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I would start off slowly and see how it goes.

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Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg 

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current dose as of Sept 13: 9mg 

Taper is 52% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 16mg.  

Held until Aug 2021, tapered for 4 weeks to 14.4mg and holding.  

Taper is 80% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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At any time Alto , this website helped me so much to understand what is happening to me and how to adjust to the situation.I cant wait to write my success story, I have so much to say.

Hi  friend, i'm sorry for what is happening to us and the rest of people on SA, we dont deserve this. Well, first progress I saw was around month 11-12, small progress but it was something.Then i

I thank to you, Altostrata, and to the moderators for helping so many people who are suffering bad during the time of withdrawal, you are doing such a great job.

Ok i will.thank you very much for response

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I’m in 7th week of withdrawal after using Lexapro for 2 months and my main symptoms are fatigue which is powerful, depression symptoms( i never had them before taking pills), anxiety, muscle tension, feeling dizzy, DR/DP, lethargy.Why it seems like it is getting worse instead of better?I can barely function

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On 2/23/2019 at 6:08 AM, Altostrata said:

Nobody knows, Kronos.

 

I think what you want to know is when you'll be through all of this. All we can predict for you is that recovery will be very gradual, slow, and frustrating.

 

Altostrata is the founder of SA.  She has done a lot of research and is familiar with the experiences of probably thousands of people who have taken psychiatric drugs, had adverse (bad) reactions and are going off them or have gone off them, by tapering, fast taper or CT.

 

When she says that recovery will be very gradual, slow and frustrating she is also speaking from personal experience. 

 

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Please make sure that you read this post and the links provided in that post.

 

 

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 5:26 AM, Kronos18 said:

Hi.I’m currently in my 6th week off Lexapro after being in it for 2 months, and I literally feel like I’m losing the contact with reality.It was better until It all started gradually since 3 days ago.I literally feel like I’m losing my mind.Majority of the physical symptoms subsided, but these psychological symptoms makes me feel like i’m losing the contact with the world.I feel panicky because of that, everything seems so blurry and it’s so hard to think

 

On 3/9/2019 at 6:16 AM, Kronos18 said:

My symptoms from now are improving a bit apart from derealization which seems to get much powerful.

 

Since you went off Lexapro in February, have your symptoms improved? What do you mean by derealization?

 

You need to get that worrying under control and you need to get at least 1/2 hour of gentle exercise each day.

 

You seem to have a habit of catastrophizing, which affects your ability to accurately convey your symptoms. Be very careful not to exaggerate, it makes it hard for us to tell what's going on and you're winding your anxiety up as well.

 

We understand how distressing this is. You appear to have average withdrawal syndrome. Typically, you may have spells of unpleasant symptoms in The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization

 

A lot of people find fish oil and magnesium supplements helpful, see
http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/36-king-of-supplements-omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil/
http://survivingantidepressants.org/topic/15483-magnesium-natures-calcium-channel-blocker/

 

Try a little bit of one at a time to see how it affects you.

 

If you find your symptoms intolerable, reinstatement of a small amount of Lexapro, such as 0.5mg, or Prozac, such as 1.0mg might reduce withdrawal symptoms. Shep mentioned reinstatement more than a month ago:

 

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

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Hi Alto.Some symptoms have improved, they come and go, in intensity they are milder aswellvertigo, diziness, anxiety has subsided aswell a bit.I wake up almost every morning with racing thoughts, and the derealization is my main problem.I try to exercise but it’s a little harder now, I will try to join gym again.About worrying, I do worry about this situation, believe me i’m only 21 years old is so hard for me, I’m thinking about the pills did something wrong to my body and brain and I will never be the same...

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I don’t want to imagine being like this for at least one year after using the pills for 2 months

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By derealization i mean that everything around me seems so unreal

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7 hours ago, Kronos18 said:

Hi Alto.Some symptoms have improved, they come and go, in intensity they are milder aswellvertigo, diziness, anxiety has subsided aswell a bit.I wake up almost every morning with racing thoughts, and the derealization is my main problem.I try to exercise but it’s a little harder now, I will try to join gym again.About worrying, I do worry about this situation, believe me i’m only 21 years old is so hard for me, I’m thinking about the pills did something wrong to my body and brain and I will never be the same...

 

The thought that the pills did something wrong to your body and brain and you will never be the same can be very well attributed to withdrawal. I had these feelings for several months when I ct'd   Paxil and they will definitely dissipate once you stabilise and begin feeling better. And you will! 

