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Where do I find this signature thing everyone keeps pushing me to create? There is nothing that says "how to create a signature and where to put it" I'm sorry, to bother you all but I'm very upset and confused and none of this is helpingme


Currently on: Have been on all Antidepressants approx four yrs

Trazodone: 200mg. Have tapered Benzos From unknown (massive) amounts since 2014, IAW Ashton Manual

Taper Complete, Now Off:

Amitriptylline (Elavil): 75mg. Started slow (sporadic) taper Jan 2015

Lithium Carbonate ER: 300mg (stopped cold turkey Jan 2015 after one month

Orig Dosage of 2nd Taper:

Remeron (Mirtazepine): 60mg

Taper now in Progress:

Remeron (Mirtazepine): 45mg

Benzodiazepines Currently On:

Diazepam (Valium): 5mg X 3

Clonazepam (Klonopin): 1mg X 3

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Your signature helps us understand your recent history with psychiatric drugs. See these instructions Please put your drug and withdrawal history in your signature This is pinned to the top of the Introductions forum.


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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btdt

How can I reach a specific topic for my posts not specific thread but topic is this possible.  Today I am trying to find some things I have posted to SA and can't find.  As an example I trying to find a post I made about "delayed withdrawal"  how would I do this?


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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Click on your name at the top right of every page and click on My Content to find anything you've posted.


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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btdt

Is there a limit to what can fit into my content? It feels like everything I have posted is not there. 


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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I think the data in 'my content' is limited to the previous year, but you can often find content you posted earlier using google if you know what you are looking for and type in the right key words.


I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal...if you are lucky enough to find one.

My Introduction Thread

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety) Xanax PRN ~ Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes

Supplements which have helped: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Taurine

Bad reactions: Many supplements but mostly fish oil and Vitamin D

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016 Best window ever, felt almost completely recovered

Oct 2016 -Symptoms returned - bad days and less bad days.

April 2018 - No windows, but significant improvement, it feels like permanent full recovery is close.

VIDEO: Where did the chemical imbalance theory come from?



VIDEO: How are psychiatric diagnoses made?



VIDEO: Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?



VIDEO: Can psychiatric drugs cause long-lasting negative effects?

VIDEO: Dr. Claire Weekes

 

 

 

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cymbaltawithdrawal5600

Quote: "Is there a limit to what can fit into my content?"

 

Btdt, it is not what 'you' can fit into that section, it is what the board keeps track of for your convenience. We don't have any way of 'controlling' that. Don't forget, this board is supported by donations and even though posts are basically text files on a server and don't take up much space, when you take into account you have over 5k posts, you'd have pages and pages of posts to wade through if you are looking for something, if all were kept in your profile. Too much duplication too. Far better to use google as Petu suggested as the site search searches on I have no clue what. Whenever I try to use it it returns results totally unrelated to my query. I have never found any online discussion board to have a good search function anyway. But one thing I found a long time ago is that if your writing style and thoughts on a subject are unique, they will pop to the top of the google search results and you'll see your posts tied to this site. That's why I try not to capitalize proper names in my posts, no one needs to see what kind of nike shoes I might have bought on a discussion board related to psych issues.

 

As you may have learned from your Topix experience, using a website to store your personal content is never a good idea. A case of 'here today, gone tomorrow' can strike at any time, even here.


What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4243-cymbaltawithdrawal5600-introduction/#entry50878

 

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

 

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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Altostrata

If you click on the little gear symbol to the right of the SA search box, you'll be able to search through all your content without date restriction, or you can specify a period in which to search.

 

Google is very handy as well and probably easier to use.


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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btdt

Thanks I try google usually before the search here I search here

 

to show you what I do and maybe help others who want to try this 

survivingantidepressants.org - "topic of interest" 

 

 

when it comes up empty...

Normally I do not use the advanced search and I see you can choose an author that may work I will try this thank you.


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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If you click on the little gear symbol to the right of the SA search box, you'll be able to search through all your content without date restriction

 

This kind of shows why I am not the best person to be commenting on the "how to use" thread because I did not know this.

