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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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I made a rule for myself--no fortune-telling.  Thinking how long...will I always feel like this...if this doesn't end in 6 months,...etc. For me this was a great rule since fortune-telling o

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Leo  I mainly have to do is quote you for symptoms  Plus When in a wave I have quite severe inner Akathesia and SI, which manifests as an inner agitation/ fear. People ask what I’m frightened o

Did I read you’re a boxing fan?  Regular boxing or MMA?

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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@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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ChessieCat

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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Leo1983

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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Leo1983

Update 36 month. 

 

Wow 3 year of misery. I remember thinking god will it take 18 month. Christ its now 3 years. 

 

Ok - anyone at all relate this far out still feeling like crap everyday and then hitting waves of all the symptoms. 

 

Symptoms.

 

Anxiety morning

Anhedonia

DP

Fear -never guna be normal again.

Waking and thinking " not again"

Memory issues.

 

My stomach has been bad they found an ulcer and gastritis. Was on Pantoprazole for 10 weeks and came off. But they also found a small hernia and said that will cause constant acid?? 

 

Simple question are the tablets safe? I think they increase anxiety personally. 

 

Im just not recovered and its doing me head in to be fair. 

 

Long long time now. 

 

Any imput would be great really. 

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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Katy398

Hey @Leo1983so sorry to heat you’re still feeling crap. You have every right to feel the way you do, 3 long years is mad!!! Coming off a ‘simple’ antidepressants!!!! I think every medical student should read this forum!

I’m 30 month out from a CT/FT off the dreaded Escitalopram I really feel your pain. Because our brain get fixed on certain thought processes  during WD  I just want to refer to back to a comment you made in April

 

On 4/8/2021 at 6:27 AM, Leo1983 said:

 

@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.

 

When I read that it gave me hope. I follow you in the background because we’re on a similar timeframe from an Escitalopram CT. 

We will get better, we have to. Here’s to lots of healing during 3-4 for you, I’m only 6 months behind. This week I was thinking about a reinstatement after reading this again, I’ll hang on in there a bit longer. Our symptoms are identical it uncanny.

Take care Leo,we can do this . 🧡

 

Lexapro Fast Track/ Cold Turkey

Last dose end Dec 2018 

Tapered 1/2 a daily dose a week (20mg) for  14 weeks, last dose was a 20 mg pill!!  

 3.5 times slower than Psychiatrist recommended, I felt proud of myself!! Little did I know!!!!Got too scared to reinstate because I’d left it too long.

On ADs for 20 years (Prozac approx 10 years/ Pristiq approx 3 years/ Citalipram approx 2 years/. Lexapro a approx  5 years/. Last two years 40mgs Lexapro day.

 

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Leo1983

@Katy398

 

Hey,

 

Thanks for popping in. 

 

It is just a joke sitting around like this. 3 year and im still barking mad lol. Its no joke really. I just want what i had originally not this broken brain.

 

What symptoms do you still have?

 

Dont reinstate.... look what its done to you already.

 

I think the escitalopram is a brain blowing drug. It appears most ppl are in withdrawal from 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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manny03

Hey, Leo

 

It's been a hot minute since I've been here. It's about to be three years for me in couple of weeks. Haven't posted much, though I'm still dealing with some of the same issues, and some new ones. 

 

I still have 

Gastro issues - burping, weird sensations on my abdomen

Anxiety issues - Chest pain

New 2021 special - Lower back issues yay me! 

 

So know ur not alone in this long journey. 

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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Katy398

Leo  I mainly have to do is quote you for symptoms 

2 hours ago, Leo1983 said:

Symptoms.

 

Anxiety morning

Anhedonia

DP

Fear -never guna be normal again.

Waking and thinking " not again"

Memory issues.

Plus When in a wave I have quite severe inner Akathesia and SI, which manifests as an inner agitation/ fear. People ask what I’m frightened of. I’m terrified life and living. I have a family so I have no choice but to put grit my teeth and hold onto that ‘seat belt’. 

It’s so tough,  Escitalopram seems to be one of the toughest, my dose and CT really go against me. 40mg is double the registered dose!

Hang on in there Leo, 3 years down and you’re entering into a new era!😊

 

 

Lexapro Fast Track/ Cold Turkey

Last dose end Dec 2018 

Tapered 1/2 a daily dose a week (20mg) for  14 weeks, last dose was a 20 mg pill!!  

 3.5 times slower than Psychiatrist recommended, I felt proud of myself!! Little did I know!!!!Got too scared to reinstate because I’d left it too long.

