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Longroadhome

Checking in @Patti2057

Hows  things this week? 
 

im still in a wave but as I said think it’s to do with personal things. I’m managing and today I feel  a little better. 
 

Hope you do too. 😊

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Hi. Thanks for checking on me. I had two dizzy-less days in a row!!! and still waiting to see how today will progress. I am hopeful that I may finally be on the right path🙏🏻💖   Glad the vacc

@Patti2057   How wonderful you have bamboo shoots in your garden this can be a reminder to you that you are healing it’s just that the healing is taking place below the surface.  I keep

Patti2057

Thanks @Longroadhome  

Im sorry you’re still in a wave. I’m also about the same and,as always, can’t understand why this one symptom persists and doesn’t even get a little better. And then I get scared. Praying hard🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
 

Hope you get relief soon😊

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

Thank you 😊 

Have you other symptoms and if so are they getting any easier ? 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Patti2057

I slept better the last two nights and, maybe, the anxiety is a little better so I guess that’s improvement. But this dizziness makes it hard to go about my day. 

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

Are those three the only symptoms you have now Patti? 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Patti2057

I have some pulling in my legs and burning on the soles of my feet but it’s tolerable. 

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

So you’re  left with 5 symptoms ? 
did you start WD with lots more or has it been the 5 only ? 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Patti2057

I first had terrible involuntary muscle movements that the Neurologist is calling severe Akathisia. That started while I was on the ADs and the reason I discontinued them. That stopped after 5 months, thankfully, and then the dizziness began and has been the primary symptom since. The other symptoms came along probably a year or so into my WD. It’s all very bizarre. 

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

It’s so strange how we all experience WD so different isn’t it?

 

I have around 20 symptoms and have had more !! But the floaty boat is the one I dislike the most. This wave has brought on intense intrusive thoughts . It’s so weird when the mind can’t switch off and the thoughts feels so real. I just keep having to remind myself it’s WD related and not me. 

 

one day you will start to feel better it’s the waiting game. That’s the one thing that’s the same for everyone . Time. 
well two actually because there’s also patience. 

Time snd patience are the true healers . 
 

ive never had any patience but I’m digging long and hard to keep finding some !!! 😊
 

we have had some very cold weather here over the weekend. Today is a tad milder.

there’s been bad weather in Texas according to our news? 
 

my husband has had his first covid vaccine today and sailed through it. He said it was very well organised. He has no pain round the injection site and feels fine up to now . 
waiting for my call up 😉

 

 

 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Patti2057

I know. The mind is so powerful and I experience the same at times, especially my mind trying to convince me that I’ll never feel better or there is something seriously wrong with me. I’m understanding myself more and more during this process and a lot of it is very eye opening. Things I didn’t realize while I was on medication. One positive due to WD. 

 

I am looking forward to getting my vaccination. One less worry😊

 

Yes, it’s crazy weather in Texas and something they are not prepared for. I have numerous friends who live there and it’s difficult, no power, frozen pipes😞We had a cold snap also, but not as severe however, we had about two feet of snow which is now melting very slowly.  
 

Better days ahead🙏🏻💖🙏🏻

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Patti2057

I don’t know if I’ll ever heal or experience even a little bit of relief from this hell. I suffer from dizziness, anxiety and electric like surges when falling asleep and I have been off ADs for 26 months. Doctors have pretty much thrown me to the curb because they have no idea what to do. I’m not experiencing improvement. I fear permanent damage. Is there anything I can do? 

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Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Welcome to SA, Patti2057.  I'm sorry you're suffering.

 

The symptoms you describe are typical antidepressant withdrawal symptoms.  You didn't mention in your post the rate at which you tapered your two psychiatric drugs.  How fast did you taper them or did you cold turkey back in November, 2018?

 

Our experience here indicates you will heal and that you will emerge on the other side a stronger person.  As to when that "other side" occurs, there is no way to predict the time frame.  Twenty-six months isn't at all unusual for withdrawal.  The damage isn't permanent.  As you've found, doctors have no concept of withdrawal.

