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@Sassenach

i have all symptoms of acute withdrawal:

muscle tics all over

muscle spasms

muscle jerks 

burning skin

unbearable akathesia

heart palpitations  etc etc 

 

 has been coming on last couple of days 

 

i dont feel scared weirdly but I'm lying here wondering as I'm obviously in severe wd whether now is the time to ditch Paxil  and let nature get on with it. 

 

I have taken my medicine correctly since my ct of 2.5 days 

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" i dont feel scared weirdly but I'm lying here wondering as I'm obviously in severe wd whether now is the time to ditch Paxil  and let nature get on with it. "

You are diagnosing yourself again, and look where that got you last time.

You are having a really crappy day and you know that is the very time you should not make changes.

You also know it is only a week since you chucked all meds, reinstated and then updosed pregbalin.

Yes, you have destabilised yourself but do you really want to make matters worse?

You know what you need to do and you are stubborn enough to succeed, so sit tight and start taking care of yourself.

 

Sass

 

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33 minutes ago, Sassenach said:

" i dont feel scared weirdly but I'm lying here wondering as I'm obviously in severe wd whether now is the time to ditch Paxil  and let nature get on with it. "

You are diagnosing yourself again, and look where that got you last time.

You are having a really crappy day and you know that is the very time you should not make changes.

You also know it is only a week since you chucked all meds, reinstated and then updosed pregbalin.

Yes, you have destabilised yourself but do you really want to make matters worse?

You know what you need to do and you are stubborn enough to succeed, so sit tight and start taking care of yourself.

 

Sass

 

I hear what your saying and you could be right . 

 

dont worry going to speak with Paul . 

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Longroadhome

One thought I’m taking antibiotics for water infection could this affect other meds to cause more symptoms? 

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Longroadhome

Didn’t think to add this onto my daily symptom list ! 

At Paul’s  now will post the name of them tomorrow morning 

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1 hour ago, Longroadhome said:

One thought I’m taking antibiotics for water infection could this affect other meds to cause more symptoms? 

 

They can definitely ramp up all the symptoms (they do it for me). Especially those listed in our thread here:

 

 

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Altostrata
17 hours ago, Longroadhome said:

@Altostrata

 

daily notes and symptoms:  

Saturday 3rd August 

6am awake fast heartbeat tingly skin 

7am got up had de caff coffee

8.30am 8.5mg Paxil muscle tension muscle tics 

8.30am breakfast de caf tea

9am work anxious but no cause love my job 

10am 25mg pregabalin 

1pm met partner for coffee ( I had water) dizzy head

2.30pm walked dog felt calmer 

4pm home anxious but kept busy

4.30pm 25mg pregabalin 

7pm partners house had dinner felt calmer  had a de caf coffee 

9pm watched movie calmer

10.30pm bed 

 

Apart from 3 de caf drinks I had plain water

 

Friday 2nd August 

5:30am awake ruminating thoughts 

7am up and showered tingly skin muscle tension de caf coffee 

8:30am 8.2mg Paxil

9am work / breakfast felt anxious but manageable 

10am 25mg pregabalin 

1pm met partner had de caf tea felt anxious 

3pm walked dog calmer 

4pm back to work anxious but kept busy 

4.30pm 25 mg pregabalin 

6pm dinner calmer

8pm partners de caf coffee calmer 

10am bed 

 

 Please accept my apologies for not replying earlier I do understand how busy you are and appreciate your support . 

I will update my drug signature today as I have updosed the pregabalin

 

LRH

 

 

 

 

When did you increase pregabalin? Did your symptom pattern change?

 

Do you feel better or worse after you take Paxil in the morning?

 

Friday looks a better day than Thursday, is that correct?

 

7 hours ago, Longroadhome said:

One thought I’m taking antibiotics for water infection could this affect other meds to cause more symptoms? 

 

The antibiotics should appear in your daily drug and symptom notes.

 

On 7/31/2019 at 3:37 AM, Longroadhome said:

This Sunday just gone  I had a total melt down  and decided to cold turkey off both the Paxil and the pregabalin. (Can’t believe I even thought about doing this !!!) 

