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Lately I suddenly feel a lack of concentration, dizziness and a feeling of falling.. and if I talk to people I feel confused and that I will pass out!!

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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1 hour ago, Mutfael said:

Lately I suddenly feel a lack of concentration, dizziness and a feeling of falling.. and if I talk to people I feel confused and that I will pass out!!

This is what happened to me and developed “PPPD”. Those are all classic symptoms

35/M, started escitalopram June 2011

September 20th 2021 - increased escitalopram from 10mg to 15mg. October 1st 2021 - Cross taper to Effexor 37.5mg and stopped lexapro. October 6th 2021 - direct switch to 25mg Zoloft and stopped Effexor. October 13th 2021 - increased Zoloft to 50mg. November 5th- cross taper Zoloft to pristiq 25mg and stopped Zoloft. November 16th - CT meds per Doctor. Ended up in ER November 22nd with WDs. November 22nd - Started 5mg escitalopram. November 22nd - started .25 Xanax morning and .25 Xanax nighttime. November 29th - increased escitalopram to 10mg. December 20th - stopped Xanax. December 20th - started .25 klonopin. December 29th - started 15mg escitalopram. January 16th - stopped klonopin. January 20th - increased escitalopram to 20mg. January 25th - decreased escitalopram to 15mg 

February 15th - decreased escitalopram to 10mg. Current dosage - 10mg escitalopram. Magnesium, fish oil, curcumin, Vitamin C, D3, Thorne pharmaGaba 500mg, 1mg glycine 

 

-June 25 - 7.5mg pill, 2.5mg liquid 

-June 28 - 5mg pill, 5mg liquid 

-July 18th - 9.8mg (5mg pill, 4.8mg liquid)

-Aug 1 - 9.6mg (5mg pill, 4.6 liquid) 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Conner said:

This is what happened to me and developed “PPPD”. Those are all classic symptoms

Hello..thank you but please tell me is it very difficult to get out of Lexapro!

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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4 minutes ago, Mutfael said:

Hello..thank you but please tell me is it very difficult to get out of Lexapro!

I’m trying to stabilize more before reducing. I’ve been through the ringer since September 2021. I haven’t started yet. I pray it isn’t bad. I won’t lie I’m scared but I know I need to do this 

35/M, started escitalopram June 2011

September 20th 2021 - increased escitalopram from 10mg to 15mg. October 1st 2021 - Cross taper to Effexor 37.5mg and stopped lexapro. October 6th 2021 - direct switch to 25mg Zoloft and stopped Effexor. October 13th 2021 - increased Zoloft to 50mg. November 5th- cross taper Zoloft to pristiq 25mg and stopped Zoloft. November 16th - CT meds per Doctor. Ended up in ER November 22nd with WDs. November 22nd - Started 5mg escitalopram. November 22nd - started .25 Xanax morning and .25 Xanax nighttime. November 29th - increased escitalopram to 10mg. December 20th - stopped Xanax. December 20th - started .25 klonopin. December 29th - started 15mg escitalopram. January 16th - stopped klonopin. January 20th - increased escitalopram to 20mg. January 25th - decreased escitalopram to 15mg 

February 15th - decreased escitalopram to 10mg. Current dosage - 10mg escitalopram. Magnesium, fish oil, curcumin, Vitamin C, D3, Thorne pharmaGaba 500mg, 1mg glycine 

 

-June 25 - 7.5mg pill, 2.5mg liquid 

-June 28 - 5mg pill, 5mg liquid 

-July 18th - 9.8mg (5mg pill, 4.8mg liquid)

-Aug 1 - 9.6mg (5mg pill, 4.6 liquid) 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Conner said:

I’m trying to stabilize more before reducing. I’ve been through the ringer since September 2021. I haven’t started yet. I pray it isn’t bad. I won’t lie I’m scared but I know I need to do this 

Since last May I have been on 3 mg and I still haven't decreased due to the bad condition...In the previous months, I was decreasing at the end of a month, and the situation was almost normal.. but now the situation is very bad, I cannot decrease, I am stuck and I ask God to heal

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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@MutfaelGive yourself some grace. To be down to 3mg is incredible! Give yourself more time to stabilize. We will heal 