On ADs for 20 years (Prozac approx 10 years/ Pristiq approx 3 years/ Citalipram approx 2 years/. Lexapro a approx  5 years/. Last two years 40mgs Lexapro day.

 

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Leo1983

@Shep@brassmonkey 

 

Im currently in what i think is a wave. Im actually quite sick of hearing this word. 

 

The level of anxiety, confusion, pressure, neuro emotions, thoughts of the future, off balance just that awful awful depression dark lethargic feeling. 

 

I just cant get over this is still happening. 

 

I have the world at my feet. I just want to get on with life. 

 

Smashed against the rocks again. The more it happens the less people believe this withdrawal stuff. 

 

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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Katy398

Leo, I’m so so sorry this is happening again and again. Our symptoms are so similar, my last dose of escitalopram was Dec 2018. If it weren’t for this website with thousands suffering very similar symptoms I wouldn’t believe it myself. Hang on in there Leo we can do this, we shouldn’t have to do it without professional support but that’s where we’re at at the the moment, so it’s head down and one step in front of the other. Let’s hope in our lifetime we see big changes in  psychiatry. For me that  would be my consolation prize for this long, long journey of endurance. Take care remember you’re not alone in this. 

 

Lexapro Fast Track/ Cold Turkey

Last dose end Dec 2018 

Tapered 1/2 a daily dose a week (20mg) for  14 weeks, last dose was a 20 mg pill!!  

 3.5 times slower than Psychiatrist recommended, I felt proud of myself!! Little did I know!!!!Got too scared to reinstate because I’d left it too long.

On ADs for 20 years (Prozac approx 10 years/ Pristiq approx 3 years/ Citalipram approx 2 years/. Lexapro a approx  5 years/. Last two years 40mgs Lexapro day.

 

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Alice1

@Leo1983 @Katy398 

I want to tell you both that this stuff does get better.  I got better after 4 years. I CT’d Lexapro as well, so just know that healing happens.  Now you must be aware that after you feel better a lot of stuff can send you right back to acute.  I had to take an antibiotic and some pain med and I’m back in acute.  I was starting to get better from that and I was careless with stimulating activities and I’m right back in acute again.  My point is treat your CNS like crystal for awhile. Don’t think when you start feeling better you can charge your CNS the way you did before. It will give you a setback.  
 

Healing to you both. 

December 2014 - Lexapro 20 mg

August 2016 Med free (6 week taper)

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Leo,

 

Dealing with a setback myself with a longer and far more intense wave. I definitely at the moment can’t see this ending soon and been waiting 2.5 years. Am significantly better but this just reinforces there is still so much more that needs to get fixed. 
 

Not much we can do other that to keep going on as best we can. No alternative for us. It’s definitely not a life I’d wish on anybody.

20mg Lexapro 2007

10mg Lexapro 2012

Started tapering approx (October 2017) 12 months ago  from 10mg to 9mg then 8 then 7 then 6 then 5 then 4 then 3.

Held for approx 4 to 6 weeks min on each reduction.

Hit severe symptoms (started 7th Nov) after dropping to 3mg. Dropped to 3mg approx 22nd October.

Back to 4mg (7th November) and stabilising. Current symptoms started 23rd November 

Used diazepam (2018) 10mg 10th Nov, 5mg 11th Nov, 2.5mg 12 Nov, 2mg 13th Nov.

Used diazepam 10mg 24th Nov, 7.5 25th Nov and 5mg 26th November.

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I made a rule for myself--no fortune-telling. 

Thinking how long...will I always feel like this...if this doesn't end in 6 months,...etc.

For me this was a great rule since fortune-telling only brings a person down. 

Instead I tried to focus on where I was 3-6 months ago compared to now which was always uplifting.

One day at a time and if you have to look somewhere, look back in time and see how far you have come.😊

This is the best of my recollection.

20 mg Prozac 3-4 days per week from 1994 until May 2018.

Beginning May 15 I began to drop doses. 

I dropped 1 dose per week for the next 4 weeks.

It was not systematic at all. I don't have which days I took what.

so the week of May 13 I took 4 doses, which was pretty normal for me.

Then the week of May 20 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The week of May 27 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The 1st week in June l took 2 doses 20 mg.

The week of June 10, 2018 was my last dose 20 mg.

I had been on Prozac only for over 20 years.  No other medications.

 

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Leo1983

Someone tell me what the hell is going on......

 

36 month out and this what ever it is, is kicking my ass. 