 

I also shows me in a stark way the kind of person I am about stuff that does not perform the way I want it to. I don't use the search function on the site because it returns results that waste my time. But I decided to try Alto's hint and searched on my handle and a topic I remember commenting on long ago, knitting.

 

A post by btdt was the first result, in Muddles' thread, and I commented somewhere in the thread but not the post I wanted. My specific result was not until second to last in 9 results. Nice time waster. I am not even interested in checking out the other 7 results the search algorithm found for me. So it may search on 'my content' but not too specifically or maybe specifically enough for its tastes alone.

 

So I abandoned the site search long ago and relied on google and never even delved into the extensions of the site's own search. If the search worked the way I wanted (searching only MY content), the first result would not have been btdt's but mine.

 

But I did find the post where I commented on my post showing up tied to the site when I talked about a lady getting an MRI on her brain while she laid on her back knitting away.

 

Your mileage may vary. Time to crawl back into my craft cave.


What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4243-cymbaltawithdrawal5600-introduction/#entry50878

 

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

 

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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Altostrata

You are the perfect person to answer "how to use" questions, just keep in mind there's always more to learn.

 

Much of the human-built world is poorly designed, mostly out of stupidity, not malice. I also get very frustrated by this.

 

Try not to take it too personally, everyone has to deal with it. Most forum sites have very limited search capabilities, it's built in the foundation, some common service they all use.


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

All postings © copyrighted.

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Ok here is another how to question:

 

I cannot find the thread about tapering off of Proton pump inhibitors... I know it is here as I wrote a few post to it ... I have searched here and used google search I cannot find it... I have tried both ppi lower and upper case and spelled the words out.. nothing comes up with any search... where is it how do I find threads I know are here?

 

 

Do I need to search for it on wayback because it was too long ago?

 

tried it got this message

Hrm.

 

Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived.

 

where is the stuff I know is here and how do I find it?


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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cymbaltawithdrawal5600

Here's your search string (only because I have a memory for topics):

 

"Tips for tapering off stomach acid blockers"

 

And how weird, I used just 'ppi' [ surviving antidepressants.org ppi ] as my search string and it came up as 1st result.

 

What the heck search engine you using? Are you using the initial URL for SA followed by a space then your term as exactly in my example above? Did you use site search only in Tapering forum (which ONLY has 195 topics, but that's just this morning's count)? I'm not seeking answers, just offering additional insights here. Sites search is not ALL that bad so try it sometimes.

 

Since I have no life at present, I'd happily take on the job of tackling the 'tag' system, what say Alto? Only in the symptoms forum tho.

Of course if the tag system itself is cr@p, then it's a waste of time. But I have a feeling it actually works, at least on the site.


What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4243-cymbaltawithdrawal5600-introduction/#entry50878

 

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

 

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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btdt

PM why do some pm have a cannot reply at the bottom?  I assume because the person does not want to hear back from you ... wants to have the last word on a topic... and ....how does one do this. 


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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PM why do some pm have a cannot reply at the bottom?  I assume because the person does not want to hear back from you ... wants to have the last word on a topic... and ....how does one do this. 

 

I think it is because they have deleted the conversion.  Deleting completed conversations makes sense if a person receives a lot of PMs because there is a limit on storage and once full you can't receive PMs.


REMINDER TO SELF:

I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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cymbaltawithdrawal5600

CC got it right on the nose. I'm supposed to be monitoring this thread as the unofficial tech guru, my only real 'job' here but Chessie got to it before I did.

 

How does one do that you ask? Well, one deletes the PM before the other has a chance to answer and it could be because they were clearing out their inbox so they could get more PMs, something you may need to do yourself.

 

You actually did this to me twice in the past, you sent me a PM then deleted the convo without waiting for my answer. And why? Who knows and I try not to read ulterior motives into something I read on a discussion board on the internet populated by people in an emotional state, causes problems.

 

And it is never a good idea to post the contents of private messages in a thread for all to see. Private messages are private, meant to be read then burned or crumpled up and eaten (like James Bond) or saved on your own computer for only YOU to read. I gave directions on how to do this already, I don't repeat myself.

