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Like the highest I've ever seen and I'm a nurse.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I can't go to the hospital. Those assholes will drug me so many way from sunday and will have no idea what they're doing.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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You could take 0.5mg Celexa, too. Any doctor can prescribe Prozac or Celexa, it doesn't have to be a psychiatrist. If you got Prozac, you can easily make your own liquid and take 1mg with an oral syringe (most drugstores have them).

 

Emergency rooms or urgent care most likely will give you a benzodiazepine. This is not a long-range solution as they're truly addictive. Plus, if you take too much, you can get paradoxical reactions.

 

Welcome to withdrawal syndrome. You'll have a lot of ups and downs. There is no simple solution.

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8 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

You could take 0.5mg Celexa, too. Any doctor can prescribe Prozac or Celexa, it doesn't have to be a psychiatrist. If you got Prozac, you can easily make your own liquid and take 1mg with an oral syringe (most drugstores have them).

 

Emergency rooms or urgent care most likely will give you a benzodiazepine. This is not a long-range solution as they're truly addictive. Plus, if you take too much, you can get paradoxical reactions.

 

Welcome to withdrawal syndrome. You'll have a lot of ups and downs. There is no simple solution.

 So I am going to take Celexa tonight 0.5 mg. I am considering Remeron to get some sleep, which I can then taper off as well? I'm literally going to have a stroke and lose my job.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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Please do not add more than one drug at a time, you won't know where adverse reactions, if any, are coming from.

 

If I were you, I'd start with 0.5mg Celexa, keep daily notes on paper about your symptoms, when you take your drugs, and their dosages.

 

It could be that a little Celexa is enough. Let us know how you're doing. Try not to post repetitiously, we'll look for alerts as soon as we can.

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I know I'm bad with that. I'm going to have to add a little propranolol for blood pressure a little clonidine here and there. My blood pressure is beyond bad. I've never seen pressure that high.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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We're not going to come any faster. The site is not staffed 24 hours a day. I just happened to peek in.

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SO HAPPY YOU DID!

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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Me, too, because you probably would be taking 20mg Celexa and a hunk of Remeron tonight, and reacting very badly to them.

 

Did you take the Celexa yet?

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No I'm headed to the pharmacy now. I don't know, the Remeron just might work. And I wouldn't take a hunk. With the way my pressure is right now, afib and kidney failure are inevitable. Thanks Paxil.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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Please do not start 2 drugs at the same time. One or the other. If you want to start with Remeron, I'd try only 1mg to start.

 

I have more confidence in the Celexa, though. More like hair of the dog, the dog being an SSRI.

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Right.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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Mirtazapine did help my former brother in law after he CT'ed Lexapro. I saw him sleeping like a log. And I do think I recall a psychiatrist that I worked with at the VA say that's what he would do and he was aware Paxil withdrawal is a lengthy process (he said 6-9 months) ha.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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However, your nervous system is very specifically shredded.

 

If you want to talk yourself into experimenting, go ahead. We can't stop you. But you might get yourself into such a pickle that we can't help you, either.

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I had a kindling reaction when I tried reinstating paxil.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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That could happen with any drug, especially if you take too high a dose. That is why we suggest trying very small amounts.

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This is not working and I'm going to lose everything because of this. I should have just stayed on the drugs.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I had to reinstate trying with Celexa. This is just too much. I'm literally going to die.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I was stable before trying to play doctor with myself. Now I'm really messed up. But the doctors would play the same crazy games.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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More stable before the Celexa reinstatement?

2009-2010 Citalopram 20mg CT no problems

 

Sertaline 2010- 6monnths

 

2011- 2017 June 2017- Citalopram 20mg CT

 

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Restinstating was a horrible idea. I mean, all of a sudden my symptoms are gone -- akithesia, vomiting, shaking, but my head feels horrific.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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What time did you take it? And what doseage

2009-2010 Citalopram 20mg CT no problems

 

Sertaline 2010- 6monnths

 

2011- 2017 June 2017- Citalopram 20mg CT

 

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10 mg like 3 hours ago

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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Jesus this will be a long day after not sleeping since Tuesday

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I would start on a lower dose

2009-2010 Citalopram 20mg CT no problems

 

Sertaline 2010- 6monnths

 

2011- 2017 June 2017- Citalopram 20mg CT

 

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Yeah, I should have only done 5. Or less.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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You know, I got off paxil 4 months ago and I should have never tried resinstating this crap again.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I should have listened to Alto.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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What symptons are you having?

2009-2010 Citalopram 20mg CT no problems

 

Sertaline 2010- 6monnths

 

2011- 2017 June 2017- Citalopram 20mg CT

 

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Extreme energy. I thought celexa was supposed to have a downer effect. It feels like an SNRI. Paxil was much more of a downer for me.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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And dry mouth which reminds me of being on a stimulant.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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Yeh its a sedative,but takes weeks to build up

2009-2010 Citalopram 20mg CT no problems

 

Sertaline 2010- 6monnths

 

2011- 2017 June 2017- Citalopram 20mg CT

 

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I just can't do this antidepressants anymore. I was doing relatively ok before trying to restart paxil. I just had some OCD like thoughts but I think that's called life!

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I definitely had the emotional anesthesia thing going on which I struggled with.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I should have never reinstituted Paxil after I had been off it for 4 months! Now trying Celexa! Dumb! Dumb!

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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I definitely would not have this severe insomnia if it wasn't for trying to reintroduce Paxil. That's what caused it.

2000: Between 10 - 20 mg for over 17 years.

March 2018: Paxil free. Bad taper over about 6 months starting at 10 mg using a pill cutter and 20 mg pills.

June 27 2018: Started 2.5 mg using a pill cutter Paxil.

July 1ish: Stupidly tried 5 mg and then have been back down to 2.5 mg.

July 5: 0.5 mg. liquid.

 

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