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Sassenach

Hi Hope

 

55 minutes ago, HopeFloats said:

*I think my dog may have awakened me b/t 12:38am and 5am but I am not sure and did not document it

This is good news as it means you are sleeping more deeply.

Plus you diary shows steady improvements over the last few weeks.

How long is it since you ceased the GABA taper?

 

What breed of dog do you have?

 

On 9/20/2019 at 6:20 PM, HopeFloats said:

You should be aware that the site regards taking advice from other sources while we are helping you as acting against your own interests.

This was not intended to upset you, but it is site policy because on many occasions members are fed misinformation, which means we have to spend time reassuring them when we could be helping both them and others.

 

Sassenach

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21 minutes ago, Sassenach said:

Hi Hope

 

This is good news as it means you are sleeping more deeply.

Plus you diary shows steady improvements over the last few weeks.

How long is it since you ceased the GABA taper?

 

What breed of dog do you have?

 

This was not intended to upset you, but it is site policy because on many occasions members are fed misinformation, which means we have to spend time reassuring them when we could be helping both them and others.

 

Sassenach

 

My husband mentioned to me this morning that our little dog,  Chihuahua mix, began barking when he arrived home late last night. I was already in bed and vaguely remember this so I am hoping I was sleeping more soundly. We also have a larger dog who is an Akita mix.  The small dog sleeps with us and the larger dog has her own bed in our bedroom. Between the two of them, we do get awakened from time to time in the middle of the night. 

 

I am still doing the 10% taper of GABA. Have only done one reduction and take 22.5ml each night. I think it’s been a few weeks since the first and only reduction. 

 

I understand the site’s policy and respect it. However, this doctor is one of the good ones and it is hard to believe that he doesn’t have any worthwhile suggestions as well. I have not taken his advice though and have not taken the Theanine.

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mdwstrx
8 hours ago, HopeFloats said:

 

Hi MD!

 

I appreciate you reaching out to me.  You understand me so well and I am fortunate to have you as a friend 🙂

 

Ultimately, it takes a village to get through W/D!

 

How are you doing these days with your taper?

 

Thank you for being you!

 

HF

 

Thanks HF!

Your story had some similarities to mine so it was natural.

Doing good with tapering.  Down another 7% so far this

month with minimal symptoms.  I use a liquid so it's easy/peasy.  

Thanks for asking!  🌞

Md 

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12 hours ago, mdwstrx said:

 

Thanks HF!

Your story had some similarities to mine so it was natural.

Doing good with tapering.  Down another 7% so far this

month with minimal symptoms.  I use a liquid so it's easy/peasy.  

Thanks for asking!  🌞

Md 

 

So glad to hear things are going smoothly for you ❤️

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9/22:  

12:38am - woke up, bathroom

5am - woke up

6:30am - woke up to my alarm.  I know I was sleeping b/c I remember having a weird dream.

8:47am - heart palps, 2 or 3

2pm - anxiety has been ok today, most part its been under a 3 today

3pm - took another nap!  That is two days in a row, dozed off on the couch, not sure how long it lasted

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

            feel wide awake as well

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took Tryptophan

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

             for some reason, feel anxiety increasing a bit after the Tryptophan (which seems strange to me)

10:17pm - going to bed, do not feel super tired

9/23:

12:51am - woke up, bathroom

2am - woke up

3am - woke up

3:33am - woke up or was still awake from before

4:50am - woke up, think I just lied there for the next hour

6:15am - got up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

 

***overall, anxiety seemed better today, except for the very end of the day when I thought it increased after taking Tryptophan

***not a great night of sleeping, seemed to wake up a lot

***I did have some sugar today

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9/23:

12:51am - woke up, bathroom

2am - woke up

3am - woke up

3:33am - woke up or was still awake from before

4:50am - woke up, think I just lied there for the next hour

6:15am - got up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

8am - 5pm anxiety was mostly a 3, may have hit a 4 at one point

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

            anxiety is low, like a 1 

9pm - took reduced 22.5 ml GABA Calm

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan''

10 pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

10:30pm - not tired, usually once I take Melatonin, I begin to feel sleepy w/in 15 min

10:55pm - finally feel a little tired, going to bed

9/24:

12:23am - woke up

1:48am - woke up

3:15am - woke up

5:17am - woke up, could not fall back to sleep

6:15am - got up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac 

 