35/M, started escitalopram June 2011

September 20th 2021 - increased escitalopram from 10mg to 15mg. October 1st 2021 - Cross taper to Effexor 37.5mg and stopped lexapro. October 6th 2021 - direct switch to 25mg Zoloft and stopped Effexor. October 13th 2021 - increased Zoloft to 50mg. November 5th- cross taper Zoloft to pristiq 25mg and stopped Zoloft. November 16th - CT meds per Doctor. Ended up in ER November 22nd with WDs. November 22nd - Started 5mg escitalopram. November 22nd - started .25 Xanax morning and .25 Xanax nighttime. November 29th - increased escitalopram to 10mg. December 20th - stopped Xanax. December 20th - started .25 klonopin. December 29th - started 15mg escitalopram. January 16th - stopped klonopin. January 20th - increased escitalopram to 20mg. January 25th - decreased escitalopram to 15mg 

February 15th - decreased escitalopram to 10mg. Current dosage - 10mg escitalopram. Magnesium, fish oil, curcumin, Vitamin C, D3, Thorne pharmaGaba 500mg, 1mg glycine 

 

-June 25 - 7.5mg pill, 2.5mg liquid 

-June 28 - 5mg pill, 5mg liquid 

-July 18th - 9.8mg (5mg pill, 4.8mg liquid)

-Aug 1 - 9.6mg (5mg pill, 4.6 liquid) 

 

 

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Today the focus is good and I did not feel a lack of focus with and also there is no lethargy today

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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I woke up at 2 am and couldn't go back to sleep!  Note that I only slept for two hours!  ... I feel great tension and sighing and boredom and I have no energy to work or talk to anyone. This is a case that may be the most severe now ... I also suffer from nausea ... I also suffer from pain in the legs and I want to hit them or someone who has a high weight is standing on them!

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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By chance, while I was looking for withdrawal symptoms, I found a person named Chicago who took Lexapro and accurately described what I actually and literally suffer from!!  I have been suffering for 8 months from this pain mentioned in the Chicago post .. I suffer from pain like a wire extending from the bottom of the foot to the back of the knee to the back of the thigh from my left leg

 

On 11/7/2016 at 11:29 PM, Chicago77 said:

 I feel a nerve that goes from my ankle all the way up the back of my left leg to my lower back. It's not painful, just sensitive. I have no idea if this is even part of WD or something else. Never felt anything like that before. 

 

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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The situation is volatile during the day, but what I suffer most from is the fear when I open my eyes after sleeping!  Therefore, the first minutes after waking up are the most difficult stages of pain during the day!

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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Hi @Mutfael

 

5 minutes ago, Mutfael said:

what I suffer most from is the fear when I open my eyes after sleeping!  Therefore, the first minutes after waking up are the most difficult stages of pain during the day!

 

Do you know this topic already?

 

 

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 9pm 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin, approx. 10:30pm

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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1 minute ago, Ariel said:

Hi @Mutfael

 

 

Do you know this topic already?

 

 

I am very grateful for your standing with me and following up on my condition. I will not forget this beautiful for you 🌹 I said that I suffer in waking time and this is what I suffer the most from severe fear, horror, laziness, depression and anxiety and then it begins to gradually decrease during the day..... As for this hormone, I do not know it and have not read about it previously.  I will read now and what it is and how it affects .. But there is a point that perhaps the cortisol hormone is only in the morning. I wake up from sleep in the afternoon. Is it also effective every time I wake up or only in the early morning

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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1 minute ago, Mutfael said:

I wake up from sleep in the afternoon. Is it also effective every time I wake up or only in the early morning

Yes, many members report waking up in a high-alert state also from afternoon naps or daytime sleep. 

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 9pm 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin, approx. 10:30pm

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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I will give you an example of what I feel, and I hope that you will understand me.. The situation I feel is like someone who has been threatened, prosecuted, meeting an audience, or any misfortune, then sleeps, then wakes up and remembers this event and becomes terrified!  This is what I mean exactly, the clearest example, as if I was sentenced to death yesterday, then fell asleep, then woke up, and at the moment of waking up, you remember the moment of pronouncement of the sentence and panic begins..!  Note that I do not have any problems, thank God, but only a feeling

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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@Mutfael

What you describe is quite common in WD. It's all part of healing. 

I suggest you read through the topic I sent you above. 

You may also find it useful to revisit the Neuro-emotions topic:

 

 

Good luck to you on your continuous healing journey,

A. 

