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Update:

 

It's been a while since I've dropped, didn't actually realize how long it's been, but I've been saying for a while that it's more important to me to be functional than not in this whole process. 

 

Last week I dropped 10% and am now sitting at 7.2mg. Within the first few days I had some dips in mood... existential doom/dread and depression. Luckily these bouts didn't last very long, although it's never feels good to revisit that kind of chemical low. 

 

The past few days I've been very itchy but I'm not surprised as I know SSRIs have antihistamine properties. One night my chest got really red and itchy and every time I itched my chest with my fingernails, it would raise long, red, raised welts. My eyes have been incredibly itchy and gloopy in the evenings as well. Generally I feel kind of itchy all over. Luckily I've also been able to power through this and have been using tea and ointments to calm my body/skin down. I'm thinking the itchiness will pass on a few more days. 

 

That's all for now, will update if anything else comes up!

Celexa 10mg: 2007 to June 2018, stopped CT

No meds: June 2018 to December 2018

PROTRACTED WD-- major depressive episode for 2+ weeks

Lexapro 10mg: December 12, 2018 to January 19, 2019, severe adverse reaction

Celexa 10mg: January 20, 2019

June 24, 2019: 9mg

July 22, 2019: 8.5mg

Jan 8, 2020: 8mg

Aug 25, 2020: 7.2mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium, Fish Oil

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5 hours ago, puthappinessfirst said:

Luckily I've also been able to power through this and have been using tea and ointments to calm my body/skin down.

 

I've found old fashioned calamine lotion very good for calming my itchiness that I get occasionally.  It's that sort of itch that when you scratch it, it makes it even itchier.  I think I've nailed it down to when I eat 1 Roma / egg tomatoes for about 3 days in a row.  I seem to be alright with regular tomatoes.  So I think the egg tomatoes might be higher in histamine.

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Interesting, thanks @ChessieCat

Celexa 10mg: 2007 to June 2018, stopped CT

No meds: June 2018 to December 2018

PROTRACTED WD-- major depressive episode for 2+ weeks

Lexapro 10mg: December 12, 2018 to January 19, 2019, severe adverse reaction

Celexa 10mg: January 20, 2019

June 24, 2019: 9mg

July 22, 2019: 8.5mg

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Aug 25, 2020: 7.2mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium, Fish Oil

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Hi Happiness, 

 

Just checking in to see how you’re doing. How’s you pain? Sending hugs🤗

Been on antipsychotics, benzos, antidepressants and painkillers for chronic pain. 

Been cold turkeyed and put on and off all sorts of things. Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because I had akathisia from withdrawals. Can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released was in the same predicament with severe akathisia n was suicidal again.

Back to the ward and was given different meds. Tapered off one and have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been many, many years of tapering so far.

I’ve  tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./ March 10 2019=7.25mg / 17th of April=7 mg / June 5th=6.75mg/ July 14th=6.50mg/ August 28=6.25mg/ 10th of Oct= 6.20mg/ October 21=6mg/ December 16=5.80mg/.   January 21 2020=5.60mg/April 2=5.40g/ May 29=5.20mg/ August 14= 5mg/ September 29=4.80mg/ Jan 31, 2021=4.60 mg/

 

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Hi @Carmie

 

Haven't been having any major issues lately, thankfully. Headaches and migraines have been happening a bit more often again recently, but I'm thinking that's more hormonal than anything. Thanks for checking in and sorry for such a late response ❤

Celexa 10mg: 2007 to June 2018, stopped CT

No meds: June 2018 to December 2018

PROTRACTED WD-- major depressive episode for 2+ weeks

Lexapro 10mg: December 12, 2018 to January 19, 2019, severe adverse reaction

Celexa 10mg: January 20, 2019

June 24, 2019: 9mg

July 22, 2019: 8.5mg

Jan 8, 2020: 8mg

Aug 25, 2020: 7.2mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium, Fish Oil

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On 2/21/2021 at 3:31 AM, puthappinessfirst said:

Hi @Carmie

 

Haven't been having any major issues lately, thankfully. Headaches and migraines have been happening a bit more often again recently, but I'm thinking that's more hormonal than anything. Thanks for checking in and sorry for such a late response ❤


 

Glad to hear that you’re not doing too bad Happiness, I’m sorry you’re getting migraines though🧡

Been on antipsychotics, benzos, antidepressants and painkillers for chronic pain. 

Been cold turkeyed and put on and off all sorts of things. Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because I had akathisia from withdrawals. Can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released was in the same predicament with severe akathisia n was suicidal again.

Back to the ward and was given different meds. Tapered off one and have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been many, many years of tapering so far.

I’ve  tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./ March 10 2019=7.25mg / 17th of April=7 mg / June 5th=6.75mg/ July 14th=6.50mg/ August 28=6.25mg/ 10th of Oct= 6.20mg/ October 21=6mg/ December 16=5.80mg/.   January 21 2020=5.60mg/April 2=5.40g/ May 29=5.20mg/ August 14= 5mg/ September 29=4.80mg/ Jan 31, 2021=4.60 mg/

 

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

 

 

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