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2/16

3-5am  awake, hungry so eat hard-boiled egg, obsessive thoughts

 

8am  20mcg levothyroxine, water

9am  67.5mgai sertraline, breakfast, some anxiety b/c nephew still here and loud/annoying, morning exercises 

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin, depart for walk in woods, feel good/strong during walk

 

12pm  lunch, vacuum upstairs & litter box area, feel pretty good

 

1:30pm  go to Target to get headphones & cat food, anxiety under control

 

3pm  paint, listen to sports talk

4pm  chest tension, breathe through it, gas 

 

6pm  take care of neighbors cats, eat dinner

7pm  starts to hail outside, go with Mom to let sister’s dog out—the hail on the car is very very loud and start to be overcome by senses on freeway, try & breathe through.  Seeing 5-car pile up on freeway increases anxiety.  Near panic attack but try and lengthen exhale to help ease anxiety

 

8pm  epsom salt bath, play with Henrietta 

9pm  really tired, get in bed, heating pad on lower back, meditation

 

*forgot to mention I’ve been waking up having had sweated a lot at night.  This is new.  Not drenched in sweat, but definitely sweating much more than pre-withdrawal

 

 

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Cathy4

2/17

4am  awake, interrupted sleep for remainder of morning, woke up feeling I was living IN the dreams I had had.  
 

8am  levothyroxine, water, feed cats

9am  67.5mgai sertraline, breakfast, exercises 

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin, walk, sun very very bright, some anxiety & derealisation 

 

12pm  anxiety, tight shoulders and head just felt weird, like my brain wanted to throw up, ate a little bit of lunch

 

1:30pm  put wood restore product on railings while Henrietta watched

2:30pm  painted—kind of frenzied painting with palette knives

 

4pm  felt better than in a.m. 

5pm  feed neighbor cats, take epsom salt bath

6:30pm  ate some dinner but stomach didn’t like it much

7pm  laid on bed & texted sister

8pm  played ball with Henrietta 

8:30pm  in bed, meditation.  Sooo tired

 

 

 

 

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Cathy4

2/18

7am  wake up from strange dreams, feel like I’m still in the dreams, lay in bed for a bit

 

7:30am  20mcg levothyroxine, water, a.m. exercises 

 

8am  feed neighbor cats & Henrietta, fix breakfast, still feel surreal

 

9am  67.5mgai sertraline, breakfast, anxiety ramps up, speak with withdrawal friend on phone—conversation helps anxiety some

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin, walk 

12pm  lunch, unload & sort produce/farm box

 

1pm  take bins to road, clean out refrigerator, feeling okay, still living in dream a bit

 

2pm  paint 

4pm  spend time with neighbor cats, drink tea, talk w/therapist briefly

 

5pm  paint a little more.  Frustrated with lack of creativity today

 

6:30pm  eat, heartburn & burping after healthy meal.

7pm  epsom salt bath, heart palpitations, make ginger tea

 

8pm  pet Henrietta, fold clothes, heart palpitations 

8:30pm  in bed, anxiety & heart palpitations plus ringing in right ear, ugh.  
 

 

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Cathy4

2/19

7:30am  another fairly decent sleep!  20mcg levothyroxine, water, a.m. exercises 

 

9am  67.5mgai sertraline, breakfast, walk w/neighbor’s dog in woods

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin

11:30am  trip to hardware store, anxiety & heart palpitations in store (blood sugar a bit low, too, probably)

 

12:30pm  eat tuna, feel a bit better

 

2pm  heart palpitations, revarnish handrail

 

3pm  go to gas station to get gas, some anxiety & strong gas odor from previous spill didn’t help

 

3:30pm  call friend, paint, listen to sports radio

 

5pm eat salad, heart palpitations 

 

8pm  epsom salt bath, play with Henrietta 

9pm  in bed, heating pad on chest, some heart palpitations (due to changing hormones perhaps?)

 

*functioning alright these days, gut seems to be a little better, meditation at night and affirmations throughout the day are helping, looking forward to tapering sertraline a little but also nervous about it.  I know I made too many recent changes w/klonopin.  

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Cathy4

2/20

7:30am   not a great sleep, 20mcg levothyroxine, water, a.m. exercises, feel tired & out of it

 

9am  67.5mgai sertraline, breakfast, clean up kitchen

 

10am  begin repairing toilet, run into obstacles that are very frustrating.

