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ADMIN NOTE March 19, 2020 If you have the symptoms of coronavirus, flu, a cold, food poisoning, or any illness, please exercise common sense and STOP TAPERING if you're in the midst of a taper.

 

MINIMIZE DRUG CHANGES unless you are having a very bad reaction to a drug. You wouldn't want to add drug-induced symptoms to an illness such as coronavirus infection.

 

In this time of pandemic, it's best for EVERYONE to practice social distancing. Do not congregate with groups of people who do not live with you. Stay at 2 meter (6 feet) distance from people in shops and on the street. ANYONE COULD GET VERY ILL, of any age group, and medical supplies are scarce -- there may not be enough to treat you.

 

As this is a site for tapering and withdrawal syndrome, our volunteer peer counselors won't be able to help you -- we don't know how to treat virus infections.

 

If you fall ill with a high fever or constant cough with difficulty breathing, isolate yourself on the presumption you have coronavirus and contact your local medical authorities immediately.

 


 

EXCELLENT MASK PATTERN:

 

The lady who created this video is a retired nurse.  Beneath the video there is a link to patterns for various sized masks.  The video also explains how to measure yourself and how to adjust the pattern.  I've made one and it fits perfectly.  Except that my glasses fog up.  I'm going to add a strip of felt inside which I have seen a suggestion for.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbqkLcPHhcQ

 

This is her website and has all the videos she has made regarding masks.  The is a video about making smaller masks for young people:

 

http://www.fabricpatch.net/face-masks-for-covid-19-relief.htm

 

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Not wishing to add to anyone's health anxiety here, but am curious about the answer to this. To date, I've been quite laid back and not really 'socially isolated' apart from when in a wave.

I have been wondering whether, as a person in WD, I am more vulnerable to infection? We know these drugs can affect every system in the body and that includes the immune system.

 

Not seeking to sensationalise here but would welcome some rational feedback. How careful do we need to be?

 

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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

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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Theres isnt a whole lot of evidence that our immunity is compromised, our nervous systems are completely dysfunctional, which does lead to stress which can make immunity worse, but oddly enough since

I think the best thing to do is to not worry and stress as that in itself will compromise your immune system. Find healthy distractions and healthy interactions with loved ones and pets. 

I think the best advise is really think of whether it's even wise to made a med change during a pandemic or not when normal helps may not be available. Online forums will be up, but if You destab

Onmyway
2 hours ago, sunnysideup69 said:

Not wishing to add to anyone's health anxiety here, but am curious about the answer to this. To date, I've been quite laid back and not really 'socially isolated' apart from when in a wave.

I have been wondering whether, as a person in WD, I am more vulnerable to infection? We know these drugs can affect every system in the body and that includes the immune system.

 

Not seeking to sensationalise here but would welcome some rational feedback. How careful do we need to be?

It was interesting that during the first 5-6 month of WD I did not get a single cold. It seemed like I was totally immune to any but that was going around and I wasn't even that self isolated - I'd go out to play board games every day as that was the only thing that kept me sane. I started holding I started getting regular colds. Not more but normal. Then last two weeks have been hammered with an awful cold.

 

So it's possible it's not related or possible that we're more or less protected. I'm just an n=1. With coronavirus I'd caution on the side of social isolation for now meaning move to phone/FaceTime/WhatsApp etc. I've found online board gaming platforms can be quite distracting. Boardgamearena.com. but they do require a certain level of cognitive function which I wasn't always able to summon. 

 

Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg ,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months (don't remember dates), trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up), occasionally did this in difficult times 

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax/day, then 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, April  14 , 2019 - citalopram 1.8 mg (liquid), May 8, 2019 - citalopram 1.6 mg (liquid),  July 27, 2019 - citalopram 1.5 mg (liquid),  August 15, 2019 - citalopram 1.35 (liquid)

 

 supplements:  melatonin 1 mg  

 

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8 hours ago, sunnysideup69 said:

Not wishing to add to anyone's health anxiety here, but am curious about the answer to this. To date, I've been quite laid back and not really 'socially isolated' apart from when in a wave.

I have been wondering whether, as a person in WD, I am more vulnerable to infection? We know these drugs can affect every system in the body and that includes the immune system.

 

Not seeking to sensationalise here but would welcome some rational feedback. How careful do we need to be?

Im worried too

Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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I've been thinking about this myself. I'm trying to self-isolate as much as possible, but sadly I still have to go to work.

Supplements: Omega 3 Fatty Acid 800mg, Vitamin C 500mg (Timed Release), Magnesium 200mg

 

Mirtazapine 15mg - Start: June 2018 - Began Tapering by Skipping Pills March 2019 - CT April 29th 2019 - Restart May 8th 2019

 

14.5 - November 27th 2019, 14.1 - December 8th 2019, 13.8 December 20 2019, 13.5 February 22 2020, 13.2 March 1 2020, 12.9 March 7 2020, 12.7 March 24 2020, 12.4 April 11 2020, 12.1 April 22 2020, 11.8 May 4 2020, 11.5 May 10 2020, 11.2 June 14 2020, 10.9 June 21 2020, 10.6 July 5 2020, 10.3 July 11 2020, 10 August 10 2020, 9.8 August 16 2020, 9.5 August 30 2020, 9.3 September 5 2020, 9 September 12 2020, 8.8 October 3rd 2020, 8.6 October 11th 2020

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I don't think the question about immune system compromise can be answered. So far, the evidence is that higher risk is related to higher age.

 

If you are over 60, you are in a high-risk category.