So very foolishly I didn’t take either

 

8 hours ago, Longroadhome said:

@Sassenach

i have all symptoms of acute withdrawal:

muscle tics all over

muscle spasms

muscle jerks 

burning skin

unbearable akathesia

heart palpitations  etc etc 

 

 has been coming on last couple of days 

 

i dont feel scared weirdly but I'm lying here wondering as I'm obviously in severe wd whether now is the time to ditch Paxil  and let nature get on with it. 

 

I have taken my medicine correctly since my ct of 2.5 days 

 

We work very hard at providing peer counseling here to help people go off psychiatric drugs. One thing we always tell people is not to do impulsive things like cold turkey off the drugs. Do you recall this advice?

 

I'm very sorry  you're having such difficulty, but it seems you are working against yourself. We can't help you if you do this -- your ability to sabotage yourself is much greater than any advice you can get from friends on the Web.

 

It's possible your symptoms are from your ill-advised cold turkey of both Paxil and pregabalin 5 days ago, or they could be from a combination of the antibiotics and the cold turkey. When you upset the apple cart like this, very often we can't do much to help.

 

I don't know what to suggest to deal with your current symptoms other than to hold on your current drug schedule, stop changing your drugs, and cope with your symptoms. Hopefully, they'll go away after a while. Sorry.

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5 hours ago, Altostrata said:

 

When did you increase pregabalin? Did your symptom pattern change?

 

Do you feel better or worse after you take Paxil in the morning?

 

Friday looks a better day than Thursday, is that correct?

 

 

The antibiotics should appear in your daily drug and symptom notes.

 

 

 

We work very hard at providing peer counseling here to help people go off psychiatric drugs. One thing we always tell people is not to do impulsive things like cold turkey off the drugs. Do you recall this advice?

 

I'm very sorry  you're having such difficulty, but it seems you are working against yourself. We can't help you if you do this -- your ability to sabotage yourself is much greater than any advice you can get from friends on the Web.

 

It's possible your symptoms are from your ill-advised cold turkey of both Paxil and pregabalin 5 days ago, or they could be from a combination of the antibiotics and the cold turkey. When you upset the apple cart like this, very often we can't do much to help.

 

I don't know what to suggest to deal with your current symptoms other than to hold on your current drug schedule, stop changing your drugs, and cope with your symptoms. Hopefully, they'll go away after a while. Sorry.

Good morning Alto

thank you for your reply

to answer your questions as folllows:

i increased the pregabalin as of last Tuesday 29/7 from

1x25mg a day to 2 x25mg per day . 

The symptom

pattern changed but I think that was due to not taking any meds for 2 .5 days. Started getting muscle tics and jerks and body tremors . 

I wake up to anxiety each morning I usually feel better of an evening so taking the Paxil of a morning doesn’t affect my symptoms they are a continuation throughout the day. 

 

Yes you are correct Friday was slightly bette than Thursday for me . 

The antibiotics I am taking are called Nitrofurantoin. 

100mg each tablet and I take one at 8am and the other at 4pm .i started taking them last Friday . Prior to this the day before I had been given tramithiprim (not sure of the spelling of this one ) and only took 2 tablets because I definitely had a reaction to it within an hour of taking . I had Akathisia very bad and fast heart rate . Took a second one just to make sure it wasn’t me over reacting and the same thing happened again . 

 

I know you work very hard and I don’t know where I’d be without this site and you and the other mods . Yes I recall the advice . What happened was I was feeling slightly better and foolishly decided to taper the pregabalin  while holding on the Paxil . Hence I started getting more wd symptoms and had a melt down . 

 

I agree with your last paragraph. I need to stick with present medication im

on 

8.2 mg paxil

2x25mg pregabalin 

Accept the symptoms I am getting due to above changes and wait for it to settle down . 

Thank you so much for your reply I appreciate your help more than you know even though I have been foolish and been governed by my symptoms the last few weeks .

Thsnk you for your continued support it means more than you know . 

