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Sunday March 22, 2020

 

1pm: wake up 11.5hrs sleep, 1C coffee, breakfast 

1:30pm: Effexor xr 75mg 

2:30pm: Afternoon: anxiety mod, depression 1

6:30pm: cold hands
Evening: head, shoulder tinglings

1am: Armour Thyroid 120mg. 
1:30am: bed, slept well, achy hands, arms

 

Notes: increased WD symptoms (Cold hands, tingling sensations) 


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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Gertie

Hi Superwoman,

I found your story when I was searching poppy opioid receptors.  

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.  I'm sorry for your struggles, and am impressed with your willingness to advocate for yourself with Drs and the Teva lab!

I see you take something called "California Poppy" and that you use it PRN.  Is that to help with sleep?  Can you tell me where you purchase it?  I want to look at it more closely (I'm a research queen, and this stuff is super confusing) before asking Alto if it's an option for my daughter. She's tapering off of an opioid receptor medication that was supposed to be nonaddictive, yet she's having severe nausea and stomach pain at night.  I was wondering if this might help, or if I'm just adding insult to injury.

Thanks for any info you can provide!

Gertie

 


(my daughter: 20yrs old)  

Sertraline: (prescribed by pediatric psychiatrist):  2010 Aug 6:  START 50mg (may have started at 25? cannot find records) / 2010 Aug 17:  75mg / 2010 Sept 3: 100mg  / 2010 Sept 10: 150mg / 2010 Oct 8: 75mg (new Dr.) / 2010 Nov 17: 100mg / 2012 Mar 15: 125mg (Dr. retired, replaced by new Dr. who started up dosing) / 2012 May 14: 150mg / 2016 Sept 1: 100mg /  2017 July 27: 50mg / 2019: July 1 - Aug 10 6-week taper from 50 to 0mg / 2019 Nov 6: begin severe withdrawal symptoms / 2019 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 / 2020 Jul 20: started 2%/month taper.  2020 Oct 12: at 21.76mg

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.  Stayed at 150mg until stabilized.  2020 Aug 2 began 3.5%/month taper.  2020 Sept 27: at 135mg.

                                                                                                                                                                           

*Currently taking:     Sertraline 1mg / Amitriptyline 21.76mg / Baclofen 20mg / Noscapine Base 135mg

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Progress Update:

 

I have been at 75 mg Effexor xr for almost three months now.  I would say my WD normal has definitely improved from before I started tapering down from 112.5 mg Effexor xr. in January.  This makes me think that a lot of my symptoms were side effects from a too high dose of Effexor.  The dizzy/ light headed spells are very rare now.  The heart palpitations have decreased a lot since lowering the dose.  I still have subtle palpitations at times, but it is usually not the pounding in my chest that I was getting.  I still have significant anxiety, but I think that it less than it was at 112.5mg.  Insomnia and sleep has improved, but I still get bouts of mild insomnia.  My mood is often low still.  I feel more sad though versus the flat and depressed that I felt before tapering.  I have noticed a big increase in motivation since decreasing the medication.  I don’t feel so apathetic and it is easier to get things done.  I still feel irritable and angry at times, especially at work.  I think that I don’t feel neuroanger quite as much as I did at 112.5 mg Effexor.  I think that the brain zaps have decreased.  I am still having daily brain zaps though which I suspect are related to sensitivities to medication and supplements.  Sexual function may be a little better, but I still have a lot of problems.  
 

I tapered at the recommended 10% per month.  The taper was much more manageable than when I tried tapering by dropping to the lower standard pill strength.  The taper was still tough though, but not anything like what I went through before following the 10% taper method.  It was hard for me to distinguish what was WD from the taper and what was just my WD normal symptoms.  I plan on holding here at 75mg. for a few more months.  I feel more stable than I did with a more consistent level of feeling bad.  Ideally, I would like to be symptom free when I start tapering again.  That way it will be easier for me to gauge if I am having WD from the taper.  I don’t know if it will be possible to be symptom free though b/c I think I am still having Effexor side effects at this dose.  
 

It is good to write this and look back on my notes and see that I am getting better.  Lately I have been feeling frustrated and discouraged because my progress is not as fast as I would like.  I have been having a flare up of fatigue and allergies lately.  I keep looking toward the future of when I will be off of this crap.  But then I feel frustrated at the length of time this will take.  I feel like my life is on hold in a way while I am trying to get off of this stuff, because I never feel 100%.  I am grateful that I am slowly but surely getting better.  I think that I just need to take things one day at a time.    


