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Tuesday October 27, 2020

 

On period

 

9:30am: wake up, headache 1

10am: headache 1
10:30am:  headache 2

11:30am: Armour Thyroid 120mg, 1C. Coffee, breakfast, upset stomach 3
12pm-3pm: bloating 3

12:30pm: Effexor xr 75 mg
2pm: sharp electric shock-like pains right thumb 4

4pm: filling out symptom log, anxiety 2
4:30pm: shiver sensation leg lasting few seconds 4, fatigue 4

7pm-8pm: cold nose 2
8pm-1am: ok

11:30am: Epsom salt bath 2 cups
12am: C. Poppy, EO’s, vitamin d lotion 5,000IU

12:30am: bed, insomnia 2
 

Notes Tuesday: headache 2, bloating 3, electric shock-like pains in body 4, anxiety 2, upset stomach 3, shiver sensation in body 4, fatigue 4, cold nose 2, insomnia 2


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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Wednesday October 28, 2020

 

On period

 

11am: wake up, headache 1

11:30am: breakfast, 1 C. Coffee, headache 1
12pm: Armour Thyroid 120mg, headache 1

12:30pm: Effexor xr 75mg. , headache 1
1pm: feeling better 
2pm4pm: working, anxiety 2, irritability 1, tense muscles 3

4pm-6pm: anxiety 2, flat mood 2, headaches and brain zaps 1, Jaw tension 3, muscle tension 3

6pm: dinner
6:30pm-8:30pm:anxiety 2, headache 2

8:30pm-10:30pm: ok
11:30pm: snack, bloating 3

12:30am: 4 droppers C. Poppy, EO’s, buzzers, vitamin d lotion, ok

1am: bed, insomnia 1, woke up multiple times but fell right back asleep 
 

Notes Wednesday: I was not as anxious at work as I expected.  I stayed fairly calm when I got behind on the jobs.  I have been taking Epsom salt baths consistently.  I have been taking the baths during the week some and on the weekend,  instead of only on the weekends.  I think this may be helping some with the work anxiety.   Headache 2, anxiety 2, irritability 1, tense muscles 3, worsened mood 2, brain zaps 1, jaw clenching 3, bloating 3, insomnia 1 


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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Thursday October 29, 2020

 

On period 

 

11am: alarm went off, pressed snooze 
11:30am: wake up

12pm: Armour Thyroid 120mg, brain zap 1, light headed spell lasting few seconds 1
12:30am: Effexor xr 75mg.   
1pm: 1 C. Coffee, anxiety 2
2pm-4pm: at work, anxiety 3

4pm-6pm: working, anxiety 4, jaw clenching 3
6pm: dinner

6:30pm-8:30pm: working, anxiety 3, jaw clenching 3
8:30-10:30pm: working, anxiety 2

11:30pm: snack, bloating and heartburn 2
12:30am: C. Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, buzzers

1am: bed, shortness of breath, anxiety 2, insomnia 2
 

Notes Thursday: brain zap 1, dizzy spell 1, anxiety 4, jaw clenching 3,  bloating 2, heartburn 2, air hunger 2, insomnia 2


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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