LRH

 

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On 8/4/2019 at 9:07 AM, Longroadhome said:

@Altostrata

 

daily notes and symptoms:  

Saturday 3rd August 

6am awake fast heartbeat tingly skin 

7am got up had de caff coffee

8.30am 8.5mg Paxil muscle tension muscle tics 

8.30am breakfast de caf tea

9am work anxious but no cause love my job 

10am 25mg pregabalin 

1pm met partner for coffee ( I had water) dizzy head

2.30pm walked dog felt calmer 

4pm home anxious but kept busy

4.30pm 25mg pregabalin 

7pm partners house had dinner felt calmer  had a de caf coffee 

9pm watched movie calmer

10.30pm bed 

 

Apart from 3 de caf drinks I had plain water

 

Friday 2nd August 

5:30am awake ruminating thoughts 

7am up and showered tingly skin muscle tension de caf coffee 

8:30am 8.2mg Paxil

9am work / breakfast felt anxious but manageable 

10am 25mg pregabalin 

1pm met partner had de caf tea felt anxious 

3pm walked dog calmer 

4pm back to work anxious but kept busy 

4.30pm 25 mg pregabalin 

6pm dinner calmer

8pm partners de caf coffee calmer 

10am bed 

 

 Please accept my apologies for not replying earlier I do understand how busy you are and appreciate your support . 

I will update my drug signature today as I have updosed the pregabalin

 

LRH

 

 

 

@Altostrata

 

Monday August  05

7:15am          awake and up feel depressed

8:30am          8.2mg paxil. Drinking water. 

8:45am.         Nitrofurantoin antibiotic.       

9am.               Food shop for work. Fast        

                       heartbeat and sweating                   

9am               In work.  Breakfast.  100mg                     

                       Magnesium  Akathisia bad 

                        De caf coffee

10am.            25mg pregabalin 

12:15.            Met partner 2 de caf coffees

                       Akathisia came on bad

1pm.              Shopping. Panicky and 

                       Sweaty but not scared by it 

                       So it diminished

2pm.              Lunch 100mg magnesium 

3pm.              Long walk with Georgie 🐕    

                      * Calm but not symptom free

4:30pm         25mg pregabalin 

5pm.              Nitro antibiotic 

5pm.              Gardening. *Calm but not    

                       Symptom free

7pm.              Dinner . 100mg magnesium 

8/10pm.        Internet . Calm low 

                        Symptoms . Drinking water

10:30pm.       Bed 💤 . Calm low symptom 

 

*.                  Hot tingly skin, tightness in 

                     Body, tinnitus, tense tummy 

                     Muscles 

 

 

 

 

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On 8/4/2019 at 9:34 PM, bubble said:

 

They can definitely ramp up all the symptoms (they do it for me). Especially those listed in our thread here:

 

 

Thank you for your reply it has been very helpful Bubble I appreciate it. :) 

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@Altostrata

 

tuesday 6th August

 

6am.       Woke up anxious but managed to 

                 Rest

7am.       Got up muscles very tense body 

                 Tremors hot tingly skin . De caf 

                 Tea

7.30am.  Antibiotic taken with water 

8.30am.  8.2ng Paxil 

10am.     25mg pregabalin . At work 

                Akathesia 

11am.    Daughters house with new 

               Granddaughter . Bit calmer then 

               Akathesia returned 

1pm.      Lunch out then de caf coffee . Bit

               Calmer but still tense

2pm.      Met partner de caf coffee anxious

3pm.     Walked Georgie 🐕 bit calmer

4pm       25mg pregabalin 

6pm.      Antibiotic taken with glass water 

 

day so far will post the rest tomorrow morning . 

Can you please advice how many days you need ? 

Thank you so much for your continued support 

LRH 

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Altostrata

We need you to post your daily notes continuously. We won't be able to see a baseline symptom from your current drug intake until you are off the antibiotics.

 

Because of your prior cold turkey of 2 drugs at once, I cannot tell if you are getting an adverse reaction from the antibiotics or from the cold turkey. This is what happens when you upset the apple cart with sudden drug changes.

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18 hours ago, Altostrata said:

We need you to post your daily notes continuously. We won't be able to see a baseline symptom from your current drug intake until you are off the antibiotics.