 

Never attribute to malice.... oh heck, wikipedia gives a better explanation of Hanlon's Razor than I. I like to use it in the form of 'there is often a simpler explanation for things and it's not the one you think' instead.


What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4243-cymbaltawithdrawal5600-introduction/#entry50878

 

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

 

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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What image extension are we allowed to use in this community? Sorry I cant work it out.


Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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scallywag

nz -- You can upload JPG and PNG file formats. I've done both. Others such as GIF and TIFF are probably acceptable.

 

You can "drag and drop" it or click "choose files". Both these actions will add the image as an attachment.

 

Remember that you have only 500 MB as space and that attachments AND personal messages are counted against this limit. You may, therefore,  need to delete messages and attachments to add the image you now want in a post.

 

Direct link to Manage My Attachments.

 

 

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update information for recent (2017) upgrade to forum software

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


scallywag's Introduction
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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Question is the same as the post title thanks^_^

 

Title of former topic: HOW TO PREVIEW MY POST BEFORE SUBMITTING IT

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merged; add former topic title for consistency after merging

36 yrs on  BENZOS + poly drugs I was not aware  that all the ''illnesses'' I was getting misdiagnosed with  was withdrawal. I ended up ploy drugged for this reason Various Opiates, Olanzapine, amitriptyline, cipramil, trazadone tramadol   Librium Oxazepam Ativan Clomazepine Temazepam  40mg at night zimovane nitrazepam Diazepam. CT,d or rapid tapered most of  the above by force  was on 20mg of Diaz CT 10mg by force to 10mg

 

Have been trying ot get off   trying to get off the last of the  Diazepam   which I've been on for approx about 18 years since October 2014 where I'd cut to 6+1/2mg , after being steered to the Ashton manual  told that was the ''correct way to taper' not the way I had been doing all along. I got scared by the 'You have to be to heal'' mantra that goes around, but now know, too late for me unfortunately, its not true.

 

 

 

And unfortunately it was too fast a cutting rate with way too short holds and messed me up even worse. I went from  stable with the occasional very easily managed blip  to totally destabilised and disabled and house bound rapidly.

 

And horrible crippling symptoms I never had before, and my ears got hit badly along with crippling pain I have severe hyperacusis and tenacious tinnitus along with ear pain and other ear problems, and my mental realm got seriously smashed to bits too.I up-dosed by 1+1/2mg the first time November  2016 back to 5mg, as I've been stuck at 3+1/2 mg unable to barely taper for 18 months while holding for weeks, then 6 months but was still unstable.

 

Then held the 5mg for nearly 4 months but still no improvement so up-dosed by another 1/2mg February 22nd 2017 putting me at 5.1/2mg  and held  just over 10 weeks 4  days  up till now .8/5/17 Its the only drug I take now, I don't and can't  take no supplements/painkillers  or any thing else as I'm too sensitive due to withdrawal.

 

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Zzann

 

Please use regular sentence case not all CAPS in posts and topic titles.

 

To preview a post before submitting it click on the right-most option of the editing toolbar. It looks like a magnifying glass over a piece of paper.

 

To close the preview click the "X" that appears in a black circle at the top right.

 

 


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


scallywag's Introduction
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If you have been following topics so that you receive notifications about new content, you may not have found the settings page within the new version of the site.  Here's where to find the controls/settings:

 

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This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


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Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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nicolantana

lads...what's going on with the updated website??? seems to have made life harder. more difficult to navigate and it crashes regularly.....why was this done? and are we going to rectify problems??? 

 

peace,

 

Nick


late July...lexapro 10 seroquel 25.....due to mild depression......adverse reaction, suicidal thoughts, hospitalization

August....felt that meds were ripping stomach apart....docs didn't believe me..upped meds to seroquel 125, lexapro 20, mirtazapine 30, olanzapine 20....stayed on these drugs unitl mid november......severe anhedonia all the time...mid novemeber 2016 , began taper.....very small windows of emotion...Christmas....off everything by Christmas day......last six weeks, cried and laughed on a number of occasions for first time since taking initial meds....8 occasions of strong emotion over 6 weeks in ealry 2016.......doubting recovery......

