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Celexa (Citalopram)    40mg  - 60mg - 40mg for 7 years          Tapered (over 3 months) drug-free Aug–Nov 2013 CRASH

40mg    Dec 2013 – Jan 2017 (7 weeks reinstatement hell then relief)

2017:    20mg    30 Jan       18mg   19 April          16mg   6 May          14mg   20 May      12mg  10 Jun

              10mg   7 July          9mg    7 Aug               8mg     16 Oct          7.5mg  27 Nov         

2018:    7mg      8 Jan          6.5mg  12 Feb          6mg  17 Mar            5.2mg  14 Apr      5mg  28 Apr

             4.8mg  4 Jun           4.6mg   23 Jun         4.4mg   24 Jul          4.2mg 13 Aug      4mg  20 Aug

             3.8mg  1 Sep           3.6mg  28 Sep          3.4mg  14 Oct          3.2mg  11 Nov     3mg  5 Dec

             5mg    26 Dec          10mg  28 Dec

Added Valdoxan 25mg   12 Dec 2018      stopped 24 Jan 2019

Wellbutrin 150mg     25 Jan

 

 

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Just donated. I would like to thank you @Altostratafor this site and all the others who have supported me. I would not be were I am today with out it. So grateful for this forum. Thank you

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PayPal is the only payment service we have set up so far.

 

FINISH LINE here I come!!!

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Current from 11 September 2021:  Pristiq 0.04mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

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You can use a charge card on PayPal without having a PayPal account, but you have to go through PayPal. Thanks for thinking of us.

 

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Current from 11 September 2021:  Pristiq 0.04mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

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I tried to set up a recurring monthly donation via PayPal, but could not find a way to do so.  If anyone knows if this is possible, please let me know.  For now, I will just make an entry in my monthly payments log book which will remind me to return to PayPal to each month to send my small monthly pledge.

4/2001 - Clonazepam, .5mg (at bed); 5/2010: 1 mg; 9/2018: .5 mg; 10/20/2018: .47 mg; 10/24/2018: back up to .5 mg.  Began daily micro taper by liquid prep on 3/12/2021 (avg. 10% redux of last dose every 28 days).  At .25 mg/ml as of 9/12/2021.

4/2002 - Alprazolam, .25 mg (PRN), up to 2x/day.  DISCONTINUED 10/21/2018
5/2010 - Mirtazapine - 15 mg (at bed)
3/2012 - Aripiprazole - 2 mg (in A.M.) - Began reducing Dec. 30, 2018.  Daily micro-taper by liquid preparation.  DISCONTINUED 1/14/2021.

6/2012 - 500 mg  Metformin ER, 2 tabs, 2x/day.  DISCONTINUED April 2020.

Supplements: Multi Vit Calcium-600 mg x2 / D3-5000 IU / C-1000 mg x2 Fish Oil-1000 IU Magnesium-200 mg x2 / Zinc-50 mg / Biotin-10,000 mcg / Glutathione-500 mg / Quercetin-1000 mg

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@Cleerity, thanks for putting this in the feed. I did not know how to donate. Just sent a donation via PayPal. Thank you so much @Altostrata, admistrators and mods for this life-saving work.

  • Prozac | late 2004-mid-2005 | CT WD in a couple months, mostly emotional
  • Sertraline 50-100mg | 11/2011-3/2014, 10/2014-3/2017
  • Sertraline fast taper March 2017, 4 weeks, OFF sertraline April 1, 2017
  • Quit alcohol May 20, 2017
  • Lifestyle changes: AA, kundalini yoga

 

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Thank you on behalf of SA. Both the donation and thanks are much appreciated.

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ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

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Thank you both.

 

cleerity, I will attempt to set up recurring payments in PayPal.

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You are welcome, FGW, Chessie and Alto.  

 

And thank you, Alto, for looking into a way to make recurring donations through PayPal.  That would be convenient.  I will look for that possibility.

 

But, as a creature of commitment, I don’t mind going to the PayPal site once a month to make a small but sustaining contribution.

 

Budget wise, it is just easier for me to make several donations of a few dollars over the course of several months that add up to something capable of helping to make a difference.

 

Supporting the very laudable cause (and cost) of this website in this small way is how I can say thank you for the untiring efforts and assistance provided to so many here.