 

Because of your prior cold turkey of 2 drugs at once, I cannot tell if you are getting an adverse reaction from the antibiotics or from the cold turkey. This is what happens when you upset the apple cart with sudden drug changes.

Thank you for your continued support after my error. 

Continuation of yesterday’s notes:

7pm.        Food shop. horrible anger     

                  Surges.

                 Just came over me no reason

7:30pm.   Light dinner.  250mg

                 Magnesium 

8pm.        Friends house. Calmer 

11pm.      Bed

12:30.      Woke up with surge of 

                  Palpitations. Then dozing with 

                 Ruminating thoughts through

                  Night

 

note:  I sometimes take 1x250mg magnesium once a day instead of 3x100mg three times a day. Reason being on the days im

off my food and only have one meal

as above. 

 

will post todays once completed. 

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Please post a full 24 hour period at a time.

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Longroadhome

@Altostrata

Good morning Alto :) 

I finished my antibiotics for water infection on Tuesday. 

 

Wednesday 7th August 

 

not a good sleep awake on and off from 12:30am . Woke with a surge of Adrenalin and palpitations . Lasted 20 minutes, 

 

7:30am.       Got up . De caf tea

8am.             Dentist feeling anxious tense 

8:30am.       8.2mg Paxil 

9am.             Shopping still anxious tense 

                      Fast heart beat and sweaty 

10am.           25mg Pregabalin 

11am.          Looking after granddaughter. 

                      Quite calm 

12.00.         Brunch with daughter. 100mg 

                    Magnesium . De caf coffee

                     Adrenaline surge . Fast heart 

                    Tense sweaty 

1pm.           Still feeling tense from adren

                    Surge but calming . With 

                    Partner. 

2pm.           Shopping . Tense edgy .

3pm.           Resting at home.  calm 

4.30pm.    25mg pregabalin 

5.30pm.     Walked Georgie 🐕 calm 

7pm.          Sisters for dinner. Calm 100mg 

                   Magnesium 

11pm.       Home. Bed. calm. Good sleep. 

 

 

 

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Altostrata

We will need to look at your symptom pattern over some time to see what your baseline symptoms are. It's not clear what's going on.

 

Am I to understand that you eat irregularly and allow your blood sugar to bottom out?

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3 hours ago, Altostrata said:

We will need to look at your symptom pattern over some time to see what your baseline symptoms are. It's not clear what's going on.

 

Am I to understand that you eat irregularly and allow your blood sugar to bottom out?

Hello Alto 

I like to eat regularly, breakfast lunch and dinner but since these symptoms have appeared at times I have no appetite. Lack of appetite happens mainly mornings by the afternoon I’m usually really hungry. But I’m trying to correct this by having a cereal no matter how I feel each morning. 

I do have snacks if I’m eating later but haven’t included them in my time line as they are always on the go. I have a boiled egg . Cheese and a handful of nuts each afternoon. Will include going forward. 

 

Thursday 8th August 

 

7am       Really good sleep woke up feeling 

               Calm. Showered. De caf tea. 

8:30am  8.2mg Paxil

9am.      Breakfast 100mg magnesium

9am. -  1pm. Home. Preparing house 

              As partner moving in with his two 

              Children this coming weekend.

              Low anxiety quite calm

1pm.     Met up with partner tea room . De    

               Caf  coffee  So I thought but was  

               Given caffeinated By mistake 

2pm.      Met daughter and son had lunch

              100mg magnesium 2 de caf

              Coffees.  Calm then  had anxiety  

               surge . Hot face fast 

              Beating heart sweaty etc

             This happened twice while at lunch

3:20pm home carried on sorting things

              Out for partner to move in . Felt

              quite calm. 

4:40pm. Pregabalin 

5pm.    Walked Georgie 🐕 had anger 

             Surge no reason but it 

              Dissipated during walk

6pm.     Had snack low anxiety

8pm.      Partners . Dinner . Had small 

              Anxiety surge

10pm.    Bed

 

although i do not include on my timeline depression and mood swings alternate frequently throughout each day . Do you want me to include on my timeline it’s so up and down ? 

