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Need your help.

Started  Buspirone,10mg and Duloxetine, 30mg at 1 x 2 weeks and then 2 x 4 weeks. 
Reduction - 1 x 4 days and then “none”.  
This is day 3 and it has been pretty rough.  Any recommendations would be great. Thanks 

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  • manymoretodays changed the title to KnightRider: Rapid reduction
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Welcome to SA, KnightRider.


I need a little clarification about your dosage.  


1. Did you take the 10mg Buspirone every day and for how long?


2.  What does this mean: "Duloxetine 30mg at 1 x 2 weeks and then 2 x 4 weeks"  Does it mean you took 30mg Duloxetine once a day for 2 weeks and then twice a day for 4 weeks?


3. What does this mean: "Reduction - 1 X 4 days and then none"  Does it mean you took 30mg Duloxetine once a day for 4 days and then none?


4.  Are you still taking Buspirone 10mg?


Once you've answered my questions, I'll be better able to help you.

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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