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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Thank you for response.I know it’s early for me, i’m only 6 weeks off pills, anyway the most disturbing symptom i’m having in derealization.Feeling of unreality makes me so anxious, thinking that i will never be the same again or that it will take a lot of years gets me crazy.

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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Yeah. I can definitely relate to what you're saying. It's scary as hell!

 

What really helped me through these grim days was to write in a journal to what extent I had a bad day. I.e. feeling bad from 7AM thru 1PM and feeling better from 3PM to xPM and then rate the day as good or bad based on the number of bad versus good hours. It turned out that several days still had more good moments than I thought they had. And I started seeing that I often started feeling better in the latter part of the day. 

 

Being aware of these things makes it a bit more easy to think of alternative ways of looking at negative thoughts like "I will never be well again" since I could definitely see that each day still had some good moments and that also bad parts in a day were only temporary.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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This is a very good idea.Thank you very much.I will try it

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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Cheers! And I hope you will discover several additional means of self-care that help you to deal with your current situation until the time you stabilize.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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I started having panic attacks suddently

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

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I hope i will start to stabilise asap, it’s the first time since i dont take pills anymore when i started having panic attacks

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Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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12 minutes ago, Kronos18 said:

I started having panic attacks suddently

 

Pay attention to your breathing. Extend the out-breath versus the in-breath in order to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system (i.e. the break of your nervous system when likened to a car).

 

And don't buy into the thoughts that may arise now, they are an effect of the panic attack and only say that you're nervous.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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Hi guys, I don’t know what is happening but since 4 days ago I feel like i felt in the beginning of withdrawal.Very tense, anxious, panicky,can barely sleep and function again, dissociation more intense, burning in skin, aggitation, brain fog, vidual problems.Is this normal to happen?

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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3 hours ago, Kronos18 said:

Hi guys, I don’t know what is happening but since 4 days ago I feel like i felt in the beginning of withdrawal.Very tense, anxious, panicky,can barely sleep and function again, dissociation more intense, burning in skin, aggitation, brain fog, vidual problems.Is this normal to happen?

 

I just read this success story and I thought about you Kronos18! 

He writes about the fact that he got a wave so bad that it felt like "in the beginning of withdrawal." From there he healed.

Sometimes you just feel really awful before feeling better.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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Thank you very much.I also have read his story, it’s aswsome, I talked to him aswell in pm, the problem is that my derealization and other symptoms are still here and i am hyperarousal, kind of panicky over everything.is hyperarousal a symptom of withdrawal?

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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I’m feeling very bad in the moment

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I really can’t believe how much one has to suffer after only 2 months of antidepressants use.I can’t imagine being like this for at least one year after this short term use.I am only 21, not drinking, no drugs use, only smoking tobacco.

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Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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PerAsperaAdAstra
5 minutes ago, Kronos18 said:

Thank you very much.I also have read his story, it’s aswsome, I talked to him aswell in pm, the problem is that my derealization and other symptoms are still here and i am hyperarousal, kind of panicky over everything.is hyperarousal a symptom of withdrawal?

 

When I withdrew from Diazepam I went through an awful period in which I was massively affected by light, sound and movement. People talking around me really hurt and doing groceries wasn't something I particularly liked. Furthermore it felt as if the ground beneath me was wobbly and just seeing before me was more difficult, like my surroundings were warping a bit.

So yeah, that's definitely a symptom.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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I’m so sorry you went through it.I believe that these periods of time when we experience feeling awful really makes us stronger.How do you feel now?

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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2 minutes ago, Kronos18 said:

I really can’t believe how much one has to suffer after only 2 months of antidepressants use.I can’t imagine being like this for at least one year after this short term use.I am only 21, not drinking, no drugs use, only smoking tobacco.

 

Yeah, it's a shame these psychotropic drugs target us all regardless of our age. In that sense I feel a pity you have to go through this. 

But I'm happy you have a lot more information handy than I had when I was your age.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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PerAsperaAdAstra
1 minute ago, Kronos18 said:

I’m so sorry you went through it.I believe that these periods of time when we experience feeling awful really makes us stronger.How do you feel now?

 

I feel quite fine, thank you! After my last CT (september 2018) I have been in hell until February of this year. Especially tapering benzodiazepines has been hellish but I feel all the more happy now that I've survived that.