Thank you 

LRH 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Altostrata said:

We will need to look at your symptom pattern over some time to see what your baseline symptoms are. It's not clear what's going on.

 

Am I to understand that you eat irregularly and allow your blood sugar to bottom out?

Alto 

do you think I updosed my pregabalin by too much after being on 1x25mg for 6 weeks ? 

If so Is it too late to change ? 

 

This is what I was on: 

End of November to beginning of January  2019: 150mg taken 3x50mg a day

January 2019. 2x50mg one of a morning one of an evening.

March 2019: 3x25mg each day taken morning noon and night 

May  2019 : 2x25mg one of a morning and one of an evening 

june 18th  2019: 1x25mg taken of a morning 

this is when symptoms ramped up. 

July 29th back to 2x25mg one of a morning one of an evening 

 

Thank you for your help it means so much . 

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Ps I’m not asking to change i just want to make sure I’m on the right dose for long term holding to stabilise so please don’t think I’m going to alter anything because I’m not only on your say so. 

 

LRH 

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Good morning Alto hope your weekend is good. 

Friday 9th August 

6:30am.       Really good sleep. Woke 

                      Anxious . Not cortisol

                      Spike. Tense, nervous

7am.            Got up de caf tea

8:30am.      8.2mg Paxil. Still very tense

9am.             Breakfast 100mg magnesium 

10am.           Called to daughters new baby 

                       Very  Low. Anxious. Tense. 

10am.           25mg pregabalin 

11:30am.     Back home. Anxious very 

                      Tense

1pm.            Met partner for lunch

                     Anxiety continues to

                     dominate 100mg mag

                     2 cups de caf coffee

3pm.            Popped into work. Tense. Edgy

4pm.            Home. Still tense. 25mg 

                      Pregab

5pm.            Walked Georgie 🐕 calmer

6pm.            Snack. Home resting calmer 

8pm.             Partners house calmer dinner

                      100mg magnesium

11pm.          Bed

woke up 12:30am palpitations and missed heart beats . Realised this was chocolate I had eaten after dinner . Haven’t had this reaction before . Calmed after 20 mins and went back off to sleep. 

 

I would say most of the way I felt today could be attributed to symptoms of Akathisia 

 

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Morning Alto 

 

Saturday 10th August

 

6am       woke up . Good sleep felt calm

               De caf tea

7am.      Got up. De caf coffee. Quite calm

7:30am. Walked Georgie 🐕 felt anxious 

8:30am. 8.2mg Paxil 

9am.      Breakfast 100mg magnesium 

10am.    25mg. Pregabalin tense and 

               Anxious 

11am.    Partners house packing and 

               Cleaning (moving into my house)

1pm.     Lunch 100mg magnesium . 

              Two de caf coffee. Anxious

1.40pm back at partners anxious 

6pm.    Dinner 100 mg magnesium 

7:30pm Home. 25mg pregabalin. 3.5 hour

              Late taking due to being at 

               Partners house. Calmer

9pm.     Relaxing feel calmer

10am.    Bed 

 

Anxiety throughout the day felt like Akathisia. 

Had a sip of diet tango and had palpitations after . Realised I am getting sensitive to foods as this is starting to happen more since med changes and symptoms intensity. 

 

I drink lots of water aside from de caf drinks of which I have now limited myself . 

 

Thank you Alto 

 

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Morning Alto

 

Sunday 12th August 

6am        Good sleep 

7am.     Woke up showered feeling anxious 

8:30am. 8.2mg Paxil

8:30am  walked Georgie 🐕 anxious 

10am.    Breakfast 25mg pregabalin 

               100mg magnesium 

11am.   At partners packing things to take

              To mine. Anxiety continues. 

12:30.   Lunch . Had heart palps after 

               100mg magnesium 

4pm.     Shopping . Home 

4.25pm. 25mg pregabalin 

5.30pm. Dinner.  100mg magnesium   

                Had heart palpitations for about 

                An hour then settled. 

7pm.      Started to feel calmer 

10pm.    Bed 

 

think I am starting to get sensitive to foods as I have started to get heart palpitations after eating is this common in wd and what can I do to alleviate this? 

