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Gridley
12 hours ago, Priscilla said:

I think I could manage much better if I knew that in say 3 years from now I'd be fine.

 

Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how long it will take.   It might be helpful for you to read some of the success stories (one the main forums) to give you some confidence that you will heal.  


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Began taper using Brassmonkey slide 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  

Current from Sept.23, 2020 at 0.05mg

Taper is 99.75% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .33mg


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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Priscilla
2 minutes ago, Gridley said:

 

Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how long it will take.   It might be helpful for you to read some of the success stories (one the main forums) to give you some confidence that you will heal.  

 

Thank you, I sure hope to write my recovery story some day soon. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: Are my chances of healing the same even though I can't even describe what I'm going through? Thanks in advance for reading

 

 

Priscilla


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Gridley
10 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Are my chances of healing the same even though I can't even describe what I'm going through? Thanks in advance for reading

 

It makes no difference whatsoever whether or not you can describe what you're going through.  The healing goes on regardless.  I can't put into good words some of the things I'm going through.  It makes no difference.   


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Began taper using Brassmonkey slide 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  

Current from Sept.23, 2020 at 0.05mg

Taper is 99.75% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .33mg


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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Priscilla
3 minutes ago, Gridley said:

 

It makes no difference whatsoever whether or not you can describe what you're going through.  The healing goes on regardless.  I can't put into good words some of the things I'm going through.  It makes no difference.   

That's great news!

 

 

Priscilla


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: As always, as much pain as I tend to be in when I'm actually feeling good I like to document it to remind myself that healing is possible. Right now I woke up at 7:30 am and feel fine so far, I got up earlier for suhoor at 4:00am and felt fine then too. Lets just hope that this continues because yesterday was rough for me. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: Can people really heal in years or is that just told to calm people down who may otherwise be hopeless? Sorry for the ignorance in my question it's just that 6 months is a long time to be sick and after this long being sick becomes the norm for me. By the way, I'm feeling fine it's just that it's really hard for me to savor the ,moment when I know soon enough i'll be feeling bad again.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Priscilla 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: Earlier I did not know if i was feeling bad or good. Right now I'm going in and out of feeling good and bad. It's hell. I look forward to the day when I am well and can write my recovery story. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Gridley
5 hours ago, Priscilla said:

it's just that 6 months is a long time to be sick 

 

 Six months is not that long, unfortunately.  Yes, people really do heal.  But the process is going to take a lot longer than most of us want and it is going to be frustrating along the way.  The information is the following link can be upsetting but also contains a lot of hope. The first two essays deal with how long it takes but also give the assurance than healing is constantly going on.

 

 

How Long Is Withdrawal Going to Take? (this post - see below) 


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Began taper using Brassmonkey slide 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  

Current from Sept.23, 2020 at 0.05mg

Taper is 99.75% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .33mg


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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Update: My worst fear is that 2-3 years will pass and I still won't be well.


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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1 minute ago, Gridley said:

 

 Six months is not that long, unfortunately.  Yes, people really do heal.  But the process is going to take a lot longer than most of us want and it is going to be frustrating along the way.  The information is the following link can be upsetting but also contains a lot of hope. The first two essays deal with how long it takes but also give the assurance than healing is constantly going on.

 

 

How Long Is Withdrawal Going to Take? (this post - see below) 

Thanks Gridley I really appreciate your feedback as of late. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: I went out today and am feeling much better. It's stuff like this that make me wonder if my symptoms are psychological. But then again I'm sure it isn't healthy to stay indoors all the time either. I just wish I could appreciate feeling well instead of dreading the moment when I start to feel bad again. 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

Priscilla 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: I woke up and so far am feeling fine. I hope this continues. Will update again soon. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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2 hour later update: I woke up feeling good now I'm feeling so-so. In other words, I had a near 2 hour window now I'm in a wave. Is this normal? I thought waves and windows were more spaced apart like, for example, 1 week window, 1 week wave not 2 hours apart.

 

 

Priscilla 

 

 

PS. I think I'm doomed to feel bad forever...


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Gridley
7 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

2 hour later update: I woke up feeling good now I'm feeling so-so. In other words, I had a near 2 hour window now I'm in a wave. Is this normal? I thought waves and windows were more spaced apart like, for example, 1 week window, 1 week wave not 2 hours apart.

 

 

Priscilla 

 

 

PS. I think I'm doomed to feel bad forever...

 

Wave and windows throughout the day are totally normal.

 

You are not doomed to feel bad forever.  Look at how you felt  yesterday and some of today.  


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Began taper using Brassmonkey slide 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  

Current from Sept.23, 2020 at 0.05mg

Taper is 99.75% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .33mg


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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Priscilla
9 minutes ago, Gridley said:

 

Wave and windows throughout the day are totally normal.

 

You are not doomed to feel bad forever.  Look at how you felt  yesterday and some of today.  

