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Hey I have been treated with Invega Sustenna for the second time. Was wondering if anyone else has been given this drug and how long did it take for you recover? Also what did you do to speed up recovery? I feel like the longer this stays in my system the more brain dead I feel and become.

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Hi Amari, 


I'm not familiar with that drug, but chances are someone here will know about it. 


Are you taking anything else, or have you taken other psych drugs before?

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Current: 2019: 0.04 mg Paxil!! This is real. Soon, after taking Paxil my entire adult life, I will be free.

Long story short: After 18 years on Paxil, "tapered" almost completely off over a month, at doctor's advice in July 2015.

Self-care includes magnesium, reasonable exercise, mindfulness, this forum and nutrition/eating enough food.

Also on 100 mg Zoloft unfortunately!! (which I now will have the knowledge to taper properly)


Longer version: On Paxil since 1996--anxiety & depression caused by (undiagnosed) under-eating / eating disorder.

Doctor kept increasing dose, up to 60 mg; it never really helped but said it really was the best "med" for me.

Rapid doctor-led "taper" July 2015, down to 5 mg, with Zoloft as a "cross-taper" = Essentially a cold turkey. 

Severe withdrawal but didn't know it; believed it was my "underlying condition," and kept tapering, 5mg to 4 to 3  to 2 to 1.  

Feb 2016: Found SA! As of June 2016, tapering from 1mg at rate of 5-10% per month, Brassmonkey Slide! 

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Welcome, amari.


You've had an injection, correct? Please see Tips for tapering off Invega (paliperidone)

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

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