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Hi Alto.

 

Can you get wd issues from magnesium? Doea the body become used too it?

 

Thanks

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Well i want to share. I have been unwell with Iatrogenic illness for 16 months now following a CT from my GP and local MH Trust.......   I work as a Psychiatric nurse and have needed re

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Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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Mmmm. Thanks for that. 

 

I think i will give that a miss. To be honest im used to spending my days with my monkey ( anxiety )now

 

I will get all i need from my diet hopefully.

 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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My personal opinion is... Withdrawal will leave when its ready to leave. 

 

 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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This is for anyone new.. hope this helps as i know personally how much we need encouragement.

 

I was on multiple drugs for short periods of 6- 8 weeks. Then my last drug i stayed on for a few months to let it work... yeh yeh let it get its claws in more like it!!! Then i was hooked!! Great news your now a long term customer.  

 

I am now 9 months free of the poison. I have never had 1 full day of feeling my old self prior to drugs. However things have improved.... 

 

Month 1 - Anxiety, nausea, depersonalisation, low mood, lost, angry, PSSD. Dizzy, unbalanced. Full brain. Fatigue. Insomnia.

 

Month 2-3 - Pretty much the same. 

 

Month 4 - All hell let loose. Anxiety on crack, deep dark depression, suicidal thoughts on waking, pacing, anger, paranoia, unable to see friends family. Insomnia. Fatigue. Bad bad memory. Agoraphobia unless i pushed myself out.

 

Month 5 - 7 - pretty much the same as above. Almost gave up daily. Wanted to go back to drs. 

 

Month 7 - 8 - Anxiety daily, low mood, social anxiety, head pressure, worry will i get better, will i loose my job, will my wife leave. Im useless. Fatigue. 

 

Month 9 - Anxiety on waking however not as bad as early days. Still have to say get up and it will be ok. Low mood sometimes feels deep but comes back up. Head fullness pressure is an awful symptom. Sore legs. Anhedonia lack of emotion. 

 

I know month 9 sounds bleak however the first 6 month i could not remember a thing! I was dumb and avoiding. I wanted 24/7 support to be told al be ok. I did not sleep. I had no emotions or joy for ANYTHING. I was in panic from waking to going back to bed.

 

Now i can remember things not everything. But im better! My anxiety is free flowing most of the day but not crippling. My mood remains low but i think thats emotional numbness. I sleep 8 hours per night. I am able to do most things however there still a challenge. Im not suicidal im just pleased to be alive as it was hell. I feel present most of the time and i can share in my family life again. My PSSD i never mentioned much on here but that has came back, i have full feeling, ability to orgasm you get the picture. 

 

My point is i have been in Hell. I thought it was all over! I did not listen to anything i was been advised and the more i worried the worse it got. When in fact it has actually got better. Exactly like i was told - Slowly and frustrating. 

 

Im still not out the woods but i have evidence it gets better. I have been doing CBT and would advise anyone to do it in later wd. Not in acute as we are so unwell. For me CBT is about accepting were we are now and learning to break the worry and rumernation cycle of withdrawal. Then as time moves on we can address our original issues when the clouds lift..

 

Theres one way forward and time appears to be the biggest healer..

 

Im not healed at all i just see the improvement slowly and wanted to share that. 

 

 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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6 hours ago, Leo1983 said:

My personal opinion is... Withdrawal will leave when its ready to leave. 

 

 

 

That's what I've come to also. 

Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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Hi does anybody go to bed feeling ok then wake up in the morning and just feel like poop again? 

 

My main symptom at the moment is head pressure. It makes me feel like dumb, in my own world, like i cud sit and stare at a wall for hours. Its really getting me down. 

 

My brain feels like it has been frozen and its defrosting. Like a lump of lead. 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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6 hours ago, Leo1983 said:

Hi does anybody go to bed feeling ok then wake up in the morning and just feel like poop again? 

 

My main symptom at the moment is head pressure. It makes me feel like dumb, in my own world, like i cud sit and stare at a wall for hours. Its really getting me down. 

 

My brain feels like it has been frozen and its defrosting. Like a lump of lead. 

 

That's me though with my lingering Gi symptoms. I have my symptoms through most of the morning to afternoon. They calm down for the rest of the day. Sleep ok, then wake up with my symptoms. 

 

Though, If I remember right, I used to have this exact symptom pattern when it was my three months of headache/head pressure hell. 

Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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Just about everybody has worse symptoms in the morning, due to the natural surge in the cortisol cycle.

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Thankyou. 

 

You say the "natural" surge.... is this worse in withdrawal? Just i used to enjoy waking up and going down for a cup of tea. Now i feel like i wake up and go on the ghost train. 

 

Thanks for your time. 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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.

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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Does anyone know exactly what the head pressure is in withdrawal?

 

The pressure makes me feel like i have a neurological issue when it comes it makes my eyes want to shut and i bite my teeth together. It makes me feel detached from stuff around me. Its a rather strange feeling. 

 

Thanks to anyone who can relate.

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Its abit like having an opiate hit. Sort of with head pressure. Its strange. 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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We don't know what the head pressure is. It's a common withdrawal symptom.