 

Confusion big time, anxiety all day, depression feeling im guna loose everything. Unable to mix with others...

 

Why am i not done with this..... seriously

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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persistente

It is wd wave. It will pass.  I was in one like that 2 weeks ago. Could not believe myself considering how far away in this process I am but now when it is over I know what it was.

3/2012 - sertralin 50 mg, no major side effects

1/2014 - ct sertralin 50 mg (tappered 3 weeks as doctor ordered)

7/2014 - back to sertalin 50 mg, no issues

4/2016 - ct sertralin 50 mg (tappered 3 weeks, my decision)

12/2016 - back to sertalin, major side effects from the first pill and the begginning of hell

2/2017 - mirtazepine 15 mg added for insomnia

6/2017 - stopped sertralin (2 months tapper)

9/2017 - stopped mirtazepine (3 weeks taper)

waves and windows

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You might be overstimulating yourself somehow.  It doesn’t take much to get a sensitive CNS going again.  Stress, excitement, and even otc meds like Tylenol.  

December 2014 - Lexapro 20 mg

August 2016 Med free (6 week taper)

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I know but for how long do i have to watch everything im doing?

 

I need to work, i need a life.... its 3 years now. 

 

I just dont know anymore. 

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 wished I knew myself. At 2 years off,  I was going to write success story since I did not have a wave for months. I thought I was done.

 

3/2012 - sertralin 50 mg, no major side effects

1/2014 - ct sertralin 50 mg (tappered 3 weeks as doctor ordered)

7/2014 - back to sertalin 50 mg, no issues

4/2016 - ct sertralin 50 mg (tappered 3 weeks, my decision)

12/2016 - back to sertalin, major side effects from the first pill and the begginning of hell

2/2017 - mirtazepine 15 mg added for insomnia

6/2017 - stopped sertralin (2 months tapper)

9/2017 - stopped mirtazepine (3 weeks taper)

waves and windows

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You can still have all that but you must develop good stress and stimulation management skills.  Not what you want to hear I know but it is what it is for now, and it won’t be like that forever.  Try to be patient.  Easier said than done. I know.  

December 2014 - Lexapro 20 mg

August 2016 Med free (6 week taper)

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Katy398

Leo, I’ve just come out of a stress induced wave at 31 months. When in it I was convinced this would go on forever and nothing had changed in 31 months. Looking back now that I am out of the wave I can see that I am a lot better than I was in the early days. I don’t spend nearly as much time in bed or on the sofa. Hang on in there Leo, be kind to yourself, and when it passes and it will pass, try to make a note of the progress you’ve made over the years, there’s no point doing it now the brain can’t see progress in a wave. For now be kind to yourself and distract yourself until this nasty wave passes.  Little by little we’ll get there.🧡 

 

Lexapro Fast Track/ Cold Turkey

Last dose end Dec 2018 

Tapered 1/2 a daily dose a week (20mg) for  14 weeks, last dose was a 20 mg pill!!  

 3.5 times slower than Psychiatrist recommended, I felt proud of myself!! Little did I know!!!!Got too scared to reinstate because I’d left it too long.

On ADs for 20 years (Prozac approx 10 years/ Pristiq approx 3 years/ Citalipram approx 2 years/. Lexapro a approx  5 years/. Last two years 40mgs Lexapro day.

 

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Someone tell me what the hell is going on......

 

36 month out and this what ever it is, is kicking my ass. 

 

Confusion big time, anxiety all day, depression feeling im guna loose everything. Unable to mix with others...

 

Why am i not done with this..... seriously

Sorry you're feeling wavy lately, Leo. You have come a long way. After the 2 year point alot of it is just being SICK of all of it. That made it a bit harder for me after that 2nd year. Patiently endure and it WILL be so better one day.

I am just past 3 years and my waves are more like "funks". At worst I will get somewhat  anxious, confused and moody, with concentration, memory, negative thought problems for a couple of weeks. I do stupid stuff at work.  Don't like it but it is so much better than at 1 year...

Leo it took a long time to get where we are so of course it is a process to break free. You are brave and strong to continue. I feel your frustration though and yes it is a LONG journey. But SO worthwhile.

This is the best of my recollection.

20 mg Prozac 3-4 days per week from 1994 until May 2018.

Beginning May 15 I began to drop doses. 

I dropped 1 dose per week for the next 4 weeks.

It was not systematic at all. I don't have which days I took what.

so the week of May 13 I took 4 doses, which was pretty normal for me.

