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For all of us who have gone through withdrawal, I'm sure many of us have thought something like "proper tapering advice needs to be on billboards or PSAs." I've felt very alone in my community besides friends who know what im going through, and have felt like I need to display some badge or sign of what I'm going through/gone through.  

 

What can we do to publicise this forum and proper tapering advice in impactful ways? Would mods be interested in producing merchandise that folks can display, like t-shirts, magnets, bumper stickers etc? With catchy slogans and good graphics that link to this site? Proceeds go to the site?

 

Sample messages: 

 

"Ask me about my antidepressant withdrawal."

"If you're tapering an antidepressant, go much slower than you'd think."

"Antidepressant withdrawal is real and it sucks."

Or just simply stickers with this websites name.

Apr 2018: 10 mg Amitriptyline (for headaches & insomnia).

Jul - Aug 2018: Fast taper to 5 mg and then 2.5 mg (too fast, hellish withdrawal at 2.5 mg).

Sept 2018: Reinstated 10 mg (many symptoms improved).

Oct 2018 - Apr 2019: Updosed & stabilized on 11 mg (2 waves at 3 and 5 months post-withdrawal).

Apr 2019 - Apr 2020: Tapered 0.5-0.25 mg per month using compounded pills: 11 mg —> 6 mg. (2 waves at 12 and 16 months post-withdrawal.)

Apr 2020 - present: Switched to a liquid taper at rate of 0.1 mg per month. Currently: 3.8 mg. No more waves. 

Supplements: Omega-3 fish oil, Vit B12, coenzyme Q10, Hawthorn extract (for tachycardia)

Tools for insomnia/waves (as needed): Epsom salt foot soaks, 0.5 mg Melatonin, quality time, waves WILL PASS.

Lifestyle: Eat real foods, mostly plants; sunlight & walking; symptom tracking on adapted Glenmullen chart.

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Intriguing idea. Staff doesn't have the bandwidth to do this, and this site is non-commercial.

 

You might start it yourself on CafePress or one of those types of sites, let us know how you're doing.

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OK thanks Alto I'll work on some mock-ups and report back.  

Apr 2018: 10 mg Amitriptyline (for headaches & insomnia).

Jul - Aug 2018: Fast taper to 5 mg and then 2.5 mg (too fast, hellish withdrawal at 2.5 mg).

Sept 2018: Reinstated 10 mg (many symptoms improved).

Oct 2018 - Apr 2019: Updosed & stabilized on 11 mg (2 waves at 3 and 5 months post-withdrawal).

Apr 2019 - Apr 2020: Tapered 0.5-0.25 mg per month using compounded pills: 11 mg —> 6 mg. (2 waves at 12 and 16 months post-withdrawal.)

Apr 2020 - present: Switched to a liquid taper at rate of 0.1 mg per month. Currently: 3.8 mg. No more waves. 

Supplements: Omega-3 fish oil, Vit B12, coenzyme Q10, Hawthorn extract (for tachycardia)

Tools for insomnia/waves (as needed): Epsom salt foot soaks, 0.5 mg Melatonin, quality time, waves WILL PASS.

Lifestyle: Eat real foods, mostly plants; sunlight & walking; symptom tracking on adapted Glenmullen chart.

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