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sunnysideup69

Hi all, wasn't too sure where to post this, I've watched a lot of the Lovely Grind, he healed from benzo and antidep withdrawal. Hope it's okay to post a link to his channel and if it's not, I apologize :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuPoxyZksrRlDJojuJeNs2g/videos


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

 

 

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Altostrata

@sunnysideup69, which is the success story? This person certainly has done a lot of work regarding recovery from psychiatric drug withdrawal.


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sunnysideup69

Hi @Altostrata, I've watched about fifty per cent of the vids, and at the beginning of mostly all of them he mentions that he is, I think, now 5 years off Paxil and 4 years off Xanax. However, so far I haven't heard a specific video where he chronologically goes through his withdrawal journey, it's more a case that he gives fragments of the story away in different videos. Maybe this should be in a different space?


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

 

 

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Altostrata

He is encouraging and he has recovered. I believe he went through a number of years of PAWS. I've asked him for more specifics.


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sunnysideup69

Great stuff! I'd love to know the ins and outs of his recovery. He namechecks Surviving Antidepressants in one of his earlier videos also, he seems to have been a member :)


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

 

 

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Altostrata

Hmmmm, I see lots of our influence in his work. 😚


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Alice1

@Altostrata  Hes was on 20-40 mg of Paxil and 4-6 mg of Xanax for 14 years .. He CT'd the Paxil and tapered the Xanax over a year . He was on stiff amounts of blood pressure meds as well .  He smoked a pack of cigarettes a day and drank a lot of beer ( during WD ) .. He turned the corner at 24-36 months and has been off everything for 6 years .. He's a writer and a very encouraging guy .. 


December 2014 - Lexapro 20 mg

August 2016 Med free (6 week taper)

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Armorall

I found SA through watching Michael Priebe (someone had asked him in the comments if he'd write a success story for SA).

I've paid for coaching from him. They were good Skype sessions.  


3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking Magnesium 150mgs daily

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sunnysideup69

@Alice1, yeah, heard him mention the beers....perhaps he could have shortened his recovery time if he had laid off them, but the main thing is, he recovered 😁😀

Was also quite relieved to hear him say he took between 24 and 36 months to really turn the corner. Not that I wished him long suffering, just more confirmation that it's normal. He's very encouraging to listen to, I've been listening in this wave and it's really helped.


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

 

 

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1 hour ago, Armorall said:

I found SA through watching Michael Priebe (someone had asked him in the comments if he'd write a success story for SA).

I've paid for coaching from him. They were good Skype sessions.  

I wondered if they would be helpful ...that's interesting. I notice he's written quite a few books, too. 

 


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

 

 

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Armorall

Yes, I have one of the books. I'm not religious, but there is some nice info on them, quotes that talk about how all the "damage" is reversible with proper care and so forth, that withdrawal is only temporary.

Also, after the coaching sessions, you get notes from the session to reflect upon.  

 


3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking Magnesium 150mgs daily

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5 hours ago, Armorall said:

Yes, I have one of the books. I'm not religious, but there is some nice info on them, quotes that talk about how all the "damage" is reversible with proper care and so forth, that withdrawal is only temporary.

Also, after the coaching sessions, you get notes from the session to reflect upon.  

 

That's pretty cool and he does seem like a remarkably positive individual. I'm not religious either, but I'd say I have spiritual beliefs, and I could relate in that similar respect. 


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

 

 

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Elyssa143

Michael  has been an absolute blessing to me. Ive been having sessions with him now for a year. He is so kind, positive and supportive.  He listens and is always encouraging.  He spends so much time writing the follow up notes as well. Im really greatful for him. We dont always talk the whole time about withdrawl now either he helps me with some life stuff as well. And is always there for a quick reassurance through emails! 


13 months on 25 mg of sertraline.

Fast taper in march 2018, reinstated 12.5mg

Cold turkey sertraline april 17,2018

Zyprexa 5mg april 17,2018

Zyprexa taper to lamictal May 4-13 (life threatening rash)

Back on zyprexa 5mg for 10days & tapered over 5 weeks.

21 months off sertraline 

19 months off zyprexa

22 months into withdrawl 

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On 11/12/2019 at 6:57 PM, Elyssa143 said:

Michael  has been an absolute blessing to me. Ive been having sessions with him now for a year. He is so kind, positive and supportive.  He listens and is always encouraging.  He spends so much time writing the follow up notes as well. Im really greatful for him. We dont always talk the whole time about withdrawl now either he helps me with some life stuff as well. And is always there for a quick reassurance through emails! 

That's amazing! Sounds really supportive.Im so glad you're finding him helpful.


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

 

 

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Sassenach

Hi Sunny

 

What supplements are you reintroducing and why.

Are they for diagnosed conditions?

 

Sassenach


Escitalopram 10mgs from mid 2007 ( can't remember exact date) to 11th Dec 2018

Fentanyl patches ( don't remember dose ) from Nov 2014 to 11 Dec 2018

Quit both cold turkey Dec 2018

Reinstated 3rd March 2019 2.5 mgs.

Updosed  8March to 5mgs and holding

25/11/19 Started taper 4.5mgs and holding

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner

If you are going through Hell, keep going. NCIS series 15, David MaCallum:rolleyes:

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On 11/14/2019 at 3:25 PM, Sassenach said:

Hi Sunny

 

What supplements are you reintroducing and why.

Are they for diagnosed conditions?

 

Sassenach

 

Hi @Sassenach     oops, forgot to update. Nothing ill-advised, just stopped magnesium and fish oil for a bit, have now reintro'd fish oil


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

 

 

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