 

Otherwise, if you're tapering or you have withdrawal syndrome, you may feel terrible if you get a serious bout of influenza -- same pertains to COVID-19.

 

In general, since drug supplies might become unstable, you might refill prescriptions for 90-day supply when you can.

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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10 hours ago, Altostrata said:

In general, since drug supplies might become unstable, you might refill prescriptions for 90-day supply when you can.

 

This is quite worrying. Why would drug supplies become unstable? Would this include psychotropics??

2000: Paxil, low dose. 2001: Paxil, quickly tapered off. 2006: Zoloft, 25mg. 2007: Wellbutrin, low dose, discontinued after a week or a month. 2007-2009: Zoloft, increasing dose (up to 75mg). 2009-2011: Zoloft, failed withdrawal attempts (cold-turkey; fast tapering). 2009-2011: Trying out Cymbalta, Celexa, Prozac, Lexapro, Ambien, Ativan, and Xanax. 2012-2015: Zoloft, 100mg to 200mg. 2013: Trazadone for Zoloft-induced insomnia, 25mg to 50mg.  2015: Trileptal, dose?, withdrew; Bupropion, up to 200mg. 2016: Zoloft, 137mg, Bupropion, 150mg, Trazodone, 25mg.

05/21/16: Began Zoloft taper - 10% from 150mg - 137ish mg

06/23/16: Zoloft taper - 125mg

08/03/16: Bupropion XL taper - cut 150mg pill in crude half (mistake)

10/31: Zoloft successfully down to 100mg. Staying on 100mg for 2-3 months to let my brain rest.

11/09: Wellbutrin SR prescribed, 150mg once a day, for withdrawal.

12/11: Wellbutrin SR, twice daily - minus 18ishmg = 112.50mg

09/30/17: Off Wellbutrin SR successfully. Zoloft taper: 90ish mg (shaving it off). Trazodone: still at 50mg.

June 2018: Zoloft: 80ish (shaving off). Trazodone: 6mg. End of 2018: Off Trazodone.

01/20: Zoloft: 70ish?

08/20: Still around 80 or 70. Tapering by only 15 shaves each month.

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12 hours ago, Altostrata said:

I don't think the question about immune system compromise can be answered. So far, the evidence is that higher risk is related to higher age.

 

If you are over 60, you are in a high-risk category.

 

Otherwise, if you're tapering or you have withdrawal syndrome, you may feel terrible if you get a serious bout of influenza -- same pertains to COVID-19.

 

In general, since drug supplies might become unstable, you might refill prescriptions for 90-day supply when you can.

 

Thanks @Altostrata, yes, I think I'm gonna request bigger refills.....seems sensible.

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

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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I don't know what the law says in other states or countries but I can only get 30 days of my diazepam and my tramadol.  I'm okay for now as I haven't been taking the full amount of either drug but that could change.  

1994  Venlafaxine XR 300mg, 2003 tapered, 2004 off briefly back to 37.5 then 75mg, held, June 2019 up to  150mg, Aug.12 tapered down to 112.5mgs, Oct. 21, 2019 96mg;  Dec. 8, 2019  90mg, Jan. 8 2020 81mg, Feb. 4, 75mg;

2003/2004? Diazepam 10mg/bedtime

2013 Lyrica 300mg to 25mg; April 6, 2020 17mg; April 28, <5mg; May 7, 2020 Lyrica 0 mg!

2013 Tramadol 50mg tablets, 200mg/day divided

2005? Trazodone 50mg bedtime, Feb. 12, 2020 40mg, March 7, 25mg; Oct 1 20mg

2009? Zolpidem 5mg at bedtime. Nov. 9, 2019 Zolpidem 0 mg! 

1990? Omeprazole 20mg in morning.

2010? Levothyroxine 75mcg morning

2011? Liothyronine 5mcg morning

1999? Buspirone 30mg twice a day  August 2019 15mg once a day,  Oct.21, 2019 2.5mg evening  Oct. 25, 2019 Buspirone 0 mg!

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I think the best thing to do is to not worry and stress as that in itself will compromise your immune system. Find healthy distractions and healthy interactions with loved ones and pets. 

Put on sertraline in January 2016 50 mg. 100mg Feb 16-May18 

may 18 50 mg some withdrawals 

august 18 rapid taper off. September 22 put on 50 mg due to withdrawals 

 2 weeks later up to 100mg. Bad reaction 

on 100 for 4 weeks. Then 50 for two weeks 25 for two weeks and 25 every other day for a week 

off since 8 December having waves and windows 

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Altostrata

Many US health plans are now offering overrides so you can get more than one month's prescription of benzodiazepines at a time. Inquire at your pharmacist. Your doctor has to phone your plan.

 

With the threat of COVID-19 virus infection, this is a very stressful time. In my opinion, everyone should socially isolate as much as possible. (You can get out for walks as long as there aren't crowds around.)

 

As the staff are also stressed by the international pandemic, I'd like to ask everyone to use search or Google to answer your questions before posting them for staff attention. When you find good answers from reputable sources, you might post them to share with the community.

 

If you develop aches, chills, and fever, please take your temperature. If your temperature is high, it is more likely you are suffering from the flu or possibly COVID-19. As the latter may become a medical emergency, if you are ill more than a couple of days, please phone your doctor or go immediately to your local emergency treatment center.

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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Stay well, everyone ❤️ Sending lots of love and good wishes.

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

Supplements; 1100mg fish oil daily; also currently reducing caffeine, aiming to get off.

