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12 minutes ago, Heath said:

since these are all tolerable I believe to hold on where I am . No rush .

That is a good plan.


13 minutes ago, Heath said:

Back pain is still there but way less intense.

A very encouraging sign of healing.


13 minutes ago, Heath said:

You are a great inspiration to me and many people. 

Thank you for saying that.  It makes me feel very good.

Gridley Introduction


Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Began taper using Brassmonkey slide 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  

Current from Oct. 21, 2020 at 0.025mg

Taper is 99.875% 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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This morning  a little emotional worry type anxiousness Fearful thoughts of surgery . Not really interested in My work. Tolerable. Yesterday Went to chiropractor took X-ray back looks good except bottom disk is thin. And we can do this or that.He said if need to he can send me to surgeon for opinion. I’m like no way not in this Ssri withdrawal Symptoms.  Talking to drs about my back is very stressful when I’m in withdrawals happened before. When I’m stable it’s not that big a deal. One of the first Back drs I visited 20 years ago was so hateful and I was already anxious and that’s when I had a lot of anxiety just built up. Start of ssri. I walked last night in new tennis shoes which killed my back. Worrying about finding rt shoes ( dealt with for yrs).  Anyway I do remember these temporary withdrawal emotional symptoms in January without the pain. This time The up dose caused a feel good first week not so good this week it should level out in a few weeks I hope. Applying coping skills as I can. Thanks

09/2000 paxil 20mgs, 06/2006 stopped Paxil crashed, 10/2006 progressed back up to Paxil 20mgs, 2012 -2013 Paxil 12 month taper crashed, 09/2013 Zoloft 50 - 100, 2015-2016 Zoloft taper crash, 2016 cymbalta, 01/2017   lamictal , 05/2017 Prozac 20 mgs, 06/2017 Prozac 40mgs, 02/2018 Prozac 20 mgs, 05/2018 Prozac 30 mgs, 11/2018 lexapro 10 mgs, 01/2019 lexapro 15 mgs, 12/07/2019 lexapro 13.75 mgs ,01/04/2020 lexapro 12.5 mgs, 02/08/2020 lexapro 11.25 mgs, 03/07/2020 lexapro 10 mgs, 07/25/2020 7.5mg pill&2.5ml liquid, 08/04/2020 5mg pill&5ml liquid, 08/17/2020 2.5mg pill 7.5 ml liquid, 08/24/2020 10 ml liquid lexapro, 09/05/2020 9 ml liquid lexapro, 10/05/2020 8.5 ml liquid lexapro,10/12/2020 9 ml lexapro,

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