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 9pm 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin, approx. 10:30pm

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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@Mutfael I have had this at different times in WD.  I can wake up feel okay and roll over and feel the anxiety and terror surge. Then with time it passes.  @Ariel sent you good information.  I know how frightening it is.  It is a WD symptom for sure.  Please take care. HUGS❤

.025 Xanax 3 x daily  Start date 10-13-2013 through 8-13-2014.  Started tapering 6-2014 to 8-2014.  Some small discomfort. 25 mg Zoloft - Start date 5-1-2014.  50mg. 6-2014.  through 7-14-2014 .  Started tapering  7-14-2014, stopped tapering 10-2014.  I did 1/4 of the dose a month.  small discomfort.  These next 3 were prescribed when I made some seriously bad choices with my thyroid medication.  Was in ER twice for possible heart attack.  INTENSE anxiety, panic, fear.   Lost 30 pounds in 2 weeks.  Thyroid levels bounced to extremes for 8 months. Dr. prescribed Zoloft 50mg  9-2105.  After 2 doses had a bad reaction passed out in my bedroom. Also prescribed Xanax .025  at the same time. 3 times daily, 4 if needed.  Was only on it about 2 weeks.  Was not working.  Trip ER they gave me an Ativan IV and it worked and lasted.  switched to Ativan. 9-24-2016. 1.5 mg Ativan - .5 mg  three x daily -start date 9/24/16.  Attempted taper start 12-16-2016. Was shaving Pills and alternating tapering AM, PM and midday dose weekly.  Buspar .5mg  -2.5mg. am and 2. 5mg. pm start date 9-26-2016 .  Lexapro .10mg  start date  - 10-26-2016. Found SA and began 10/14/2017 tapering .001 gm every 4 days Held longer if there were was WD.    Was very sensitive to Ativan. 3-15-2018 Off midday dose - 7-16-2018 Off PM dose - OFF ATIVAN! 11-17-2018 10 mg. Lexapro. PM - 5 mg start date 10/11/2016 increased to 10 mg 2/2/17. 1-1-2019 Began tapering Lexapro.  .001 gm every 4 days.  Held longer if there was WD.  Last doses some I held a month.  OFF LEXAPRO! 2-21 2021 5 mg. Buspar  divided into two, 2.5 mg doses AM and PM- Start date 9/26/2016 Cold turkey on Dr. direction, PM does.  Reinstated PM dose 9-22 N.P. Desiccated Thyroid.  12-22-17 reduced  from  75 mg. to 67.5 daily,  dose now 60 mg a day. Bioidentical hormones. Bi-est/Prog cream, 1/4 tsp.  1 time daily

My intro: Moonpie:. Need help and supporting tapering off of Ativan

My benzo thread: Moonpie: Need help Ativan weight tapering

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I drank two cups of tea this afternoon, then after half an hour I began to feel an increase in tension and anxiety and a dispersal of focus.... Then at sunset time I drank a small cup of coffee, then I felt a lack of concentration and increased anxiety and tension so much that the palm of my hand sweated!.. in general I do not rest  If I exchange conversations with people, as the lack of focus increases and it becomes clear on my face, then I start to get nervous .. But if I am alone, the focus improves a little

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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@Mutfael

 

28 minutes ago, Mutfael said:

I drank two cups of tea this afternoon, then after half an hour I began to feel an increase in tension and anxiety and a dispersal of focus.... Then at sunset time I drank a small cup of coffee, then I felt a lack of concentration and increased anxiety and tension so much that the palm of my hand sweated!

 

It is recommended to eliminate caffeine in WD. Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant and therefore can activate/worsen symptoms. 

This means no coffee, no tea for the duration of WD. Also best to eliminate alcohol, sugar, and any other drugs/neurotoxins. 

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 9pm 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin, approx. 10:30pm

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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1 hour ago, Moonpie said:

@Mutfael I have had this at different times in WD.  I can wake up feel okay and roll over and feel the anxiety and terror surge. Then with time it passes.  @Ariel sent you good information.  I know how frightening it is.  It is a WD symptom for sure.  Please take care. HUGS❤

 Thanks 🌹

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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29 minutes ago, Ariel said:

@Mutfael

 

 

It is recommended to eliminate caffeine in WD. Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant and therefore can activate/worsen symptoms. 

This means no coffee, no tea for the duration of WD. Also best to eliminate alcohol, sugar, and any other drugs/neurotoxins. 

I will stop tea and coffee, but the problem is that I am a smoker. I tried to quit smoking, but I could not, then after that I quit and went to the vape, where I smoke liquid 4 mg per day with a concentration of 12 nicotine.

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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@Mutfael I have friends who have managed to stop smoking with this book.  

https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking-ebook/dp/B012YRMG76

 

In withdrawal stopping nicotine is probably not a good idea but even vaping has lots of toxic chemicals that are harmful so I think if you can switch from vaping to a nicotine patch it may be better. 

 

OMW 

I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 

 

If you would like to get a response from me directly please type @Onmyway some place in your message so I get notified of your post. I am not able to follow all of the threads all the time.