 

So that you have a better idea what you're experiencing, here is some information on withdrawal and the healing process.

 

 

 

 

When we take psychiatric medications, the CNS (central nervous system) responds by making changes over the months and years we take the drug(s). When the medication is discontinued, the CNS has to undo all the changes it made. Rebuilding the neurotransmitter production and reactivating the receptor and transporter cells takes time -- during that rebuilding process symptoms occur.  

 

These explain the healing process really well.

 

 

 

We don't recommend a lot of supplements on SA, as many members report being sensitive to them due to our over-reactive nervous systems, but two supplements that we do recommend are magnesium and omega 3 (fish oil). Many people find these to be calming to the nervous system. 

 

 

 
Add in one at a time and at a low dose in case you do experience problems. Get supplements that ae single ingredient (not mixed with other types of supplements).
 
We also recommend non-drug methods to cope with withdrawal.  Take a look at the techniques in the following link and see which you think might be helpful to you.
 
 
The following yoga restorative pose is helpful for anxiety.
 
 
This is your Introduction topic, where you can complete your drug signature, questions and connect with other members.  We're glad you found your way here.

 

 

 

 

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 1986-1991 CT, soon reinstated.  CT 2000. RI 1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept. 2016  0.625mg X 3

Nov.27, 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover + change to one 18.75mg dose, w/1 month hold.

Feb. 9, 2021, begin 10% every 4 weeks taper.  Current dose as of March 22: 14.4mgai.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 16mgai (0.44mgpw).  Aug 2016, discovered SA, holding at 16mg.  Taper is 78% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, 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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Patti2057

Thank you @Gridley for your response of reassurance and advice. I feel so helpless and having a place like this and people like you to reach out to is a true blessing   Unfortunately I did an improper taper of about two weeks, almost as bad as CTing. 

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Patti2057

@Gridley Could I try reinstating a very small amount of Effexor at this point in time?

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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manymoretodays

Introductions merged, last to first.

@Patti2057

Just one Introduction to each member.  Makes sense.  That way your context is all together.  And we can see what has been offered, and not repeat ourselves.

Thank you.

  

On 12/7/2020 at 7:27 PM, Patti2057 said:

Thank you manymoretodays for checking in with me.  Unfortunately, after a few days on the Fluoxetine I began having bad morning anxiety and increased dizziness. Since the Fluoxetine was the only thing different, I am attributing it to that and, so, discontinued the Fluoxetine. I did that three days ago but am still having issues. It’s so unbelievable that I am still experiencing withdrawal after two years off. My overthinking brain can’t help but worry that something else is going on or that I’ve got some sort of permanent damage. 

 

Please update your signature with the ^ information.

I wouldn't, reinstate with Effexor this far out. 

Still no improvements?  Or windows of anykind?

Oh, Patti2057......I'm hoping you've seen some glimmer of improvement.

 

And best, L, P, H, and G,

mmt

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Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016. 

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Patti2057

@manymoretodaysThank you. I thought I did that. I guess I don’t know how to post on my Intro. Could you please explain?

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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manymoretodays

 

This is your main Introduction topic.  The one you first started in the Introduction forum.  I did go ahead, and add your new title to it.

There's 3 pages of history here, for you, other members, and staff.

 

And then, just one Introduction topic per each member.  That's the rule.  Makes sense.

 

So when you have questions, around your case, or updates they go right here.  Gridley should still see your @ notification, and now they'll be privy to some of what has been suggested already too, and some of your other updates.

 

Some will bookmark their introductions.  Others just find them quickly when they come on, so they can update, or communicate with others on them.

If you get lost, just type your user name in the search box, in the upper right hand corner.  And you'll find your posts.

 

Go to AccountSettings/signature to update your signature with your previous reinstatement trial.

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Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016. 

