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Erell

Dear Sunny,

Previous posts said it all beautifully, so I just want to send you and your parents  big hugs ❤


2006 : 20mg Paroxetine + Bromazepam(no specific dose) 

2008 : cold turkey of both

2010 : 20mg Deroxat + Bromazepam

2013: Switch from Bromazepam To Prazepam (long half-life)

2014-June2017 : Prazepam taper, 3% drops. 

2018 to August 2019 : Paroxetine 20mg taper (3% every 15 days).

- 22nd August updosed To 10mg (was at 8.4mg) because of a big wave. 

25th Sept 2019 To April 2020 : found SA, holding at 10mg Paroxetine. 

 

April 2020-August 2020 : Paxil to Prozac bridge. Details https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/21457-erell-struggling-with-paroxetine/?do=findComment&comment=499847

 

Current Supplements : magnesium citrate/ fish oil/ evening primrose oil 

 

Current medication :

7mg Fluoxetine + toothpick Paroxetine (since 20 Aug 2020)

1mg Diazepam (since 29 Aug 2020)

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mstimc

I echo everyone else--positive thoughts and prayers for your dad and you!


Tim C

Started Paxil for GAD in 1999

Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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Cigale

Oh no @sunnysideup69 - I am sorry to hear about your dad. How awful that someone would do that and drive off! It is good that you are going to spend time with him. I know you will lift his spirits and help him heal. Sending you huge hugs!


2008-2016 - Lexapro 10 mg, tapered to 2.5 mg over one year then CT without issues
Feb 2, 2019 to July 24, 2019 - restarted Lexapro 5 mg for insomnia; July 25, 2019 increase Lexapro 10 mg, which caused increased anxiety and depression.
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 11, 2019 - 3-week FT from Lexapro 10 mg to 7.5 mg to 5 mg to 0
Dec 12, 2019 to Feb 4, 2020 - drug-free and feeling good until horrible WD hit
Feb 5, 2020 to Feb 16, 2020 - Paxil 10 mg, resulted in very bad reaction
Feb 18, 2020 - reinstate Lexapro 5 mg and stabilizing

Oct 24, 2020 - start brassmonkey taper with 2.5% reduction; current: 4.9 mgai/6.7 mgpw

 

daily meditation 10-40 minutes, yoga 30 minutes; CBT & ACT therapy

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Adili13

@sunnysideup69 Geez! 2020 has not been kind to you, my friend. I hope your dad is ok and makes a speedy recovery. I can’t believe it was a hit and run!! Where has the morality gone in this world? Thinking of you and yours ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


2008: start Lexapro 10 mg which is quickly upped to 20 mg. 2008:2013 try at least four individual times to get off Lexapro, never get lower than 5mg, settle at 15 mg. 2015: again, attempt to get off Lexapro and get to 5 mg. After 6 months, feel i'm stabilizing but go back on a higher dose because of one stressful event. 2016: go to 20 mg from 15 mg due to work stresses, hit severe tolerance for the first time and become very suicidal. 2016-2017: try viibryd and cymbata in an attempt to feel better. Also add Lamictal 150 at some point. 2017: eventually land on paxil 37.5 and Lamictal 150. January 2018: cut paxil to 25. April-July 2018: reduce Lamictal in 50 mg increments till im off August. 2018: reduce paxil to 20 mg. december 2018: dropped Paxil to 18 mg, SEVERE CRASH. March updosed to 20 mg April 11: dropped to 19.4 mg due to akathsia (still experiencing akathsia symptoms from updose) April 20: 19 mg Paxil May 4: 18.7 Paxil July 5: 18.2 July 12: 17.8 Aug 19: 17.5 Aug 26: 17.3 Oct 20: 17.1 Nov 3: 16.9, 8/17/20: 16.6 after nine month hold, 8/24/20: 16.4, 8/31/20:16.2, 9/14/2020: 16.0, 9/21/20: 15.8, 9/28/20: 15.6, 10/19/20:15.4, 10/26/20: 15.2, 11/2/20: 15.1 

 

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sunnysideup69

@Malbec37, @Longroadhome, @Hanna72, @Sonia001, @Erell, @mstimc, @Cigale, @Adili13,

Thanks for your good wishes. They mean a lot. This year has been ridiculous and I just want it to stop/ to have happy times and fun. Really appreciate your kind words - been feeling a bit sorry for myself today. Dad's alright but bruised and sore. I'm going to Wiltshire to visit him and mum at the weekend, will be good to see them both. 


