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Will do ❤️

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Here's my notes from SA regarding medical treatment:
Avoid Floxing antibiotics- cipro, fluoroquinolone, 

A partial list of fluoroquinolone medications

 

ciprofloxacin (Cipro),

gemifloxacin (Factive),

levofloxacin (Levaquin),

moxifloxacin (Avelox),

norfloxacin (Noroxin), and

ofloxacin (Floxin).

The two antibiotics  that seem old and ok- macrobid and amoxicillin

flagyl or clindamycin  were listed instead of macrobid

 

Use propofol whenever you can for surgery

 

Let them know you have autonomic instability due to withdrawal syndrome.

 

Carbocaine instead of novacaine. Novacaine contains epinephrine, carbocaine does not, but has to be administered often. 

 

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3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking vitamin D, E, a probiotic and fish oil. 

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Out of nowhere I’m having a bad wave , fear, doom , dp/dr racing thoughts feeling like a bad mom for no reason when I’m a very good mom… my sister decided to take my daughter to the zoo and my feelings were I’m a bad mom that’s why she wants to take her out 😖 but I know that’s not true… ugh where did this craziness come from all the sudden 🥺

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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@Armorall thank you so very much I’m going to save this 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Symptoms that came in today along with the sore throat , earache 

 

head ache 

dr/dp

fear

doom

guilt

feeling off 

racing thoughts 

 

the headache is getting stronger and stronger and my health anxiety is kicking in…. I gotta go into work tomorrow no more sick time 🥺 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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So sorry you’re feeling like this. I feel like a bad mom often while going through this withdrawal. I have to remind myself that my son will not hold this against me and getting healthy so I can continue being his mom is the most important thing 

Dec 2017

Zoloft 3 nights - bad reaction end up in hospital  // Jan 2018-Jan 2019- Venlafaxine 75mg Trazadone 200mgstarted in hospital // 2019-2020 - Slow venlafaxine taper ended up at 3 beads in mid 2020 pretty flawless taper with minimal withdrawal Symptoms was on 10-20mg PRN adderall during this time  // Jan 2021-March 2021 Miscarriage, Adderall CT, Vaccine still on 3 beads // April 2021-July 2021 Start experiencing withdrawal type symptoms, depression anxiety not sure why - increased to 5-10 beads over two months // July 2021

Pregnant // August 2021

tried to wean down back to 3 beads // September 2021 Hard crash - insomnia, akathisia, panic attacks, cortisol rushes, constant adrenaline rushes, depression, no appetite, nausea on and off, muscle pain // current: October 7th Reinstated 37.5mg of Venlafaxine 200mg Trazadone // 5-10 mg of propranolol 

Clonazepam PRN last dose Oct 6th

trying to stay off

Supplements: Occasional L-theanine 

Prenatal mag citrate 400–600mg before bed

 

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@Ktven48 ❤️❤️❤️❤️💪🏻

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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It hurts so bad to swallow right side throat and ear pain and now headache are severe , feels like I have strep and an ear infection along with head pain and now eye pain , only one the right side… doctors can’t find nothing wrong 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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yesterday around 12pm my earache lessoned and throughout the rest of the day it became better , today its barely there 🙂

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Good.  I’m glad you feel better.  There may have been some reason for this, some sort of sensitivity, but you may never know what it was.

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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Today is my 8th month in withdraw..... I'm very proud of myself and very grateful for this site and the people that have picked me up every time i got thrown down by a big hellish wave ❤️ @Armorall @Rosetta @Paxil3days @KenA you 4 have been my backbones and i owe you more than words... Me and my Little Girl are truly thankful for your support 🙏

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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@Phoenixmama you are doing great thank you for helping me too and everyone on this site I am still working through my WD but feeling so much better than where I was.

2018 - Zoloft for 5 days then CT due to severe nausea , no severe withdrawals and no adverse reaction.


OCT 2020- vitamin D (5000iu) -which I know now is too high dosage and looking back it now I realize it was causing mood issues, which led me to search for ADs.

 

2021 - Paxil 3 days  (Feb 16,17,18)CT due to severe nausea ( side note day of CT I got my second dose of covid 19 vaccine which could have further destabilized my CNS) then 4 weeks later severe adverse reaction that included every single WD symptom on here.

 

2021- month out ( April 05, 07)not knowing what was going on went to ER twice and was placed on hydroxyzine and Reglan (anti-nausea) ( which I know now affects serotonin levels also) nothing helped.