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

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I have been looking at reassurance seeking in wd.which i understand like all of us in wd. 

 

When will i be better? Will i get better? Can i just ask? Am i defo guna heal. 

 

Theres alot of evidence to suggest when we do this it makes us feel better for a small amount of time and then we appear to feel more depressed and back to needing reassured again. I notice i can have a telephone call and be told you will heal. Put down the phone and think i feel ok, im guna do this.... then 20 minutes later i need it again to male me feel better. Actually what we are doing is exhausting ourselves as its like pouring water through a net. 

 

Its helped me to accept this more.. obviously im not happy about it but talking about it all day is exhausting me more. 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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35 minutes ago, Leo1983 said:

I have been looking at reassurance seeking in wd.which i understand like all of us in wd. 

 

When will i be better? Will i get better? Can i just ask? Am i defo guna heal. 

 

Theres alot of evidence to suggest when we do this it makes us feel better for a small amount of time and then we appear to feel more depressed and back to needing reassured again. I notice i can have a telephone call and be told you will heal. Put down the phone and think i feel ok, im guna do this.... then 20 minutes later i need it again to male me feel better. Actually what we are doing is exhausting ourselves as its like pouring water through a net. 

 

Its helped me to accept this more.. obviously im not happy about it but talking about it all day is exhausting me more. 

 

I know that feeling. 

 

Its exhausting describing every symptom just to get off hand comment that its just relapse from MDs. 

 

I know in my case, my mother is exhausted of every symptom I tell her. Since she quickly gets stressed out or gets depressed about it. I feel horrible about it. Though, its only way I'm able to vent out my frustration, sadness, and anger due to these symptoms. Though, lately I've been keeping to myself and just roll with the punches. 

 

Trintellix (Brintellix) 5mg - December 2015 to Mid July 2018

Vitamin C 500mgs daily January 2019 - March 30 2019 Boost my immune system through my withdrawal - Stopped

Up and Up 3 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

Up and Up 30 Billion Probiotics - Daily for IBS. - Stopped

 

June 16-26 2018: C/T to take Antiviral medication for Shingles outbreak (Due to excessive stress - SSRI Poop Out). 

June 27 2018: Reinstated (5mg)

July 14 2018 last dose due to acute withdrawal symptoms. 

 

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Very well observed Leo. That demonstrates a good level of self awareness. 

 

Sometimes we have to try and gently accept that we do not know the answers. 

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

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Copying this here from another member's topic:

 

9 minutes ago, apace41 said:

 

7 hours ago, Leo1983 said:

I see people tapering for 2 years and still crash at zero. I see people CT and heal. I see people CT and get back on. I see people stop and be fine. Who knows what is best. I just stick to seeing people heal eventually. 

 

Just to be clear, while these are all possibilities and when you are playing with brain chemistry there is no guarantee, the experience of the moderators and, in particular, Alto and others who have seen more A/D withdrawal than the vast majority of psychiatrists COMBINED, have concluded that the best outcomes are achieved with a slow and careful taper of something approximating no more than 10% of the prior dose per month.  I would not want this comment misconstrued as a "it doesn't matter how you go about it" comment which I suspect is not what was intended.

 

Best,

 

Andy 

 

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ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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.

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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Hi leo. I will be microdosing Ibogaine for the anhedonia. I am now 11 months off and am experiecing the flat emotions with anhedonia. Iboga is known to reset receptors, including dopamine and serotenine. I know how people on this site think about this, but there are a lot of positive stories about this working. I will report back if it worked, it will take probably a month before i can get my hands on some

Used zoloft for 5 months. Started with 25mg, upped to 50 and finished with 75mg. Tapered in one month time. Finished taper at 15/04/2018

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11 minutes ago, Sadboy said:

I will be microdosing Ibogaine for the anhedonia

 

Treating anhedonia with Ibogaine doesn't seem logical.  Just my personal opinion.

 

These from wiki:

 

Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga africana and Tabernaemontana undulata. It is a psychedelic with dissociative properties.

 

and

 

In psychology, dissociation is any of a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experiences. The major characteristic of all dissociative phenomena involves a detachment from reality, rather than a loss of reality as in psychosis.

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Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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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.

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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@Sadboy take a look on google.

 

Type in " Porn addict treated with ibogaine at Harley street clinic". The Dr is called Dr

 

Then there are many more stories following that. Good luck but i need no more risks. 

 

Cheers

 

Leo

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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@Sadboy hows your other symptoms? Like morning anxiety, panic, head pressure etc etc. 

 

Is it just the Anhedonia thats an issue? 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Hi Leo,

 

It is better to ask a member specific questions about their own situation in their own Introduction topic.  Doing this keeps your Intro topic for your own situation and will keep Sadboy's history in his.  It also means that other members can see the questions asked of a member and the responses the member makes.

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ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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.

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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Hi..

 

No problem. 

 

Hope your well.

