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Thanks for doing a deep dive into my thread @Altostrata, i think i needed the reality check.  I've been keeping a daily tracker, but it's been all over the place since the compounding pharmacy generic attempt and since that has since been aborted, i consider those days to be mostly irrelevant at this point.

 

I'll begin dally symptom tracker notes as you mentioned starting today and I'll post them here for your review.  thank you again :)

1997-2006 - Prozac 20mg

2006-2015 - Lexapro 15mg, Klonopin .5mg PRN

2015 - Paxil | 2016 - Remeron 30mg | Mar 2017 - Lexapro 7.5mg, Kpin .5mg |July 2017 - Pristiq 50mg, Kpin 1mg

Oct 2017 - Celexa 20mg, Kpin .5mg | Feb 2018 - celexa 20mg, Kpin to Valium 7.5mg 

April 2018 - rapid taper of Celexa and Valium leading to crash

May 2018 -  Aug  2019 - Fluoxetine 15 mg, Valium 3.5mg

Aug 2019 -April 2020 - Micro liquid taper off 3.5mg valium end April 6 2020. Liquid Fluoxetine 12mg per day

May 2020 - Nov 2021 -   liquid prozac 12mg/ day.

Dec 2021 -  Dec 4 start 10mg Brand Name Prozac capsule

Zero alcohol since July 2020.  
May 24 2022 - 9.5mg Prozac | July 1 9.2mg Prozac

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August 4

 

830am - 9.2mg Prozac in distilled water solution with small amount of food then back to sleep.  I always take in an empty stomach, will eating with the dose be considered a change?

 

10am - wake up and shower, shave, etc.  feel ok ish, some restlessness sensation sort of in my arms maybe.  3g epa/dha.  100mg mag glycinate.  Probiotic.

 

11am - feel hypoglycemic, had to eat craved carbs.  Interesting note here, I don’t get hungry anymore, I just feel the need to eat usually as hypoglycemic feeling or weak or just realize I haven’t eaten.  Appetite isn’t great and food doesn’t have much taste/appeal.  Dry mouth when eating sometimes and I have to basically drink my food down with water, like a duck or something. Quack quack.

 

1130am - food helped the hypoglycemic feeling but it still lingers, would probably be good to get in front of that and eat on a schedule

 

Noon - hypo feeling still lingering.  20 minute JKZ sitting meditation

 

115pm - hypo feeling gone

 

3pm - tired.  Ate egg and raisin nut bran. 100mg magnesium 

 

4pm - still tired.  Mild nausea.  Right bicep muscle twitching a bit.

 

530 / Tired and nausea taper off into window.

 

730 - window holding

 

915 - some anxiety/fear/little paranoia sets in and some sound sensitivity

 

Anxiety comes and goes until sleep at 1am

1997-2006 - Prozac 20mg

2006-2015 - Lexapro 15mg, Klonopin .5mg PRN

2015 - Paxil | 2016 - Remeron 30mg | Mar 2017 - Lexapro 7.5mg, Kpin .5mg |July 2017 - Pristiq 50mg, Kpin 1mg

Oct 2017 - Celexa 20mg, Kpin .5mg | Feb 2018 - celexa 20mg, Kpin to Valium 7.5mg 

April 2018 - rapid taper of Celexa and Valium leading to crash

May 2018 -  Aug  2019 - Fluoxetine 15 mg, Valium 3.5mg

Aug 2019 -April 2020 - Micro liquid taper off 3.5mg valium end April 6 2020. Liquid Fluoxetine 12mg per day

May 2020 - Nov 2021 -   liquid prozac 12mg/ day.

Dec 2021 -  Dec 4 start 10mg Brand Name Prozac capsule

Zero alcohol since July 2020.  
May 24 2022 - 9.5mg Prozac | July 1 9.2mg Prozac

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August 5

 

815am - wake and take 9.2mg Prozac with protein shake and some milk

 

1030 - hypoglycemic feeling sets in and eat an egg and a bagel which helps. 3g fish oil, 100mg magnesium glycinate, probiotic

 

2pm - sort of in an out of anxiety and dr and some hypoglycemic feelings all day so far.  Micro windows peppered in.

 

230 - Very Irritable.

 

330 - 20 min JKZ sitting meditation

 

430 - took a quick dip in apt complex pool, things chilled out a little

 

6 - some DR and just out of it

 

630 - dinner, symptoms eased up again.

 

745 - flat but ok.  100mg magnesium glycinate

 

930 - intrusive then racing thoughts.  DR through the rest of night, just weirdness and discomfort.

 

1am - fall asleep

 

*9 days since reaction to compounding pharmacy liquid and 5 days since switch back to all brand name water solution.  Cleary destabilized, endless fun this is.

1997-2006 - Prozac 20mg

2006-2015 - Lexapro 15mg, Klonopin .5mg PRN

2015 - Paxil | 2016 - Remeron 30mg | Mar 2017 - Lexapro 7.5mg, Kpin .5mg |July 2017 - Pristiq 50mg, Kpin 1mg

Oct 2017 - Celexa 20mg, Kpin .5mg | Feb 2018 - celexa 20mg, Kpin to Valium 7.5mg 

April 2018 - rapid taper of Celexa and Valium leading to crash

May 2018 -  Aug  2019 - Fluoxetine 15 mg, Valium 3.5mg

Aug 2019 -April 2020 - Micro liquid taper off 3.5mg valium end April 6 2020. Liquid Fluoxetine 12mg per day

May 2020 - Nov 2021 -   liquid prozac 12mg/ day.

Dec 2021 -  Dec 4 start 10mg Brand Name Prozac capsule

Zero alcohol since July 2020.  
May 24 2022 - 9.5mg Prozac | July 1 9.2mg Prozac

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On 8/5/2022 at 10:57 AM, methuselah said:

11am - feel hypoglycemic

 

What does this mean? Do you generally "feel hypoglycemic" at 11 a.m.?

