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Celen

Hi I am 43 and have been on numerous psychiatric drugs for over 20 years. I’ve been diagnosed with so many different mental health labels and have been on psych drugs for all. 

Over the last 8 years I have been basically bedridden. During the past two years I’ve had to fend for myself when I decided I wanted off all these pills. They have only made me worse. 

2 yrs ago I came off cold turkey Abilify, Latuda and 20 mg of fluoxetine. I felt great until 3 weeks in the withdrawals set in. I haven’t felt well since but have managed to wean off 70 mg of vyvanse, 1 mg of clonazepam, 15 mg diazepam and 10 mg of fluoxetine. 

I am now working on the last 10 mg of fluoxetine. After that I’ll start tapering my trazadone or more of the benzos. 

All-of this has been a nightmare, nausea,vomiting, headaches etc. I can not leave my house most of the time because of debilitating anxiety. 

 

I  guess what Im looking for here is information, support, and ideas on diet ( no gallbladder and severe GERD) and tips on helping withdrawal symptoms. I feel like I can’t think properly,my memory is shot and right now I really need some hope. Also I’ve gained 70 lbs. 

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Altostrata

Welcome, Celen.

 

I am sorry you are so ill. Although you are still on a substantial cocktail of drugs, if I were you, I'd stop tapering for a while and let your nervous system settle down.

 

Going on and off drugs, and changing doses up and down, upsets your nervous system. That is where your symptoms are coming from.

 

What times of day do you take each drug, and at what dosages? Do your symptoms follow a daily pattern?

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DMV64

Hi Celen! How are you feeling today?

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