Then went to two different psychiatrists one who referred me to GI for the nausea denying Paxil had anything to do with my symptoms, the second one prescribed me Buspirone Klonopin, and Trazadone ( I refused to take neither , thank God) I had feeling it still was the Paxil.


April 30th -CT everything Bc nothing was helping and miraculously found this website SA and saw every symptom I was going through.

Currently no drugs, only fish oil in the evenings. !!! 

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@PhoenixmamaYou are doing amazing!! 8 months is a huge accomplishment!! Keep going until you reach the finish line!!

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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6 hours ago, Phoenixmama said:

I'm very proud of myself and very grateful for this site and the people that have picked me up every time i got thrown down by a big hellish wave

 

Yes it is good that we have support from other members who understand what we are going through.

 

However, there may come a time when there may not be support from other members, possibly because they are not online and you might be desperate, or they might have moved on with their own lives.  For whatever reason I think it is a good idea to start learning now how to help yourself so that if/when you hit another rough spot (and this can happen for non-WD issues too), you have some non drug coping tools to help you get through it.

 

With regards to WD issues, this could be as simple as going through your topic whilst you are feeling reasonable and copying and pasting the supportive posts into a word document and maybe even printing them off and have them somewhere that they are easily accessible.  That way you will have some "immediate" support without relying on other members.

 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.

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On 10/19/2021 at 2:25 PM, Armorall said:

Here's my notes from SA regarding medical treatment:
Avoid Floxing antibiotics- cipro, fluoroquinolone, 

A partial list of fluoroquinolone medications

 

ciprofloxacin (Cipro),

gemifloxacin (Factive),

levofloxacin (Levaquin),

moxifloxacin (Avelox),

norfloxacin (Noroxin), and

ofloxacin (Floxin).

The two antibiotics  that seem old and ok- macrobid and amoxicillin

flagyl or clindamycin  were listed instead of macrobid

 

Use propofol whenever you can for surgery

 

Let them know you have autonomic instability due to withdrawal syndrome.

 

Carbocaine instead of novacaine. Novacaine contains epinephrine, carbocaine does not, but has to be administered often. 

 

Thank you for posting this!! I was able to use this today with my doctor to settle on an antibiotic for an intestinal infection!! Life saving info :)

 

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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Congrats on 8 months, one week!  

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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@Rosetta if you ever need my help with getting your home organized how you want it , I’m willing to fly out to where you are , I live in the bay area so it’s only an hour flight , I’m well enough to do that ,just let me know 💫☀️ 💜

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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@KenA I’m so happy she put that there too 💜 I feel safe with it lol if that makes any sense 😅

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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For about a month my hair has been shedding / falling out more than usual and I was starting to panic but while on YouTube found out many many people that had covid has had the same thing happen to them…. 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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On 10/28/2021 at 5:53 PM, ChessieCat said:

going through your topic whilst you are feeling reasonable and copying and pasting the supportive posts into a word document and maybe even printing them off and have them somewhere that they are easily accessible. 

 

This is excellent advice for ALL of us for numerous reasons. I only found the answer to: "Is this serious problem WD or Covid accidentally by going through posts from 5 years ago.

 

As we all get older and wiser in Our journey, going back and re reading posts and advice from other members will give us different "Insights" then what we profited from in the past.

 

I suggest copy-pasting important parts and then printing them out.  I think people have to realize as things progress into winter and 2022, internet and electricity may not be available for certain areas for periods of time as health mandates come and go and people change professions, etc.

 

It would behoove everyone to prepare to be more self sufficient in all areas of their life going forward.

