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5 minutes ago, Sassenach said:

Remind me Ally, are you currently on 25mg or 50mg tablets?

I’m just about to switch to 25mg morning liquid and 25mg evening in tablet.  I intend to make reductions from the 25mg morning liquid dose initially 

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Sassenach

How many mls of liquid for a 25mg dose?

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On 12/8/2019 at 3:25 AM, Sassenach said:

How many mls of liquid for a 25mg dose?

Hi Sass,

 

its 5mg per ml so for 25mg it’s 5mls

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On 12/8/2019 at 3:25 AM, Sassenach said:

How many mls of liquid for a 25mg dose?

Hi Sass,

 

its 5mls per 25mg

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On 12/8/2019 at 3:25 AM, Sassenach said:

How many mls of liquid for a 25mg dose?

Hi Sass,

 

the chemist gave me a 5ml syringe and a 2 ml syringe so I’m guessing that will get me going.  If I take 4mls from the big syringe but then how much from the small syringe.  My maths is terrible!  Is it 0.9mls?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Sassenach

Hi Ally

 

It is 4.95mls

You are starting @25mgs = 5mLs and want 1% reductions

Using a calculator (starting dose) 5 x 99% (percentage key) =4.95mLs

Next reduction 5mLs x98% =4.9mLs

These are tiny amounts, if you find them difficult to keep accurate.

Try dissolving some of the liquid in water and get back to me.

We can create a mix of 25mLS = 25mgs provided it dissolves.

This would then mean you will removing 0.25mLs per 1% raher than 0.05.

As it stands fill the 5mLs syringe full ie 5mLs.

Place in a mixing vessel and remove 0.05mLs not 0.5 with small syringe, you then have your dose left.

Remember to add water to the mixing vessel after you take the dose, swill and consume to ensure you get full dose.

If you need to try the alternative method you will need a syringe of at least 25mLs.

As you are so sensitive to dose changes it is essential to get this right.

Any doubts get back to me.

Pity we have such a time difference.

 

Sass

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5 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Hi Ally

 

It is 4.95mls

You are starting @25mgs = 5mLs and want 1% reductions

Using a calculator (starting dose) 5 x 99% (percentage key) =4.95mLs

Next reduction 5mLs x98% =4.9mLs

These are tiny amounts, if you find them difficult to keep accurate.

Try dissolving some of the liquid in water and get back to me.

We can create a mix of 25mLS = 25mgs provided it dissolves.

This would then mean you will removing 0.25mLs per 1% raher than 0.05.

As it stands fill the 5mLs syringe full ie 5mLs.

Place in a mixing vessel and remove 0.05mLs not 0.5 with small syringe, you then have your dose left.

Remember to add water to the mixing vessel after you take the dose, swill and consume to ensure you get full dose.

If you need to try the alternative method you will need a syringe of at least 25mLs.

As you are so sensitive to dose changes it is essential to get this right.

Any doubts get back to me.

Pity we have such a time difference.

 

Sass

Hi Sass,

 

my full dose is 50mg which equals 10mls. So 99% = 9.9mls

 

Then I take off the evenjng dose of 5mls which leaves me with 4.9mls.

 

so then I would use the 5ml syringe and put 5mls in a mixing dish.  Then remove 0.1mls leaving 4.9mls for the morning dose.  Take that then add water to ensure I get all the dose.

 

That is what the GP worked out for me.  Is this correct?

 

thanks

ally

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Sassenach

Hi Ally

 

Apologies, forgot evening dose.

 

4.9 mLs is correct.

Good to see your GP is on board.

Will take 7-10 days for reduction to fully register.

If you experience few or no symptoms hold for a 4-6 weeks depending on how you feel.

You may fimd you can accelerate the taper in due course but slow and steady is safe.

Good luck.

Please keep in touch with how you are progressing.

 

Sass

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FreeAlly
5 hours ago, Sassenach said:

Hi Ally

 

Apologies, forgot evening dose.

 

4.9 mLs is correct.

Good to see your GP is on board.

Will take 7-10 days for reduction to fully register.

If you experience few or no symptoms hold for a 4-6 weeks depending on how you feel.

You may fimd you can accelerate the taper in due course but slow and steady is safe.

Good luck.

Please keep in touch with how you are progressing.

 

Sass

Thanks Sass.  At this stage I’m only swapping over from cutting the pills to liquid form in the morning and pill in the evening.  I’d already reduced the dose by 1% a month or so ago so I just want to do the swap over to liquid in the morning before doing another reduction.  It may cause a bit of an upset just changing to liquid so will see how it goes.

 I’ll wait a month or so before doing another reduction.  

 

Thank you so much for your help!  I’ll be in touch.

 

Ally

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Free ally, I am trying to go off luvox, I am also on 50 sertraline. I dropped from 19.5 to 12.5 five days ago. Withdrawal symptoms include chills, skin tingling, headache and stomachache which all come and go. How long did your symptoms last. I want off this drug

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