 

 

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I don't know about other countries, but in the UK, we are told to self isolate if we have symptoms of Covid 19. The most common ones are a high fever and new cough. We are to stay at home unless the symptoms get so bad we cannot cope alone. If this happens the advice is to stay at home and phone the NHS information line (that is 111) for advice.    We are told definitely not to go to hospital, GP surgeries or pharmacies, as this risks spreading the virus.

 

I presume @Altostrata means specially set up emergency treatment centres for treatment of Coronavirus. Is that what they have in the US ? In UK it's definitely telephone advice from 111 first.

 

Stay safe all.xx

citalopram 20mg 2008-2011

venlafaxine 37 1/2 mg rising to 225 mg 2011- June 2019

gabapentin 900mg, started around 2005, came off quickly Nov 2019.

valium 2mg when required for panic Sep-Nov 2019.

Ativan  1mg when required for anxiety 1st-30th Nov 2019.

Was addicted to valium in 1970s but came off it then, v.bad withdrawals.

Now

Lansoprazole 2/3 of 15mg.

Magnesium Citrate, 1/5 oz or 5 gms in water.

Fish oil 1000mg. upped to 2000mg Feb 2020.

 

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I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. The entire region has just gone into lockdown short of Italy's quarantine. We have only a few dozen identified cases.

 

Individuals who have no symptoms whatsoever may be carriers and infect others. Isolating only those showing symptoms doesn't make any sense. Up to 50% of infections come from those who are showing no symptoms at all.

 

Whether your government has announced it or not -- most likely, all will -- it's wise to isolate yourself as much as possible, avoid crowds, and wash your hands frequently.

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

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Yes, it's best to assume that everyone is infectious. I didn't mean to imply that showing symptoms was the only reason to isolate, just saying what we are told to do if you have.

 

I am isolating as far as possible myself.

 

If you have symptoms you can't cope with at home then get advice over the phone about what to do.

citalopram 20mg 2008-2011

venlafaxine 37 1/2 mg rising to 225 mg 2011- June 2019

gabapentin 900mg, started around 2005, came off quickly Nov 2019.

valium 2mg when required for panic Sep-Nov 2019.

Ativan  1mg when required for anxiety 1st-30th Nov 2019.

Was addicted to valium in 1970s but came off it then, v.bad withdrawals.

Now

Lansoprazole 2/3 of 15mg.

Magnesium Citrate, 1/5 oz or 5 gms in water.

Fish oil 1000mg. upped to 2000mg Feb 2020.

 

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51 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. The entire region has just gone into lockdown short of Italy's quarantine. We have only a few dozen identified cases.

 

Individuals who have no symptoms whatsoever may be carriers and infect others. Isolating only those showing symptoms doesn't make any sense. Up to 50% of infections come from those who are showing no symptoms at all.

 

Whether your government has announced it or not -- most likely, all will -- it's wise to isolate yourself as much as possible, avoid crowds, and wash your hands frequently.

I just saw that on the LA Times' website.  Seven counties in lockdown!  We were there in June.  I can't imagine The City's streets empty!

Tim C

Started Paxil for GAD in 1999

Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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Portugal is in semi lockdown.  Bars and clubs closed.  Restaurants have to leave every other table empty.  In grocery stores and pharmacies, they're only letting a certain number of people in at any one time; this is to keep social distance and also gives the staff time to clean and restock the shelves.  They're asking doctors in private practice to volunteer for service in the national health system and provide routine services so public health doctors can concentrate on COVID-positive patients.  They closed the border with Spain.   Pretty calm all things considered.

 

I'm much better at dealing with reality than with anticipatory anxiety, so I'm handling it well and practicing recommended hygiene protocols.  I'm an introvert anyway, so binge-watching DVD's is ok with me!

Tim C

Started Paxil for GAD in 1999

Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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Just further to that,  I think I may have had the C.virus myself already. I am on the 23rd day of a flu-like illness which had a high temperature, sore throat and cough. It felt like nothing else I have ever suffered from before, and I've had flu lots of times in my life. The time it started fits in with the Coronavirus epidemic, which brings us back to the question asked by @sunnysideup69, are we more vulnerable to catching this virus because we are in WD from ADs. Well we feel pretty ill and have some very bad symptoms but whether that translates to a weakened immune system, who knows.

 

My personal opinion is that it probably does make us more liable to catch things, but having said that, a positive frame of mind can probably help protect us from this as it can from many other things.

 

I'm isolating anyway, in case it wasn't that and I might therefore catch it and in case it was and I can still pass it on to someone else. lol

citalopram 20mg 2008-2011

venlafaxine 37 1/2 mg rising to 225 mg 2011- June 2019

gabapentin 900mg, started around 2005, came off quickly Nov 2019.

valium 2mg when required for panic Sep-Nov 2019.

Ativan  1mg when required for anxiety 1st-30th Nov 2019.

Was addicted to valium in 1970s but came off it then, v.bad withdrawals.

Now

Lansoprazole 2/3 of 15mg.

Magnesium Citrate, 1/5 oz or 5 gms in water.

Fish oil 1000mg. upped to 2000mg Feb 2020.

 

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On 3/16/2020 at 8:52 PM, Dragon said:

I don't know about other countries, but in the UK, we are told to self isolate if we have symptoms of Covid 19. The most common ones are a high fever and new cough. We are to stay at home unless the symptoms get so bad we cannot cope alone. If this happens the advice is to stay at home and phone the NHS information line (that is 111) for advice.    We are told definitely not to go to hospital, GP surgeries or pharmacies, as this risks spreading the virus.

 

I presume @Altostrata means specially set up emergency treatment centres for treatment of Coronavirus. Is that what they have in the US ? In UK it's definitely telephone advice from 111 first.

