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Lahdy: Should anyone be on antidpressants??


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Welcome to SA, Lahdy.


We are a site for tapering off psychiatric drugs and helping members cope with withdrawal from them.  Is this something we could assist you with?


If so, please post an introduction about your situation and how we might help, as described in the following link:

New to the site? Please start a topic in the Introductions forum

This is the correct place to post your introduction.


Gridley Introduction


Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper 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  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.


Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg Valium

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper of 18.75mg Valium  

End 2021  year 1 of taper at 6mg

End 2022 year 2 of taper at 2.75mg 

Current dose as of Feb. 25, 2023 2mg

Taper is 89% complete.


Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 14.4mg  

March 22, 2022: Begin 10%/4 week taper

Aug. 5, 2022: hold at 9.5mg and shift to Valium taper

Taper is 87% complete.  


Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, 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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Hi and welcome @Lahdy looking forward to reading your introduction. Take care.

2015 - Venlafaxine 37.5mg, Nortriptyline 10mg, Diazepam 5mg.
2016 - Prozac 20mg.
2017 - Fluoxetine 20mg,  Venlafaxine 37.5mg, Sodium Valproate 500mg, Alprazolam 2mg, Lamotrigine 100mg.
2018 - Escitaloprám 10 mg, Abilify 10mg, Sodium Valproate 500mg, Sertraline 100mg.
2019 - Oxazepam 15 mg, Abilify 10mg, Sertraline 100mg.
2020 - Oxazepam 15 mg, Abilify 10mg, Sertraline 100mg.
2020 - January - Tapered Abilify and Sertraline over 30 days.

2020 - January - Supplements; Fish oil, GABA, L-Theanine, L-Tyrosine, Magnesium, Vitamin E, Valerian.


Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light.

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