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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13 minutes ago, Superwoman said:

I think that I just need to take things one day at a time.    

 

That is all any of us can do.

 

Compare how you are feeling now to how you felt at your worst.  Don't compare with how you were at your best or how you want to feel.


Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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July 12, 2020

 

on vacation 

 

6am: Wake up (7.5hrs sleep), tired

9am: 9am: Armour Thyroid 120mg, no reaction 

10am: DoTerra Probiotic 1 capsule, No reaction

11:30am: Effexor xr 75mg, irritability, achy 2, anxiety, restlessness 3
12pm: headache 1, achy 2

4pm: achy arms, hands 3, malaise, fatigue 
11pm: bed


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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Tuesday July 14, 2020

 

on vacation 

 

8am: wake up 9hrs sleep well rested, vitamin d lotion 5000 IU

10:30am: No reaction 

9am: Effexor xr 75 mg
11:30am: Bloating 7

12pm: Armour Thyroid 120mg, same

1 pm: DoTerra probiotic 1 capsule, headache 1
2pm: headache 3, irritability 

10pm: bed 
 

Notes Tuesday: I don’t know if the stress to my body of the higher altitude, time changes and travel affected the WD symptoms? 


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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32 minutes ago, Superwoman said:

I don’t know if the stress to my body of the higher altitude, time changes and travel affected the WD symptoms? 

 

Q:  Are you taking your dose at about the same time.  If you have had to make a change in the time you take it this could (also) be affecting your symptoms.

 

Quite possibly.  Other members have mentioned experiencing increased withdrawal symptoms during and after holidays/traveling.


Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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On 8/20/2020 at 7:02 PM, ChessieCat said:

 

Q:  Are you taking your dose at about the same time.  If you have had to make a change in the time you take it this could (also) be affecting your symptoms.

 

Quite possibly.  Other members have mentioned experiencing increased withdrawal symptoms during and after holidays/traveling.

I don’t remember if I was taking it at the same time every day.  I think I took it at roughly within the same time.  But with the time changes it could have ended up taking it at different time than I do at home.  I normally try to take it within a 2 hour time frame like they recommend on here.  But my routine was thrown off because of the travel.  


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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Monday August 17, 2020

 

11am: wake up

11:30am: 1 cup coffee, Effexor xr 75 mg, Armour Thyroid 120 mg, probiotic 6billion CFU 1 capsule 
11am- 2:30am; ok 
2:30pm-6pm: anxiety 3, starting new job

6:30pm: training on new job, anxiety 4, headache 3 1 hr., burning eyes

7pm-11pm: anxiety 1, jaw tension 3
12:30am: C. Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s

1am: bed, slept well
 

Notes Monday: headaches and anxiety today.   I think stress of training on new job ramped up WD symptoms of anxiety and headaches.  Most days I do not have headaches anymore. 


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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Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020

 

11am: woke up 10 hrs sleep, little tired still, breakfast, 1C coffee, Armour Thyroid 120mg, probiotic 1 capsule, ok

11:30am: Effexor xr 75mg, ok
11am-3pm: ok

3-5pm: training at new job, anxiety 3, allergies burning eyes 
5-11pm: ok

7pm-11pm: anxiety 1, jaw tension 3
12am: dizzy spell lasting few seconds 

12:30am: C. poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, vitamin d cream 5,000 IU, buzzers, ok
1am: bed
 

Notes Tuesday: I had one dizzy spell today.  The dizzy spells are not a daily occurrence  anymore.  


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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On 4/24/2020 at 11:06 AM, Gertie said:

Hi Superwoman,

I found your story when I was searching poppy opioid receptors.  

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.  I'm sorry for your struggles, and am impressed with your willingness to advocate for yourself with Drs and the Teva lab!

I see you take something called "California Poppy" and that you use it PRN.  Is that to help with sleep?  Can you tell me where you purchase it?  I want to look at it more closely (I'm a research queen, and this stuff is super confusing) before asking Alto if it's an option for my daughter. She's tapering off of an opioid receptor medication that was supposed to be nonaddictive, yet she's having severe nausea and stomach pain at night.  I was wondering if this might help, or if I'm just adding insult to injury.