 

Stay safe all.xx

Yes this is BoJo's BS plan to thin the herd. It's new from last week - used to be tests were given to people exposed. I have a friend who lives with a confirmed covid positive person, has symptoms but is not going to be tested because 111 told him to just self isolate. In the meantime those he was in contact with are unsure if they should self isolate and are going about their business potentially infecting others.

 

So, best idea is to self isolate whether sick or not and hope for the best.

Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg ,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months (don't remember dates), trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up), occasionally did this in difficult times 

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax/day, then 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, April  14 , 2019 - citalopram 1.8 mg (liquid), May 8, 2019 - citalopram 1.6 mg (liquid),  July 27, 2019 - citalopram 1.5 mg (liquid),  August 15, 2019 - citalopram 1.35 (liquid)

 

 supplements:  melatonin 1 mg  

 

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13 minutes ago, Onmyway said:

Yes this is BoJo's BS plan to thin the herd. It's new from last week - used to be tests were given to people exposed. I have a friend who lives with a confirmed covid positive person, has symptoms but is not going to be tested because 111 told him to just self isolate. In the meantime those he was in contact with are unsure if they should self isolate and are going about their business potentially infecting others.

 

So, best idea is to self isolate whether sick or not and hope for the best.

 

Absolutely,  everyone isolate if you can.......

citalopram 20mg 2008-2011

venlafaxine 37 1/2 mg rising to 225 mg 2011- June 2019

gabapentin 900mg, started around 2005, came off quickly Nov 2019.

valium 2mg when required for panic Sep-Nov 2019.

Ativan  1mg when required for anxiety 1st-30th Nov 2019.

Was addicted to valium in 1970s but came off it then, v.bad withdrawals.

Now

Lansoprazole 2/3 of 15mg.

Magnesium Citrate, 1/5 oz or 5 gms in water.

Fish oil 1000mg. upped to 2000mg Feb 2020.

 

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When I first started withdrawal I had the same fears: "How can I possibly cope with being sick on top of my WD Symptoms"?

I was astonished to find I went from being a person sick 2-3 times a year to only 3 illnesses in over 5.

I haven't had a regular head cold or sinus infection in over 5 years, just some other things that aren't common viral issues.

 

Now, granted, I'd much rather have a head cold or the flu 2-3 times a year than this, but at least, for whatever reason, I don't get virus' anymore like I used to.

So, I'm hoping nothing will change here.  Although for those of us with the Paxil flu we may have already had it and not even known about it.

If symptoms are mild for 75% of the cases I might not even skip a beat realizing the symptoms were from something else.

 

 

 

 Starting ds 2 (12.5 CR'S) = 25 MG PAXIL CR 1/21/15: 1 Pill + 10mg liquid (2 weeks) 2/4: 1 Pill + 9mg Lq (3 weeks) 2/25: 1 Pill + 8 mg lq (1 week) 3/4: 1 Pill + 6 mg lq (2 weeks) 3/18/15 1 Pill + 4 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/1/15 1 Pill + 3 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/14/15 1 Pill + 2 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/29/15 1Pill + 1 mg lq (16 days) 5/15/15 1 12.5 mg Pill ONLY (9 days) 5/24/15 12 mgs liquid (8 days) 6/1/15 11mg lq (12 days) 6/13/15 10 mg.  12/3/15 Drop from 8mg to 7.6 (24 days to) 12/27/15 7.2mgs  8/4/16 6.8mgs,  11/1/16 6.4mgs, 2/5/17 6 mgs  4/3/17 5.6mgs, 4/24/17 5.2mg, 6/13/17 4.8mgs, 9/20/17 4.4mgS, 11/23/17 4 mgs, 1/1/18 3.6 mgs, 2/15/18 3.2 mgs. 4/13/18 2.8mgs, 5/11/18 2.4mgs, 6/10/18 2.0 mgs, 8/4/18 1.6mgs,  9/27/18 1.2mgs, 12/24/18 0.8mg, 3/24/19 0.64 mg,(syringe change issue date?) 4/22/19 0.60 mg, 5/24/19 0.60 mg, 7/7/19 0.52 mgs, 8/4/19 0.44mgs, 11/4/19 0.36mgs, 2/1/20 0.28mgs, 3/1/20 0.24mgs (crash April 6)

 

Original Wellbutrin Dose: 6 months from 9/14 to 3/2015, 300 XL 3/15/15: Half to 150 XL ( severe symptoms started on day 12) 4/16/15: 125mg   for 20 days to: 5/6/15:   100mg  for  15 days to: 5/21/15    75mg  for  10 days to: 6/1/15:  56.25mg      13 days to: 6/13/15: 37.25mg    7 days to: 6/20/15  28.12mg   14 days to: 7/4/15  18.75mg, 7 days to: 7/11/15; RAISE BACK TO: 28.12 to 8/14/15: 18.75mg  20 days to :9/3/15 : 12.5mg, 8/4/16 9mg 1/9/17: 8.5mg 2/8/17 8mg, 3/9/17: 7.6  4/9/17  7.2  5/27/17 6.4 6/24/17 5.8, 8/1/17 5.0, 8/29/17 4.2mgs, 10/2/17 3.5mgs, 12/28/17 2.5mgs, 2/27/18 1.7mgs,  4/19/18 0.8 mgs, LAST DOSE: 6/11/18:  3 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 27 DAYS...

 

Daily medications:  Paxil, Percocet,  Synthroid, Xanax, Skelaxin

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One thing that has helped my anxiety is getting a finger pulse oximeter. I got it for about $25 on Amazon a few weeks ago before I got sick. When I feel anxious, I use it. It helps a lot as a reality check.

