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Hello hope to be free and everyone.  I am new to this site and finding it a bit challenging to navigate .   I thought I saw a post about organising a meet up in Melbourne?    I have been on lexapro for 10 years and tapering .

 

 Starting to experience withdrawal would love to speak to others about their experiences 😊

 

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moved from hopetobefree's intro
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Hi Balance, and welcome to SA,

 

Yes it can be a bit difficult to work out the site when you first arrive here, especially if you are new to forums.  If you click on the logo, top left, you can then click on the links to open the various forums on the site. 

 

This is your own Introduction topic where you can ask questions about your own situation and journal your progress.

 

We ask all members to create their drug signature, which allows us to see a member's history at a glance.  Please update it whenever you make a change.  Please list dates, all drugs and doses for the last 2 years, and just drugs and years for anything before 2 years.  Please do not include symptoms or diagnoses.  The more simple the easier it is for the mods to read.  Thank you.  Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature

 

There are many existing topics on the site.  You can use the site search function or use a search engine and add survivingantidepressants.org to your search term.

 

I will provide you with some information about tapering:

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

Tips for tapering off Lexapro (escitalopram)


Dr Joseph Glenmullen's WD Symptoms Checklist

 

Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization

 

How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?


What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?

 

Brain Remodelling


Video:  Healing From Antidepressants - Patterns of Recovery

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Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

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 from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

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We have an Aussie members topic here:  australia-members-please-check-in-here

 

I think this is the post you saw which is in the above topic:

 

On 6/24/2018 at 10:11 PM, Hopetobefree said:

Hi everyone, I live in Melbourne and would love to organise a meet up for those who are wanting some face to face support. Is there anyone interested? Or I could possibly come up to Sydney? I've just recently joined SA and I'm going through tough Lexapro withdrawals for 4 months. 

 

 

 * * * * * *   PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO   * * * * * *

Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

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 from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  Please DO NOT TAG me -thank you.

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Hi Balance,

I just saw your message now in reply to mine. How are you going with your taper? 

 

May 2014 - July 2015 0.5 Clonazapam (cold turkey off)

October 2014 - November 2014 took Beta Blocker Propranolol (fast taper off)

December 2014 - began 2.5mg Lexapro worked up to 30mg Lexapro over 3 months

December 2014 - 2 mg Valium started sometimes took up to 6 mg Valium

April 2015 - started 25mg Lamictal worked up to 100mg Lamictal

April 2015  - began taper 4mg Valium. Stopped Valium 

July 2015 - stopped crumb of 2mg Valium

September 2017 began taper 30mg Lexapro.

February 2018 last dose Lexapro 1.25mg

Current 2019 - 100mg Lamictal at night.

October 2020 - Began 10% taper Dec 2019. was going ok until tapered from 45mg - 40mg. 1 week later all hell broke loose. Updosed to 45mg Hoping to stabilise 

 

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