Thanks, I sure hope you're right. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: Once again, I woke up feeling fine. Lets see how long this lasts. Will update soon. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Albin
On 3/23/2019 at 5:52 AM, Priscilla said:

Topic title:  Mucuna Puriens L-Dopa

 

any thoughts on mucuna puriens l-dopa aiding in antipsychotic withdrawal recovery?

 

I tried it. I got this crazy rush, like an amphetamine overdose, and it damaged me  severely and I haven't recovered, only gotten worse. So I don't recommend.


2018: 17 December 1 pill Lexapro 10mg, 22-26 december 10 mg Olanzapine. Imovane 10 mg between December-March. 2019: Injection cicordinol in February. 

 

Supplements taken during December-Januari (2018-2019).

Gotu Kola, Mucuna Pruriens, Magnesium, Zinc, Curcummin, Omega 3, K2, D3

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2 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Lets see how long this lasts.

 

Hi Priscilla,

I almost hate to sound like Polly Positive(just because so many are having difficulties), but why not say or shift your thinking to "Oh, this will probably be the start of a great window"?

 

I just know that sometimes my self prophecies ARE not helpful.

I often do gratitude lists, on paper and when feeling a bit overwhelmed.........even write down all the things I have managed to do in spite of it all.

It's helpful, and a big deal, to slowly change our thought patterns.

Just like it was, when I took all my medications/drugs........thinking that was the answer...........

I find it ironic sometimes......personally though, I think I can work my practices much better post medications/drugs.

 

Have you found any helps in the Symptoms and Self care forum?  Non-drug techniques for coping.

Just go to the first post in the link ^.  And you'll find a whole list of linked topics on various coping skills and information. 

 

Here's a CBT course,  that you can do online even. (it's from the UK, but I can access it)

 

It sounds like getting out and about for a bit really helped you too.

You sound good Priscilla.

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

 


Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal ,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once(Provigil,) Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic  2016 December 9- completely off all medications!!!!!

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= 1800 mg/day. Magnesium complex, orally, diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C, D3, and E.  B12, melatonin tapered to 1mg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=400 mcg plus daily spinach. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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1 hour ago, manymoretodays said:

 

Hi Priscilla,

I almost hate to sound like Polly Positive(just because so many are having difficulties), but why not say or shift your thinking to "Oh, this will probably be the start of a great window"?

 

I just know that sometimes my self prophecies ARE not helpful.

I often do gratitude lists, on paper and when feeling a bit overwhelmed.........even write down all the things I have managed to do in spite of it all.

It's helpful, and a big deal, to slowly change our thought patterns.

Just like it was, when I took all my medications/drugs........thinking that was the answer...........

I find it ironic sometimes......personally though, I think I can work my practices much better post medications/drugs.

 

Have you found any helps in the Symptoms and Self care forum?  Non-drug techniques for coping.

Just go to the first post in the link ^.  And you'll find a whole list of linked topics on various coping skills and information. 

 

Here's a CBT course,  that you can do online even. (it's from the UK, but I can access it)

 

It sounds like getting out and about for a bit really helped you too.

You sound good Priscilla.

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

 

Hi Manymoretodays,

 

Thank you for your thoughtful response. I'll have a look at the non drug techniques for coping.

 

Cheers,

 

Priscilla 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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2 hours ago, Albin said:

I tried it. I got this crazy rush, like an amphetamine overdose, and it damaged me  severely and I haven't recovered, only gotten worse. So I don't recommend.

Thanks for the heads up!


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: I don't know how I'm feeling currently. I know that makes no sense and I'm probably the only person on the planet who experiences this. I hope I heal. I know it may take as much as 2 years (or more) but I hope it happens. I just don't understand how I'm sick from taking "medicine." So unfair!


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: Once again, I don't know if I'm feeling good or bad. Actually, I take that back, I'm feeling okay. I hope this continues...


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

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RichT
46 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Update: Once again, I don't know if I'm feeling good or bad. Actually, I take that back, I'm feeling okay. I hope this continues...

 

That’s great news Priscilla.


 = medication taken now

 

2007 quetiapine to March 2019 200mg

2019 quetiapine March to present 225mg 

2007 citalopram to present 40mg 
2018 March Abilify 5mg  
2019 Abilify February rapid taper over 3 weeks from 5mg to off

2019 March Clonazepam as required, taken very occasionally, then taken 0.5mg for 2 days 28th and 29th March, now phased out

2019 1st April reinstated Abilify 0.5mg / day 

2018 to present Liquid B12 2g twice daily (diagnosed B12 deficiency) 
 

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Priscilla
3 minutes ago, RichT said:

 

That’s great news Priscilla.

Thanks. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: I think I may be slowly improving. Not 100% sure, but it's a possibility. I would not say that I'm 100% yet but maybe in time. On a side note, I'm going to get a check-up to see how everything else is going health-wise. I suspect I may have kidney disease, I hope not though. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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5 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Update: I think I may be slowly improving. Not 100% sure, but it's a possibility. I would not say that I'm 100% yet but maybe in time. On a side note, I'm going to get a check-up to see how everything else is going health-wise. I suspect I may have kidney disease, I hope not though. 