 

For the past week, I've had a weird lower respiratory illness with fatigue, some aches, no fever, dry cough, and now wheezing. No mucous increase at all. I have *never* had a flu like that, and never had the flu in March before. I suspect I have the novel coronavirus, but my MD doesn't. Not bothering trying to get tested in the US. He's given me guidelines for when to call if pulse oximeter readings become problematic. Otherwise, I'm doing usual "flu" care at home.

 

In terms of tapering advice, I've seen it said on this site that it's advisable to hold your dose if you are sick. Remapping the brain is a lot of work.

 

 

 

 

Now: Gabapentin 31 mg 4x/day =124 mg, 150 mg Zoloft am since 2004, 50 mg Trazodone bedtime.  Daily drug burden decreased from 2050 mg to 324 mg 🐢🐢

2020, Gabapentin each dose 4x/day: Aug 20 31 mg, Aug 18, 33 mg, July 29, 35 mg, July 23 38 mg, July 22 40 mg Jun 24 42 mg, Jun 15 44 mg, Jun 9 48 mg, May 22 50 mg, May 14 54 mg, May 7 56 mg, Apr 16 58 mg, Mar 28 60 mg, Mar 18 62 mg. Feb 26 64 mg. Feb 19, 66 mg. Jan 23, 70 mg.

2019 Dec 19, 72 mg. Nov 14 ,76 mg. Aug 8, 80 mg. Aug 6, 85 mg. Jul 26, 90 mg. Jul 11, 95 mg.

Jul 16 trazodone from 100 to 50 mg.

Jun 17-July 10 Slowly changed gab fr pill to liquid at same dose 100 mg 4x/d.

Apr 24 Stopped klon!!! 🌞 Apr 4  Decreased gaba to 400 mg (100 mg 4x/day)-Apr 4, 2019   0.25 klon

March 11  Klonopin .5 mg twice daily, varied dose til Apr 15. Started Klon fast taper 25%, short use

Mar 16, 450 mg gaba 3x/day cut 600 mg--not exact!--updose after learning w/d

Feb 20, 2019 1800 mg gabapentin; MD taper; off 3 days=mvt disorder & autonomic instability. July 2018 temazepam 15 mg 1-2; prn several x/wk til Jan/Feb 2019 when cold turkey, flu illness for months

July 2018 started gabapentin 100 3x/day; titrated up to 1800 mg (600 3x/day)

Buspar, I forget how much, 2 pills a day Jan 2017-July 2018 cold turkey

*I speak from my experience. Nothing I say is medical advice. I'm not a doctor.

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1 hour ago, ShiningLight said:

One thing that has helped my anxiety is getting a finger pulse oximeter. I got it for about $25 on Amazon a few weeks ago before I got sick. When I feel anxious, I use it. It helps a lot as a reality check.

@ShiningLight thanks for reminding me! I forgot I had one but remember how reassuring it was after my heart/lung surgery.  I hope you start to feel better soon. 

1988-1996  Various AD’s, all classifications.  

1996-2019  Effexor XR 37.5mg to 150mg. Jan 2017 onward, 37.5 mg.

2019  Apr 11: Latuda 20mg added to Effexor.  Apr 22: L to 40mg.  May 14: L to 20mg.  May 27: L to 10 mg for 3 days then ct (dr’s orders). Continue Effexor 37.5.  Jun 10: Rexulti .5 mg added. Incr to 1mg.  Jun 15: Rex to .5mg.  Jul 1-24: taper Rex to .25mg over couple of weeks then off.  Jul 24: CT Effexor (per dr’s orders)  Sep 9-19: Viibryd (low dose, not sure mg), CT (dr’s orders).  Sep 23-27: Trintellix (low dose). CT (dr’s orders).  Sep 28:  Prozac 10mg.  Oct 24:  Began rapid taper off Prozac (every other day for wk) began Pristiq 25mg for 10 days, then 50mg after that.  Dec 31-Jan 31, 2020:  Pristiq 25mg. 

2020  Feb 1: CT Pristiq due to serious side effects incl high BP w pre-existing heart condition.   Feb 1: Effexor XR (10 large beads from 37.5 capsule).  Feb 3: 14 L beads.  Feb 15: 14 L beads+2 med beads.  Feb 17: 15L + 5M beads (25mgbw or 7.56mgai).

Current: Mar 1, 2020: Effexor XR (15 large beads + 7 medium beads, 30mgbw or 9.072mgai)

 

Other current meds: Ambien 10mg nightly (2012), clonazepam .125mg nightly (May, 2019), omeprazole 20mg (alt w famotidine 20mg, since Oct 2019), Synthroid 125 mcg (1985), Premarin .625mg (2002), Miralax capful/day (2014), fluticasone nasal once/day (mid-2018), cetirizine 10mg nightly (late-2018) .  Supplements: D3 25mcg, probiotic

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13 hours ago, Onmyway said:

Yes this is BoJo's BS plan to thin the herd. It's new from last week - used to be tests were given to people exposed. I have a friend who lives with a confirmed covid positive person, has symptoms but is not going to be tested because 111 told him to just self isolate. In the meantime those he was in contact with are unsure if they should self isolate and are going about their business potentially infecting others.

 

So, best idea is to self isolate whether sick or not and hope for the best.

They're not even testing people?  What happens if you're sick at home and you can't breathe?  Are they not admitting anyone to hospital?