4/2001 - Clonazepam, .5mg (at bed); 5/2010: 1 mg; 9/2018: .5 mg; 10/20/2018: .47 mg; 10/24/2018: back up to .5 mg.  Began daily micro taper by liquid prep on 3/12/2021 (avg. 10% redux of last dose every 28 days).  At .25 mg/ml as of 9/12/2021.

4/2002 - Alprazolam, .25 mg (PRN), up to 2x/day.  DISCONTINUED 10/21/2018
5/2010 - Mirtazapine - 15 mg (at bed)
3/2012 - Aripiprazole - 2 mg (in A.M.) - Began reducing Dec. 30, 2018.  Daily micro-taper by liquid preparation.  DISCONTINUED 1/14/2021.

6/2012 - 500 mg  Metformin ER, 2 tabs, 2x/day.  DISCONTINUED April 2020.

Supplements: Multi Vit Calcium-600 mg x2 / D3-5000 IU / C-1000 mg x2 Fish Oil-1000 IU Magnesium-200 mg x2 / Zinc-50 mg / Biotin-10,000 mcg / Glutathione-500 mg / Quercetin-1000 mg

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Hi,

I'd be interested in anonymous donations. 

Would you consider, at some point, publishing a cryptocurrency address (anything but Bitcoin, as it is expensive and slow) so that I (and others) can donate directly that way? For example, XRP (https://ripple.com/xrp/market-performance/) transfers/payments take ~4 seconds and cost <$0.0001, so the time and cost is negligible. 

Thank you.

 

2012: 2 weeks of paroxetine, I cannot recall the dose. Strong side effects, stopped cold turkey, had intense, horrible withdrawal thereafter

2012 to 2016: Fluoxetine 40mg daily, sometimes 20mg daily, a couple of bad tapers under doctor's advisement, increasingly bad withdrawal symptoms with each major dose change

Oct 2016 to June 2017: 10-month reinstatement of 20mg fluoxetine daily to stabilize. A very difficult period but withdrawal gradually improved

July 2017: At 20mg (100%), started a linear tapering regimen using water titration (20mg fluoxetine into 300ml of water).

June 2019: Currently at 0.200mg (1.00%). I have many symptoms, most I attribute to fluoxetine, some to withdrawal, and the rest to hypothyroidism. Continuing to reduce anyway.

July 2019: Jumped from 0.066mg (0.33%) to 0.000mg (0.00%); I'm now free of the poison.

 

My introduction thread: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/14226-kittygiggles-generic-prozac-fluoxetine-stabilization/

 

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Interesting idea, Kittygiggles. I'll look into it. As yet, none of our vendors are taking cryptocurrency, so not sure how we'd utilize it.

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It was on the site before the change of software.

 

Where could I find the button

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08/13 - 01/14
Olanzapine, petril MD (Clonazepam ), Dicorate ER (divalproex). Soza 10 (Zolpidem)

02/14 - 05/14
Flunil ​20mg , Divaa OD 250 mg(divalproex), Amisulpride 50mg (1-0-2), zolfresh 5 mg , Quetiapine
05/14 - 08/14 Venlafaxine 75 xr ( 1-0-1), zapiz 0.25
10/14 Zaptra 12.5mg , Oxetol xr 150mg (0-0-1)
11/14 - 08/15
Paris CR 25 (paroxetine) , Oxetol xr 600 mg (0-0-1), nitrest 5mg , Quetiapine for a month.
09/15-11 Venlafaxine XR 75 ( 1-0-1), Mirtazipine 15, Respiredal 0.5, Lamitor 25, zillion 10.
12/15-02/16 Off Meds (C.T)

03/16-Mid April Sertraline, Aripropazole, Quetiapine, Etizolam.

After that : CT and on OTC supplements (Roadback), now on Ayurveda
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See Post #1 and click on the box in the quote.  The donations button is not available at this time.

 

 

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ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

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Can we have this pinned by any chance? 

Antidepressants: On ADs for approx. 8 years. 30 mg/day of Escitalopram w/ Wellbutrin (unsure of dosage), for several years. 5 years ago I tapered off Wellbutrin. 3 years ago I tapered to 20 mg/day of Escitalopram. I started to taper the Escitalopram again -- cut my dose to 10 mg/day on Oct. 21st, 2019 . Cut to 5 mg/day on Nov. 9th, 2019. Cut to 2.5 mg/day on Nov. 25th, 2019. Cut to 0 mg/day on Dec. 12th, 2019 -- AD Free! 🙂

 

Daily Supplements: One-A-Day Woman's Multivitamin, Caltrate Plus chewable, Cranberry pill w/ added vitamin C & E, Omega 3 and an Iron supplement. 