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin

 

12pm  take break from toilet repair to eat lunch, feel ungrounded, anxiety, ground swaying/moving

 

2pm  toilet not leaking after creative problem-solving, hopefully it stays that way

 

3pm  play with nephew outside

 

4pm  paint, strange feelings in head, feels like brain wants to throw up again

 

6:30pm  eat some dinner, ground moving/swaying, feel on verge of panic

 

8pm  friend stops by, on verge of panic, head feels weird again, sounded like crickets in the shower

 

9pm  strange day, WD symptoms definitely being intensified by hormonal changes b/c period trying to start.  
 

9:30pm  meditation & hopefully sleep

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Erell
On 2/17/2020 at 6:04 AM, Cathy4 said:

*forgot to mention I’ve been waking up having had sweated a lot at night.  This is new.  Not drenched in sweat, but definitely sweating much more than pre-withdrawal

 

It happened To me too, mostly during PMS. Really weird To wake up soaked ;)

 

Big hugs ❤

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Cathy4

2/22

7:30am  20mcg levothyroxine, water, period starts, morning exercises

 

9am  67.5mgai sertraline, breakfast, call withdrawal-friend and chat, feel that strange head/brain nausea

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin, feel very fatigued so no walk, sit & read 

 

11:30am  unload groceries, peel ginger, nephew arrives, play w/him despite anxiety


1:30pm  lunch

2:30pm  paint again, frustrated as not much seems to be turning out, continue to experiment 

 

3:40pm  allowed myself a little chocolate 

5pm  watched a tv show for the first time in months. 
 

6:30pm  ate dinner, brain-nausea returns and gets worse with chewing

 

8pm  shower, make ginger lemon tea, clean up common areas, clean litter box, play with Henrietta 

 

9pm  in bed, meditation, another day of healing complete

 

 

 

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Cathy4
On 2/21/2020 at 9:21 AM, Erell said:

It happened To me too, mostly during PMS. Really weird To wake up soaked ;)

I love when you stop by, @Erell!!!

Big Hug back and hope you are well.  ❤️
 

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will351

Hi Cathy, 

Woke up last night having a panic attack. Let the waves wash over me. Hope you are well.

Lynn

 

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6 hours ago, will351 said:

Woke up last night having a panic attack. Let the waves wash over me. Hope you are well.

Thanks, Lynn.  Coincidentally, I did too, in the wee hours.  I hope we both get some good relief soon.  Today is rough, and I just witnessed a dog get hit by a truck. Sometimes I feel like I just can’t handle life.  

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Cathy4

2/23

4:30am  awoke in panic from nightmare, brain-nausea and a bit dizzy

 

8:30am  restless light sleep after nightmare, take 20mcg levothyroxine, water

 

9am  67.5mgai sertraline, breakfast, still feel like living in the nightmare 

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin

11:00am  walk, anxiety throughout, fear, a bit of terror even (feel like I did last September when WD was in full swing, hopefully this is hormones)

 

12pm  saw dog get hit by truck.  Very disturbing and hard to see.  Anxiety turns into panic

 

1:30-4:30pm  stay in room while head feels weird (brain nausea), some derealization, terror, neuroemotions

 

4:30pm  make salads, feed Henrietta, feel slightly better

 

6pm  eat, stomach discomfort and gas afterwards 

 

7pm  paint

8:30pm  play w/Henrietta, clean litter box

 

9:15pm  in bed, hope for peaceful night, meditation 

 

 

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Cathy4

2/24

3am  only awake for a little while

7:30am  levothyroxine, water, exercises, cognitive fog

 

9am  60.3mgai sertraline, breakfast, shoulder & neck tension arose while eating, anxiety, then terror

 

10am  waiting out bad anxiety/terror in room, not up for going for walk even, .112mg klonopin @ 10:30am 

 

12:30pm  bite of lunch, back to room, brain-nausea, tension

 

1:30pm  short nap

4pm  paint

6:30pm  clean litter box, eat dinner, epsom salt bath

 

8:30pm  make ginger tea, watch a little tv

 

9:30pm  bed, meditation 

 

*started 60.3mg sertraline today, not sure if I’m stabilized enough to reduce, but time keeps passing and I feel like I’m not getting worse but not getting more stable...  (shrug) idk.

 

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Cathy4

2/25

*spent the day in terror/panic, threw-up 4x, and diarrhea.  It was a day from hell.  I’m not sure if this is WD-related or...?