***feel like my sleep was improving and now it is sliding

***am waking up a lot throughout the night

***have not been all that tired after taking the Tryptophan and even the Melatonin

***overall, anxiety was not too bad today though

****anxiety may have hit a 4 for a brief time but overall it was a 3

***at night, anxiety was even lower, like a 1

 

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9/24:

12:23am - woke up

1:48am - woke up

3:15am - woke up

5:17am - woke up, could not fall back to sleep

6:15am - got up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac 

7:30am - on my way to work, anxiety is low, a 1 or 2

8am - 4:15pm - anxiety was ok today, chest pressure and tightness, mainly a 1 or 2, may have hit 3 for a bit

4:15pm - went on walk at work

4:45pm - noticed increased anxiety, a few heart palps and chest pressure, increased to 3.5 or 4 

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

              not feeling very tired

10:30pm - beginning to feel a little sleepy

10:50pm - going to bed

9/25: 

2:20am - woke up, bathroom, unable to get back to sleep

3am - still awake

4:52am - woke up, stayed awake

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety is low, 1 

 

****was excited that I slept for over 3 hours straight.  Then I woke up and was unable to get back to sleep.  Ugh.

***another decent day where anxiety seemed to improve though 

****still not feeling as tired at night

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9/25: 

2:20am - woke up, bathroom, unable to get back to sleep

3am - still awake

4:52am - woke up, stayed awake

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety is low, 1 

7:30am - anxiety, level 3, while driving to work

9am - anxiety is a 1

11am - went on walk

11:20am - noticed increased anxiety, still not too bad, chest pressure and some heart palps, level 3

2pm - back is bothering me today

           anxiety is 2

3pm - walk

3:15pm - chest pressure is a 3, heart palps a 2

5pm - driving home from work 

           back still bothering me

           chest pressure is a 4 (I had been reading on the SA website before this, triggering I think)

6pm - ate Lean Cuisine

           anxiety is a 2 - 3

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

           anxiety is a 1 - 2

           not naturally tired yet

9pm - took reduced 22.5 ml GABA Calm

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

10:30pm - going to bed

9/26:

1:11am - woke up, bathroom

3:06am - woke up, trouble falling back to sleep

4:22am - woke up, fell back to sleep but not sure when

5:55am - woke up, layed there

6:15am - got up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                anxiety is a 0 - 1

 

***when should we resume the GABA taper?

***do you think its necessary to increase the Melatonin?

 

 

 

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mdwstrx

Hi HF.  Checking in to see how you've been doing. 

Minimal notes at the bottom of your log seem to suggest better?

I hope! 🌼

 

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1 hour ago, mdwstrx said:

Hi HF.  Checking in to see how you've been doing. 

Minimal notes at the bottom of your log seem to suggest better?

I hope! 🌼

 

 

Hi mdwstrx ~

 

Thank you for reaching out. I noticed an improvement about two weeks ago and have been sort of maintaining that since. 

 

I still have symptoms every day but luckily they have not exceeded a level 5 out of town. A lot of time, they are a level 3 and under. So I am very grateful about this.

 

I guess I am slowly stabilizing according to what the mods have mentioned previously. 

 

I am anxious to be fully stabilized though but I am not even sure I understand what that means. I think stabilization can mean one is still symptomatic.

 

Hopefully, I can follow in your footsteps and feel normal after another couple of months - or sooner - I’ll take sooner, lol.

 

How are you doing? Things still going well with your taper?

 

HopeFloats

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mdwstrx

This is a good update HF! 

 

So glad to hear that symptoms have been manageable recently.

Yes, it's a good sign of stabilizing, I think.  I felt so much hope at that point in my recovery.

 

I wasn't sure what fully stabilized meant either.  But for me, it has meant back to my old self.  

Of course, it wavers with tapering but still very manageable.  My taper continues to go well. 

Not totally asymptomatic but as noted, manageable.  Slow and steady is my motto these days.🐢🙂

 

I continue to pray for you that you'll fully recover and can pursue your goals very soon!  