 

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I donated.  Thank you so much for your work!

1993-2000: Zoloft few months CT, Prozac 1-2 yrs, Ritalin PRN

2002/2003: Wellbutrin,  Paxil 25mg FT, and Xanax PRN CT (all 3 to 6 months), Adderal 40mg, Strattera 40mg

2003- 2016: Effexor XR 75 mg to 150 mg., Strattera (2002-2008)

2017: Effexor XR 225 mg. Gabapentin 300 mg. Elavil 25 mg.

2018: (Sept.) Effexor XR 187.5 mg, Zoloft 10 mg. (OCT.) FT off Gabapentin (NOV.) FT off Elavil (DEC) FT Effexor to 150 mg.

2019: (JAN.) D/C Zoloft, added Viibryd 10mg (FEB) CT Viibryd, (MAR) Prozac bridge, Effexor xr 112.5mg, (Sept.) Effexor XR 112.5 mg + 0.4 mg (1 bead), (Oct.) Effexor XR 112.5mg, (Dec.28) start 10% taper Effexor XR 101.25 mg, 

2020: (Jan. 25) Effexor XR 91 mg., (Feb. 22) Effexor xr 82 mg., (Mar. 21) 75 mg. 

Supplements:  Vitamin D 5000 IU topical, Probiotic 6 billion CFU, Epsom salt bath 1C 2 to 3 X week, California Poppy 2 droppers, various essential oils 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/21446-superwoman-effexor-taper/page/8/?tab=comments#comment-475779

 

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Donated! Thank you very much for everything :) 

I follow The Plant Paradox lifestyle by Dr.Gundry. This lifestyle has given me my life back and I feel better than I have ever felt in my life. It has enabled me to finally get off of this medication and truly live my life. Nutrition is the key to health!!!!! 

2008 to 2019  - 20 mg Paroxetine

Attempted 2 CT's around the 5-6 year mark. Were absolutely terrible and reinstated. Was never explained by the doctor the seriousness of the short half life of this drug. 

2017 - Attempted a tapered discontinuation of this drug and reinstated after being unsuccessful.

2019 - Feb. 12 - After a three month taper I am off of paroxetine. The 3 months were terrible, awful withdrawal feelings. I followed the doctors guidelines for the reduction of this drug and now know it was way too fast. 
2019 - Oct. 12 - 8 months off paroxetine. 75% improvement since coming off the drug. Definitely have had tons of challenges along the way. Let’s go!!!! 

2021 - Feb. 12 - 24 months off paroxetine. I have minor challenges now. Tinnitus/Headaches are still around but are reduced by a massive amount. 

 

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Just donated - thank you for everything you do to help us.

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(my daughter: 20yrs old)  

Sertraline*: 2010: Aug 6:  START 50mg, Aug 17:  75mg, Sept 3: 100mg, Sept 10: 150mg, Oct 8: 75mg, Nov 17: 100mg / 2012:  Mar 15: 125mg, May 14: 150mg / 2016: Sept 1: 100mg /  2017: July 27: 50mg / 2019: July 1 - Aug 10 6-week taper from 50 to 0mg, Nov 6: begin severe withdrawal symptoms,  Nov 10: Reinstate 1mg

 

Other meds: (for genetic neurological movement disorder HSP diagnosed Sept 2016, prescribed by neurologist)

2017 May: begin: Baclofen* 20mg

2017 May: begin: Amitriptyline* 25mg  / 2020: Apr 20: reduced by 5% due to interaction with Noscapine, Jul 20: started 2%/month taper.

2018 Oct:  begin  Noscapine Base* 200mg / 2020 Apr 20: reduce to 150mg due to unavailability due to Covid19.  Withdrawal symptoms ensued.  Was able to get more late May.  2020 Aug 2 began 3.5%/month taper.

                                                                                                                                                                           

*Currently taking:     Sertraline .96mg / Amitriptyline 14.8mg / Baclofen 20mg / Noscapine Base 86mg

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Hey. Trying to donate. I do have a PayPal acct. There are two options on the PayPal page: "Sending to a friend" vs "Paying for an item or service". Which one should I pick?

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Red means updose.