 

Body can’t seem to handle even the slightest amount of stress it goes into overdrive with anxiety symptoms. Even a thought can do this . 

 

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@Altostrata

 

hello there i hope you are well and have enjoyed your weekend.

I have posted all updates of my symptoms/daily timetables  for you to view

 

Many thanks for your continued support 

LRH

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Altostrata

Your symptom pattern appears to be better, is that correct?

 

Even decaf coffee has some caffeine in it. Might be better for you to drink decaf tea.

 

On 8/9/2019 at 12:25 AM, Longroadhome said:

although i do not include on my timeline depression and mood swings alternate frequently throughout each day . Do you want me to include on my timeline it’s so up and down ? 

 

You're moving house, seems there's a lot of stress in your life. We don't have to know about normal mood fluctuations.

 

On 8/9/2019 at 1:05 AM, Longroadhome said:

do you think I updosed my pregabalin by too much after being on 1x25mg for 6 weeks ? 

If so Is it too late to change ? 

 

I don't know. We need to know more about your daily symptom pattern.

 

On 8/10/2019 at 12:46 AM, Longroadhome said:

10am.           Called to daughters new baby 

 

Are you worrying about the new baby?

 

On 8/11/2019 at 12:00 AM, Longroadhome said:

10am.    25mg. Pregabalin tense and 

               Anxious 

 

How do you feel before and after taking the morning and evening pregabalin?

 

On 8/11/2019 at 10:37 PM, Longroadhome said:

10am.    Breakfast 25mg pregabalin 

               100mg magnesium 

11am.   At partners packing things to take

              To mine. Anxiety continues. 

12:30.   Lunch . Had heart palps after 

               100mg magnesium 

4pm.     Shopping . Home 

4.25pm. 25mg pregabalin 

5.30pm. Dinner.  100mg magnesium   

                Had heart palpitations for about 

                An hour then settled. 

 

May be better for you to put the magnesium back in the cabinet for now.

 

Please continue to post daily notes.

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Hello @Altostrata

my symptom

pattern is very up and down as can be seen in the following two posts. 

I think you’re  right and will stick to de caf tea going forward . 

I’m  not moving house my partner has moved in with me . 

Im not worrying about the new baby just keeping my eye on my daughter as it’s her first and she’s coping well but has her moments . 

Im not sure what the pregabalin is doing now as symptoms have really ramped up. I’ll keep an eye on if symptoms are worse or a little better after taking over the next week. And monitor how I’m feeling before I take it etc 

Ive been thinking about ditching the magnesium for now so as you’ve brought it up that’s what I’ll do and see if this has any effect. 

Thank you so much for your feedback Alto. 

 

Monday 12th August 

6am.               Woke up slept quite well

6:30am.          Up and showered . Anxious

7:25am.         8.2mg Paxil . Had to take 

                        One hour earlier due to being

                         In work early

7:45am.          Walked sons dog he’s away . 

                        Anxious

8:15am.          Work. Breakfast. 100mg 

                         Magnesium. Fast heart rate

10am.              25mg pregabalin 

12:30.              Walked sons dog . Anxious

1pm.               Snack 100mg magnesium 

1pm.               Met partner. De caf coff

2pm.               Shopping. Still very tense

3pm.                Home resting . Cooked 

                         Dinner very anxious 

3:45pm          afternoon snack 

4pm.               25mg pregabalin 

6pm.               Dinner with partners family

                         Still feel   Anxious 100 mg

                        Magnesium 

7pm.               Relaxing feeling calmer

9pm.               Bed 

 

today I felt anxious all day fast heart rate tense and agitated . Is this Akathisia?

there was no reason for me to feel like this I am comfortable and familiar with my routine and the people in my life. 

 

Tuesday 13th August

 

6:45am.    Woke up not bad sleep. Got up 

                   Showered. Calm de caf cof

7:30am.     8.2mg Paxil tense and nervous

                   Taken med one hour early 

                   Because of  early schedule 

7:45am.    Walked sons dog feeling tense

8:15am.     Work. Breakfast tense and   

                   Anxious 

9am.          Breakfast 100mg Magnesium 

10am.        25mg pregabalin anxiety 

                    Continues 

1pm.          Met partner de caf coff snack

2pm.         Walked sons dog tense 

3pm.          Shopping 

4pm.         Home prepping dinner very 

                   Tense. 25mg pregabalin 

                   Snack. Agitated and anger 

                   Inside me . No reason . 

