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Each reduction is an adventure unto itself. Its quite possible for a small reduction to hit harder than a big one, but next time it could go quite smoothly. This is why we push people to listen to the

Here you go BfromNJ,      How is the rest of your settling in going BfromNJ?  Post move, post holidays, new support system, etc.? I hit a late wave or something, coming back now.

Thank you!  I'm doing okay.  Settled in after the move.   My relationship of 8 years is over and I'm trying to deal with that.  And also a change in my job situation.  The job is a good thing though. 

9/24-

Slept 4-5 hours.

7 am- slight tinnitus

8 am -4 mg luvox

11 am- severe dizzyness /disconnection (worse than its been). Zinging, electrical sound/feeling in head.  High anxiety.  

Anxiety settles 

1 pm - tinnitus very bad

3 pm - stabbing pains in ears.  On and off thru day.  

5 pm - anxiety spikes

8 pm- 5 mg luvox. 

9:30 - tinnitus is severe 

10 pm - 25 mg seroquel 

- severe tinnitus overnight and woke up with it.   

 

Based on how I feel now and before splitting my dose then reducing,  I felt better before doing the changes.   

 

 

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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Is having the  two doses not the same amount every day going to cause problems?   I tried to research it on here for information but I couldn't find anything so im sorry to have to ask.  Does it make the level of the med uneven in the body?   

 

You had mentioned lowering the evening dose but I dont think my system can handle that now so I am concerned .  I am really having severe symptoms now. 

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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1 hour ago, BfromNJ said:

Is having the  two doses not the same amount every day going to cause problems?

 

No.

 

It may take a week for the 1mg reduction to settle out.

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1 hour ago, Altostrata said:

 

No.

 

It may take a week for the 1mg reduction to settle out.

Thank you.  6 days now so maybe I need more time.   

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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3 hours ago, Altostrata said:

 

No.

 

It may take a week for the 1mg reduction to settle out.

I am just concerned I did two changes too close together already been so sensitive.  If I wait and things don't settle out would I be able to updose back? 

 

  

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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9/25 -notes

Slept about 4 hours

- severe tinnitus overnight 

8am - up . 

- tinnitus and noise sensitivity gets worse and continues all day and evening.  

10:30- dizzyness/disconnect 

4:30-  disconnect in store / felt very odd

8 pm- 5 mg luvox 

10 pm - 25 mg seroquel 

Difficult to fall asleep because of tinnitus.   Body jerks in early morning in the head, neck,  face, torso. 

 

This was an extremely difficult day with the most severe tinnitus I've ever had.   Bouts of crying all day over it .   Extremely depressed.   

 

 

 

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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Did you take Luvox in the morning?

 

How do you feel before and after taking Luvox?

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

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1 hour ago, Altostrata said:

Did you take Luvox in the morning?

 

How do you feel before and after taking Luvox?

Yes oh sorry I forgot it.  4 mg at 8 am. I seem to get the dizzyness and disconnected feeling after taking it.  Then the tinnitus increases over the hours.   Mid-afternoon I get very anxious and agitated,  restless and these bouts are on and off , occurring again around dinner time.   After pm dose, I get very anxious going to bed and dizzy.  

 

Before the am luvox dose I seem to feel better, depending on the sleep I've had.   

 

 

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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Your updose in May to 10mg was too high. It appears the dosage is still too high.

 

I am sorry the change seems to be bumpy. Please hang in there for another week.

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

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4 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Your updose in May to 10mg was too high. It appears the dosage is still too high.

 

I am sorry the change seems to be bumpy. Please hang in there for another 

So strange because seemed  ok when it was once a day  at night , even though I may have had interdose withdrawal the next day. I didnt feel this bad then.  I think I preferred once a day.    I am hanging in there.   I dont plan to change anything now for a while.  I am too nervous of the tinnitus getting even worse and my sleep is very poor as it is.      Thanks for your help.   Ill keep with my notes. 

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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19 hours ago, BfromNJ said:

So strange because seemed  ok when it was once a day  at night , even though I may have had interdose withdrawal the next day.

 

You could move 3mg of the morning dose later by an hour each day until you're taking it 8mg in the evening and 1mg in the morning.

 

I question whether you had interdose withdrawal from Luvox or the prior night's Seroquel wearing off.

 

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1 hour ago, Altostrata said:

 

You could move 3mg of the morning dose later by an hour each day until you're taking it 8mg in the evening and 1mg in the morning.