Thanks for any info you can provide!

Gertie

 

Gertie, 

So sorry for the very late reply.   I just now saw your post.  The brand of California that I have been taking is called Wise Woman Herbals.  I take 2 to 4 dropperfulls at night.  It helps calm me and helps me sleep.  I do not know if it would help with nausea.  I think that it might help with pain but can’t remember for sure.  I think that I may have read somewhere about it helping with opioid withdrawal.   I order through a website called Fullscript that sells physician grade natural medicine.  My naturopathic doctor sends in a script to this site.  I don’t know if you can order through this site without a doctor or not.  I would think that you could order directly from Wise Woman Herbals website.  My doctor described the California Poppy as gentle and non-habit forming.  It is often used with children.   She said that it helps your body make more neurotransmitters.   


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 August 19, 2020

 

11am: woke up, breakfast, 1 C coffee, ok

11:30am: probiotic 1 capsule, Armour Thyroid 120mg
12pm: Effexor xr 75 mg, ok

11am-1:30pm: ok
1:30pm: driving to work, anxiety 2

2pm-3:30pm: anxiety 3 
3:30pm- 12 am: depression 1 off and on

7pm-11pm: anxiety 1, jaw tension 3
12:30am- vit. D cream 5000, C. Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, buzzers, ok

1am: bed, slept ok
 

Notes Wednesday: good day, no headaches.  Mild mood symptoms off and on all day

 


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 August 20,2020

 

9am: 9am: wake up 8 hrs sleep, tired otherwise ok

9:30am: 1 cup coffee 

10 am: counselor, Effexor xr 75 mg, Armour Thyroid 120mg, ok
10:30am: ok

11am: nap, amplified HB 3
11:30am: walk, depression 3 (1.5 hrs)

2pm- 6pm: mood good, only symptom allergies (burning eyes)
6:30pm: 1 hr. depression 1

7:30pm-12am: mood upbeat, allergies burning eyes 
12:30am: c.poppy 4 droppers, vitamin d lotion 5,000IU, EO’s

1pm: meditate 10 min, bed, slept well
 

Notes Thursday: No headaches today.  I am not having headaches daily anymore!  This last month is the first time on 2 years that I have had some headache free days.  Healing is possible.  It just takes longer than any of us imagined.  


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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Friday August 21, 2020

 

11am: wake up 10 hrs sleep little tired, depression 1, breakfast, 1 C coffee 

11:30am: Armour Thyroid 120mg, probiotic 1 capsule, Effexor xr 75 mg

12pm- 2pm: depression 1
3pm-11pm: angry, sad, crying off 6 and on b/c of work trigger 

11:30pm: same symptoms 7, headache

12:30am: California Poppy 4 droppers, buzzers, EO’s
1am: bed, insomnia, headache 

 

Notes Friday: bad day today.   My boss said something that triggered me at work and I was crying felt very upset and angry.  I think this threw my nervousness system out of whack and aggregated the WD symptoms.


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 

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Saturday September 29, 2020

 

11am: wake up

12pm: breakfast, 1C coffee, Probiotic 1 capsule, Armour Thyroid 120mg (headache 1)
12:30pm: Effexor xr 75mg, ok

2:30pm: walk dog, depression 3
3pm- 5pm: depression 5

5pm: Slim & Sassy EO, 2 drops topical, headache 1
5:30pm-8pm: depression 2

10pm; C. Poppy 4 droppers, lavender EO 2 drops diffused, ok
11:30pm: vitamin d 5000 topical, various EO’s topical, ok

1am: bed, slept well 10 hrs sleep


Notes Saturday: felt down today.  Not sure why.  Maybe b/c of gloomy weather?