Abilify: 34.46mg 26Apr20; 32.71mg 18May20; 31.75mg 13Jun20; 30.48mg 22Jun20; 29.56mg 28Jun20; 28.96mg 30Jul20; 28.09mg 20Aug20; 27.44mg 28Sep20; 26.80mg 20Oct20; 26.17mg 22Oct20; 25.53mg 28Oct20; 26.17mg 30Oct2026.81mg 4Nov2026.01mg 7Dec20, 26.81mg 13Dec20,  26.97mg 3Jan21,  27.29mg 25Jan21, 26.65mg 30Jan21, 26.01mg 28Feb21, 25.69mg 8Mar21, 25.85mg 10Mar21 25.53mg 18Mar21,  25.21mg 28Mar21,  25.37mg 29Mar21,  25.53mg 30Mar2125.21mg 16Apr21

Paxil: Took it from Oct2019 to 15Apr20 with max dose 40mg. Lots of uneducated ups and downs (of the dosage) during that time. Then switched to Lexapro.

Lexapro: Started with 15mg on 15Apr20. 18.54mg 28Jun20. Tapered to current dose (16.58mg) until 5Nov20

Tolperisone: tolperisone 300mg

Biperiden: 2.7mg 1Jun20; 2.6mg 26May21; 2.5mg 31May21; 2.38mg 18Jun21; 2.11mg 4Jul21

Supplements: chelated magnesium 400mg (+100g pumpkin seeds), low-dose b-complex, melatonin

 

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I chose "Family and Friends". Then I had to pay a relative high Paypal fee because I am from EU.
If I chose for an Item or service I dont have to pay these fees but I guess then the Paypal receiver has to pay the fees for this transaction.

AD since 2006 (16 years old). Prescribed on Citalopram, Fluoxetin(2x), Opipramol, Paroxetin. All with CT except Paroxetin (fast taper).
Last medication was Paroxetin for 3 years. Tapered fast:
- October 2018: 10mg -> 5mg
- December 2018: 5mg -> 2,5mg
- February 2019: 2,5mg -> 1,25mg
- March 2019: 1,25mg -> 1 mg
Since May 2019: 0 mg

Supplements:
- Omega 3 (2200mg EPA + DHA )                  - Vitamin D 2000 i.u. and Vitamin K2 50 mcg            - Vitamin B12 (100mcg)
- Zinc (4 mg)                                                    - Magnesium-Bisglycinat (100mg elemantal Mg)     
28 months off and improvements but still setbacks.  Link to my introduction: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/21876-malon-14-years-of-ssri-since-youth-last-was-paroxetin/?tab=comments#comment-486450

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I'm sorry, PayPal is the only way we have of accepting donations. I'll put the Donations button back in the near future.

 

Thank you all for your donations.

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

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Just donated. I would like to thank you @Altostratafor this site and all the others who have supported me. I would not be were I am today with out it. So grateful for this forum. Thank you

Prescribed Paxil 20 mg year 2000 for panic attacks.

Many attempts through out the years to quit.

2019 tapered from 20 mg to 10 mg. Got stuck there, decided to bridge with Fluoxetine. 
2020 March off Fluoxetine 

2020 Oct- nov started deteriorating, followed by severe crash. 2021 Reinstated fluoxetine by small amount, until I reach 9 mg

Tapering 10% every 4-6 weeks and longer holds if necessary 

12/5 2021- 8.5 21/5 8.0 15/6 7.5 20/6 7.2 changed to liquid tapering 10/7  7.0  19/7 6.5 20/8 5.8

 

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Thank you!

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Friends, I have an unusual request:

 

A study in the UK that would greatly benefit people having trouble finding doctors to help them taper needs funding. Its budget is modest. If you have the means and would be willing to help fund this study, please contact me.

 

Your gift would go directly to the medical trust conducting the study. (Not sure of US tax status. The study is within the UK health system.)

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

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Just did a donation. Thanks for all the good work team!

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!

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If you've been thinking about donating to SurvivingAntidepressants.org, please donate instead to fund this study about antidepressant withdrawal, to be conducted by Mark Horowitz within the NHS in London.

 

Click on this link for information and to donate: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=nelftwiseusestudy

 

Your donation will be going to a registered UK charity.
 

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WISE USE Study

 

Why we need your help

We are seeking for funding in order to be able to conduct a survey to establish how common, severe and long-lasting are the withdrawal symptoms people experience when stopping antidepressants. We will be distributing this survey in a group of patients enrolled in a therapy service (the Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)) in the North East London Foundation NHS Trust. About half of the patients in this service are currently on antidepressant medication.