 

I question whether you had interdose withdrawal from Luvox or the prior night's Seroquel wearing off.

 

I will think about it.  Maybe need to give it some more time.   So what would be the reason to still take only  1 mg in the am?    

 

If I recently just split my dose will moving it back really upset things?    

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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I'm not getting into another round of second-guessing with you. Do or do not, as you wish.

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

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33 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

I'm not getting into another round of second-guessing with you. Do or do not, as you wish.

Sorry.   I know you had said give the reduction another week.   Just asking why 1 mg would stay in the morning.   I am not familiar with the logistics of split dosing, even when I lowered the am..  It confuses me because in my mind it sounds uneven.  I always thought doses had to be even.    But I dont know how these drugs are released and used in the body.  Is there someplace I can read up on it? 

 

Could l consider for now taking my pm dose back at 10 pm?  Maybe that will help with the symptoms I have after I take it at least at night? Maybe I will sleep through it again.  I'll have to be mindful if I get more body jerks again.  

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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The reason to take 1mg in the a.m. is in case you do have interdose withdrawal from Luvox.

 

I suggested gradually moving the rest of the dose to 8 p.m. because you insist your symptoms were negligible when you were taking the whole dose at once.

 

Why would taking Luvox with Seroquel at 10 p.m. not be a good idea? Please go back in the 25 pages of discussion here about that. Let us know what you find.

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

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6 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

The reason to take 1mg in the a.m. is in case you do have interdose withdrawal from Luvox.

 

I suggested gradually moving the rest of the dose to 8 p.m. because you insist your symptoms were negligible when you were taking the whole dose at once.

 

Why would taking Luvox with Seroquel at 10 p.m. not be a good idea? Please go back in the 25 pages of discussion here about that. Let us know what you find.

Yes i know the body jerks.  I still have them. But not as severe.  I'll just let it be.  At least if I do move the dose back it will be closer. 

Thanks again.   

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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15 hours ago, BfromNJ said:

I question whether you had interdose withdrawal from Luvox or the prior night's Seroquel wearing off.

 

If its from the seroquel wearing off, not much can be done about that right now.   

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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I have not posted notes but my daily symptoms pretty much remain the same.  Its been difficult to do anything because I'm so exhausted and can't think straight.  

 

My sleep is beyond poor now.  2 hours maybe 3.  

Same daily pattern-  dizzyness/disconnect after 8 am 4 mg luvox dose, then tinnitus spikes .  

Midafternoon anxiety with fear,  agitation and restlessness.   Happens again in the evening around 6.   

8 pm is 5 mg luvox dose.    Tinnitus usual severe by bedtime.  

10 pm -  25 mg seroquel.   Fall asleep but don't stay asleep. Wake 2 or so hours later.   Can't fall back to sleep.    

 

  I have to sleep with a wedge pillow because I feel off laying down all the way. Also getting body jerks although not as severe. 

I am starting to hear things , like slamming doors and booms in my head,  when I am laying in bed trying to sleep.  And I have flashes of light behind my eyes.   I think this is from exhaustion?  And when I am up I cannot tell what is real noise, in my head  or my tinnitus.    I am extremely bothered by and sensitive to noise.   

 

My sleep has never been so poor as in this last month.   

 

Not sure what I can do at this point.   I need sleep so desperately.  Its getting difficult to tell what is from drug changes and what is from lack of sleep.   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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On 10/2/2021 at 5:30 AM, BfromNJ said:

My sleep is beyond poor now.  2 hours maybe 3.  

 

I am starting to hear things , like slamming doors and booms in my head,  when I am laying in bed trying to sleep.  And I have flashes of light behind my eyes.   I think this is from exhaustion? 

 

 

 

 

Exhaustion would be my guess. I hope it works itself out soon, it sounds miserable. I've had an off week with sleep and it is ROUGH to try to function that way! 