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 

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Sunday August 30, 2020

 

11am: wake up

11:30am: breakfast, 1 C coffee, 1 probiotic, ok
12 pm: Armour Thyroid 120mg, ok, Effexor xr 75 mg, ok

12:30-3pm: ok
3pm: nap, amplified HB 1

3:30pm: headache 1
4pm: 1 C coffee 

5pm: acid reflux, Digest Tabs: 3 tabs, headache 1
7pm- 8pm: bike ride, mood good

9:30pm: yoga
10pm-12am: headache 1, acid reflux, upset stomach 

12am: C. Poppy 4 droppers, essential oils, vitamin d 5,000 topical 

1am: bed
 

Notes Sunday: some WD symptoms, amplified HB, mood good all day


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 

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Sunday September 6, 2020

 

On period 

 

11:30am: wake up, ok

12pm: 1C coffee, breakfast, Armour Thyroid 120mg, headache 2
12:30pm: Effexor xr 75mg, headache 1

1pm: probiotic 1 capsule ARG, headache 1
1:30pm-4:30pm: headache 1 here and there

6pm-12am: mood ok, headache off and on all evening 

12am: C. Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, vitamin d 5000 topical 
12:30am: meditate 20 min.

1am: bed
 

Notes Sunday: more headaches today.  Period sometimes flares up symptoms.   


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 

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Monday September 7, 2020

 

On period

 

11:30am: wake up headache 3, breakfast, 1 C coffee, headache 2

12pm: Effexor xr 75 mg, headache 2
12:30am: 1 Cup coffee, ok, no headache, Armour Thyroid 120mg, ok

1pm: Probiotic 1 capsule ARG, ok
1:30pm-3pm: ok

3pm: anxiety 1, agitation 1, not sure why
4:30-5:30 pm: headache 2, anxiety 1, general malaise 4, fatigue 3, agitation 2, unease

5:30pm: walk dog, headache 3, mood better 
6:30pm-12 am: headache 2/3 frequent

12:30am: C.Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s
1am: bed


Notes Monday: headache all day today.  Felt off all day.  


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 

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Tuesday September 8, 2020

 

11am: wake up, breakfast, 1 C coffee, ok

11:30am: Armour Thyroid 120 mg, ok
12pm: Effexor xr 75 mg., ok
12:30pm: probiotic 1 capsule ARG, depression 1

1pm-2pm:depression 1
2pm-12am: ok
12am: C. poppy 4 droppers, buzzers, EO’s, ok

1am: bed, trouble falling asleep 3
 

Notes Tuesday: wave today, few symptoms.  No headaches.  Only one bout of slight depression.  Little bit of insomnia.  


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 

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Wednesday September 9, 2020

 

11am: wake up 10 hrs sleep, ok

11:30am: 1 C coffee, breakfast, ok
12pm: Effexor xr 75 mg., ok

12:30am: Armour Thyroid 120m, ok
1pm: Probiotic 1 capsule ARG, headache 2, anxiety 1

1:30pm: brain fog 3, anxiety 1, fatigue 4
2pm: 1 C coffee, anxiety 1

3pm-1am: depression 1
12:30am; c. Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s
1am: bed, tired but trouble falling asleep 2


Notes Wednesday: possible reaction to Allergy Research Group probiotic (ARG).  I got a headache immediately after taking the probiotic.  


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 

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Thursday September 10, 2010

 

11am: woke up 10 hrs sleep, brain fog, fatigue breakfast, coffee 1 cup, fatigue, brain fog

11:30am: 1 C. Coffee, brain fog, more awake
12pm: Effexor xr 75 mg., anxiety 2, heartburn 2, brain fog 5, frequent urination

1pm: Armour Thyroid 120 mg, shortness of breath, anxiety 2, brain fog same
1:30pm: probiotic ARG, 1 capsule, same symptoms 

2pm: anxiety 3, brain fog
2:30pm: anxiety 4/5, brain fog

3pm-5pm: okay
6pm-10 pm: headaches off and on 3, moderate frequency 

10pm-12:30am: headache 4

1am: bed, slept well


Notes Thursday: After taking the Effexor I had to pee every 5 minutes.  I also noticed a burning sensation in my esophagus and anxiety.  Headaches in the evening.  I wonder if the headaches were from the Effexor wearing off?   


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 

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Saturday September 12, 2020

 

11:30am: wake up 10.5hrs sleep, ok, well rested, 1 C coffee, breakfast

12pm: Effexor xr 75mg, ok
12:30am: Armour Thyroid 120mg, ok, probiotic ARG 1 capsule, ok

1pm: yoga, ok
2pm, few headaches here and there mild 

4pm: couple of headaches 3 lasting few minutes each
4:30pm-1am: headaches mild, moderate frequency 

12:30am: C. Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, buzzers, ok
1am: bed, slept alright 

 

Notes Saturday: headaches moderate frequency.   Not sure what is causing headaches.  Mood alright today.  