 

2/26

*currently recovering from yesterday, able to keep water down, now, and just took zoloft w/bite of banana.  

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Altostrata

Cathy, did you ever get a pelvic checkup from a gynecologist? This is important to do periodically.

 

Do you still have palpitations?

 

Why did you decide to cut Klonopin on February 1 and Zoloft on February 24?

 

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will351

So sorry Cathy, it sounds like it might be a stomach bug.

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Cathy4
38 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

Cathy, did you ever get a pelvic checkup from a gynecologist? This is important to do periodically.

Hi @Altostrata, yes, I did, and nothing came back abnormal. 
 

 

40 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

 

Do you still have palpitations?

Yes, I do.  Typically right around when my period starts, but also some random ones here & there.  
 

42 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

 

Why did you decide to cut Klonopin on February 1 and Zoloft on February 24?

Well, I suspected klonopin as a culprit for the gut issues, but reducing that hasn’t improved things.  Then I thought “maybe my current state is withdrawal-normal and if I lower the zoloft I’ll feel better.”

 

I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense.  I can go back up to 67.5mg zoloft.  I’m trying to figure out what I could do to feel better.  
Thanks, Alto

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1 hour ago, will351 said:

So sorry Cathy, it sounds like it might be a stomach bug.

Thanks, Lynn.  Hoping it passes soon.  

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Giulietta

Hello Cathy,

 

I'm really sorry to hear about the tummy troubles. Have you tried using dramamine? Another member indicated that this helped her. 

 

Panic/tremors during sleep are awful and I found they passed (for the most part) over a few months.   I still wake up  perspiring/sweaty - and I am past menopause. I can say that the flushing is over.

 

So sad about the poor dog.

 

Hope you feel better soon. We all want to figure out to make ourselves feel better. This is a draining process but we will get there 'hook or by crook' per se. 😉

 

Big hug,

G

 

 

 

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Cathy4
8 hours ago, Guilietta said:

Have you tried using dramamine

Hi Guilietta, thanks for this idea, it is something I had not thought of.  Yeah, the gut stuff has become a bit of a problem lately no matter how clean my diet is.  

 

8 hours ago, Guilietta said:

 

Panic/tremors during sleep are awful and I found they passed (for the most part) over a few months

That’s really good news that they have subsided for you, Guilietta.  I’m so glad.  They are awful, aren’t they?  This gives me hope mine will pass, too.  

 

8 hours ago, Guilietta said:

This is a draining process but we will get there 'hook or by crook' per se. 😉

I needed to hear this today, thank you.  Lately I’ve been feeling very discouraged, I’m sure you can relate.  Practicing gratitude and positive affirmations helps but sometimes the daily battle just gets to me.  We are strong & courageous to be going through this.  I hope your current symptoms dissolve with time, Guilietta.  Thank you for being here.  
❤️

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RachelSusan

Hi Cathy,

 

I wanted to introduce myself to you. I'm Rachel and I am now following your posts.  I've had all the symptoms you have, and I still occasionally get awakened by the rapid heart beat in the middle of the night. In fact in I know the 3 a.m.wake up call very well. It is dreadful but it will get better. You have come to right place for help. I've been doing this since 2016 but don't let that depress you, once you get stabilized the rest, while not perfect, is very doable.  You will get your life back. You will be able to enjoy life once more. Hang in there.

 

All my best,

Rachel

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Giulietta
7 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

eah, the gut stuff has become a bit of a problem lately no matter how clean my diet is.  

 

I think that eating a healthy diet makes a difference for this - as with everything - but different things work for different people.  I honestly find solace in a chocolate covered biscuit (or 2) even though this is not recommended. Even though sugar is not good for anxiety (look at kids after Halloween for example!) - some people are exquisitely sensitive to it in WD or not.

 

Caffeine is one of the worst things for a quesy stomach.

 

Things that may quiet my stomach (and amongst the worst things in the world) is ginger ale without the bubbles.

 

No artificial sweeteners in any kind.

 

I wonder if antacids would help? Have you  tried?

 

7 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

They are awful, aren’t they?  This gives me hope mine will pass, too.  

 

they are and they will pass -  I think some symptoms take longer for some people than others.  When they first happened it took me a while to figure out that they were anxiety and would pass and I had to cope with the discomfort. 😉

 

8 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

Lately I’ve been feeling very discouraged,

 

8 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

Practicing gratitude and positive affirmations helps but sometimes the daily battle just gets to me.  We are strong & courageous to be going through this.