Now: 137 mg Zoloft am, 50 mg Trazodone bedtime.  Daily drug burden decreased from 2050 in 2018 mg to 187 mg 🐢🐢

Zoloft: 9/17/21 Cut 3 mg,  9/13/21 cut 4 mg, 8/29/21 Cut 2 mg 8/8/21 Cut 3 mg  7/30/21 Zoloft: Converted 25 mg to liquid. Also take 100 mg pill & 25 mg pill=150 mg total
🌞 Feb 28, 2021 0 mg Gapapentin 2021 Gaba each dose 4x/day: Feb 27 7 mg (one dose only), Feb 10, 7 mg, Jan 14 10 mg 2020 Current taper schedule from Aug 30-present: drop 8 mg every 2-3 weeks. Aug 20 31 mg, Aug 18, 33 mg, July 29, 35 mg, July 23 38 mg, July 22 40 mg Jun 24 42 mg, Jun 15 44 mg, Jun 9 48 mg, May 22 50 mg, May 14 54 mg, May 7 56 mg, Apr 16 58 mg, Mar 28 60 mg, Mar 18 62 mg. Feb 26 64 mg. Feb 19, 66 mg. Jan 23, 70 mg. 2019 Dec 19, 72 mg. Nov 14 ,76 mg. Aug 8, 80 mg. Aug 6, 85 mg. Jul 26, 90 mg. Jul 11, 95 mg.

Jul 16 trazodone from 100 to 50 mg.

Jun 17-July 10 Slowly changed gab fr pill to liquid at same dose 100 mg 4x/d.

Apr 24 Stopped klon!!! 🌞 Apr 4  Decreased gaba to 400 mg (100 mg 4x/day)-Apr 4, 2019   0.25 klon March 11  Klonopin .5 mg twice daily, varied dose til Apr 15. Started Klon fast taper 25%, short use

Mar 16, 450 mg gaba 3x/day cut 600 mg--not exact!--updose after learning w/d

Feb 20, 2019 1800 mg gabapentin; MD taper; off 3 days=mvt disorder & autonomic instability. July 2018 temazepam 15 mg 1-2; prn several x/wk til Jan/Feb 2019 when cold turkey, flu illness for months

July 2018 started gabapentin 100 3x/day; titrated up to 1800 mg (600 3x/day)

Buspar, I forget how much, 2 pills a day Jan 2017-July 2018 cold turkey. On Zoloft since maybe 2004? After trying many.

*I speak from my experience. Nothing I say is medical advice. I'm not a doctor.

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18 hours ago, ShiningLight said:

 

Exhaustion would be my guess. I hope it works itself out soon, it sounds miserable. I've had an off week with sleep and it is ROUGH to try to function that way! 

Thanks.  Its been MONTHS  but last month the worst.   Something has to give. 

 9/2018- lexapro low dose few days.11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days, Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - tbuspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg. .  12/20-  taper finished

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg current - taken  10 pm

2/20/19- luvox (generic) 25 mg.  4/6/19  to 18.75 mg .held  . Started taper again  1/7/21- 15 mg, 2/7/21- 12.5 mg, 3/7/21 -10 mg, 4/1/21- 9 mg, 5/1/21- 8.1 mg, 5/27/21- updose to 10 mg,  6/21-  in patient updose to 50 mg,  6/25/21- reduce to 10 mg (current) .  9/5- split dose 5mg am/5 mg pm.  9/20- 4 mg am/5 mg pm . 

9/1/21-  took one dose of vistril 50 mg.   

9/1/21-accidental double dose of seroquel- 50 mg 

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Hi BFfromNJ, 

 

I’m so sorry to hear that you’re having such trouble sleeping, I hope it improves. Do you wear blue light blocking glasses at night and go out into the daylight first thing in the morning? 

 

Do you drink caffeine at all? If you do, probably best to get rid of it altogether? Sugar and processed carbs? It keeps the body ramped up too.

 

These meds certainly play havoc with our bodies.
 

Take care, sending hugs🤗

Been on antipsychotics, benzos, ADs and opiates for chronic pain. 

Was cold turkeyed and put on and off lots of things.Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because of akathisia from WDs. Can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released still had severe akathisia n was suicidal again. Back to the ward and more meds. Tapered off one and have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been many years of tapering. .

Tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./2019:➡️ March 10=7.25mg ✔️  
April 17=7.0✔️ June 5th=6.75✔️ July 14th=6.50✔️Aug 28=6.25✔️

Oct 10=6.20 ✔️ Oct21=6.0✔️Dec16=5.80 ✔️                                
 2020➡️Jan 21=5.60✔️April 2=5.40✔️May 29=5.20✔️Aug14= 5.0 ✔️Sep 29=4.80✔️
 2021➡️ Jan 31=4.60 mg✔️April 24=4.40mg✔️Jul17=4.30mg ✔️Sep 8=4.20✔️ Oct 11=4.15✔️

 

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

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On 10/10/2021 at 3:15 AM, Carmie said:

Do you wear blue light blocking glasses at night

 

I just ordered the sheets that go across the laptop.