1994  Venlafaxine XR 300mg, 2003 tapered, 2004 off briefly back to 37.5 then 75mg, held, June 2019 up to  150mg, Aug.12 tapered down to 112.5mgs, Oct. 21, 2019 96mg;  Dec. 8, 2019  90mg, Jan. 8 2020 81mg, Feb. 4, 75mg;

2003/2004? Diazepam 10mg/bedtime

2013 Lyrica 300mg to 25mg; April 6, 2020 17mg; April 28, <5mg; May 7, 2020 Lyrica 0 mg!

2013 Tramadol 50mg tablets, 200mg/day divided

2005? Trazodone 50mg bedtime, Feb. 12, 2020 40mg, March 7, 25mg; Oct 1 20mg

2009? Zolpidem 5mg at bedtime. Nov. 9, 2019 Zolpidem 0 mg! 

1990? Omeprazole 20mg in morning.

2010? Levothyroxine 75mcg morning

2011? Liothyronine 5mcg morning

1999? Buspirone 30mg twice a day  August 2019 15mg once a day,  Oct.21, 2019 2.5mg evening  Oct. 25, 2019 Buspirone 0 mg!

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3 minutes ago, drugged said:

They're not even testing people?  What happens if you're sick at home and you can't breathe?  Are they not admitting anyone to hospital?

I read on CNN  that up until last week, Britain's National Health Ministry was thinking of letting it spread to build "community immunity" since most people recover.  Of course the down side is thousands of your own people die in the meantime.  

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Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

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1 minute ago, mstimc said:

I read on CNN  that up until last week, Britain's National Health Ministry was thinking of letting it spread to build "community immunity" since most people recover.  Of course the down side is thousands of your own people die in the meantime.  

My God!  Next they'll be painting the doors of people like they did during the plague.  And here I thought we were living in the 21st century not the 13th.  🙄

1994  Venlafaxine XR 300mg, 2003 tapered, 2004 off briefly back to 37.5 then 75mg, held, June 2019 up to  150mg, Aug.12 tapered down to 112.5mgs, Oct. 21, 2019 96mg;  Dec. 8, 2019  90mg, Jan. 8 2020 81mg, Feb. 4, 75mg;

2003/2004? Diazepam 10mg/bedtime

2013 Lyrica 300mg to 25mg; April 6, 2020 17mg; April 28, <5mg; May 7, 2020 Lyrica 0 mg!

2013 Tramadol 50mg tablets, 200mg/day divided

2005? Trazodone 50mg bedtime, Feb. 12, 2020 40mg, March 7, 25mg; Oct 1 20mg

2009? Zolpidem 5mg at bedtime. Nov. 9, 2019 Zolpidem 0 mg! 

1990? Omeprazole 20mg in morning.

2010? Levothyroxine 75mcg morning

2011? Liothyronine 5mcg morning

1999? Buspirone 30mg twice a day  August 2019 15mg once a day,  Oct.21, 2019 2.5mg evening  Oct. 25, 2019 Buspirone 0 mg!

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3 minutes ago, drugged said:

My God!  Next they'll be painting the doors of people like they did during the plague.  And here I thought we were living in the 21st century not the 13th.  🙄

Don't want to hijack the thread with politics, but there are lot more things on Johnson's agenda besides Brexit.  He's always had it in for the NHS. 

Tim C

Started Paxil for GAD in 1999

Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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Colonial

I think the best advise is really think of whether it's even wise to made a med change during a pandemic or not when normal helps may not be available.

Online forums will be up, but if You destabilize Yourself to the point that You need a hospital, doctor or extra therapy visits Your putting Yourself at extra risk.

If only because the normal supports are already over loaded at this point as the Mental Health system struggles to deal with the extra panic and anxiety issues.

It may be wise for some to slow down on their taper right now, if Your not going to have the normal community supports in a shut down.

 

Basically put, You don't put any part of Your existence "At Risk" during a shut down, when external support may not be coming.

The extra stress this Virus is creating for many will hit Your CNS hard enough as it is, causing symptom flare ups for many.

Easy as it goes with the med changes right now, Folks. Longer holds and smaller % drops might be wise right now.

 

 Starting ds 2 (12.5 CR'S) = 25 MG PAXIL CR 1/21/15: 1 Pill + 10mg liquid (2 weeks) 2/4: 1 Pill + 9mg Lq (3 weeks) 2/25: 1 Pill + 8 mg lq (1 week) 3/4: 1 Pill + 6 mg lq (2 weeks) 3/18/15 1 Pill + 4 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/1/15 1 Pill + 3 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/14/15 1 Pill + 2 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/29/15 1Pill + 1 mg lq (16 days) 5/15/15 1 12.5 mg Pill ONLY (9 days) 5/24/15 12 mgs liquid (8 days) 6/1/15 11mg lq (12 days) 6/13/15 10 mg.  12/3/15 Drop from 8mg to 7.6 (24 days to) 12/27/15 7.2mgs  8/4/16 6.8mgs,  11/1/16 6.4mgs, 2/5/17 6 mgs  4/3/17 5.6mgs, 4/24/17 5.2mg, 6/13/17 4.8mgs, 9/20/17 4.4mgS, 11/23/17 4 mgs, 1/1/18 3.6 mgs, 2/15/18 3.2 mgs. 4/13/18 2.8mgs, 5/11/18 2.4mgs, 6/10/18 2.0 mgs, 8/4/18 1.6mgs,  9/27/18 1.2mgs, 12/24/18 0.8mg, 3/24/19 0.64 mg,(syringe change issue date?) 4/22/19 0.60 mg, 5/24/19 0.60 mg, 7/7/19 0.52 mgs, 8/4/19 0.44mgs, 11/4/19 0.36mgs, 2/1/20 0.28mgs, 3/1/20 0.24mgs (crash April 6)