 

I am grateful for better days and particularly when I can ambulate mostly normally. And not like a 10 month old toddler. LOL. At night I try to right down what I am grateful for - and what good things I managed to do that day.

 

Hang in there,

 

G/

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4 hours ago, RachelSusan said:

You have come to right place for help. I've been doing this since 2016 but don't let that depress you, once you get stabilized the rest, while not perfect, is very doable.  You will get your life back. You will be able to enjoy life once more. Hang in there.

Thank you so much, Rachel.  I had read some of your thread awhile ago.  Your zoloft taper gives me hope.  I appreciate so much the kind words of encouragement from you and @Guilietta.  Honestly, this forum has been a lifeline for me.  
Hug.

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3 hours ago, Guilietta said:

Caffeine is one of the worst things for a quesy stomach.

 

Things that may quiet my stomach (and amongst the worst things in the world) is ginger ale without the bubbles.

 

No artificial sweeteners in any kind.

 

I wonder if antacids would help? Have you  tried?

Guilietta, 

I have not tried antacids.  I certainly could, I’ve just been afraid to take any sort of pill (however benign) since this started.  You made me smile with the ginger ale & chocolate biscuits.  I love chocolate!  

Yes, I’m definitely staying away from caffeine.  I find I can tolerate a little sugar, but then sometimes I feel like it affects my gut negatively (strangely it doesn’t seem to affect anxiety too too much).  
Such a puzzle, isn’t this?  What works, what doesn’t work, what changes from week to week...  whew.  
Thanks, G 

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3 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

I have not tried antacids.  I certainly could, I’ve just been afraid to take any sort of pill (however benign) since this started.

 

I don't take them either - and would have to stagger them with gabapentin if I did - a 2 hour window since if affects the metabolism of the drug. I don't like taking meds and OTCs in general given all the meds I am required to take.

 

I am going to put the crestor on hold in case that is causing some of my muscle pain and weakness - but honestly doubt it. Worth a shot.

 

3 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

I feel like it affects my gut negatively (strangely it doesn’t seem to affect anxiety too too much).  

 

Tea - whether green, white or chamomile is off my list. I have cut back on the coffee.

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5 hours ago, Guilietta said:

am going to put the crestor on hold in case that is causing some of my muscle pain and weakness - but honestly doubt it. Worth a shot.

Yeah, totally, Guilietta, I mean, it’s worth a try because who knows—maybe since you’ve tapered on the cymbalta, some side effects from the crestor or now more prominent (?).  (I know this is unlikely, but who knows?).  Crestor is a statin, yeah? 
 

I’m glad you’re still able to have a little coffee.  I’m of the mind that any small pleasures we can derive during this time are important to maintaining sanity.  Lol.

Cathy

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There is a good possibility that the crestor is contributing to your aches and pains.  Body ache and muscle weakness are two very common side effects of statins. During my taper I was having a lot of trouble with muscle aches and general pain. After cutting my dose to a quarter of what was prescribed I started feeling a lot better.  That was many years ago and my blood work has been fine ever since, so the higher dose was actually not needed.

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2/27

3am  awake but not too anxious, able to return to sleep

 

7:30am  20mcg levothyroxine, water, drink probiotic & do a couple exercises, feel hungry (good sign)


9am  60.3mgai sertraline, small breakfast, massive anxiety, derealization 

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin, paced around house a bit (wanted to stick close to bathroom)

 

12:30pm  phone call w/withdrawal friend

1pm  light yard work, no appetite for lunch

 

3pm  paint, feel very disconnected 

5pm  epsom salt bath

6:30pm  small dinner, not hungry

7pm  watch tv show, awful headache w/shoulder, chest, throat tension

 

8:30pm  try a little yogurt, headache remains (this is not a typical headache, it’s like someone is squeezing my head, like it’s in a vise)

 

9:15pm  in bed, happy to be through another difficult day, prepare for meditation 

 

*I know I need to practice patience, but man, I’m so tired of feeling bad and being so limited.  I never imagined trying to come off psych drugs could be this difficult, and some friends are starting to doubt.  

 

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Giulietta
22 hours ago, brassmonkey said:

During my taper I was having a lot of trouble with muscle aches and general pain.

 

Sorry to hear this - I wonder if it limited your functionality?

 

22 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

maybe since you’ve tapered on the cymbalta, some side effects from the crestor or now more prominent (?).  (I know this is unlikely, but who knows?).  Crestor is a statin, yeah? 

