg May 2019

Valium -  2.5mg  - intermittent use for withdrawal symptoms

Stemitil - 2003 for cervicogenic dizziness and June 2018 for dizziness/nausea (not effective)

Supplements:  1000mg fish oil x 2 capsules (EPA 180mg + 120mg) 09/09/19 2 x 2000mg (360mg EPA + 240mg DHA each), vitamin C, magnesium diglycinate 3g,. Taurine 3g , vitamin D3, vitex, bone broth, 

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