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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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Update for yous.    33 months.    This is strange. I still have foggy brain and a thick cloggy head. I still feel i have a anxious mind like i cant see people or i cant visit house

I had every withdrawal symptom in the book, and then some, except nausea. It took me 11 years to recover. I am recovered, but 11 years older.

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Med History

 

March 2014 - June 2014: Zoloft 100mg?

August 2014: Effexor for 3 days

August 2014 - October 2017: Lexapro 20mg, three month taper (jumped at 5mg)

January 2018 - August 2020: Reinstate Lexapro 20 mg, six month taper (jumped at 1mg)

August 2014 - December 2019: Klonopin from 1mg to 1.5mg, year long taper (jumped at .125mg)

 

Supplement: Magnesium 

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@Leo1983, for those conditions, you may wish to join a forum about them specifically to discuss treatment alternatives.

 

How is your recovery from withdrawal syndrome coming along?

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@Jennings

 

Hi

 

I like watching boxing and mma. I used to do Thai boxing a few year back. 

 

I enjoy a good boxing match.

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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Quoting this here for member's history:

 

  

6 hours ago, Leo1983 said:

 

I have sat reading this site about stomach issues and gut issues. Dont take this PPI or that acid blocking drug. The pain got that bad i went to see a Dr. We arranged a camera test of my stomach before any medication. They found i had a stomach ulcer and a hernia. My throat is so inflammed and acid was present all the way up my throat. 

 

I had 2 options, sit in agony, trying apple cider vinegar and propping my pillow up, avoiding fizzy drinks and probably end up even more unwell. 

 

Or take a PPI for 4- 8 weeks to stop acid production and let everything heal up. Then look at lifestyle choices and propping my pillow up. 

 

I have taken them for 1 week and i feel bloody great!!! 

 

 

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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 

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

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Update for yous. 

 

33 months. 

 

This is strange. I still have foggy brain and a thick cloggy head. I still feel i have a anxious mind like i cant see people or i cant visit houses. 

 

However everday im living a very normal life . I see people and family, i go to work, i run my house, i have a family, i do it. 

 

Trauma?... ptsd???? Or just not there yet.

 

My life is pretty good and any waves are manageable. Still not nice but i just 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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Are you still feeling disconnected from reality and anhedonia?

Cymbalta 30 mg- 60 mg 

06/2016-  10/2018 ( Cold Turkey) 

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Leo1983

Hi @Amira

 

I guess i do still have these symptoms. However the Anhedonia is alot better.

 

I do still have that " im not back

to the old me fully feeling still"

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 am sorry you are still having these symptoms. I can understand the "i am not back to the old me" feeling. I keep telling people that at 2.5 yrs off i have improved alot but i am still not back to the old me. They don't understand why it takes SOOO long. Maybe we need more time?!

Cymbalta 30 mg- 60 mg 

06/2016-  10/2018 ( Cold Turkey) 

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Leo1983

@brassmonkey told me most CT people have alot of healing in year 3- 4...

 

who knows. I deffo alot better but juat not fully back. 

 

I cut coffee out in the morning and that has made a big diff with the morning anxiety and all round daily anxiety.

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 also read more than 8 stories of members who have recovered between the 3-4 year mark. They all had the same mental symptoms.

 

Thanks for bringing coffee to my attention. I drink it too and i will try to cut it out.

 

 

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Cymbalta 30 mg- 60 mg 

06/2016-  10/2018 ( Cold Turkey) 

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