 

This is a brilliant thought. Crestor is a statin - another huge money maker. They are also I learned consisdered one of the most dangerous drugs - #5 I think -

 

22 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

I’m of the mind that any small pleasures we can derive during this time are important to maintaining sanity.  Lol.

 

Here, here. Andes mints are nice because they are small, 25 calories and not so much sugar - if you like chocolate andmint.

 

 

19 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

awful headache w/shoulder, chest, throat tension

 

I hate throat tension, too....and the feeling / difficulty swallowing...

 

19 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

in bed, happy to be through another difficult day, prepare for meditation 

 

it's the best time of the day isn't it! and the right attitude - another day through WD. success by i tself

 

19 hours ago, Cathy4 said:

I know I need to practice patience, but man, I’m so tired of feeling bad and being so limited.  I never imagined trying to come off psych drugs could be this difficult, and some friends are starting to doubt.  

 

All of us here feel the same exact way - and repeat it. It's exhausting. Frustrating. We are so tired of all this. It's impssible to imagine unless you've lived through it. Any drug that does this to people - prescribed by someone in a white coat with a license to practice medicine (aargh) is good not to take....so we have to cling with out path

 

what do you mean by some friends are starting to doubt?

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40 minutes ago, Giulietta said:

 

it's the best time of the day isn't it! and the right attitude - another day through WD. success by i tself

It is, isn’t it?  I never appreciated the evening so much, Guilietta.  I’m fairly fortunate with sleep compared to many in our community, so for this I can remain very grateful.  
 

42 minutes ago, Giulietta said:

Here, here. Andes mints are nice because they are small, 25 calories and not so much sugar - if you like chocolate andmint.

LOL, we are in luck!  I DO like mint in chocolate.  Good idea, thank you.  
 

43 minutes ago, Giulietta said:

 

what do you mean by some friends are starting to doubt?

I have a couple friends who don’t believe psych drugs can create the symptoms we are experiencing...  one of them texted me yesterday after I explained my gut issues:  “that’s pretty extreme for withdrawal, don’t you think?”  I was livid.  She claims the prozac she’s on has helped her ibs.  (I shrugged and said “that’s great.”). 
 

There are people in my life who tend to believe that rather than withdrawal, this is my old anxiety and depression and I just need to power through.  I’ve tried to explain that the symptoms I’m having are far different than anything I’ve had in the past, but to no avail.  Of course I have anxiety right now, both withdrawal-anxiety and “my” anxiety, but the feelings, emotions, sensations since I’ve tapered are so distorted and outside the realm of normal human experience, it’s just difficult to convey this process.  

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2/29

12:30am  awoke disoriented in that weird brain panic where it’s like a night terror kind of but I’m
awake.  
 

8am  20mcg levothyroxine, water

9am  60.3mgai sertraline, small breakfast, stomach sour—burping, rumbling, etc.    do a few exercises 

 

10am  work really hard to get courage up to drive to store.  Focusing so much energy on this I forget my 10:30am  klonopin

 

11:30am  while on freeway, I remember I forgot to take klonopin!  Anxiety escalates.  Get to parking lot.  Self-talk in car.  
 

12:30pm  .112mg evil klonopin, make guacamole and see how stomach receives it.  
 

1:30pm  while sitting at computer, huge wave of headache, fatigue, intense depression hit.  Lay down for a few minutes.  Friend calls.  
 

2:30pm  feel very hopeless, headache still present plus shoulder/chest/neck tension

 

3pm  force-feed myself snack (just not much appetite plus sour acidic stomach), work to sand rust off radio flyer wagon in order to strip & restore

 

5pm  stomach pain, but other symptoms better, inventory paintings for art showcase, sign new paintings, clean up garage

 

8pm  try a little chicken & broccoli, make ginger tea w/fresh ginger, play with Henrietta

 

9pm  shower, ground-moving a bit (this has not happened in quite awhile)

10pm  bed, heating pad, prepare for meditation 

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3/1

7:30am  20mcg levothyroxine, water, slept fairly well.  Surprised to wake up with no stomach pain and pretty clear-headed

 

9am  60.3mgai, breakfast, feel okay(!), chest tension & scratchy throat

 

10am  walk in woods, take .112mg klonopin @ 10:30am

 

11:30am  practice going out again—another store w/self-checkout.  This went surprisingly smoothly

 

12:45pm  ate a little lunch, still feel alright, go to garage to work on wagon & paintings

 

3pm  speak w/brother on phone

4pm  more painting

6:30pm  epsom salt bath

7:15pm  eat dinner

8pm  watch tv show, make ginger tea, stomach pain returns.  Feel discouraged that stomach hurts again.  
 