BIG WINDOW IN july 2017, felt incredible, lasted a month or so, felt close to recovered...window left, september to Chrimstas 17 was anhedonic hell.....Turn of the year, January 2018, some very strong days (a window) offering renewed hope

back to hell until late February 2018, strong 10 day window....followed by anhedonic wave for 7 months straight! not a flicker of normalcy

September 2018 ...incredible window...followed by three month wave.January 2019.... a strong window

window subsided, but new baseline was higher.....life since January 2019 ( 9 months and counting) has been far better. Complete anhedonia is gone!! God, I've tears writing that. I am far from recovered, but far from hell...to use a scale, if life is rated out of a hundred, I was about minus 50 for the majority of 2 years..I know feel about 30 per cent of self, experiences intermittent flickers of normal life regularly....My days have more quality and I am optimistic of recovery. 

 

 

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ChessieCat

The old program was no longer being supported.  The change over to the new software was delayed for as long as possible but Alto had no choice.  The mods are also finding it overwhelming and confusing.

 

What specific issues are you experiencing?


REMINDER TO SELF:

I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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Brandy

Hi, I tried to reply on threads that discussed problems people are having with the recent software upgrade, but it won't let me reply! Strangely, that "Read this first" forum says you can reply but not start new topics - that only admins can start topics there. For some reason the software does not give me an option to reply to any of the threads or posts there, but apparently will let me start a topic there. (I'm not an admin... that I know of lol!) Therefore I'm reserving starting a topic there until I've exhausted every other option. (Even tried "Contact us" but it's been many days, maybe a week or more, and still baffled. No idea where that one went!)

 

Was trying to learn the new software and most is self-explanatory. I read that everyone including admins are having problems with it, but was unable to post specific questions even though others have. (At least til June 21, apparently????)

 

My PM (messages) box is nearly full, and I like to send copies of old messages to myself by email, to refer to if the person contacts me later and I don't remember the specifics of their situation. Doing that made it a little tricky to find their messages sometimes, but occasionally when I could I found their previous private messages and reading them prevented me from giving inappropriate advice. (I have trouble keeping track of my own situation, much less particulars of people who wrote to me months ago!)

 

But I was unable to find the option I used to use when inbox was near capacity, and don't want to empty all old messages. Is that function still there and I'm not finding it? Trying to ask about this (and other things that had me confused - can't even remember what atm) led me to finding that I could not reply on tech support and "how to use this site" threads. Aargh.

 

Any help would be appreciated, and if you want to move this post to a more appropriate place, that's fine. Thank you!

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I was "TryingToGetWell" (aka TTGW) on paxilprogress. I also was one of the original members here on Surviving Antidepressants

 

I had horrific and protracted withdrawal from paxil, but now am back to enjoying life with enthusiasm to the max, some residual physical symptoms continued but largely improve. The horror, severe derealization, anhedonia, akathisia, and so much more, are long over.

 

My signature is a temporary scribble from year 2013. I'll rewrite it when I can.

 

If you want to read it, click on http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/209-brandy-anyone/?p=110343

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Brandy, I'm researching your question about the functionality that was called "Archive conversation" in the previous version of the software. 

 

Eventually, I'll move this topic to How to use this site in the Read this First forum

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This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


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A note about logging in:

On 2017-06-07 at 3:15 AM, Altostrata said:

Everybody: The new software requires your screen name as your log-in name. You can still use your old password.

 

If you have questions about using the site since the June 2017 upgrade, please post in this topic:

Questions about using the site since the June upgrade.

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This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


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Brandy,

 

The latest version of IP Board's forum software has eliminated the functionality provided by the previous "archive message" tool. :blink::angry:

 

Also, you may wish to follow this topic. My merging the posts then recreating a topic removed your previous "follow or notify" status.


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


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Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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nz11

Life is change and change is life.

Must admit i find change a challenge.....

Im sure this update was necessary for many reasons.....

