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Antidepressants (and benzos, APs, etc) in Drinking Water


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I've been looking into benzos in foods (trace amounts) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856400000382

, and this led to another rabbit hole...Antidepressants and other meds in our drinking water. 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/drugs-in-the-water

https://www.salon.com/2013/03/14/your_tap_water_is_probably_laced_with_anti_depressants_partner/

https://www.sciencealert.com/marine-ecosystem-impact-psychotropic-antidepressant-medication-solutions

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2017/09/04/antidepressants-found-in-the-great-lakes-and-fish/#16af8f87db87

 

it's in our meat: https://www.consumerreports.org/food-safety/are-banned-drugs-in-your-meat/

 

Do you guys think this is an issue for those of us who are sensitive? Trace amounts, sure, but I felt the paradoxical effect of .001 mg of Klonopin during the very end of my taper.  

 

 

1990s-early 2000s: On and off different AD medicines like Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, and Lexapro.

2004: Klonopin .75-1 mg a day for anxiety.

2012: Started micro-taper off Klonopin. Used Benadryl or Doxylamine for sleep nightly. Melatonin. Ate clean and did exercise.

2014: Finished micro-taper with very little PAWS. No more Klonopin.  Started fish oil, probiotics, vitamins, and curcumin.  

November 2016: ADHD medicines: Vyvanse (60 mg), Dexedrine (15 mg), Adderall (15 mg), Desoxyn (20 mg) at various times, not at once.

March 2017: Mirtazapine 7.5 mg but immediately went up to 15 mg but then back down to 12, then 7.5 mg. For insomnia, not for depression. Melatonin too.

November 2017: Dropped to 3.75 mg Mirtazapine and eventually started taking it every other day or so.

 February 2018: Stopped 3.75 Mirtazapine after ER visit. Stabilized on Klonopin .125 mg as prepare to micro-taper again.Also stopped melatonin after a few years of use (5-20 mg a night). 

February 2019: One year later: The worst is over. Far from back to normal but 24/7 dread and fear adrenaline surges and suicidal ideation are done. Still anxiety, parasthesia, dysuatonomia, tinnitus, and minor insomnia but I'm also a year into my Klonopin taper down to .016 so much of this could be to that. I still have occasional feelings of unease (serotonin) but it's much better than 24/7 doom. I will have a success story and so will you! 

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