Don't know if it's an issue for me or not but I figured it can't hurt, right?

 Starting ds 2 (12.5 CR'S) = 25 MG PAXIL CR 1/21/15: 1 Pill + 10mg liquid (2 weeks) 2/4: 1 Pill + 9mg Lq (3 weeks) 2/25: 1 Pill + 8 mg lq (1 week) 3/4: 1 Pill + 6 mg lq (2 weeks) 3/18/15 1 Pill + 4 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/1/15 1 Pill + 3 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/14/15 1 Pill + 2 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/29/15 1Pill + 1 mg lq (16 days) 5/15/15 1 12.5 mg Pill ONLY (9 days) 5/24/15 12 mgs liquid (8 days) 6/1/15 11mg lq (12 days) 6/13/15 10 mg.  12/3/15 Drop from 8mg to 7.6 (24 days to) 12/27/15 7.2mgs  8/4/16 6.8mgs,  11/1/16 6.4mgs, 2/5/17 6 mgs  4/3/17 5.6mgs, 4/24/17 5.2mg, 6/13/17 4.8mgs, 9/20/17 4.4mgS, 11/23/17 4 mgs, 1/1/18 3.6 mgs, 2/15/18 3.2 mgs. 4/13/18 2.8mgs, 5/11/18 2.4mgs, 6/10/18 2.0 mgs, 8/4/18 1.6mgs,  9/27/18 1.2mgs, 12/24/18 0.8mg, 3/24/19 0.64 mg,(syringe change issue date?) 4/22/19 0.60 mg, 5/24/19 0.60 mg, 7/7/19 0.52 mgs, 8/4/19 0.44mgs, 11/4/19 0.36mgs, 2/1/20 0.28mgs, 3/1/20 0.24mgs (crash April 6) Compound started 6/28/21: 0.24mgs, 8/29/21: 0.22mgs, 10/29/21: 0.20mgs

 

Original Wellbutrin Dose: 6 months from 9/14 to 3/2015, 300 XL 3/15/15: Half to 150 XL ( severe symptoms started on day 12) 4/16/15: 125mg   for 20 days to: 5/6/15:   100mg  for  15 days to: 5/21/15    75mg  for  10 days to: 6/1/15:  56.25mg      13 days to: 6/13/15: 37.25mg    7 days to: 6/20/15  28.12mg   14 days to: 7/4/15  18.75mg, 7 days to: 7/11/15; RAISE BACK TO: 28.12 to 8/14/15: 18.75mg  20 days to :9/3/15 : 12.5mg, 8/4/16 9mg 1/9/17: 8.5mg 2/8/17 8mg, 3/9/17: 7.6  4/9/17  7.2  5/27/17 6.4 6/24/17 5.8, 8/1/17 5.0, 8/29/17 4.2mgs, 10/2/17 3.5mgs, 12/28/17 2.5mgs, 2/27/18 1.7mgs,  4/19/18 0.8 mgs, LAST DOSE: 6/11/18:  3 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 27 DAYS...

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On 10/13/2021 at 7:39 PM, Colonial said:

 

I just ordered the sheets that go across the laptop.

Don't know if it's an issue for me or not but I figured it can't hurt, right?

 

Personally I'd recommend blue-light filtering software, its simpler, free, and adjustable.  Most modern phones have it built in now too, as "night node".

 

Im all the computer all the time, and many many years back (pre-wd) I started putting f.lux (a popular option) on all my devices I use, and nearly immediately any eye strain/headaches I was getting went away and have never returned since. 

 

I cannot recommend them enough to anyone I meet.  I have all my filters set to a warmth level that is close to the incandescent lighting in my home, so the transition to/from using devices is very smooth and simple.