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Patti2057

How do I get to my main into topic page when I want to post a question there? I thought I did that today but apparently not. Sorry I’m not catching on 🤦‍♀️

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Patti2057

@manymoretodaysThe dizziness is still relentless. And the addition of the anxiety rushes waking me in the very early morning (almost like a panic attack waking me) has me unnerved. This far out and no relief plus new symptoms...I can’t help but freak out and worry which, of course, impacts all of this. 😢Will I experience healing?

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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JesusSavemefromWD

Just wondering do u feel the dizziness even if u close ur eyes ? (I don’t mean sleeping, I mean awake and just close ur eyes standing up or taking a few steps 

August 15,16 cipralex:went CRAZY

August 28, 2020 sertraline :25mg -3&1/2weeks,tapering 4&1/2 weeks; last dose 4mg Oct 26th

March 1st: 20-25mg 5htp/day

- DPDR/crazy/ brain disconnection/ bedridden, soul despair/feeling dead;eye floaters/ tinnitus/no appetite;inner terror/ anxiety/panic attacks;mild insomnia 

4 months OFF: pure hell, I regret not reinstaining, too late to do now?

- soul despair, anxiety/fear

- brain numb/crazy/off feeling 

- housebound, barely functioning

- stronger tinnitus

- mild eye lid twitches stopped after a week of 20-25mg 5htp.

- DPDR reduced by 50% since two months ago but no further progress

- sleep & appetite are fine

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manymoretodays

You did it Patti2057.  You are posting on your Introduction!  Yay.

 

And yes, I believe you will experience further healing. 

That sounds like a cortisol awakening.

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016. 

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Patti2057

@JesusSavemefromWD

Yes and eyes closed makes it worse. 

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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12 hours ago, Patti2057 said:

Could I try reinstating a very small amount of Effexor at this point in time?

Reinstating Effexor 15 months after your last dose is risky and could make things worse.  Reinstatement works most predictably if done within 3 months of your last dose.

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 1986-1991 CT, soon reinstated.  CT 2000. RI 1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept. 2016  0.625mg X 3

Nov.27, 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover + change to one 18.75mg dose, w/1 month hold.

Feb. 9, 2021, begin 10% every 4 weeks taper.  Current dose as of March 22: 14.4mgai.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 16mgai (0.44mgpw).  Aug 2016, discovered SA, holding at 16mg.  Taper is 78% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, 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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manymoretodays

Hi Patti2057,

If you have gotten to the What is withdrawal syndrome topic

You'll see the indexed posts in the first post in that topic too.

This one on Dysautonomia( autonomic dysfunction)

may help you understand a bit more about what your system is going through right now, on the way to healing.

 

And oh, if there was a quick fix for symptoms, we would tell you.  I took me a little while to hunker into healing, and accept that, at least for me........my healing would take some time.

 

Also of note: Managing the morning cortisol spike

 

And then a reminder of the progress you've noted too, here in your Introduction:

And oh, sorry, I saw some posts by you about the dysautonomia, and some of the testing you've had, and other.  I'll leave the first links here again, anyway......so you have them.

 

Hoping for a good window for you real soon.  We often say when in a Wave, or symptoms feel most unmanageable, that may be when the healing is really happening.  Sounds crazy......but it gave me hope when I was in a bad Wave.

 

And then don't discount the effect of this Covid pandemic either, and just how that might increase your anxiety.  I, for one, am so happy to hear about the vaccines.......as well as hopeful.  I'll be in line for one, when my time comes.  For sure.

 

Some do some non-drug coping practices with therapists or other, finding things that help your system relax.  Is this something you might consider?

 

Congrats on posting on your Introduction topic too!  Make it your little home spot here, decorate it with hope and healing.  Onward and upward!

 

Best, L, P, H, and G,

mmt

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016. 

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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Patti2057

Thank you @manymoretodays It was very encouraging to read your post first thing this morning. I really embraced the reminder of the bamboo plant/brain analogy. Right now it’s doing so much underground work to show it’s glory in Spring. 
 