Md

 

 

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9/26:

1:11am - woke up, bathroom

3:06am - woke up, trouble falling back to sleep

4:22am - woke up, fell back to sleep but not sure when

5:55am - woke up, layed there

6:15am - got up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                anxiety is a 0 - 1

7:44am - driving to work, increased anxiety, pressure is a 3, heart palps are a 2

8:39am - anxiety is better, level 1

                 back is starting to bother me

9am - had some yogurt

9:47am - anxiety is increasing, heart palps level 3 or 4

11am - heart palps still level 3 or 4

11:45am - anxiety still there, has been constant this morning, seems tolerable but still uncomfortable

12:27pm - anxiety is a little better, level 3

3:20pm - anxiety is better, chest pressure is a 2 

5:08pm - driving home, level 4 or 5, 

                still have some back pain as well

530 - ate dinner

6:15pm - anxiety is better, level 2 or 3

6:30pm - anxiety is a 1 or 2

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

8:45pm - starting to feel a little tired

9pm - took reduced dose GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

9:45pm - felt a little more restless

10pm - took time release 1.05 mg Melatonin 

10:36pm - going to bed

9/27:

1am - woke up, bathroom

4am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety is low 

 

***anxiety pretty constant today

***inner vibrations are still there but they have gone down

***at night, every time a cabinet slammed or a dog barked, it sent a jolt, like electricity down my arms into my hands

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9/27:

1am - woke up, bathroom

4am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety is low 

7:30am - driving to work, anxiety increasing, chest pressure is a 3 or 4

8:37am - anxiety is low, level 1 or 2

10:36am - anxiety still low

11:30am - left arm is shaking when I hold it out, my hand and forearm, not sure what is going on, if I lie my arm on my armrest, it is fine, when I hold it out, I notice the shaking

2:32pm - anxiety still low, level 1 or 2, very happy about this, the shaky arm seems to have let up

4:25pm - chest pressure increasing a bit, level 3, still tolerable considering no heart palps to go along with it

6:21pm - anxiety is a 2

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin 

11:13pm - going to bed 

9/28:

1:26am - woke up, bathroom

3:50am - husband woke me up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety low 

 

***overall, anxiety was low today

 

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9/28:

1:26am - woke up, bathroom

3:50am - husband woke me up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety low 

8am - took dogs to dog park, kinda stressful, 1st time taking the little dog

10am - good morning, anxiety has been low, level 1 or 2

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - starting to feel tired

                took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time release 1.05 mg Melatonin 

10:30pm - going to bed

9/29:

1:45am - woke up, bathroom

5:05am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

               anxiety is low

9:30am - feeling tired, maybe it is b/c I haven't showered yet and am taking it easy on the couch

                anxiety seems low

9:45am - had a donut for the first time in I don't know how long, also had leftover pasta.  I know, its a terrible breakfast.

10am -   anxiety is increasing, heart palps, level 3 or 4 

 

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9/29:

1:45am - woke up, bathroom

5:05am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

               anxiety is low

9:30am - feeling tired, maybe it is b/c I haven't showered yet and am taking it easy on the couch

                anxiety seems low

9:45am - had a donut for the first time in I don't know how long, also had leftover pasta.  I know, its a terrible breakfast.

10am -   anxiety is increasing, heart palps, level 3 or 4 

11am - anxiety has gotten better, level 2

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

9:39pm - getting tired 

10pm - going to bed

9/30:

12:30am - woke up, bathroom

3:30am - woke up, bathroom, took me a while to fall back to sleep, pretty sure I woke up again as well and layed there until my alarm went off at 6:15am

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety is low, level 2 

 

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9/30:

12:30am - woke up, bathroom

3:30am - woke up, bathroom, took me a while to fall back to sleep, pretty sure I woke up again as well and layed there until my alarm went off at 6:15am

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                 anxiety is low, level 2 

7:30am - driving to work, anxiety seems less today than before, chest pressure is a 2 or 3, mild heart palps are a level 2

8:15am - eating grapes at work

11:13am - anxieyt is level 3, some tightness in my chest

3pm - chest pressure increased to 4, heart palps are a 2 or 3

5pm - driving home from work, anxiety is the same as before 

6:18pm - had pasta for dinner

                  anxiety is better now at a level 2 or 3 

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time release 1.05 mg Melatonin

10:55pm - going to bed

10/1:

3am - woke up, bathroom (I think i may have awakened before this but cannot remember)

4:48am - woke up, think I fell back to sleep

6:15am - alarm 

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                anxiety is low, level 1 

 

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Shep

How do you think you're doing now, in the "overall" picture, since your last GABA calm reduction? 

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10/1:

3am - woke up, bathroom (I think i may have awakened before this but cannot remember)

4:48am - woke up, think I fell back to sleep

6:15am - alarm 

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                anxiety is low, level 1 

7:30am - driving to work, anxiety was less than usual which was great.  It did reach a level 3 or 4 for a brief time though.