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Hey. I did a lot of researsch. I am not going to do a flood dose, but microdose. u wont even trip when microdosing so dont worry about all that horror stuff. I am in contact with a guy who got anhedonia after ssri use, he cured himself too with iboga. My idea is the ssri use further disregulated my dopamine. I have an adhd problem, adhd is linked with low dopamine. Ssri can ruin your dopamine too, and i think this happened to me. I dont experience withdrawal symptoms except for anhedonia and no libido and the social anxiety that comes with anhedonia (dont know how to act anymore because of empty feeling). I got out of this state by raising my free testosterone with a supplement called boron and with fasting. Both raising free testosterone and fasting increase your dopamine, and i finally felt normal again. This has nothing to do with windows and waves cause i dont have them anymore. Its just constant anhedonia and i escape that by raising my dopamine. Ibogaine repairs your receptors, this is proven. It raises something called  gdnf which repairs your brain. This is why heroine junkies use this to come off heroin and can stop using it, because their brain is repaired and they dont need it anymore. It really is awesome stuff. I think maybe within years my dopamine will also heal with time ,but also maybe not. When you look at the pssd groups, who have my symptoms , low libido and anhedonia, those people just almost never heal. 7 years out etc. This is why i am willing to take this step, i am done waiting for some vague promise of healing. I am 22 and want to go on with my life.

Used zoloft for 5 months. Started with 25mg, upped to 50 and finished with 75mg. Tapered in one month time. Finished taper at 15/04/2018

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Good luck. 

 

I hope you come back with a miracle.

 

Leo

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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I dont have PSSD or ADHD. Anhedonia is very common in wd and many have healed. 

 

If its good for you great and good luck mate. 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Thanks mate. How is your libido? i don't have full blown pssd. I just have no to a very low libido which comes with feeling anhedonic.

Used zoloft for 5 months. Started with 25mg, upped to 50 and finished with 75mg. Tapered in one month time. Finished taper at 15/04/2018

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Libido is ok. But i have wd so im not exactly feeling like Ron Jeremy at the minute. 

 

I think this is mainly due to the emotional numbness/ Anhedonia.

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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The reason we try to avoid them is because if this happens too often you can end up destabilising your nervous system.  Once you become destablised it can take a long time to get stable.  In some instances members have not been able to regain stability.

 

Does this mean people who taper and destabalise sometimes never stabalise on there drug again?

 

Im thinking i CT my drug and im thinking i will never stabalise again.

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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@Leo1983 : i got my ears checked they are fine , nothing to worry .

 

About ur tinnitus , at which point in time( how many months) did urs fade away ? u dont hear it anymore ?

like even when u sleep ?

 

 

Sept 28 : nov 10 amitriptyline 10 mg

no history of drugs in past 

 

symptoms 

mild grainy vision , visual snow 

tinnitus 

dizziness

floters 

difficult in focusin 

muscle pain

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First 6 month was terrible.

 

Then you just dont focus on it. Its fades into the background. The more you listen for it the worse it is. 

 

Put a meditation in your earphones at night. 

 

It does get better.

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Its the meds that do it.

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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I still hear it but it does not make me crazy. It has faded. 

May 2016 - Aug 2016 - Prozac 20mg

 

March 2017 - June 2017 - Sertraline 100mg. Horrific withdrawal 5 m onths.

 

July 2017 - Aug 2017 - Mirtazapine 15mg. Horrific.

 

August 2017 - December 2017 Fluoxetine 10mg for 2 weeks ghen Escitalopram 20mg for 12 weeks. Never felt normal since this. Or baseline.

 

March 2018 - June 2018 - Escitalopram 5mg for 12 weeks. Stopped and here i am full of symptoms i never had.

 

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Ok tanx Leo :) 

 

it will hopefully disappear one day since u mentioned it’s gettin better 

Sept 28 : nov 10 amitriptyline 10 mg

no history of drugs in past 

 

symptoms 

mild grainy vision , visual snow 

tinnitus 

dizziness

floters 

difficult in focusin 

muscle pain

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Leo and Shawny,

 

Perhaps you can do this by PM or on one of your threads?  It’s not fair to hijack Junglechicken’s thread for a private discussion about a symptom.

 

Best,

 

Andy

Sertraline 50mg and Clonazapam .375mg from 2000 -- symptoms of dizziness Spring 2012

increased to .5 Clonazapam and 100mg Sertraline -- no improvement

Benzo microtaper from November 2012 to November 2014 (followed benzo sites "taper benzo first")

Started Sertraline taper in December 2014 cut by 25mg to 75mg; 62.5mg 1/1/15 and 50mg on 2/1/15

Held at 50mg through April 5 to use liquid 
Reduced dosage in 10% or less drops from 50mg to 25mg -- at single tablet of 25mg on 10/5/15

Transitioned to all liquid for accuracy while tapering -- Horrible insomnia -- back to 25mg liquid and held until October 1, 2016

10/16 -- 11/18 tapered very slowly to 10.6mg.  No real improvement and never really stable so updosed to 12.5mg (1/2 a pill) for convenience and long hold.

After 8+ months of holding with no noticeable improvement decided to add .4ml of liquid Prozac (about 1.5mg) to see if that improves the situation

Supplements, Magnesium, D3, Omega 3, curcumin, Valerian, 81mg Aspirin, L-Theanine, Vit. C,

 

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