 

Original Wellbutrin Dose: 6 months from 9/14 to 3/2015, 300 XL 3/15/15: Half to 150 XL ( severe symptoms started on day 12) 4/16/15: 125mg   for 20 days to: 5/6/15:   100mg  for  15 days to: 5/21/15    75mg  for  10 days to: 6/1/15:  56.25mg      13 days to: 6/13/15: 37.25mg    7 days to: 6/20/15  28.12mg   14 days to: 7/4/15  18.75mg, 7 days to: 7/11/15; RAISE BACK TO: 28.12 to 8/14/15: 18.75mg  20 days to :9/3/15 : 12.5mg, 8/4/16 9mg 1/9/17: 8.5mg 2/8/17 8mg, 3/9/17: 7.6  4/9/17  7.2  5/27/17 6.4 6/24/17 5.8, 8/1/17 5.0, 8/29/17 4.2mgs, 10/2/17 3.5mgs, 12/28/17 2.5mgs, 2/27/18 1.7mgs,  4/19/18 0.8 mgs, LAST DOSE: 6/11/18:  3 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 27 DAYS...

 

Daily medications:  Paxil, Percocet,  Synthroid, Xanax, Skelaxin

http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1800-1156,72-8506,1572-951,1463-869,440-203,133-54

 

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2 minutes ago, Colonial said:

I think the best advise is really think of whether it's even wise to made a med change during a pandemic or not when normal helps may not be available.

Online forums will be up, but if You destabilize Yourself to the point that You need a hospital, doctor or extra therapy visits Your putting Yourself at extra risk.

If only because the normal supports are already over loaded at this point as the Mental Health system struggles to deal with the extra panic and anxiety issues.

It may be wise for some to slow down on their taper right now, if Your not going to have the normal community supports in a shut down.

 

Basically put, You don't put any part of Your existence "At Risk" during a shut down, when external support may not be coming.

The extra stress this Virus is creating for many will hit Your CNS hard enough as it is, causing symptom flare ups for many.

Easy as it goes with the med changes right now, Folks. Longer holds and smaller % drops might be wise right now.

 

Good advice, Colonial.  Medical resources are being strained and I've seen recommendations to postpone non-critical surgeries and other procedures.  And as you rightly point out, everyone is under a lot of stress right now; adding to that with a taper may not be the best move.

Tim C

Started Paxil for GAD in 1999

Unsuccessful taper attempt in 2006

Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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I just know how much worse I am physically from the WD symptoms right now, because I was "forced" to go out and over do it in the "preps" getting ready to quarantine. I "had" to do things all at once regardless of that I didn't feel well enough to be out doing them, instead of doing things during the hours and days when I felt strong enough.  So now the extra physical activity all at once has been hitting Me like a ton of bricks since yesterday.

 

Even if Your not an anxious person per se, the  "Upset" to Our schedules is enough to also upset our symptoms right now.

We'll all get through this together just fine.  We just have to be mindful how this situation by itself is taxing enough. 

Slow and easy on everything else for now.

 

 Starting ds 2 (12.5 CR'S) = 25 MG PAXIL CR 1/21/15: 1 Pill + 10mg liquid (2 weeks) 2/4: 1 Pill + 9mg Lq (3 weeks) 2/25: 1 Pill + 8 mg lq (1 week) 3/4: 1 Pill + 6 mg lq (2 weeks) 3/18/15 1 Pill + 4 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/1/15 1 Pill + 3 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/14/15 1 Pill + 2 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/29/15 1Pill + 1 mg lq (16 days) 5/15/15 1 12.5 mg Pill ONLY (9 days) 5/24/15 12 mgs liquid (8 days) 6/1/15 11mg lq (12 days) 6/13/15 10 mg.  12/3/15 Drop from 8mg to 7.6 (24 days to) 12/27/15 7.2mgs  8/4/16 6.8mgs,  11/1/16 6.4mgs, 2/5/17 6 mgs  4/3/17 5.6mgs, 4/24/17 5.2mg, 6/13/17 4.8mgs, 9/20/17 4.4mgS, 11/23/17 4 mgs, 1/1/18 3.6 mgs, 2/15/18 3.2 mgs. 4/13/18 2.8mgs, 5/11/18 2.4mgs, 6/10/18 2.0 mgs, 8/4/18 1.6mgs,  9/27/18 1.2mgs, 12/24/18 0.8mg, 3/24/19 0.64 mg,(syringe change issue date?) 4/22/19 0.60 mg, 5/24/19 0.60 mg, 7/7/19 0.52 mgs, 8/4/19 0.44mgs, 11/4/19 0.36mgs, 2/1/20 0.28mgs, 3/1/20 0.24mgs (crash April 6)

 

Original Wellbutrin Dose: 6 months from 9/14 to 3/2015, 300 XL 3/15/15: Half to 150 XL ( severe symptoms started on day 12) 4/16/15: 125mg   for 20 days to: 5/6/15:   100mg  for  15 days to: 5/21/15    75mg  for  10 days to: 6/1/15:  56.25mg      13 days to: 6/13/15: 37.25mg    7 days to: 6/20/15  28.12mg   14 days to: 7/4/15  18.75mg, 7 days to: 7/11/15; RAISE BACK TO: 28.12 to 8/14/15: 18.75mg  20 days to :9/3/15 : 12.5mg, 8/4/16 9mg 1/9/17: 8.5mg 2/8/17 8mg, 3/9/17: 7.6  4/9/17  7.2  5/27/17 6.4 6/24/17 5.8, 8/1/17 5.0, 8/29/17 4.2mgs, 10/2/17 3.5mgs, 12/28/17 2.5mgs, 2/27/18 1.7mgs,  4/19/18 0.8 mgs, LAST DOSE: 6/11/18:  3 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 27 DAYS...