That's great, Priscilla.


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Began taper using Brassmonkey slide 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  

Current from Sept.23, 2020 at 0.05mg

Taper is 99.75% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .33mg


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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Distraction post: James H. is not leading in jeopardy currently. Breaking news


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Sounds like things are improving for you Priscilla, I see a lot of posts saying you're having good patches!

 

Maybe a bit like riding a bike down a dirt track back towards town - lots of bumps and dips in the road but if you keep your eyes looking way down the road instead of focussing on each bump and dip the ride kind of smooths out :-)


*** I am not a health professional - your actions are your own ***

 

My taper visualised as a graph   |   My intro thread

 

10mg olanzapine 2003-06.  3mg risperidone 2006-2014 gave slight weight loss but mediocre sleep.  Abrupt x-taper to try aripiprazole Dec 2014 increasingly restless (Freddy the blind man could've seen that coming, shame about the pdoc) then back onto 10mg olanzapine after 3 weeks.

Round 1:  2015 10 -> 7 1/2 -> 6 2/3 -> 5mg olanzapine.   Hadn't researched, just decided to try it myself with pill cutter.  Easy enough.  Next cut to 3 1/3mg for 2 weeks had me struggling to function.  Reverted to 5mg, thought that was as far as I could go.

Round 2:  Given Breggin to read, found SA.  Taper from 5 to 2.5mg over five months.  Titrate liquid suspension using Rhi's method.  Cuts and holds all done by feel.  All samples at start of month in mg:

2018:  Feb 5.0 | Mar 4.5 | Apr 4.25 | May 3.7 | Jun 3.3 | Jul 3.1 | Aug 2.9 | Sep 2.5 and six month hold

Round 3:  2.5mg and below.  EMDR work unearthed and resolved root trauma at around 2.1mg

2019:  Jan 2.5 | Feb 2.3 | Mar 2.215 / EMDR / Apr 1.976 | May 1.875 | Jun 1.825 | Jul 1.625 | Aug 1.525 | Sep 1.46 | Oct 1.3 | Nov 1.225 | Dec 1.25

2020:  Jan 1.214 | Feb 1.1 | Mar 1.0 🙂 | Apr 0.88 | May 0.82 | June 0.74 | July 0.69 | Aug 0.61 | Sep 0.59

‘If you think you’re enlightened, spend a week with your family.’  -- Ram Dass

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9 hours ago, hayduke said:

Sounds like things are improving for you Priscilla, I see a lot of posts saying you're having good patches!

 

Maybe a bit like riding a bike down a dirt track back towards town - lots of bumps and dips in the road but if you keep your eyes looking way down the road instead of focussing on each bump and dip the ride kind of smooths out 🙂

Hi Hayduke,

 

Longtime no speak! How are you? Anyway, to address your comment, I sure hope so. 

 

Cheers,

 

Priscilla 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: So far so good, will update again if things change... Thanks for reading

 

 

Cheers,

 

Priscilla 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: For about 10 minutes I was not feeling the greatest, now I'm back to feeling fine.


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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16 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Distraction post: James H. is not leading in jeopardy currently. Breaking news

 

Ahhh.  Thanks Priscilla.  Breaking news indeed!  Out loud laugh.


Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal ,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once(Provigil,) Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic  2016 December 9- completely off all medications!!!!!

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= 1800 mg/day. Magnesium complex, orally, diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C, D3, and E.  B12, melatonin tapered to 1mg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=400 mcg plus daily spinach. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Update: I'm vacillating between feeling good and bad. It's a bit uncomfortable, but I do think I've had slight improvements (not sure though). 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: I've been feeling so-so all day. I'm internally crying. This is not fun. I just hope that it isn't permanent. That's my worst nightmare.


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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Update: So far I'm feeling fine. I don't understand why just about every morning I start off feeling fine, then later on in the day, I start feeling bad. Also, yesterday I went to the store to run an errand and felt fine, when I got home the terror kicked in. I don't get it. It's stuff like this that makes me wonder if what I'm going through is psychological sometimes. I'll update again if there are any changes. 


APs/AD: 2 months - Risperdal 1-2mg for 10 days Aug 21-31 2018, Abilify Maintena 400mg (an injection that lasts for a month) late December 2018 to early January 2019, Zyprexa 5mg for 22 days, first time taking zyprexa was in mid September of  2018 for 14 days the second time  for 10 days was November 8 - November 16, 2018; Mirtazapine for 8 days, Gabapentin for 10 days, Propranolol for 4 days, Prozac for 14 days. 

 

Supplements:  Omega-3 Fish Oil, Magnesium Glycinate Chelated, Magnesium Threonate

 

Note: I am not a medical doctor and all comments made by me are my personal opinions and are not based off of scientific fact and or testing. 

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