 

Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months, trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

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

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax - 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 citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875, 12/31/21 - 0.85, 1/7/22 - 0.825, 1/14/22 - 0.8, 1/22/22 - 0.785

 

Supplements: magnesium citrate and bi-glycinate

 

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26 minutes ago, Onmyway said:

@Mutfael I have friends who have managed to stop smoking with this book.  

https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking-ebook/dp/B012YRMG76

 

In withdrawal stopping nicotine is probably not a good idea but even vaping has lots of toxic chemicals that are harmful so I think if you can switch from vaping to a nicotine patch it may be better. 

 

OMW 

If I could use a nicotine patch I would have quit smoking a long time ago 😌🌹

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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I forgot the dose!!!!!

 

when I woke up today, I felt great fear, horror, an aversion to life, hatred for the situation in general, severe depression, and throughout the day I feel dizzy and a feeling of falling more than usual.  😔

I just discovered that I forgot to take the dose!

 

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


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I hope someone with information can help me, and I thank you very much

 

Unfortunately, things get worse.. I suffer from dizziness and dread when I meet my friends. As for strangers, I do not suffer from anything except that I focus a little, but I avoid meeting my friends and I feel afraid and do not look into their eyes, so I try to hide this by evading as I feel dizzy and lack focus when I talk to them..

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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17 hours ago, ChessieCat said:

You might find it helpful to find a supportive counsellor to learn skills to help you to interact with people.

I may need a behavioral therapist.. Thank you

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2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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Today, Friday, I consider it a beautiful window compared to previous days, as the focus is good and there is no lethargy or dizziness, as well as the return of the desire to practice hobbies.. Depression is present, but in a simple way and anxiety is simple

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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On 7/22/2022 at 12:18 PM, Mutfael said:

Today, Friday, I consider it a beautiful window compared to previous days, as the focus is good and there is no lethargy or dizziness, as well as the return of the desire to practice hobbies.. Depression is present, but in a simple way and anxiety is simple

 

You may want to print this out or bookmark it on your computer or phone. It's always good to re-read posts about windows as a reminder that you're going to heal. 

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24 minutes ago, Shep said:

 

You may want to print this out or bookmark it on your computer or phone. It's always good to re-read posts about windows as a reminder that you're going to heal. 

Actually, I record windows and waves in this topic, and this is a good thing for me and for those who want to know what does Cipralex withdrawal, this poisonous poison!... I write every wave and every window on a daily basis, as you notice.  Thank you and thank you for following me 🌹

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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Today is not like yesterday. Friday was a wonderful day by 80%, but today we can say that it is good by 60%, and compared to last month, the current situation is very good, as a month ago I suffered from all the symptoms of severe anxiety, physical pain, lethargy and constant headaches on a daily basis.

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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This morning, I was in a very embarrassing situation.. I was talking to a group of people and in the middle of the conversation, my heart was beating hard and my voice was trembling and I felt faint and fear and dread appeared on my face..!  I've never been like this!!!!!  I wish the earth would open up and swallow me🤦‍♂️

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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Today I did not sleep because of my little daughter's illness.. and I felt depression, lethargy and pain in bones and muscles😵

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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Stomach pain, diarrhea, fever and pain in the back and legs.. It appears that it is real stomach flu or is it withdrawal symptoms

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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Since the early morning, the focus was good and I did not suffer from confusion of focus, and suddenly at 12 noon I had a lack of focus and the desire to close my eyes!

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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7 hours ago, Mutfael said:

Since the early morning, the focus was good and I did not suffer from confusion of focus, and suddenly at 12 noon I had a lack of focus and the desire to close my eyes!

I forgot the dose, it was supposed to be eight o'clock in the morning, and unfortunately I forgot it, so I had a lack of focus!  Then I didn't remember until nine o'clock in the evening, so I took the dose

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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The intolerance of heat I think is a symptom of Cipralex!  An hour ago, I felt falling, dizzy and collapsing, accompanied by fear, and I felt the heat of the sun where I was in the shade, and the temperature was 48 degrees Celsius!!  I got into my car and turned on the air conditioner and drank a lot of water and put water on my head..!  I can't stand extreme heat. Is it really a symptom of Cipralex?!

I don't speak English fluently but I speak to you with google translator

2005-2006:Diversity in taking medications
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 March 2021 it has decreased from 15 mg to 12.5 mg/

August 2021 9 mg/

September 12, 2021 8 mg / October 12, 2021 7 mg / November 12, 2021 6 mg / December 12, 2021 5 mg / January 12, 2022 4.5 mg / February 12, 2022 4 mg/

March - April 3.5 mg/

May 3 mg/


 Never give up, your new world is waiting for you

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