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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sunnysideup69

15 months of Venlafaxine today. Happy anniversary, me ?! 🤣 Well, am thankful that I'm functional and pretty stable.

The last three weeks have been a bit poop, mood wise. Firstly, time change of dose made me wave, then dad had an accident at the beginning of November and that caused a bit of a stress wave. Think I'm coming out of it now, gradually.

Still doing okay, getting up, going to work. Only one day of work missed this term so far which is much better than last year. So, my resilience has increased. Still wavey, but waves are very mild.

In fact, am feeling 'better enough' to have joined a 13 mile half marathon walk, in London, on Saturday February 27th 2021. Hoping the training is ok for me....am going to build my distance up slowly. I'm doing it in memory of my sister and have raised £300 pounds for Epilepsy Action so far. Will most likely bore you all with the details along the way 🤣

So, I now have a plan for 2021. Make no drug changes until half marathon done. Then beginning of March, switch to a version of Venlafaxine which is taperable. Give myself a couple of months to settle and then begin a very slow taper.

 


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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Sonia001

Sounds like you're back on track. Well done with the fund raising. Hope you're dad is doing ok.


Citalopram 10 mgs 2010

Bendroflumethiazide (diuretic) 2.5 mgs 2010

Citalopram reduced to 7.5 mgs May 2019

Citalopram reduced to 5 mgs July 2019 (current dose)until

Citalopram increased to 5.25 mgs October 2020 

 

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Nyfa25

@sunnysideup69 good to hear that you're feeling well ! It’s a very good idea to do the semi-marathon, and I hope that in 2021 you will be able to totally get rid of these drugs, I send you full of good vibes 😘


June 25 - July 8, 2020 - 2 weeks on Brintellix, suffered an adverse reaction.

 

25 juin - 8 juillet 2020-2 semaines sur Brintellix, a subi un effet indésirable.

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sunnysideup69

Ok lovely peeps, could do with some encouragement and inspiring words. Am a bit more symptomatic.

 

Was looking back over my notes, have had a worse 'WD normal' since the clocks went back an hour on 24th October. This past three weeks has been a bit more up and down. It's understandable, I got thrown into a bit of a wave by switching meds time by an hour. That cleared up, then I had the shock of my dad's accident. He's okay, but obviously it threw me a bit. I just pressed on with going to work etc. but then last weekend, I think the shock caught up with me a bit. by Monday, I was very tearful and then on Tuesday at work, I had a horrible wave of 'meaninglessness' for about an hour. It came on quickly and disappeared gradually. Have not had one of those for MONTHS.Totally chemical/ destabilisation.

 

I get it, my nervous system is shaken, but understanding it doesn't make it suck any less 😂

Am back to having slightly crazy dreams/ feeling low and more anxiety some mornings. My system feels rattled. Churny stomach. Mood is a bit flat and uninspired now, rather than flat out 'depressed'. Also, fell off the sugar wagon for three days this week. Am sure that doesn't help but, too late, it's done now.

 

Also, was s'posed to be travelling home today to have a quick check up on parents after dad's accident, but yesterday we got a text from school saying that a staff member has tested positive for the 'Galloping Consumption'  (let's just call it that cos I'm getting sick of THAT word, this year). So, have had to cancel trip. Am having catastrophic thoughts, higher anxiety. Basically, brain has gone into 'emergency mode.' Even though I know it's that, I'm still pi**ed to be dealing with it. Have started taking magnesium glycinate today, 100mg. Figured my nervous system might appreciate the soothing properties a bit in these challenging times.

Any motivation much appreciated xxx


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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Longroadhome
3 minutes ago, sunnysideup69 said:

Ok @sunnysideup69

glad to see even though in wave you haven’t lost your sense of humour 😊

love the analogy “Galloping  Consumption” 

I’m just over the Gallops lucky for me I didn’t have it bad. 
 

I think from reading others posts it’s  very common to have little set backs even when we think we’re mainly over it a wave can hit and remind us “I’m not quite done yet” 

refer to your traffic light 🚦 monitoring system and see that you have come a long way.  Don’t forget this!!  
I’d  also like to guide you to DeterminedAnnas thread. She started off the same time as me on here. She held firm for 15 months when she crashed and now she’s doing great and has resumed her taper. 
there's a lesson here for me too. 
 

you have undoubtedly done the right thing holding . You are doing great sunny and don’t forget it. 
a bump in the road is just that .. a bump. 
 

im sure your mum and dad will understand you cancelling . Phone calls help just knowing someone cares  enough to call so try not to worry . 

