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What was your experience in using any antifungal tablets except for terbinafine whilst tapering or just being sensitive to med changes? Which psych meds were you on? If your doctor made a temporary dose adjustment to your psych meds to account for the interaction with the antifungal, how did you find it?

 

Hopefully somebody has experience with this.

Dx: complex PTSD

Discontinuation/taper history: sertraline, trazodone, prazosin, mirtazapine, diazepam

Took 200mg quetiapine for 0.5 years and 150mg for 1.5 years until 01/2020. Now microtapering daily at an overall rate of 12.5mg/month.

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I did, i took two kinds for an agressive candida and omg, i wish i hadnt. It got so much worse, the candida got worse, the wd, everything. Its 18 months since i took em.. And I regret it everyday. I still have candida on and off, not as bad. But i guess theres nothing to do but to wait it out.. Maybe its part of wd since i got it first like 2 months after CT Lexapro. 

 

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2008 - Setralin 150mg, CT after 1 year. 
2015 - Venlafaxin 150mg. CT after 1 month. 
2016 - Brintellix 100mg, CT after  2 years.
2018 

January - Mirtazapin 25 mg, CT after 1 month. 
Mars - Setralin 100 mg. CT after 1 month. 
August- Lexapro 5 mg. CT after 1 month, adverse reaction. Stopped all benzo, sleeping pills here too. 

2019 

January - Took fluconazol and itraconazol, strong reaction, like bein floxed. 

January - Used progesteronecream 200mg a day for 1 month. Severe reaction month 2 so i stopped (maybe built up cream in tissues?) 

April - Took plan-B, this messed me up the most. 

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What fungal issue are you needing to treat?

 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    13 November 2021 -  0mg Pristiq      

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  I do not provide tapering advice via PM.  Please post questions in your Introduction topic.  Please do not tag me for any reason.  I am an unpaid volunteer and assist members if I am able to and when I have the time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Mid Nov 2021 changed to low carb diet due to diabetes & cholesterol.  Lost 1/16 body weight, BP has reduced a lot. 

Links to my exercises and weights.  I also do 3 x 5.5 min with HIIT on exercise bike with 20 secs/min as fast as I can cycle.

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28 minutes ago, siwoue said:

I did, i took two kinds for an agressive candida and omg, i wish i hadnt. It got so much worse, the candida got worse, the wd, everything. Its 18 months since i took em.. And I regret it everyday. I still have candida on and off, not as bad. But i guess theres nothing to do but to wait it out.. Maybe its part of wd since i got it first like 2 months after CT Lexapro. 

 

Do you know which antifungal you took?

21 minutes ago, ChessieCat said:

@lxjuice

 

What fungal issue are you needing to treat?

Ringworm. Terbinafine is the obvious choice since it doesn't interact with anything I'm on but it's resistant. So we're left with the azoles which interact a lot with basically everything. I may just have to put up with it and hope another 6 months of cycling creams will get rid of it. Product insert for quetiapine says to reduce dose to a sixth when taking an azole.... Possibly the most imprecise science I've ever heard.

Dx: complex PTSD

Discontinuation/taper history: sertraline, trazodone, prazosin, mirtazapine, diazepam

Took 200mg quetiapine for 0.5 years and 150mg for 1.5 years until 01/2020. Now microtapering daily at an overall rate of 12.5mg/month.

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6 minutes ago, lxjuice said:

Do you know which antifungal you took?

Ringworm. Terbinafine is the obvious choice since it doesn't interact with anything I'm on but it's resistant. So we're left with the azoles which interact a lot with basically everything. I may just have to put up with it and hope another 6 months of cycling creams will get rid of it. Product insert for quetiapine says to reduce dose to a sixth when taking an azole.... Possibly the most imprecise science I've ever heard.

Hi! Yeah it was fluconazole and itraconazole. 

2008 - Setralin 150mg, CT after 1 year. 
2015 - Venlafaxin 150mg. CT after 1 month. 
2016 - Brintellix 100mg, CT after  2 years.
2018 

January - Mirtazapin 25 mg, CT after 1 month. 
Mars - Setralin 100 mg. CT after 1 month. 
August- Lexapro 5 mg. CT after 1 month, adverse reaction. Stopped all benzo, sleeping pills here too. 

2019 

January - Took fluconazol and itraconazol, strong reaction, like bein floxed. 

January - Used progesteronecream 200mg a day for 1 month. Severe reaction month 2 so i stopped (maybe built up cream in tissues?) 

April - Took plan-B, this messed me up the most. 

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10 hours ago, lxjuice said:

Ringworm

 

Ringworm can be treated by applying iodine.  My mum bred cats and that is what we used to get rid of them.

 

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 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    13 November 2021 -  0mg Pristiq      

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  I do not provide tapering advice via PM.  Please post questions in your Introduction topic.  Please do not tag me for any reason.  I am an unpaid volunteer and assist members if I am able to and when I have the time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Mid Nov 2021 changed to low carb diet due to diabetes & cholesterol.  Lost 1/16 body weight, BP has reduced a lot. 

Links to my exercises and weights.  I also do 3 x 5.5 min with HIIT on exercise bike with 20 secs/min as fast as I can cycle.

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Interesting! I wouldn’t be surprised if antifungals exacerbated withdrawal symptoms. Awhile back I used a ketoconazole shampoo (topical antifungal) for dandruff and went through a bad wave soon after. Not sure if it was connected but I’ve stayed away from antifungals since. 
 

I agree with Chessie, I’d look into other remedies for the ringworm. Perhaps there are herbals like oregano you can take. 

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Apr 2018: 10 mg Amitriptyline (for headaches & insomnia).

Jul - Aug 2018: Fast taper to 5 mg and then 2.5 mg (too fast, hellish withdrawal at 2.5 mg).

Sept 2018: Reinstated 10 mg (many symptoms improved).

Oct 2018 - Apr 2019: Updosed & stabilized on 11 mg (2 waves at 3 and 5 months post-withdrawal).

Apr 2019 - Apr 2020: Tapered 0.5-0.25 mg per month using compounded pills: 11 mg —> 6 mg. (2 waves at 12 and 16 months post-withdrawal.)

Apr 2020 - present: Switched to a liquid taper at rate of 0.1 mg per month. Currently: 3.8 mg. No more waves. 

Supplements: Omega-3 fish oil, Vit B12, coenzyme Q10, Hawthorn extract (for tachycardia)

Tools for insomnia/waves (as needed): Epsom salt foot soaks, 0.5 mg Melatonin, quality time, waves WILL PASS.

Lifestyle: Eat real foods, mostly plants; sunlight & walking; symptom tracking on adapted Glenmullen chart.

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