6pm.        Gym fast heart rate during 

                  Session never had this 

                  Before 

7:15pm.    Walked sons dog tense 

8pm.         Home dinner 100mg 

                   Magnesium fast heart rate 

9pm.         relaxing  calmer 

10pm.       Bed 

 

had two episodes of quite intense anger today for no reason just came out the blue and lasted over an hour each time . 

 

Thank you Alto 

 

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Wednesday 14th August 

Hello @Altostrata

Hope you are well thank you for your continued support 

 

6am.      Awake very bad sleep . Awake all

               Night muscle twitches early hours

               Up de caf tea

7am.     8.2mg Paxil feeling anxious 

7.15am walked sons dog . Anxious

8.10am  work.  

9am.      Breakfast . De caf tea tense

10am.    25mg Pregabalin 

1pm.      Met partner de caf coffee. tense 

1.30pm.  Lunch

2pm.      Walked sons dog. Feeling calmer

2.40pm.  Shopping.  calmer

3.15pm.  Home prepped dinner. Calmer

                 Snack

4pm.        Resting. Calm. 25mg. Pregabalin 

6pm.        Walked Georgie and Bella 🐕     

                 Very calm

7.40pm.  Dinner. Very calm.  chatting 

                De caf tea

9am.        Sitting doing crossword felt 

                  Normal 

10am.      Bed 

 

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Hello @Altostrata

 

Thursday 15th August 

6am.       Awake good sleep. Cortisol spike

6.30am. Up and showered feeling of rage

                 No reason de caf tea

7.15am.   8.2mg Paxil 

7.45am.   Work . Felt quite calm mood 

                  lifted

 9am.       Breakfast.  calm 

10am.      25mg pregabalin 

In work until 12.30 good morning felt really calm just had one episode really strange feeling half head was numb. 

1pm.        Met partner de caf coffee 

2pm          back to work . Good afternoon .

                   Calm

4pm.        Home. 25mg pregabalin. Calm

                 Cooked dinner 

6pm.        Dinner de caf tea 

7pm.       Walked Georgie 🐕 calm 

                With daughter 

9pm.       Home . Crossword very calm 

                Relaxed 

11pm.     Bed 

 

today my my mood was lifted considerably from the day before . This lasted all day . 

 

 

 

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Hello @Altostrata

hope you are enjoying a good start to your weekend 

 

I think yesterday and part of the day before May have been a window what do you think ?

today I am back in a bad wave 

 

Friday 16th August 

6.15am.  Woke up good sleep 

7am.       Got up showered de caf tea 

                While in shower had palpitations 

                And small spikes of panic 

8am.       8.2mg Paxil

8.30am.  Work. Akathisia 

9am.         Breakfast

10.30am. 25 mg pregabalin. Akathisia 

1pm.        Met family for light lunch.

                 Akathisia . De caf coffee 

2pm.      Met partner de caf tea. Akathisia 

2.40pm.  Back to work 

4.40pm.  25mg pregabalin 

6pm.        Finished work went home 

6.30pm.   Dinner. Akathisia 

8pm.         Resting doing crossword but 

                 Still extremely tense 

                 Ate some chocolate 

9.30pm.   Fell asleep on settee  woke up

                  Anxiety surge (chocolate?)

10.45pm.  Bed difficult to get to sleep

 

today I had Akathisia all day/night it was intense and I felt high anxiety jittery and couldn’t keep still . Relaxing was very hard as I felt like I was ‘wired’ . But I did manage a good sleep surprisingly! 

Dont know whether it’s worth mentioning but I had spent the day painting a room at work as we are doing a lot of decorating there at the moment. 

 

Enjoy your weekend Alto 

  

 

 

               

 

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Are you getting symptom after eating?

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Hello @Altostrata hope your weekend was good. 