 

keep going you’re an  inspiration to many on this site 

Take care xx 


October 2004 -  October 2018 Paxil 20mg

October 2018 - November 2018 15mg Paxil 

Nov 2018 -  2x50 mg Pregabalin to help with Paxil WD

December 2018 - January 2019 10mg Paxil  

January 2019 - February 2019  7.5mg Paxil crashed 

February 2019 - 8.5mg Paxil

August 2019 - stopped both meds for 2.5 days meltdown 

August 2019 -  daily: 50mg Pregabalin April 2020 45mg May 40mg June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg

Nov 2019 - 8mg Paxil, March 2020 7.2mg April 6.5mg May 5.9mg June 5.4mg July 4.8mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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mstimc

Sunny, this might be the time to take a longer look back and see how much progress you've made over the past several months, and take your focus off this temporary setback.  I have to do this when I find myself falling into the trap of reliving past mistakes and I start berating myself.  You really have come so far, and as others have said you're an inspiration to many other members.  We all have downturns.   I like to think of them as opportunities to see where we can go next and become even stronger.  Positive thoughts going your way!


Tim C

Started Paxil for GAD in 1999

Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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sunnysideup69
9 hours ago, Longroadhome said:

Ok @sunnysideup69

glad to see even though in wave you haven’t lost your sense of humour 😊

love the analogy “Galloping  Consumption” 

I’m just over the Gallops lucky for me I didn’t have it bad. 
 

I think from reading others posts it’s  very common to have little set backs even when we think we’re mainly over it a wave can hit and remind us “I’m not quite done yet” 

refer to your traffic light 🚦 monitoring system and see that you have come a long way.  Don’t forget this!!  
I’d  also like to guide you to DeterminedAnnas thread. She started off the same time as me on here. She held firm for 15 months when she crashed and now she’s doing great and has resumed her taper. 
there's a lesson here for me too. 
 

you have undoubtedly done the right thing holding . You are doing great sunny and don’t forget it. 
a bump in the road is just that .. a bump. 
 

im sure your mum and dad will understand you cancelling . Phone calls help just knowing someone cares  enough to call so try not to worry . 

 

keep going you’re an  inspiration to many on this site 

Take care xx 

 

6 hours ago, mstimc said:

Sunny, this might be the time to take a longer look back and see how much progress you've made over the past several months, and take your focus off this temporary setback.  I have to do this when I find myself falling into the trap of reliving past mistakes and I start berating myself.  You really have come so far, and as others have said you're an inspiration to many other members.  We all have downturns.   I like to think of them as opportunities to see where we can go next and become even stronger.  Positive thoughts going your way!

 

Thanks you guys - this is very good advice. Am ok this evening. Windows and waves, windows and waves.......what a process. More patience, more time needed. 


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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Longroadhome

 

@sunnysideup69

 

I’ve decided... 

when all this sh*t is over my age remains the same as when all this sh*t started in 2018 

I refuse to miss out !!! 
enjoy your weekend xx 


October 2004 -  October 2018 Paxil 20mg

October 2018 - November 2018 15mg Paxil 

Nov 2018 -  2x50 mg Pregabalin to help with Paxil WD

December 2018 - January 2019 10mg Paxil  

January 2019 - February 2019  7.5mg Paxil crashed 

February 2019 - 8.5mg Paxil

August 2019 - stopped both meds for 2.5 days meltdown 

August 2019 -  daily: 50mg Pregabalin April 2020 45mg May 40mg June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg

Nov 2019 - 8mg Paxil, March 2020 7.2mg April 6.5mg May 5.9mg June 5.4mg July 4.8mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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sunnysideup69

Still in this wave, mostly feeling down, a bit agitated and exhausted. News about my dad's accident really knocked my nervous system, took a few days to catch up with me and then - boom! I'm discombobulated again. Could really do with a decent long window again soon. Or at least, back to normal baseline.

Just taking it easy here today, have exercised a bit, now resting and watching stuff on youtube.