 

One of the major barriers for patients who want to come off antidepressants is the withdrawal symptoms they experience. There is increasing recognition that these withdrawal symptoms can be severe and long-lasting, including by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, NICE and other professional bodies. However, there continues to be uncertainty as to how common and severe these withdrawal symptoms are.

 

Recently, it has been estimated that about half of patients will have such problems and for half of those they will be severe, and, for some, symptoms will last for months or years (Davies and Read, 2018). However, this study has been criticised for including surveys of self-selected groups (who may have had withdrawal symptoms that were more severe and long-lasting than the average antidepressant user). Other research has been conducted in controlled populations who have only been on antidepressants for several weeks, which is very different to average users in the UK (about half of whom have been on antidepressants for more than two years).

 

This project will address some of the limitations of previous studies by surveying a population who are not self-selected for problems with withdrawal symptoms, and who are likely to have been on antidepressants for longer periods, more consistent with the pattern of use in the UK. This will help to give us a more representative measurement of how common, severe and long-lasting withdrawal symptoms are. This will help doctors to provide accurate information to patients in the process of informed consent and may also inform the health system about the scale of the problem with coming off antidepressants, adding to existing evidence.

 

The survey will also seek to understand how people have gone about reducing their dose of antidepressant (tapering), what sources of information they have found helpful and their experience of this process. It will also ask participants about their use of antidepressants, including experience of side effects, positive effects, their understanding of their condition and the role of medication in their lives, which will help to gain a rounded view of why people choose to keep taking, or decide to stop taking antidepressants. We have sought and will seek input from service users at every stage of the project. 

 

The initial stage of this project will cost approximately £4,500 and any funding raised above this will go towards ongoing research about using and stopping psychotropic medications within the WISE USE research group at NELFT.

 

 

 

 

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Hello --

 

Crowdfunding may be the only way we can get research done on psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes.

 

If everyone contributed $5 or $10, the WISE USE study can get going.  Please donate to this registered charity today.

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Donated to SA and WISE USE. Thank you for all that you do SA!!!

3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking vitamin D, E, a probiotic and fish oil. 

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Thanks so much!

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I just donated what I could. Thank you for all that you and the team do for everyone.  It’s invaluable and greatly appreciated. 

2003-2006-  Zoloft then Wellbutrin, Ritalin, concerta , Adderall.  Don’t remember dosage, tapers or timeframes. ADD treatment. I think I had some WD?  Definitely PSSD which resolved over time. 

Zoloft  100 MG April18-april 22, 2020

Buspirone 20 mg from April 18-May 18

10 mg from May 18 - May 27 2020

Lexapro 5 mg from April 22 through May 1st

10 mg from May 1 through June 1

5 mg from June 1 though june 18

2.5 mg from June 18 through June 25

1.25 mg from June 25 through July 4 2020

Ambien -  2.5 mg  April 21 and 26 2020

Trazodone 50 mg-  3 times late April and 4 days the first week in June 2020

Supplements:  Omega 3’s 1000 mg 3 X a day,  Magnesium Glycinate 400 mg (now 4 times a day), Melatonin 1 mg, Vitamin C 1000 mg, probiotics.

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I also donated to SA and WISE USE STUDY what I could. I'm so grateful for Altostrata and other staff members to maintain this much quality support and information even to an alien like me. Thank you so much🌹

Clonazepam(CLZ) Clomipramine(CLI) Paroxetine(PAR) Escitalopram(ESCIT)

Diazepam (DIZ) Propranolol(PRO)

2017 Feb. CLZ 3mg, CLI 50mg,  June.-Sep. CLZ liquid tapering failed. Extremely ill. nothing could stabilize. Oct.  Crossover CLZ 3mg to DIZ 60mg, Start Ashton Protocol tapering. PAR 12.5mg, PRO 10mgX3 as needed.  2018  tapering continued till June  DIZ tapering 10%/ month or slower, June 26 Sudden Crossover PAR 12.5mg to ESCIT 10mg, Dec.12 Sudden Crossover DIZ 6mg to CLZ 1.5mg(2 wks), Dec. 20 ESCIT tapering finished.  2019  Jan.1 Holding CLZ 0.5mg, dull pain started in limbs, Feb. 11  CLZ tapering too difficult/jumped 0.125mg→0mg, Mar.16 Fibromyalgia diagnosis, Mar.19~  Neurotropin tab 4 n.u. 2- 6tablets/D. started. Mar.19 At pain clinic: Neo Vitacain Injection 5mlX2Mar.22 Fascia release injection, Mar.24~ tabacco cessation, Only Mar.25, April.8,9 Pregabalin 75mgX2, 

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On 9/6/2020 at 11:33 AM, Altostrata said:

Hello --

 

Crowdfunding may be the only way we can get research done on psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes.