Then the week of May 20 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The week of May 27 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The 1st week in June l took 2 doses 20 mg.

The week of June 10, 2018 was my last dose 20 mg.

I had been on Prozac only for over 20 years.  No other medications.

 

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Leo1983

@Tweet

 

I get so confused with peopkes responses. 

 

Before meds i was anxious at work. In general day to day life i was possibly over confident. 

 

NOW IM A MOUSE. ( Not a real one )

 

I feel sometimes that people are saying you need to get there???? Get were? Like talk to god, eat vegan, stay alcohol free, challenge yourself, omega 3's...... im not been funny all im explaining is i did none of this before my head was turned into a turnip.

 

All im hoping is the brain and body sorts itself out because if my head was clear, memory back, confusion gone and that depression i never had along with that crippling shite my heads now tells me, i would be away enjoying life. 

 

I hope you are 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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Hi,

 

Just been reading another persons post about Pantoprazole and stating that they think it caused a wave that lasted 6 weeks after stopping the drug. 

 

I had an endoscopy 5 months ago and the found a small haitus hernia and ulcer. 

 

I took the medication for 3 month. Stopped it myself and after a while used it again for a week or so. 

 

I must admit i did notice increased anxiety and tinnitus but just thought i need to take it. 

 

My question is....  I am in a big wave and recently stopped the Pantoprazole. If it is the Pantoprazole what am i supposed to do with a diagnosed mechanical issue? I.e the hernia?

 

One thing i dont want is Barratts Osoph.

 

Its all anxiety anxiety this withdrawal. You dont know whats what. 

 

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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I am not a doctor but my opinion you can look into homeopathy. There are some exercises and stretches for hernia. I started looking into diets like keto, carnivore, etc.. especially carnivore because i was having some digestive issues and lots of inflammation. Alot of people have reversed some medical conditions with just switching their diet to carnivore. Look up dr kenDberry& dr berg on youtube. 

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Cymbalta 30 mg- 60 mg 

06/2016-  10/2018 ( Cold Turkey) 

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Hi,

 

What do you do if you have a job, kids, mortgage etc etc and you are just at the point were you just cant manage to go about your day?

 

The anxiety wave has just crash landed. Im all over the place with 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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@Leo1983 why do we have these bad waves after so many months off and much worse than the beginning. :(

 

 

 

Sorry, nothing special to add. Just raise my hand too on this. I thought I was like a special unlucky case. 

Hugs.

 

06/2012 - 02/2015 CIPRALEX 10 mg (for master degree deep stress and abdominal pain somatization)

02/2015 - 1/04/2015 tapering from 10 mg to 0 mg - NOT AWARE!

3/4 weeks feeling totally "normal" then SUDDENLY (beginning 05/2015) never-had-before huge anxiety, burning skin sensation, panic, fear, not able to cry, never-had-before insomnia, totally lost appetite, little loss of vision in one eye, sweating, chest pain, short breath, restlessness, accelerated heartbeat 

30/05/2015 reinstated 8mg 06/2015 same symptoms

08/2015 general improving + trying a phosphate supplement (LOW dose)

09/2015 quite stable (supplement finished, no effect)

10/2015 start tapering 7mg  11/2015 6mg  12/2015 5mg 1/2016 4mg  2/2016 4mg  3/2016 3mg (hopefully) ->fail back to 4mg AGAIN.... 8/2016 3mg stable 8/2017 2mg  8/2018 2mg stable  8/2019 1mg  1/4/2020 0mg

FREE!

7/2020 till end 9/2020 MILD WD (mostly anxiety, poor sleep)

11/6/2021 AFTER 13 MONTHS FULL WAVE (anxiety, severe insonnia , total loss of appetite, deep depression, internal restlessness, sexuality gone) trying to resist:(

 

 

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I’m willing to bet the Pantoprazole is causing you this setback.  It’s a PPI.  When our CNS are sensitive from WD it doesn’t take much to upset it.  Go easy on yourself.  Your CNS will settle down again.  It will take longer if you stress out about it.  I had really bad stomach acid problems and I totally fixed it with a healthy diet.  

December 2014 - Lexapro 20 mg

August 2016 Med free (6 week taper)

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@Alice1

 

Im demented in this wave.

 

Feels like the early days!!!!

 

At work acting like some anxious loony tune. Going on and on about healing. Basically a boring, anxious looking nugget. 

 

Half a brain feeling and unable to complete a sime task. 

 

Great place to be 3 year on. 

 

 

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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