I stopped getting notifications for your posts, glad to see your doing fairly well!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 Starting ds 2 (12.5 CR'S) = 25 MG PAXIL CR 1/21/15: 1 Pill + 10mg liquid (2 weeks) 2/4: 1 Pill + 9mg Lq (3 weeks) 2/25: 1 Pill + 8 mg lq (1 week) 3/4: 1 Pill + 6 mg lq (2 weeks) 3/18/15 1 Pill + 4 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/1/15 1 Pill + 3 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/14/15 1 Pill + 2 mg lq (2 weeks) 4/29/15 1Pill + 1 mg lq (16 days) 5/15/15 1 12.5 mg Pill ONLY (9 days) 5/24/15 12 mgs liquid (8 days) 6/1/15 11mg lq (12 days) 6/13/15 10 mg.  12/3/15 Drop from 8mg to 7.6 (24 days to) 12/27/15 7.2mgs  8/4/16 6.8mgs,  11/1/16 6.4mgs, 2/5/17 6 mgs  4/3/17 5.6mgs, 4/24/17 5.2mg, 6/13/17 4.8mgs, 9/20/17 4.4mgS, 11/23/17 4 mgs, 1/1/18 3.6 mgs, 2/15/18 3.2 mgs. 4/13/18 2.8mgs, 5/11/18 2.4mgs, 6/10/18 2.0 mgs, 8/4/18 1.6mgs,  9/27/18 1.2mgs, 12/24/18 0.8mg, 3/24/19 0.64 mg,(syringe change issue date?) 4/22/19 0.60 mg, 5/24/19 0.60 mg, 7/7/19 0.52 mgs, 8/4/19 0.44mgs, 11/4/19 0.36mgs, 2/1/20 0.28mgs, 3/1/20 0.24mgs (crash April 6) Compound started 6/28/21: 0.24mgs, 8/29/21: 0.22mgs, 10/31/21: 0.20mgs

 

Original Wellbutrin Dose: 6 months from 9/14 to 3/2015, 300 XL 3/15/15: Half to 150 XL ( severe symptoms started on day 12) 4/16/15: 125mg   for 20 days to: 5/6/15:   100mg  for  15 days to: 5/21/15    75mg  for  10 days to: 6/1/15:  56.25mg      13 days to: 6/13/15: 37.25mg    7 days to: 6/20/15  28.12mg   14 days to: 7/4/15  18.75mg, 7 days to: 7/11/15; RAISE BACK TO: 28.12 to 8/14/15: 18.75mg  20 days to :9/3/15 : 12.5mg, 8/4/16 9mg 1/9/17: 8.5mg 2/8/17 8mg, 3/9/17: 7.6  4/9/17  7.2  5/27/17 6.4 6/24/17 5.8, 8/1/17 5.0, 8/29/17 4.2mgs, 10/2/17 3.5mgs, 12/28/17 2.5mgs, 2/27/18 1.7mgs,  4/19/18 0.8 mgs, LAST DOSE: 6/11/18:  3 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 27 DAYS...

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Hi @Colonial hope all is well 💜 I’m not fully healed , I’m still riding the waves and basking in the windows , I often go back and read your hilarious stuff you posted on my tread lol makes me laugh and smile 🤣😂🙃🙃🙃

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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ok so i know im late but I JUST DISCOVERD BAYLISSA.COM and im so happy i did , and at a perfect time in my wd too...... 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Grrrl, I thought I asked you about her before...I'm glad you found her. I think I have her book somewhere, I can mail it to you if I find it. 

3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking vitamin D, E, a probiotic and fish oil. 

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@Armorall hiiiii I just bought one book on eBay , it’s recovery and renewal , I wanted the with hope in my heart but it was too expensive for me two get both , which one do you have ? And omg I’m excited about finding baylissa, you did mention to me about her but at the time I wasn’t ready to find her , wd is weird , now I’m ready !!! And I have a different view about what I’m going through and more confidence, now just gotta work more on the acceptance ❤️

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Before wd I use to play music in my room all the time , then in wd I couldn’t for some reason , today out of nowhere I’m playing music and it’s not bothering me one bit , any progress is progress and I feel blessed just to have this back , 🌞☀️💫🌹

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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That's good to hear.

 

I had a similar thing happen with laughing.  I used to think something was funny but I didn't have the energy to really laugh, externalise it.  Then there came a time when I found myself laughing properly.

 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.

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@Phoenixmama you sound great!! And I'm so glad you started playing music. Yes, unfortunately the book I had is called Recovery and Renewal. I've had some great coaching sessions with Baylissa and I used to subscribe to her  group online, also went in her video chat rooms (I don't necessarily recommend that part), but she is great. I'm glad you are finding inspiration with her. I used to read the success stories at the end of the book constantly when I was trying to avoid screen light at night. *Hugs*

3/21/19 started Bupropion XL 150 mg

3/21/19 started Risperidone 2mg

7/7/19 start Abilify half dose 5 mg. discontinue Risperidone

7/9/19 full dose Abilify 10 mg

7/29/19 discontinued Abilify due to panicky side effects

8/2/19 Began Latuda 20 mg

8/5/19 discontinued Latuda due to similar side effects 

8/10/19 discontinued Bupropion after realizing it was causing the insomnia

From 8/10/19 no drugs whatsoever

Currently taking vitamin D, E, a probiotic and fish oil. 

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