 

If everyone contributed $5 or $10, the WISE USE study can get going.  Please donate to this registered charity today.

 

Good news -- the WISE USE study has raised the funds it needs for its first phase. Any overage will go to the next phase of the study.

 

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed!

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The dedicated volunteers arranging showings of the film Medicating Normal are raising funds to translate the film into different languages and continuing their work of presenting it wherever there is interest.

 

For now, SurvivingAntidepressants.org expenses are covered by your very generous donations. Please donate to Medicating Normal, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, on behalf of the SA community.

 

https://medicatingnormal.com/donate/

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Just donated to SA and Medicating Normal on behalf of SA! Going to watch a live streaming of the film tonight.

History: Began suffering from panic attacks when my father passed away in 2005. Been on and off SSRIs (Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor XR), and therapy since then.

2009 - Started Effexor XR 75mg. Consistent therapy starting Oct 2013

Feb 2014 - Therapist and I felt I was ready to come off Effexor - went to half dose (37.5mg) for a week and then off completely by advice of psychiatrist - bad w/d for a week then gone

May 2014 - bad protracted w/d came out of nowhere.. constant dizziness, agoraphobia(never had before), intense headaches, fatigue for 3 months, all tests (brain MRI, inner ear tests, blood tests, etc.) normal. could not drive, grocery shop, or live life.

Aug 2014 - back on Effexor XR 75mg as neurologist thought these symptoms were my anxiety coming back, all w/d symptoms disappear within 2 weeks. I should have went back on at a lower dose, but I hadn't discovered this site yet. I finally did discover this site, and gave myself a year to stabilize.

July 2015 - Started tapering from 75mg. 5% cuts every 3 weeks. From July 2015 - March 2016, reduced to 37.5mg (half dose). In March 2017, down to 18.3mg (quarter dose). April 2020 - down to 0.38mg.

 

Now: Finally med free as of Oct 31, 2020 after 5.5 years of tapering. Still med and withdrawal free, June 2021. ☀️

Supplements during tapering and now: Meditation, daily exercise, fish oil, clean diet, working from home (more sleep!)

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Just donated.   Merry Christmas to all.   

2010:  Escitalopram (Lexapro) 10 mg.   Mirtazapine (Remeron) 15 mg. 

2011:    Tapered Mirtazapine: 5 month successful taper.  Then tapered Lexapro:  4 month successful taper

May 2011 to August 2017:   No medications, full recovery

September 6, 2017:  started Mirtazapine (Remeron) 15 mg  - due to severe sudden insomnia (I believe caused by statin use)

November 16, 2017:   started Escitalopram (Lexapro) 10 mg

January 1, 2018 to October 30. 2020 -- 34 month taper off of Mirtazapine 15 mg to 0.00 mg

June 16, 2018:  Started slow taper of 10 mg Escitalopram (Lexapro)

Current (mgai):    1.00 mg  Escitalopram

Supplements:  Fish Oil, Curcumin, bio active B vitamins, zinc, magnesium glycinate, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, saffron, citrus bergamot, Tulsi (Holy Basil)

 

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."  Matthew 6:34

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It's a pleasure to donate.  Thank you for all that you do.

Zoloft: 1995 - 2015

Prozac: 2015 - 2018 (tapered from 40mg x day on July 31 to 30mg on August 31 to 20mg on September 31 to 10mg October 31 to 0mg on  December 15, 2018

Gabapentin: 2016 to 2019  (tapered from 300mg x day to 150mg on August 31, 2019 to 75mg on September 15 to 50mg on September 31 to 25ishmg on October 15 to 0mg on December 1, 2019

Enalapril: 2010 - 2019

Lipitor: 2017 -2017

Metformin: 2000 - 2020

Liothyronine: 2007 - 2019

Levothyroxine: 2000 - 

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