 

@Gridley, would value your input here. Late October until now, feeling I have gone backwards a bit. I'm in a wave which has come, gone and come back again over the last three weeks. What seemed to spark it off was the clocks going back an hour, leading to my taking Venlafaxine an hour later. Still at normal clock time but technically an hour later, if you get what I mean. A couple of days after that a wave started, gradually got worse than resolved, took about six days. I put that down to medication. Then just as I had come out of that wave and was feeling ok, I found out that my dad had been knocked into by a car....he's ok, bruised and shaken but still alive. But I was very stressed about him for a couple of days, slept badly and ate badly, and last weekend it caught up with me a bit and I've slipped back into feeling pretty awful again. Do you think I could have been sensitive to the initial time change of the Venlafaxine? Then with this recent stress (on top of bereavements this year) have had a bit of a double whammy....

Still holding on the Venlafaxine, haven't started a taper yet. Too much has shaken my world this year and I don't want to start yet. I was making forward progress and my waves were milder, but this last couple have set me back a bit. Hope it's just waves and windows.


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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Gridley
2 hours ago, sunnysideup69 said:

Do you think I could have been sensitive to the initial time change of the Venlafaxine? Then with this recent stress (on top of bereavements this year) have had a bit of a double whammy....

I'm very sorry to hear about your father.  You've had so many family stressors.

 

Regarding the time change double whammy: I think it's possible.  Even though you took it at the same "body time" as before, everything else in your life--meals, activities, likely bedtime--shifted and these subtle shifts can make a difference when you are sensitized in withdrawal.  You recovered after six days but that could've left you less stable than pre-time-change, setting you up for this wave. I do think it 's just waves and windows.


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .3mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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sunnysideup69
27 minutes ago, Gridley said:

I'm very sorry to hear about your father.  You've had so many family stressors.

 

Regarding the time change double whammy: I think it's possible.  Even though you took it at the same "body time" as before, everything else in your life--meals, activities, likely bedtime--shifted and these subtle shifts can make a difference when you are sensitized in withdrawal.  You recovered after six days but that could've left you less stable than pre-time-change, setting you up for this wave. I do think it 's just waves and windows.

Thanks @Gridley....appreciate you weighing in. I tend to agree. 

Trying not to mull on feeling worse. Looked at my posts from this time last year and I've definitely made progress, thanks @mstimc for suggesting I look at progress, it does help.

Just had a chat on the phone with a friend, it's now evening in the UK and I'm feeling better...typical pattern in a wave. So....distract, distract, distract until it passes.

Hope your post lexapro experience is going well :) 


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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Monday November 16th 2020

 

Just wanted to note that, I only took one magnesium glycinate, but stopped. I took 100mg. Stopped because a)can't tell if it made me feel weird or not as am in a wave anyway, so not the ideal time to introduce it and b) realised I was breaking the K.I.S.S rule. I've also started to cut down on morning tea, reduced from three morning mugs to two last week. Want to eliminate caffeine totally and see how that impacts upon sleep. Will add in the mag glyc when I'm off.

Weird sleep but have woken in a better mood. Fingers crossed 🤞

Got a text from school last night that another staff member had tested positive for the 'Galloping Consumption.' So we're two staff members down, now....looks like I'll have to put off visiting my parents until Xmas. Think it's too risky at the moment.

Most likely, that has also stressed me out a bit, subconsciously. Had said I'd pop home to see dad after his accident, but not a good idea if people are testing positive around me. If I wait until Xmas, I can isolate for a week and have a test before I go, which feels safer.

 


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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mstimc

Good Morning, Sunny!
Sounds like you have a great plan in place.  It’s rough not being able to see your parents but you’re doing the right thing by not taking a chance exposing them.  And be sure you take care of yourself!


Tim C

Started Paxil for GAD in 1999

Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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1 hour ago, mstimc said:

Good Morning, Sunny!
Sounds like you have a great plan in place.  It’s rough not being able to see your parents but you’re doing the right thing by not taking a chance exposing them.  And be sure you take care of yourself!

Thanks @mstimc! Where's your introduction topic gone, btw? 


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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street129
On 11/16/2020 at 12:16 AM, sunnysideup69 said:

Monday November 16th 2020

 

Just wanted to note that, I only took one magnesium glycinate, but stopped. I took 100mg. Stopped because a)can't tell if it made me feel weird or not as am in a wave anyway, so not the ideal time to introduce it and b) realised I was breaking the K.I.S.S rule. I've also started to cut down on morning tea, reduced from three morning mugs to two last week. Want to eliminate caffeine totally and see how that impacts upon sleep. Will add in the mag glyc when I'm off.

Weird sleep but have woken in a better mood. Fingers crossed 🤞

Got a text from school last night that another staff member had tested positive for the 'Galloping Consumption.' So we're two staff members down, now....looks like I'll have to put off visiting my parents until Xmas. Think it's too risky at the moment.