8:08am - at work, anxiety is low, level 2

8:12am - ate some grapes

9:45am - so far, morning has been good, anxiety wise

10am - went on walk

10:30am - ate Lean Cuisine 

11am - anxiety is still low, level 2 or 3

11:12am - anxiety may be increasing a bit, definitely level 3

12noon - back is bothering me, mid to lower back

12:30pm - anxiety is level 2 or 3

1:30pm - went to Target on my lunch, chest pressure was a level 4

5:21pm - chest pressure is a 5 while driving home

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

                not feeling all that tired

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

10:44pm - going to bed

10/2:

1:16am - woke up, bathroom

3:25am - woke up

5:07am - woke up

6:15am - alarm

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

 

***overall, anxiety was ok today, chest pressure got high, to a level 5, but went down after an hour or so, I have a feeling the chest pressure is going to be the last symptom I have.  It was the first one that appeared two years ago but I did not recognize it as W/D.

***I woke up a few times during the night, but I think I had an easier time getting back to sleep.  Before W/D hit, I used to wake up a few times during the night to use the bathroom any way.

***did not notice heart palps as much today - it was mainly chest pressure 

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43 minutes ago, Shep said:

How do you think you're doing now, in the "overall" picture, since your last GABA calm reduction? 

 

Hi Shep ~

 

Good to hear from you.

 

Overall, I have noticed an improvement in myself.  I think my sleep is slowly improving as well as the anxiety.

 

Anxiety can still get to a level 5 out of 10 (chest pressure and heart palps).  Luckily, I have not had a racy heart in a few weeks now.

 

Often times, the anxiety is a level 3 or under.

 

During the evening, my anxiety is low and I haven't had anxiety during the middle of the night or when I awake in the morning for about 3 weeks now.  Yippee.

 

Thank you for all that you do.

 

HopeFloats 

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Thanks for the assessment, Hope. Do you feel you are at "withdrawal normal"? Moderator Brassmonkey gives a very good description of what this is like: 

 

Withdrawal Normal

 

Even if you're at withdrawal normal, you may feel you need to hold a bit longer so that your nervous system can enjoy the benefits of your hold and build an even stronger foundation. 

 

Please don't feel I'm rushing you, truly not my intention, but I noticed you're doing a great job of notes and hadn't had any mod responses in awhile, so thought I'd check in for an "overall" picture. 

 

Please let us know when you want any "next steps" type of feedback. If you feel that a really long hold is in order, please do so. Glad you're doing so well. 

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Hello Hope

 

You wait an hour for a bus, then two come along😎, same with mods.

 

Really great to see you doing so much better.

I am with Shep as you are continuing to improve keep holding and enjoy life for a while.

You have a lot going for you.

When you come to finish your Gaba taper and start Trytophan they should not cause issues provided you taper slowly.

Most importantly you are taking a very small dose of Prozac which will help you to eventually become drug free.

You should be proud of yourself for holding down a job while going through this.

Have your work colleagues noticed you are feeling better?

2 hours ago, Shep said:

Please let us know when you want any "next steps" type of feedback.

We will still be here when you are ready.

 

Sass

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10/2:

1:16am - woke up, bathroom

3:25am - woke up

5:07am - woke up

6:15am - alarm

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

7:30am - driving to work, chest pressure is a 4 or 5

8am - at work, chest pressure decreases to 3

9am - ate my Lean Cuisine 

10:30am - went on walk, back pain

11:10am - may have mild heart palps, level 2, chest pressure 4, back pain would be a 5

3pm - chest pressure is mild, 2

           back pain is most bothersome right now

3:15pm - went on walk

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30am - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - still having some back pain - it is not as bad when I am lying down

             took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin 

10:45pm - going to bed

10/3:

1:51am - woke up, bathroom, tossed and turned falling back to sleep

4:17am - woke up, bathroom

6:15am - got up, noticed back pain started right up once I was up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                chest pressure/anxiety low, level 1

 

***what bothered me most today was back pain and then chest pressure, back pain seemed to last all day, tried taking Aleve which did not help, sprayed BioFreeze off and on

***back pain goes away during the night when I am asleep.  I get a little relief when I lie down on the couch.  Seems to immediately appear once I am awake and begin moving around

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@Shep and @Sassenach

 

Thank you both for the encouragement and support.

 

Yes, I believe that I am at withdrawal normal.  Mentally, I feel good.  When I began my bad taper 2 - 3 years ago, my mood was not as good as it is today and I had major brain fog.  I feel clearer in the head today being on a low dose of Prozac than I did being on 20 mg.  