I do have a therapist I connect with once a week and this does help. And you are correct-the pandemic has truly made this WD journey much more difficult. 
 

Today is

One more day closer to healing🙏🏻💖

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

Hi @Patti2057

Checking in how are things with you ? 
 

I have my Covid vaccine next Monday. 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Patti2057

So glad you are scheduled for your injection. Still no idea when I’ll be able to get mine.  
 

Im trying some new supplements that target the anxiety which drives a lot of the dizziness I think. Today is only the second day so too soon to tell. I am crossing my fingers. How are you?

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

That sounds interesting let me know how it goes . Fingers crossed it eased the dizziness. 
 

im still in a wave but managing . Thank you for asking . Have some personal stuff going on that really isn’t helping and I’ve also sold my house and need to look for another. I have been to view one today . It’s only the second day since it’s been on the market and it has 20 viewings booked. All down to stamp duty reductions. No stress there .. 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Patti2057

Happy you are able to manage in spite of the other life stressors. I hope you find a home soon. Everything around here sells very quickly making housing inventory low. Will keep you in my prayers ❤️

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

Hi @Patti2057

hows it going with the new supplements 
Are you feeling any better ? 
 

I’m feeling a little better than a few weeks ago. Busy doing painting at my sons house at the moment. 
 

Had my covid vaccine all went well. Very few side effects. 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Patti2057

Hi. Thanks for checking on me. I had two dizzy-less days in a row!!! and still waiting to see how today will progress. I am hopeful that I may finally be on the right path🙏🏻💖

 

Glad the vaccine went well for you. I should be able to get mine next month if there is enough in supply. Wonderful that you are painting and keeping your mind occupied. I am pretty weak from this mess I’ve been in and hope I’ll get to feeling better and be able to start improving my strength. 

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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Longroadhome

That’s great news that you have had days without the dizziness . Long may it continue!!

 

did you try the supplements? 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Hi @Patti2057

hows it going. Any more dizzy less days ?

im continuing with my tapering and doing ok. 
Floaty boat still there but I’m managing.  Some days it’s easier than others. 
 

did you have your vaccine 💉 

October 2004 Paxil 20mg - October 2018, 14 years

Nov 2018 Pregabalin -  2x50 mg a day to help with Paxil WD

August 2019 Pregabalin -  2 x 25mg a day 

April 2020 Pregabalin -  45mg, May 40mg, June 35mg, beg July 30mg, end July 25mg, Aug 24mg 

October 2018 Paxil - 20 mg, November 15mg, December 10mg  

February 2019 Paxil- 7.5mg crashed, February 8.5mg, Nov 8mg 

March 2020 Paxil - 7.2mg, April 6.5mg, May 5.9mg, June 5.4mg, July 4.8mg, December 4.5mg 

Jan 2021 Paxil - 4mg, February 3.6mg, March 3.2mg

 

these dates are approximate 

 

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Hi @Longroadhome  Thanks for checking in. I did get my first COVID vaccination and will get the second at the end of this month. I really have not been doing well. The dizziness is still there, some days less than others. But now I have developed crippling anxiety as well and it has been almost impossible to deal with. So, with much thought and trepidation, I have started on a new  AD 10 days ago. I just could not continue trying to live an unmanageable life due to these symptoms, with some days finding myself not wanting to go on. I can only pray that this will help and straighten out my brain chemistry. This was such a difficult decision and one I never thought I’d make. 
 

I hope you are well and you are slaying the WD beast 💕🙏🏻💖

Nardil 1985-1988
Paxil ?-1998

Effexor150  1998-November 2018 

Bupoprion150 2002-November 2018

Fluoxetine approximately 1/4 mg trial for WD symptoms December 2020. Took for 3 days but  it seemed to compound the dizziness significantly so I had to discontinue the trial. 

 

Current Medications: Levothyroxine, Acyclovir 

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