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@Aurorax, thank you as always for being so encouraging. 

 

I decided to see if a tiny cut would cause sxs. A week ago I cut around 2%, from 16 mg to 15.7 mg. Other than headaches, which were better, I was SO good- tons of energy, not sleeping like I did before paxil wd but some better and as busy as I wanted to be, which was accompanied by more motivation than I ever remember having. Ever. 

 

I did well with the baby cut until last night. I was starting to doze off and a weak cousin of akathisia jolted me awake. It was nowhere near full blown but a watered down version of the bad stuff. Restlessness and a strange pulling on my legs that has only occurred with paxil wd. This morning my gut is a mess and my body pain is up. Not like after the 2nd 10% cut but a definite change from the last many many days. It will be very interesting to me to see how long this lasts. With my first 10% cut the sxs were limited to a few days. That 2nd 10% cut seemed to be a huge insult to my body and it was having none of it. It behaved like a child having a temper tantrum- give that medicine back to me NOW! 

 

The degree that this has a hold on my brain and by association my gut and pain and sleep is hard to grasp. I am no longer obsessed with wanting to do this fast. Or even with a schedule at all. It's a part of my routine to melt the pill and pull out the waste. If I do that until this life is over, so be it. And that is a relief. Being a person who wanted the result to be decided before I started and a date to look forward to it's a big step in acceptance. 

2003 Methadone 80 mg day /   Morphine 15 mg 3xs day as needed
2008 Lyrica 25 mg 3-4 x day
Sept 2017 self detox off Methadone
April 2018 self detox off Lyrica
Feb. 2019 Xanax 1 mg 2x day as needed
8 months to taper from 4 months use! Jumped 1/20/20 !!!!!!! 
8/22/20 have weaned ambien over the last 6 months from 10 mg to 2.5 mg. Jumped 8/16/2020 

Was taking morphine 30 mg prn for last 2 years. Stopped 8/15/2020 

Started Paxil 20 mg 1995-ish for mild hormonal mood swings and supposedly to help hormonal migraines. Never talked about stopping. Had a horrific CT 2018. Reinstated after 4 months. 

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Thank you for the info. I'm not tech savvy so all help along that line is appreciated. I had the best day in months yesterday but today is a struggle again so I know this is a long process. I see you

Hello,  Welcome to SA!   I would highly suggest following the 10% method or even slower. I followed my docs advice and came off in 3 months. It was brutal... I am almost a year Paxil free no

@Aurorax @Altostrata   I looked back and see that I need to hold at this 10% rate for a month which I am good to do. Thanks so much!!!! I am excited to get support for a slower rate. I

Pawlove

Baby cut sxs from cutting .3 mg  lasted only one night so I made another .3 mg 2 nights ago. This is day 6 without a migraine and that is a miracle. I am doing a detox for heavy metals and mold toxins. I don't know what has helped but I am doing better than I have in a while. The only thing left is some insomnia. Onward! 

2003 Methadone 80 mg day /   Morphine 15 mg 3xs day as needed
2008 Lyrica 25 mg 3-4 x day
Sept 2017 self detox off Methadone
April 2018 self detox off Lyrica
Feb. 2019 Xanax 1 mg 2x day as needed
8 months to taper from 4 months use! Jumped 1/20/20 !!!!!!! 
8/22/20 have weaned ambien over the last 6 months from 10 mg to 2.5 mg. Jumped 8/16/2020 

Was taking morphine 30 mg prn for last 2 years. Stopped 8/15/2020 

Started Paxil 20 mg 1995-ish for mild hormonal mood swings and supposedly to help hormonal migraines. Never talked about stopping. Had a horrific CT 2018. Reinstated after 4 months. 

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I am beyond thrilled- I can cry over dog shows and sweet stories and my headaches have been gone for over a week.... longer if I look back. I am still at 15.4 mg. I have a respiratory bug so plan to let that heal before another cut but the changes not even being 25% done are stunning and totally not expected. Unbelievably amazing!!! 

2003 Methadone 80 mg day /   Morphine 15 mg 3xs day as needed
2008 Lyrica 25 mg 3-4 x day
Sept 2017 self detox off Methadone
April 2018 self detox off Lyrica
Feb. 2019 Xanax 1 mg 2x day as needed
8 months to taper from 4 months use! Jumped 1/20/20 !!!!!!! 
8/22/20 have weaned ambien over the last 6 months from 10 mg to 2.5 mg. Jumped 8/16/2020 

Was taking morphine 30 mg prn for last 2 years. Stopped 8/15/2020 

Started Paxil 20 mg 1995-ish for mild hormonal mood swings and supposedly to help hormonal migraines. Never talked about stopping. Had a horrific CT 2018. Reinstated after 4 months. 

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@Pawlove! How are you doing? How has your summer been?

 

Aurorax

2001 Januari-May: Paxil 20 mg
2001 Oktober-December Xanax 1 mg, 0 to 4 pills/day (no wd from quitting Xanax)
2002-2003 Paxil 20 mg, tries to taper but reinstates
2004 Tries to come off Paxil, reinstates after 5 months off
2005 Paxil 30 mg
2006 to end of 2007: Paxil 15-20 mg, tries to taper but reinstates
2007, december: Increases to 30 mg but Paxil is no longer ”working”
2008 Januari to september: Tapering from 30 mg to 10 mg.
2008 September to december: 10 mg to 5 mg
2009 Januari to end of april: 5 mg to 0 mg.
2009 march to januari 2010: Various sleeping pills: Propiomazine and Promethazine for a few days, Alimemazine on and off for months. No benzo.
2010, January until now: 100% drug free.

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On 6/20/2021 at 6:02 PM, Pawlove said:

I am beyond thrilled- I can cry over dog shows and sweet stories and my headaches have been gone for over a week....

 

 

It's such a wonderful feeling when we get back the ability to feel things like that again isn't it? Hope things have been going well for you since and you've been able to enjoy more of the things that are special to you. 

2009-2015: Various SSRIS. Never more than 6 months. CT'd all no problems.
2017-2019: Prozac 20mg, 40mg, Testosterone Cypionate, .25mg Anastrozole PRN(2018), .5mg Ativan PRN(Feb 2019)

April 2019:  Discontinued Ativan, Prozac 60mg, May 2019:  Prozac 40m, June 2019: Prozac 60mg, Propranolol 10mgPRN, Discovered SA
Aug 2019 - May 2021:  10%ish taper from 60 to 11.6 mg, hold  Jul2021-Sept201:  Transition from pill to liquid. 

 

 

Supplements: Fish Oil 2400mg, Magnesium Glycinate 360mg, Melatonin 1mg.

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