Most likely, that has also stressed me out a bit, subconsciously. Had said I'd pop home to see dad after his accident, but not a good idea if people are testing positive around me. If I wait until Xmas, I can isolate for a week and have a test before I go, which feels safer.

 

@Sunnysideup


hi I'm street,

while I'm looking at other posts, yours call to me cause I'm so sensitive when it comes to vitamins that I'm scared to take any at all,  and another one is I love coffee and cried when I couldn't take it being on withdrawal, it sucks so bad,  My daughter is due in December, this corona thing is not good to bring kids into.  

I still to this day don't know how to find people's intro. That's sad.
 
Ive been a member since 2017, I would leave a year and returned, I still have not got the hang of the site, I need to move around more and be more available to other members.  

Be well


JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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street129
On 11/7/2020 at 7:14 AM, Erell said:

Dear Sunny,

Previous posts said it all beautifully, so I just want to send you and your parents  big hugs ❤

@Erell
HI erell I'm street,

 

I've been here on this site for 3 years on and off and I have never tried or move myself around to get acquainted with anyone,  this place is so big it scare me still to this day, but I need to stop being scared and tell people hi and open up. I don't know how to find people's intro and mostly why I don't post, WD for me is not good, or for anyone. im sorry if I'm doing this wrong. It's not a simple site like facebook, twitter, or instagram.

Be save


JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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On 11/14/2020 at 4:07 AM, Longroadhome said:

Ok @sunnysideup69

glad to see even though in wave you haven’t lost your sense of humour 😊

love the analogy “Galloping  Consumption” 

I’m just over the Gallops lucky for me I didn’t have it bad. 
 

I think from reading others posts it’s  very common to have little set backs even when we think we’re mainly over it a wave can hit and remind us “I’m not quite done yet” 

refer to your traffic light 🚦 monitoring system and see that you have come a long way.  Don’t forget this!!  
I’d  also like to guide you to DeterminedAnnas thread. She started off the same time as me on here. She held firm for 15 months when she crashed and now she’s doing great and has resumed her taper. 
there's a lesson here for me too. 
 

you have undoubtedly done the right thing holding . You are doing great sunny and don’t forget it. 
a bump in the road is just that .. a bump. 
 

im sure your mum and dad will understand you cancelling . Phone calls help just knowing someone cares  enough to call so try not to worry . 

 

keep going you’re an  inspiration to many on this site 

Take care xx 

@Sunnysideup

hi, I'm street, 

I've been following your posts, I'm not new but stuck in WD for the second time, first time went back to original dose and was out of wd, I returned this year and having the same  problem, I want to go back to my original does again, but I don't know if at this junction if it's to far months ahead, and I'm scared. wd started showing up in early september, I started taper in June at wrong dose but I didn't know, but I know now. you said a member been holding 15 months, wow

I need to follow her and get excited for her moving forward with her taper.

Be well


JOINED THIS BOARD AUGUST 27, 2017

 

 

250mg trazodone

250mg   Aug 21, 2017  tapering before I found SA

200mg -  Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 tapering before found SA

225mg -  Aug 26, 2017  updose holding

November 26, 2017. I reinstated my original dose of 250mg  trazodone..planning on holding for a very long time. No more withdrawal

June 14, 2020  at 10% 507  My first start of my trazodone 250mg  taper

6/16/20  90 mgai    7/26/20   81 mgai    9/6/20  72 mg ai 10/17/20- updose to 77 mgai  11/11/20- updose to 81 mgai  

 

 

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Quick update, wave finished last Tuesday. Am back to feeling ok again. I'm training for a walking half marathon in February, gonna sit tight on my dosage til then. Then planning to swap to a different form of Venlafaxine. (Capsule with beads or liquid.) Will sit tight for a few months and then hoping to begin a taper.


January 2008 to April 2015 Citalopram 20mg to 5mg, reducing in 50 per cent leaps. Jumped off at 5mg

March 2016 used MDMA triggered setback

April 2016 Citalopram 10mg October 2016 cut to 5mg, May 2017 cut to 2.5mg

May 2018 used MDMA triggered setback

June 2018 Citalopram 2.5mg up to 10mg, then back to 5mg

July/ August 2018 7.5mg, then 10mg

June 2019 updosed to 20mg Citalopram

August 2019 cold switch to Venlafaxine 75mg XR

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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