 

My latest concern is that the back pain has been bothersome the last couple of days and seemed to last all day yesterday.  I get relief when I sleep though.  Weird, once I woke up this morning, and my brain new I was up for the day - BAM - the back pain and achiness started right up.

 

Over the past couple of months, the back pain seemed to come and go.  The past couple of days it seems like it is staying for a while and I am worried.

 

As much as I want to get off the GABA, I am going to sit on this for a little while and get back to you. I think I will be ready soon for the next step.

 

Thank you both so much.

 

HopeFloats

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"I did go and see my new PCP and it did not go well.  Of course, she told me that there is no way I could be in withdrawals if I quit Prozac in March and that she believes I have underlying depression and anxiety in which she suggested I take Effexor.  I told her I would never take that."

 

11 minutes ago, HopeFloats said:

Mentally, I feel good.  When I began my bad taper 2 - 3 years ago, my mood was not as good as it is today and I had major brain fog.  I feel clearer in the head today being on a low dose of Prozac than I did being on 20 mg.  

 

Hi Hope!  Glad to hear things are going so well for you with the exception of the back pain. 

I quoted the above from your first post and from your last because, it's scandalous, in my opinion,

how the medical community handles withdraw.  Congratulations on holding steady through this ordeal! 

Prayers for continued improvement and success in whatever path you choose from here. 💜

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Sassenach

Hi Hope

 

Your back pain may well be a physical symptom of W/D.

I have the same thing but I believe it is W/D because when I walk I still have it but it somehow feels strange.

If that is the case, like all other symptoms it will come and go as it pleases before you are finally rid of it.

You are dong the right thing in getting regular walks.

A tip that works for me.

If your car has heated seats, use them and lumbar support fully inflated to help.

 

Sass

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2 hours ago, mdwstrx said:

"I did go and see my new PCP and it did not go well.  Of course, she told me that there is no way I could be in withdrawals if I quit Prozac in March and that she believes I have underlying depression and anxiety in which she suggested I take Effexor.  I told her I would never take that."

 

 

Hi Hope!  Glad to hear things are going so well for you with the exception of the back pain. 

I quoted the above from your first post and from your last because, it's scandalous, in my opinion,

how the medical community handles withdraw.  Congratulations on holding steady through this ordeal! 

Prayers for continued improvement and success in whatever path you choose from here. 💜

 

I agree- it is so wrong how they dismiss symptoms as being W/D and just want to load the patient on more drugs. Wonder if they would take their own advice if they were the ones experiencing it.

 

The back pain is worrisome for me and I hope it subsides soon.

 

If it’s not one thing, it’s another! 

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2 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Hi Hope

 

Your back pain may well be a physical symptom of W/D.

I have the same thing but I believe it is W/D because when I walk I still have it but it somehow feels strange.

If that is the case, like all other symptoms it will come and go as it pleases before you are finally rid of it.

You are dong the right thing in getting regular walks.

A tip that works for me.

If your car has heated seats, use them and lumbar support fully inflated to help.

 

Sass

 

Just when other symptoms are getting better, this one decides to ramp itself up. So frustrating. 

 

I turned on my heated seats this morning on my way to work. Wish I had that for my chair at work too 🙂

 

How often do you experience back pain? 

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Almost every day,but getting less severe slowly.

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HopeFloats
6 minutes ago, Sassenach said:

Almost every day,but getting less severe slowly.

 

Well, that’s good to hear that it’s getting better. Wish everything would move more quickly than it does. W/D takes its sweet time. 

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Shep
On 10/3/2019 at 9:34 AM, HopeFloats said:

My latest concern is that the back pain has been bothersome the last couple of days and seemed to last all day yesterday.  I get relief when I sleep though.  Weird, once I woke up this morning, and my brain new I was up for the day - BAM - the back pain and achiness started right up.

 

Are you able to do yoga? This is a gentle yoga series for lower back pain I do and it's very effective.

 

Fast Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Pain Relief – Beginners Yoga Stretches and Poses video (19 minutes)

 

If that doesn't look like a good fit, please see these yoga articles written by someone who's been through withdrawal:

 

Beyond Meds - Yoga Archives

 

A hot epsom bath can also help, if you're able to tolerate the magnesium in epsom salts. 

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18 hours ago, Shep said:

 

Are you able to do yoga? This is a gentle yoga series for lower back pain I do and it's very effective.