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 

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I am wondering are my symptoms more from WD or side effects to the Effexor?  I feel a lot better since I reduced the dose.   This makes me wonder if the symptoms are from side effects?   I continue to stabilize and improve while holding at this dose.    


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 

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https://www.drugs.com/sfx/effexor-side-effects.html#for-professionals

 

Scroll down the page to see the breakdown of side effects.

 

Edited by ChessieCat

Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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Monday September 14, 2020

 

10:30am: wake up 9 hrs sleep, surprisingly awake, ok

11am: slight headache after eating breakfast lasting few seconds ,Coffee 1 C. Headache lasting few seconds 
11:30am: probiotic 1 capsule ARG, depression 1

12pm: Effexor xr 75 mg, ok
12:30pm: Armour Thyroid 120mg, ok, lunch, ok

1pm: restlessness 1
1:30pm: driving to work, anxiety 2 butterflies in belly 

2pm: arrive work, anxiety 3, wired feeling 3
2:30: headache lasting few seconds 

3pm: ok
3:30pm: bloating mild

4pm: restlessness 2
4:30pm-6:30pm: ok

6:30pm-: restlessness, anxiety 3 lasting 1 hr. 
7:30pm: headache lasting 10 minutes, anxiety 3

8pm-1am: ok
12:30am: C. Poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, ok

1am: bed, trouble falling asleep 2
 

Notes Monday: lots of anxiety today.  Restless feeling.  


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 

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Wednesday September 16, 2020

 

11:30am: wake up 10hrs sleep, little groggy otherwise ok, 1 C coffee, breakfast 

12pm: still groggy otherwise ok, 1 C. Coffee, less groggy 
12:30pm: Effexor xr 75 mg., urinary urgency 1, still little groggy

1pm: Armour Thyroid 120mg, little bit groggy still, urinary urgency 1
1:30pm: lunch, Probiotic ARG 1 capsule, same symptoms 

2pm: driving to work, thinking about past feeling sad like crying
2:30pm: arrive at work, acid reflux 5, bloating 3, 6 tums, 4 peppermint beads

3pm-5pm: heartburn 3/4, bloating 2
5pm: 6 tums, stomach feels better 

5:30pm-7pm: anxiety 3 to 4
7:30pm: dinner

8pm: headache 1 lasting 1 hr. 
10pm: snack Peanut M&M, headache 3, lasting 2 hrs. 

12:30am: C. poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, Touchpoins
1am: bed, trouble sleeping 5, shortness of breath 2, headache 4


Notes Wednesday: very groggy in morning.    Once I got to work I felt more alert and had energy the rest of day.   I had trouble falling asleep because I felt short of breath and I had a headache.  


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 

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Thursday September 17, 2020

 

9am: alarm sounds, tired, press snooze

9:30am: wake up 8.5 hrs sleep, tired, 1 C. Coffee, breakfast 
10am: counselor, groggy, 1 C. Coffee, headache 3 lasting 30 min.

11am: Armour Thyroid 120mg., still tired, irritability 3
11:30am: Probiotic ARG l, 1 capsule, bloating 2, still tired nap 30 minutes 

12:30pm: Effexor xr 75 min, lunch, shortness of breath 2
1pm: anxiety 2, shortness of breath 1, few brain zaps 3

1:30pm: driving to work, anxiety 3, brain zaps and headaches 2
2pm: work, anxiety 4

3pm: brain zaps 5 frequent all afternoon, brain fog trouble concentrating 8, all afternoon 
3:30pm: feeling really bad.  

5pm: brain fog, trouble concentrating 8, fatigue 6, malaise 7, brain zaps moderate frequency 

6:30pm: dinner, still feeling real bad, bloating 3, brain fog severe
7pm: 4 peppermint beads

7:30pm: feeling a little more alert
8pm-12am: feeling really bad rest of evening, Malaise, headaches and brain fog all evening made it difficult to perform my job at work and concentrate.   

12:30am: 4 droppers C. Poppy, feeling little bit better, diffuse lavender Essen oil
1am: bed, insomnia all night 6, headaches all night 5

 

Notes Thursday: I had a lot of trouble sleeping the night before and then had to get up early for an appointment.  I think this threw my body out of whack and caused a major wave today.   I am training at a new job which is much more physically and mentally demanding.  I was having difficulty concentrating on my job because of the brain fog.  