 

You'll be a real resilient and strong person too! And you will have so much more tools in your toolbelt when you have dealt with your situation to cope.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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I used to be a very happy and positive person, and going through this makes me feel awful, hopeless, lonely and sad.I am trying to be as positive as I can, thinking about the future, I have a life to live and everything is going to be fine.I just have to wait for time to pass so I can get healed

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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2 minutes ago, Kronos18 said:

I used to be a very happy and positive person, and going through this makes me feel awful, hopeless, lonely and sad.I am trying to be as positive as I can, thinking about the future, I have a life to live and everything is going to be fine.I just have to wait for time to pass so I can get healed

 

Yeah. Understandably you're mourning a bit about the old person (happy and positive) you have seem to lost. But just like a beautiful butterfly transitions from a not so beautiful caterpillar I'm sure this period will function as a means to get to a place where you will look back and notice you've become an even better person.

 

And feeling awful and hopeless is so connected to the withdrawal situation you're now in. It proves to be fleeting once you heal or experience windows.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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Wow, that really sounds nice and true.Mainly I am a happy person, I laugh, joke, not as much as I used to do because of the derealization which is far the worse symptom for me, but I try to stay as positive as I can

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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PerAsperaAdAstra
4 hours ago, Kronos18 said:

Wow, that really sounds nice and true.Mainly I am a happy person, I laugh, joke, not as much as I used to do because of the derealization which is far the worse symptom for me, but I try to stay as positive as I can

 

That's a good attitude my man! And before soon you will have all the more reasons to be positive. You got this!

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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Thank you for your support, you are awesome!!I hope it will be soon, I read many stories and can’t imagine myself like this for years after being on the pills for 2 months.Right now i feel like i’m a psycho, visual disturbances, panic, severe dr/dp, vertigo, tiredness, agitation, headache, head pressure, weakness, can’t feel my legs when walking.I’m literally going mental.

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Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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Hi.Today’s update.Is a pretty bad day full of panic, agitation, vision problems, fear, enxiety, dr/dp, tremors, blured vision, weakness, head pressure and fatigue.All of them are pretty severe.

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Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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Seems like a quite unpleasant potpourri of side-effects you got there.

It's equally bad all day or does it sometimes decrease a bit?

 

You're a strong guy, being able to endure this! 

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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Not equally bad and not everyday, some days are better than others.Today i made 7 weeks since i left pills, i took them for 2 months, I am so desperate as I am only 21 years old and spending most of the time inside the house because of these symptoms

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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1 minute ago, Kronos18 said:

Not equally bad and not everyday, some days are better than others.Today i made 7 weeks since i left pills, i took them for 2 months, I am so desperate as I am only 21 years old and spending most of the time inside the house because of these symptoms

 

Yeah. It definitely doesn't always feel good to go outside of the house when dealing with the symptoms you shared. Especially in London I reckon it must be too much with the hustle and bustle of the city. I do hope you experience some sense of safety in your house, even if it's during windows and less distressing parts within waves.

 

Nonetheless I hope you will experience some good times the next couple of days for I've seen some nice days with sun are coming up where you live.

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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Thank you so much for the support, you are so nice and I really appreciate it.I an really afraid that these pills will let me disabled and derealized, i am afraid of the damage they did to my brain after 2 months

Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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1 minute ago, Kronos18 said:

Thank you so much for the support, you are so nice and I really appreciate it.I an really afraid that these pills will let me disabled and derealized, i am afraid of the damage they did to my brain after 2 months

 

No problem at all Kronos! Just here to help since I've been feeling awful too and I feel compassion for you since you have to deal with it too. I'm happy that you share your struggles here and that you've found a place where people can relate to what is happening to you.

 

I'm absolutely positive you will fully recover! You are so lucky to be able to read here and hear stories of people that went through similar ordeals. But the symptoms you're describing are just plain scary so it's more than normal that you fear remaining in this place forever. I'm sure you won't. And since you're still young you have the potential to learn how to deal with these issues way earlier on than I did. So I'm sure you will make it to the other side!

Antidepressant history

2001 - 2018: Paxil / seroxat (20 mgs), several failed c/t and taper attempts.

2018-September: last failed c/t attempt.

2018-October: reinstated Paxil (30 mgs)

2018-October thru 2019-January: Short-term Oxazepam & Diazepam use. Tapered off very slowly. Jumped 10Jan2019.

 

Brassmonkey Slide Method stats

Started taper in 2020-03-28. Currently in week 3 of slide 12. Down to 8,7082 mgai / 0,1054 mgpw. 70,97% done.

 

Supplements: C, D, Magnesium, NMN, PQQ+CoQ10

Miscellaneous: low on alcohol (1/2 times/year). No substance abuse. Lower carb diet with cheat days. Wim Hof Method. Buteyko. Calisthenics. Hiking.

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