 

Daily medications:  Paxil, Percocet,  Synthroid, Xanax, Skelaxin

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5 minutes ago, Colonial said:

Even if Your not an anxious person per se, the  "Upset" to Our schedules is enough to also upset our symptoms right now.

We'll all get through this together just fine.  We just have to be mindful how this situation by itself is taxing enough. 

Slow and easy on everything else for now.

 

There is just so much going on all at once its easy to be overwhelmed.  Besides the virus itself, there's the social isolation, panic buying and possible economic decline.  My wife and I are 6,000 miles from home and our son is is in grad school in Michigan so that just makes it worse.   Not to mention the leadership in the US has been completely inept when they should have been getting in front of it. 

 

My OCD really flares up in these situations, but I'm trying to stay rooted in reality.  Civilization has endured much worse than this and often comes out wiser for it.  Things will get better, perhaps slowly, but we'll survive.  This isn't the Black Death and we know what causes it.  As long as people act responsibly without panicking things will be ok.

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Paxilprogress helped with a successful taper completed in 2009

Using therapy and CBT to manage my anxiety

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Theres isnt a whole lot of evidence that our immunity is compromised, our nervous systems are completely dysfunctional, which does lead to stress which can make immunity worse, but oddly enough since in withdrawal i havent been sick more often in fact ive been constantly around sick people and never got sick, my hypothesis is that our immunities are only marginally effected by the stress and i think simultaneously we have autoimmune type problems , my blood work suggests autoimmunity issues even though the doctor cant detect any at all, and sometimes autoimmunity can actually make your immunity stronger oddly enough....your heart is beating faster , akathisia, etc etc...these things might be your body in overdrive, so having pathogens use that body as a place to propagate might actually be more difficult then a healthy resting body. It seems fight or flight mode doesnt necessarily mean a more vulnerable body...no expert here, just thinking out loud. If you dont hsve respiratory problems you shouldnt should worry at all about withdrawal putting you at higher risk for covid. Most of us probably have the quarantine thing down anyway through self isolation

Was put on SSRIS at age 18, came off at 20 due to side effects, have been in withdrawal ever since, am 27 now. 7 years of protracted withdrawal. have not been able to work. I didnt taper, i basically came off cold turkey in less than a month....no one informed me of anything, including protracted withdrawal . my symptoms include absolutely everything you can imagine, you name it, i have it 

 

 

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On 3/17/2020 at 9:01 AM, Altostrata said:

Up to 50% of infections come from those who are showing no symptoms at all.

It is because of this that the percentage of fatalities has to be lower. No one knows how many actually have the virus because some have very mild symptoms. 

If we self isolate and follow hygiene protocols, we are doing the best we can to contain the virus. Our health systems need to be able to cope with the serious cases and in the interest of our communities we need to be mindful to free up the health services for those who seriously need it.  

 

We will get through this. We survived world wars, this war we are all fighting together.  It’s a global issue and we can all learn from each other and support each other. 

 

Take care everyone, we have developed lots of coping strategies during our WD journey, they can be useful with this too. 

 

 

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Last dose end Dec 2018 

Tapered 1/2 a daily dose a week (20mg) for  14 weeks, last dose was a 20 mg pill!!  

 3.5 times slower than Psychiatrist recommended, I felt proud of myself!! Little did I know!!!!Got too scared to reinstate because I’d left it too long.

On ADs for 20 years (Prozac approx 10 years/ Pristiq approx 3 years/ Citalipram approx 2 years/. Lexapro a approx  5 years/. Last two years 40mgs Lexapro day.

 

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@Dragon have you reported to your doctor and hospital?

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Yes I have @Altostrata.

 

 

citalopram 20mg 2008-2011

venlafaxine 37 1/2 mg rising to 225 mg 2011- June 2019

gabapentin 900mg, started around 2005, came off quickly Nov 2019.

valium 2mg when required for panic Sep-Nov 2019.

Ativan  1mg when required for anxiety 1st-30th Nov 2019.

Was addicted to valium in 1970s but came off it then, v.bad withdrawals.

Now

Lansoprazole 2/3 of 15mg.

Magnesium Citrate, 1/5 oz or 5 gms in water.

Fish oil 1000mg. upped to 2000mg Feb 2020.

 

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Okay, I hope you start to feel better soon.

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23 hours ago, drugged said:

They're not even testing people?  What happens if you're sick at home and you can't breathe?  Are they not admitting anyone to hospital?

If you need medical attention you go to the emergency room of course. Hospitals have now special pathways for suspected cases. Certain x-rays are designated septic so only used for covid suspected people. Hazmat suits etc. everywhere. All not important cases discharged, no new admissions unless absolutely necessary (so as not to expose patients and so capacity is saved for covid patients). So "if you're not really sick stay home to save space for the really sick people" policy. The ERs are empty unlike other times as people are scared of exposure.

 

 

 

 

Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg ,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months (don't remember dates), trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up), occasionally did this in difficult times 

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax/day, then 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, April  14 , 2019 - citalopram 1.8 mg (liquid), May 8, 2019 - citalopram 1.6 mg (liquid),  July 27, 2019 - citalopram 1.5 mg (liquid),  August 15, 2019 - citalopram 1.35 (liquid)

 

 supplements:  melatonin 1 mg  

 

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