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 

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Friday September 18, 2020

 

11am: wake up, surprisingly awake for not sleeping well, right eye twitch 1, tense 3

11:30am: few headaches 3, Armour Thyroid 120mg, ok
12pm: 1 C. Coffee, 1 capsule Probiotic ARG, shiver sensation 1 in body

12:30pm: Effexor xr: 75 mg
2pm: driving to work, spacey feeling 4, brain zaps 4

4pm-12am: headache 7 all evening, frequent, trouble concentrating all evening  7

12am: feeling better
12:30am: Touchpoints, C. poppy, lavender oil diffuse

1am: bed, brain zaps 2 infrequent, slept well, 10 hrs sleep


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 

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Saturday September 19, 2020

 

11am: wake up, anxiety and worry 3, breakfast, 1C coffee, ok

11:30am: Armour Thyroid 120mg
12pm: ok

12:30pm: Effexor xr 75 mg, palpitations 1
1pm: worsened mood 3, loose stools 2, anxiety 1, spacey feeling 1

1:30pm: Probiotic ARG 1 capsule, anxiety1, spacey feeling 3
2pm: lunch, malaise 4, spacey 5, depression 5 for 2 hours 

4pm: fatigue 5, shiver sensation in body 1
4:30pm: nap 30 minutes 

6pm: difficulty concentrating 3
6:30pm on: feeling better, focus better, Depression 2, worry 3

7pm: dinner, movie
10pm: acid reflux 2

11pm: 4 tums
12am: Epsom salt shower 1 C., 4 droppers C. Poppy, buzzers

12:30am: bed, slept well 10.5 hours sleep
 

Notes Saturday:  Wave again today, but symptoms have been improving some every day for the last couple of days.  No headaches today.  Headaches had been bad last few days.   Bad brain fog and difficulty concentrating again today.   Symptoms started after taking Effexor.   I had to pack for my camping trip and it took me all day to pack because I had such a hard time making decisions and concentrating.  


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 

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Sunday September 20, 2020

 

Camping on vacation 

 

11am: alarm went off, still tired pressed snooze, headache 1

11:30am: wake up, ok, breakfast, 1 C. Coffee 
12pm, heart palpitations 1, still tired

1pm: probiotic ARG, ok
1:30pm: Effexor xr 75mg, ok

2-3pm: ok
3pm: anxiety 3 while eating peanut M&M’s lasting 1 hr.

4pm- arrive at campground
4pm-6pm: depression 1

6pm: dinner, fatigue 5
6:30pm: sitting around camp fire, more awake, ok rest of evening 

8:30pm: heartburn 2, 4 peppermint beads
9pm: playing cards, mood good, focus not too bad 2

12am: buzzers, C. Poppy 4 droppers, vit. D lotion, bed 
12:30am: bed, woke up multiple times but fell right back asleep

 

Notes Sunday: I felt much better today.  Only mild, temporary symptoms.   


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 

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Monday September 21, 2020

 

Camping on vacation 

 

10:30am: wake up 10 hrs sleep, headache 1, breakfast, 1 C. Coffee
11am: jaw clenching 3, headache 1, Armour Thyroid 120mg

11:30am: probiotic ARG

12pm-1pm: ok
1pm: Effexor xr 75mg, 

1:30pm-4pm: biking and hiking, doing well
2pm: jaw pain 3

3:30pm: headache 1 lasting half hour
5pm: nap 30 minutes 

6pm: dinner, ok
7pm: jaw pain 3 and malaise 3, lasting 1 hr. evening, don’t remember time 

8pm: campfire, doing well
11am: Touchpoints, EO’s, C. poppy 4 droppers 

12:30am: bed

 

Notes Monday: Getting away did me good.  I felt much better these last two days.  


