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PRINT OUT: Leaflet - Guidance on stopping antidepressants by Royal College


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Found this recently - it sums up  much of what is in this forum (in my opinion), and validates it as well!

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments-and-wellbeing/stopping-antidepressants

May 2022 - tapered off.

January 2021 - .5 mg Lexapro

September 2010 - 7.5 mg Lexapro.

 

 

 

February 2019 - 10 mg Lexapro. Attempted tapering off 3-4 times (before finding this site).

April 2019 - Lorazepam .5 mg as needed (rarely used). CT March 2020

 

 

*I speak from my own experience. What I say is not medical advice. I'm not a doctor.

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This has already been posted in the In the Media forum as well as added to the how-to-talk-to-a-doctor-about-tapering and the helping-family-understand topics.

 

Generally we would merge topics about the same thing but because this is VERY RELEVANT and needs to be publicised I will leave it here in the tapering forum as well.

 

CEPUK - Major milestone: Royal College releases new guidance on stopping antidepressants

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

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

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PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

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