*It is still a puzzle to me:  how to distinguish the difference between still being destabilized and being withdrawal-normal.  If one has never experienced either before this process, how do you tell them apart?  
 

*biggest challenge right now are the eating issues.  Stomach pain/irritation, trying to feed myself when I’m not hungry (total lack of appetite), not knowing what foods will irritate my gut or if basically everything/anything will.  

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3/2

7am  stir in bed...  best sleep I’ve had in a long, long time.  So relieved/surprised.

 

7:30am  20mcg levothyroxine, water, a.m. exercises, made plan for day to help me stay focused on the things that are under my control.  
 

9am  60.3mgai sertraline, breakfast, feel okay(!), offer to take neighbor’s dog with me on trail even though the social interaction caused anxiety.  Lots of self-talk.

 

10:30am  take .112mg klonopin while on walk, cloudy & drizzly— nice for walking, shoulder & neck tension and brain-nausea but not unbearable 

 

11:30am  drive to Home Depot, get paint for refurbishing wagon, some anxiety 

 

12:30pm  make chicken salad & guacamole—great relief to eat and keep food down, therapist calls and we talk about Cadbury creme eggs & ice cream.  
 

1:30pm  make sweet potato purée, peel & chop load of ginger for tea & smoothies, soft rain is soothing

 

3pm  work more on wagon, feel good.

 

5:30pm  make bed with clean sheets, fold clothes

 

6:30pm  eat dinner, listen to news about virus in background, fill out ballot

 

7:30pm  shower, play with Henrietta 

8pm  watch show

9:30pm  in bed, check up on people’s threads, so grateful for another better day.  Meditation 

 

 

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3/3

7:30am  20mcg levothyroxine, water, shoulder & neck tension, feel a little disoriented and still in dreams

 

8:30am  60.3mgai sertraline, breakfast, do a.m. exercises, unload farm box & sort veggies 

 

9:15am   anxiety & brain nausea, call and speak with withdrawal friend, anxiety lessens as conversation goes on

 

10:30am  .112mg klonopin, head out for walk, go at a brisk pace, feel alright

 

12:30pm  eat tuna, acid reflux & slight stomachache, can’t say this is due to tuna b/c often eat tuna with no problem 

 

1:30pm  go to drugstore to look for card for friend & Cadbury creme eggs even though they have tons of sugar.  Find neither.  Develop some anxiety in drugstore, walk out and go to drive-through Starbucks to pick a coffee up for Mom.

 

2:30pm  stomach better, start work on wagon

 

4pm  write a couple cards to friends, make phone call, make liver cleanse tea

 

5pm  more wagon work, then oil painting 

 

7pm  dinner, clean litter box, take bins to road, quick shower

 

8:30pm  ice knee, return phone call, get in bed, read, prepare for meditation 

 

*really grateful to be having some days where gut issues are manageable and head feels clearer for the most part (except mornings)

 

 

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*fairly stable today with anxiety at times and acid reflux, stomachache throughout afternoon and in to evening.  Really grateful for a pretty solid day.  😊

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Giulietta

HelloCathy

 

How areyou?

 

On 3/4/2020 at 12:01 AM, Cathy4 said:

really grateful to be having some days where gut issues are manageable and head feels clearer for the most part (except mornings)

 

 

I am happy for you. We savor every day when we feel decently. 🙂

 

I found some info on the Ashton Manual about muscle pain, imbalance, etc. I posted this on the thread - and also onmine in case you periodically see what I post.  Intersting that these symptoms are not particularly noted for people getting off ADs...Since we spoke about this I thought I would note this here.

 

Hugs

G.

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2 hours ago, Giulietta said:

 

I am happy for you. We savor every day when we feel decently. 🙂

Hi Giulietta!  
Thank you, yes, it is quite a relief to have some days where the fog has cleared some and the anxiety is somewhat manageable.  It’s strange how things can all of a sudden shift.  

 

2 hours ago, Giulietta said:

I posted this on the thread - and also onmine in case you periodically see what I post. 

Excellent, I will take a look.  How are you doing this week?  
Hug,

Cathy

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