 

Fast Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Pain Relief – Beginners Yoga Stretches and Poses video (19 minutes)

 

If that doesn't look like a good fit, please see these yoga articles written by someone who's been through withdrawal:

 

Beyond Meds - Yoga Archives

 

A hot epsom bath can also help, if you're able to tolerate the magnesium in epsom salts. 


Hi Shep,

 

Thank you for the suggestions. I will give them a try. I’m also going to make an appointment with a Chiropractor. 
 

Things have been going downhill and I will work on getting my daily logs updated.

 

It seems that as the physical anxiety is decreasing, the pain is increasing. Along with the pain, my mood has changed, too.
 

It’s been one week of non stop neck, shoulder, back, and arm pain. I get relief if I am in the spa and I don’t notice it while sleeping. Once awake though, it’s an all day burning sensation. I am crying more and just don’t feel as positive as I once was. 
 

Prior to this, I was singing to my husband in the mornings while we were getting ready for work. Now, I am crying as I drive myself to work.

 

HF

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HopeFloats

@Shep


Hi there -

 

I purchased a topical cream that supposedly works on nerve pain called Topricin.

 

would you mind sending me the drug interaction link? I’m having trouble finding it 

 

thank you,

HF

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10/3:

1:51am - woke up, bathroom, tossed and turned falling back to sleep

4:17am - woke up, bathroom

6:15am - got up, noticed back pain started right up once I was up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

                chest pressure/anxiety low, level 1

7:30am - driving to work

                  back pain, level 5

                  chest pressure level 3 or 4

8:37am - back pain , level 5 at least- maybe higher

10:16am - back pain still there, BioFreeze, Tylenol

                 anxiety is a level 2 or 3, mild, tolerable 

1:48pm - chest pressure level 4 or higher

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced 22.5 ml GABA Clam

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

11pm - going to bed, don't feel super tired

10/4

1:45am - woke up, bathroom

3:16am - woke up

4:54am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

 

 

 

***main problem is the back pain now which was a symptom for me while I was doing my bad taper 

***my mood is not very good now - it seems my mood definitely decreases when I am dealing with this pain

***anxiety was low in the morning but increased in afternoon

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10/4

1:45am - woke up, bathroom

3:16am - woke up

4:54am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

730am - driving to work, anxiety is mild, some heart palps, level 2

                back pain is a 5

10am - walk

12noon - anxiety is mile, feel tightness and chest pressure but it is tolerable

                 back pain and arm pain

3pm - getting depressed, crying about the pain

           chest pressure level 4

            continue to have back pain, level 4 or 5

           continue to have arm pain, level 4 or 5

4pm - went on walk, left knee felt achey

5:30pm - 6pm - ate dinner

6:23pm - anxiety is low, level 2

                  back and arm pain still there, sprayed BioFreeze

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced dose GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

???not sure what time I went to bed

10/5

12:30am - husband woke me up - ugh

2am - woke up, bathroom

5:17am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac 

 

***not a good week, increase in pain has made me depressed  

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10/5

12:30am - husband woke me up - ugh

2am - woke up, bathroom

5:17am - woke up

6:30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac 

               anxiety low

11am - anxiety is increasing to a 3 or 4

              back pain still there, level 4 or 5

12noon - went to a fundraiser

8pm - took 400 mg magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml 

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10:20pm - going to bed 

11:43pm - husband/dogs wake me up, watch tv in bed

10/6:

1am - going to try and go back to sleep

3:30am - woke up, bathroom

6:06am - woke up 

6:30 am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

 

***back pain, arm pain still there 

 

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10/6:

1am - going to try and go back to sleep

3:30am - woke up, bathroom

6:06am - woke up 

6:30 am - took 1.25 mg Prozac

2:30pm - mood has improved a little

7:30pm - chest pressure level 2 or 3 and heart palps level 2 or 3

                 back pain

8pm - took 400 mg Magnesium and 25 mg Iron

9pm - took reduced GABA Calm, 22.5 ml

9:30pm - took 1000 mg Tryptophan

10pm - took time released 1.05 mg Melatonin

              going to bed, feel tired

11:19pm - woke up

10/7:

2am - woke up

3:48am - woke up

5:35am - awake, think I have been awake since 5am

6;30am - took 1.25 mg Prozac 

                 anxiety is low

 

 

***back and arm pain still there - level 5 at least if not higher

***depressed level 7, irritable level 10, terrible mood today

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