2014 - 2019, Wellbutrin 150mg | 2019-October day1-14, Wellbutrin 75mg | 0mg since | Crashed three months later synonymous with the rapid paxil taper

 

2012 (age 13) - 2019,  Paxil 60mg | Failed rapid taper:  2019-November, Paxil 40mg | 2019-December, Paxil 20mg | 2020-January, Paxil 10mg for nine days | Withdrawal hits like a train, I discover this site | Reinstate to 20mg immediately, 30mg a week later, hold till April 2020

 

2020-March 30mg (taper start) ||| April 27mg (-10%) ||| May 24.3 (-10%) ||| June 21.87 (-10%) ||| July 19.6 (-10%) ||| August 17.7 (-10%) ||| September 15.9 (-10%) ||| October+HalfNovember 14.3 (-10%) ||| HalfNovember+December 12.9 (-10%)

2021-January 12.0mg (-6.8%) ||| February 11.2 (-6.8%) ||| March 10.4 (-6.8%) ||| April 9.75 (-6.8%) ||| May 9.1 (-6.8%) ||| June 8.47, 8.24, 8, 7.76 (-2.5% x 4, each dose held for a week) ||| July 7.6, 7.44, 7.2, 7.04 (-2.5% x 4) ||| August 7.04 (-0%) ||| August 22, Crashed due to poor decisions + bad circumstance ||| One month later, major stabilization improvement ||| Giving my body a stabilization break till next year

 

Supplements (once a afternoon) Omega-3 fish oil 1280mg (650 EPA, 450 DHA),  Magnesium glycinate chelate 100mg,  Vitamin D3 50mcg

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@omnispan

On 10/14/2021 at 9:15 PM, omnispan said:

 

Personally I'd recommend blue-light filtering software, its simpler, free, and adjustable.  Most modern phones have it built in now too, as "night node".

 

Im all the computer all the time, and many many years back (pre-wd) I started putting f.lux (a popular option) on all my devices I use, and nearly immediately any eye strain/headaches I was getting went away and have never returned since. 

 

I cannot recommend them enough to anyone I meet.  I have all my filters set to a warmth level that is close to the incandescent lighting in my home, so the transition to/from using devices is very smooth and simple.

@omnispan how does the blue light filtering works, I just had eye surgery and trying to use my laptop is the worst....help, lol  good day

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250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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Colonial where did you get your sheet I really could use one since I can hardly focus since my eye surgery,  something is giving me a headache, ouch....or else I will be limiting the of use of my laptop. Thanks

 

wooooo  this wave and the fact I usually have heat in my back from withdrawal my sleep is bad, I'm praying for a little relief. Yesss, please hear my cry.

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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@Carmie

hi I've been here 3-4 years,.

 

Only if you care to read on my situation, but I've been on the board of late because I'm in WD and was told my eye drop [steroids] after surgery could be a factor I'm in WD.

 

A stupid question to you, if you had a choice of a tiny sleeping meds to take to get at least a couple sleep which one is not a harsh, that you know of.  my withdrawal I'm in is preventing me sleep, while I'm hoping for relief, if you're interesting in any part of my situation I dont mind, I need support at this time. Thanks for hearing me,

 

JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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15 hours ago, street129 said:

@Carmie

hi I've been here 3-4 years,.

 

Only if you care to read on my situation, but I've been on the board of late because I'm in WD and was told my eye drop [steroids] after surgery could be a factor I'm in WD.

 

A stupid question to you, if you had a choice of a tiny sleeping meds to take to get at least a couple sleep which one is not a harsh, that you know of.  my withdrawal I'm in is preventing me sleep, while I'm hoping for relief, if you're interesting in any part of my situation I dont mind, I need support at this time. Thanks for hearing me,

 

I’ll come over to your thread street129, 

 

Sorry to hear about your eye surgery🤗

Been on antipsychotics, benzos, ADs and opiates for chronic pain. 

Was cold turkeyed and put on and off lots of things.Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because of akathisia from WDs. Can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released still had severe akathisia n was suicidal again. Back to the ward and more meds. Tapered off one and have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been many years of tapering. .

Tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./2019:➡️ March 10=7.25mg ✔️  
April 17=7.0✔️ June 5th=6.75✔️ July 14th=6.50✔️Aug 28=6.25✔️

Oct 10=6.20 ✔️ Oct21=6.0✔️Dec16=5.80 ✔️                                
 2020➡️Jan 21=5.60✔️April 2=5.40✔️May 29=5.20✔️Aug14= 5.0 ✔️Sep 29=4.80✔️
 2021➡️ Jan 31=4.60 mg✔️April 24=4.40mg✔️Jul17=4.30mg ✔️Sep 8=4.20✔️ Oct 11=4.15✔️

 

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

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