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

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Like my blood sugar is low, not like I’m going to pass out or anything.  But sorta shaky and like I need carbs desperately.  Not diabetic, I’m not overweight or anything I I assume not at risk for type 2.  It’s not a normal thing to happen, it didn’t happen today.  It’s clearly med related in some form or fashion.  I have a physical in a few weeks and will have docs run every test known to man on me, but don’t expect to come back pre-diabetic.

 

Perhaps hypoglycemic is too strong a term. It is uncomfortable and it just feels like I haven’t eaten in a long time and need carbs desperately.  My appetite has been bad lately so perhaps  my diet could be better.  

1997-2006 - Prozac 20mg

2006-2015 - Lexapro 15mg, Klonopin .5mg PRN

2015 - Paxil | 2016 - Remeron 30mg | Mar 2017 - Lexapro 7.5mg, Kpin .5mg |July 2017 - Pristiq 50mg, Kpin 1mg

Oct 2017 - Celexa 20mg, Kpin .5mg | Feb 2018 - celexa 20mg, Kpin to Valium 7.5mg 

April 2018 - rapid taper of Celexa and Valium leading to crash

May 2018 -  Aug  2019 - Fluoxetine 15 mg, Valium 3.5mg

Aug 2019 -April 2020 - Micro liquid taper off 3.5mg valium end April 6 2020. Liquid Fluoxetine 12mg per day

May 2020 - Nov 2021 -   liquid prozac 12mg/ day.

Dec 2021 -  Dec 4 start 10mg Brand Name Prozac capsule

Zero alcohol since July 2020.  
May 24 2022 - 9.5mg Prozac | July 1 9.2mg Prozac

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Aug 6

 

815 am - Prozac 9.2mg empty stomach

 

930am - roll out of bed in bad mood.  Almost like a hangover from last night’s DR and intrusive thoughts. Some body temp disregulation - hot cold hot cold

 

1030am - 530pm - forced a bike ride, pretty flat all day.  Significant Relationship stress as usual. Bicep starting twitching again.  Sorta tired and out of it today, but better than DR and feeling like going crazy

 

Rest of night was ok sleep at 1230am

1997-2006 - Prozac 20mg

2006-2015 - Lexapro 15mg, Klonopin .5mg PRN

2015 - Paxil | 2016 - Remeron 30mg | Mar 2017 - Lexapro 7.5mg, Kpin .5mg |July 2017 - Pristiq 50mg, Kpin 1mg

Oct 2017 - Celexa 20mg, Kpin .5mg | Feb 2018 - celexa 20mg, Kpin to Valium 7.5mg 

April 2018 - rapid taper of Celexa and Valium leading to crash

May 2018 -  Aug  2019 - Fluoxetine 15 mg, Valium 3.5mg

Aug 2019 -April 2020 - Micro liquid taper off 3.5mg valium end April 6 2020. Liquid Fluoxetine 12mg per day

May 2020 - Nov 2021 -   liquid prozac 12mg/ day.

Dec 2021 -  Dec 4 start 10mg Brand Name Prozac capsule

Zero alcohol since July 2020.  
May 24 2022 - 9.5mg Prozac | July 1 9.2mg Prozac

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Sorry, that's not enough detail in your daily notes. I need to see how you feel before and after each dose. You did not feel "hypoglycemic" on August 6?

 

Please do not use medical terms such as "hypoglycemic" to describe sensations that may not actually be hypoglycemia. It's more helpful to describe the sensation. Thanks.

 

To rule out actual hypoglycemia, we also need to know when you're eating.

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

All postings © copyrighted.

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51 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

Sorry, that's not enough detail in your daily notes. I need to see how you feel before and after each dose. You did not feel "hypoglycemic" on August 6?

 

Please do not use medical terms such as "hypoglycemic" to describe sensations that may not actually be hypoglycemia. It's more helpful to describe the sensation. Thanks.

 

To rule out actual hypoglycemia, we also need to know when you're eating.


No apology required and thank you so much for taking the time to review my notes!

 

I’ll refrain from med term usage. No hypoglycemia feeling yesterday or today.  My diet has been somewhat healthy,  but calories pretty low some days 1500 cal for a 42 yr old male 5’ 10” and 170lbs , with a lot of those calories from vegan protein powders, smoothies, Milk, liquid things.   I don’t think that’s helping anything tbh.  Whole foods and more calories seem to make a positive difference and I need to do better with those, it’s just hard some days.

 

I’ll do better with my notes and provide more detail.  The challenge is that I take the med first thing upon waking so that doesn’t provide a lot of info pre medicine intake.

1997-2006 - Prozac 20mg

2006-2015 - Lexapro 15mg, Klonopin .5mg PRN

2015 - Paxil | 2016 - Remeron 30mg | Mar 2017 - Lexapro 7.5mg, Kpin .5mg |July 2017 - Pristiq 50mg, Kpin 1mg

Oct 2017 - Celexa 20mg, Kpin .5mg | Feb 2018 - celexa 20mg, Kpin to Valium 7.5mg 

April 2018 - rapid taper of Celexa and Valium leading to crash

May 2018 -  Aug  2019 - Fluoxetine 15 mg, Valium 3.5mg

Aug 2019 -April 2020 - Micro liquid taper off 3.5mg valium end April 6 2020. Liquid Fluoxetine 12mg per day

May 2020 - Nov 2021 -   liquid prozac 12mg/ day.

Dec 2021 -  Dec 4 start 10mg Brand Name Prozac capsule

Zero alcohol since July 2020.  
May 24 2022 - 9.5mg Prozac | July 1 9.2mg Prozac

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