 

Saturday 17th August 

 

6am.     Woke up good sleep

7am.     Got up. Walked Georgie 🐕     

               Very anxious

8.30sm. 8.2mg paxil

 9.30am breakfast

10am.    25mg pregabalin Anxiety 

11am.    Gym little calmer on and off

1pm.      Partners house packing things up

               Anxious but manageable 

2pm.      Lunch 

4pm.      25mg pregabalin 

5pm.     Home cooking dinner calmer 

7pm.     Resting watching tv calm 

8pm.     Walked Georgie 🐕 down canal 

               Path . Relaxing calm

9pm.     Crossword and tv calm

10.30pm bed 

 

 

Sunday 18th August 

 

6.15am.   Awake good sleep

7am.        Got up showered anxious 

8am.        8.2mg Paxil 

10am.     Walked Georgie 🐕 Anxious 

                25mg pregabalin 

11am       gardening anxious 

1pm.       Met partner de caf coffee little

                 Anxious 

1:30pm.   Lunch 

2pm.        Shopping 

2.45pm.   Snack 

3pm.         Cooking dinner little anxious 

4pm.          25mg pregabalin 

5pm.          Gym quite calm 

6pm.        Met up with friend. De caf coffee 

                 Quite calm 

7pm.       Dinner calm de caf tea 

8pm.       Relaxing calm 

10pm.     Bed calm 

 

thank you Alto 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

Are you getting symptom after eating?

No just whenever I’m in a situation that ramps up the anxiety . 

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11 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Are you getting symptom after eating?

I thought I was getting it when I have chocolate or a fizzy drink or some foods but to be honest sometimes I get fast heart beat and tension but another night sane food nothing . 

Recording my daily symptom pattern has been really good fir me Alto because I’m really trying to identify anything such as food or drink that is ramping up my symptoms . But what iM really thinking is I’ve unsettled my system and I must now bear with it and give it time to settle down .youve really helped me with this and I thank you so much as I now really know that I’ve been wanting to rush off these meds and have been impatient . I’ve honestly learnt my lesson I i understand  I’ve put myself back in terms of unbalancing my CNS but I also feel a positive has come from it . This being I’m learning to accept and roll with each symptom that appears and not be afraid which I feel will serve me well ahead when I settle and start to taper S LOWLY .

dont worry this is way off . 

Thank you 

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Morning @Altostrata

 

Monday 19th August 

 

6am.     Good sleep woke up calm 

7am.     Got up showered started to 

               Feel anxious 

              De caf tea

8am.     8.2mg Paxil . prepping dinner

               Feeling anxious  

8.30am picking up some shopping 

               For work . Anxious

9am.      Work. breakfast 

9.20am painting at work depression 

               Bad 

10am.    25mg pregabalin 

1pm.      Met partner de caf coffee

                Anxious 

1.30om. Lunch 

2pm.      Walked Georgie 🐕 calmer

3pm.      Shopping 

3.30pm snack 

4pm.      Cooking a little anxious 

                25mg pregabalin 

 6pm.      Gym . Feeling a little calmer

7pm.       Home . Dinner little calmer

8pm.       Relaxing calmer 

10.30pm bed 

 

lots of new symptoms have started to appear over last few days . Stabbing pains in head and half of my head goes numb 

on and off and very bad stomach aches and pains. 

 

 

Tuesday 20th August

 

6am.     Good sleep

7am.     Got up showered feeling very 

               Anxious . De caf tea

8am.      8.2mg Paxil

8.30am breakfast 

10am     25mg pregabalin

10.30am dentist . Feeling quite calm

11.15am.  Met up with family feeling calm

                   Then half of my head went

                 Numb. Lasted an hour

                  De caf coff  

12.30.     Shopping. a little anxious

1pm.        Home. Lunch. Anxious

3.30pm.   Popped daughters . Quite calm

5pm.        Dinner . 

6pm.       Light gardening anxious 

               25mg pregabalin 

7.30pm.  Friends house quite calm 

11pm.    Home. Bed 

 

new symptoms persist . 

After messing with meds I am definitely in deeper withdrawal and I’m supposing this is why I’m getting lots of new unrelenting symptoms? 

 

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