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 

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Tuesday September 22, 2020

 

10am: wake up 9.5 hrs sleep, ok

Breakfast, 1 C coffee, ok
11am: Probiotic ARG 1 capsule, ok

11:30am: Armour Thyroid 120mg, headache 1
12pm: Effexor xr 75mg

12:30-1:30pm: ok
1:30pm: brain shiver 2, fatigue 4

2pm: fatigue 4
2:30pm: fatigue 5, arrive home

3:30pm: nap 1 hr. 
4:30pm: wake up still tired 

6pm: dinner, movie, lethargy 7, fatigue 7 rest of night
12:30am: bed

 

Notes Tuesday: I felt much better getting away and symptoms were less severe the last two days camping.    I am not sure if I may have overdid it biking and hiking though b/c I felt exhausted and very lethargic this evening after arriving home from the camping trip.  


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 

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Wednesday September 23, 2020

 

11am: wake up, ok
11:30am: breakfast, 1 C. Coffee 

12pm: Probiotic ARG 1 capsule, 
12:30pm: Effexor xr 75 mg, irritability 2

1pm: probiotic ARG 1 capsule 
1:30pm-3:30pm: ok

2pm: arrived at work, anxiety 4, off feeling, hard to describe, dissociated maybe? Spacey feeling 5
3:30pm: work meeting, anxiety 3

4;30: ok
5pm: anxiety 3, headache 2 lasting few minutes 

5:30pm-1am: feeling pretty good
12:30am: C. poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, vitamin d lotion, buzzers
1am: bed, trouble falling asleep 2, shortness of breath 2, Husband told me I was talking in sleep.

 

Notes Wednesday: wave today.  I felt a lot better today.  I had an easier time at work because I felt better.  


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 

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Thursday September 24, 2020

 

11am: get up, woke up 30 minutes before alarm, laid in bed, surprisingly awake breakfast, 1  coffee 

11:30am: Armour Thyroid 120 mg, ok
12pm: Probiotic ARG 1 capsule, 

12:30am: Effexor xr 75 mg, 
1pm: anxiety/ worry 5, while studying work materials 

2pm: arrived at work, anxiety 4, off feeling, hard to describe, dissociated maybe? Spacey feeling 5
2:30pm: same

3pm: anxiety 3, other symptoms better 
3:30pm-8:30pm- anxiety 4, depression 3

8:30pm-10pm; ok
10:30pm: anxiety 5

11pm-1am: ok
11:30pm: brain zaps 2 while eating snack

12:30am: C. poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, vitamin d topical 
1am: bed, woke up multiple times but fell right back asleep 


Notes Thursday:  physically feeling pretty good today.   Mostly emotional symptoms. 


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 

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Friday September 25, 2020

 

8:30am: wake up for appt. 7.5 hrs sleep, tired

9am: Breakfast, 2 cups coffee, Armour Thyroid 120mg
9:30am: couple of bouts of head twitches 3

10am: acupuncture, little nervous
Some muscle twitches in head, Acupuncturist said this is normal 

11:30am: driving home, anxiety 2, increased frequent twitches head 5, slightly jittery feeling 
12pm: lunch, probiotic 1 capsule ARG, body shiver 1

12:30am: Effexor xr 75mg, loose stools 4, nap 30 minutes, head twitches 5
1:30pm: driving to work, head muscle twitches 1, anxiety 3

2pm-3pm: anxiety/worries 4
3:30pm-5:30pm: anxiety 5, sad feeling like crying 5
7pm: depression 3

7:30pm: feeling a little better 
1am: shower with 1 Cup Epsom salt
12am: C. poppy 4 droppers, EO’s, buzzers, topical vitamin d 5,000 IU
2am: bed, fell asleep easy
 

Notes Friday:  I had my first acupuncture treatment today.  Acupuncturist worked on about a dozen different symptoms.  I made sure to inform acupuncturist to avoid stimulating and detox treatments.  


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 

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Saturday September 26, 2020

 

11am: woke up without alarm, 9 hrs sleep, well rested, anxiety, worry 4

11:30am: breakfast, 1 C. Coffee, mood better 
12pm: Armour Thyroid 120mg, anxiety, worry 3

1pm: Effexor xr 75mg
2:30-3:30pm: playing put put golf with family, ok

4:30pm-5:30pm: fatigue 4
5:30pm: nap 20 minutes 

6pm: dinner with family
6pm-9pm: depression 1

9:30pm: brain zaps 3
10pm: shiver sensation in hip 1

10:30pm: depression 4
11:30am: C. Poppy 4 droppers, buzzers, EO’s

12am: Bed, trouble falling asleep 3, shortness of breath 2, chest tightness 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 

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