Things ive noticed....been rather busy lately so havent checked in so much....what i am missing seeing when i browse on the run without signing in is the drug sig. of members. No doubt there is a reason for this....but its a frustrating pain in the ....

Also i notice the page continuum thing on the right hand side is real slow....could be my computer though.

Please dont take these as criticisms just observations.

nz11

 


Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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scallywag

nz11 -- Making the signatures visible only to logged in members is probably a new default setting for privacy reasons.

 

I'm not sure to what you're referring when you write, " the page continuum thing on the right hand side." If it something that's bothering you, please post a screen capture.


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


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Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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bhasski

Hi, 

How  to see the signatures when using mobile in this new update?

 

I wanted to see someone's signature.. but was not able to.


08/13 - 01/14
Olanzapine, petril MD (Clonazepam ), Dicorate ER (divalproex). Soza 10 (Zolpidem)

02/14 - 05/14
Flunil ​20mg , Divaa OD 250 mg(divalproex), Amisulpride 50mg (1-0-2), zolfresh 5 mg , Quetiapine
05/14 - 08/14 Venlafaxine 75 xr ( 1-0-1), zapiz 0.25
10/14 Zaptra 12.5mg , Oxetol xr 150mg (0-0-1)
11/14 - 08/15
Paris CR 25 (paroxetine) , Oxetol xr 600 mg (0-0-1), nitrest 5mg , Quetiapine for a month.
09/15-11 Venlafaxine XR 75 ( 1-0-1), Mirtazipine 15, Respiredal 0.5, Lamitor 25, zillion 10.
12/15-02/16 Off Meds (C.T)

03/16-Mid April Sertraline, Aripropazole, Quetiapine, Etizolam.

After that : CT and on OTC supplements (Roadback), now on Ayurveda

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DrugfreeProf

Hi mods--I also have a very simple and maybe silly question re: the formatting of this site--which is, how do I add posts/updates to "my" thread/intro?  In other words, as opposed to posting an answer to what another member posted, I would like to post on the intro thread that I myself started? How do I locate the place where I can post updates?


Drugfree Prof

Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Prozac 20 mg for approx 3 months during 2000, withdrew, no w/d sx

Prozac 10 - 30 mg Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2014

Ritalin 30-40 mg Jan. 2008 - Mar. 2015

W/d sx from Prozac started around 3 months after cessation--crying spells, depressed mood, lethargy; resolved in 8 - 12 mos. post cessation

Used and continue to use a TON of alternative methods--meditation, mindfulness, nutrition. supplements, exercise, etc.

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On 2017-07-26 at 10:31 AM, bhasski said:

Hi, 

How  to see the signatures when using mobile in this new update?

 

I wanted to see someone's signature.. but was not able to.

 

It appears to be a default setting of the software that is based on assumptions about the use of signatures and how much information mobile users want to see. We use the signature to convey important information; the vast majority of other sites use the signature as a form of personal expression.

 

Note: When I rotated an Android tablet to landscape view whilst viewing the site in Firefox, I got the full desk-top version that made the signatures visible. Rotating back to portrait view presented the mobile version.

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This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


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Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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45 minutes ago, DrugfreeProf said:

Hi mods--I also have a very simple and maybe silly question re: the formatting of this site--which is, how do I add posts/updates to "my" thread/intro?  In other words, as opposed to posting an answer to what another member posted, I would like to post on the intro thread that I myself started? How do I locate the place where I can post updates?

You can find where you've posted over the last 12 month period by

  1. navigating to your profile (click the arrow ▼ next to your username in the top right of a page) and then
  2. clicking on the "See my activity" button.
  3. clicking on the "Topics" tab of the left menu.

    Result: a list of the topics you've started will appear. Your intro topic will be there.

 

If you've set up to follow your introduction topic click the same ▼ next to your username and then

  1. Select "Manage followed content"
  2. Review the list of topics you follow
  3. Click on the link for your intro topic.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


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emilie

Hi, 

how can i update "Profile Information"?

 

(i have tried to post on

 but it seems it is not possible , so i started a new topic.)

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(i am french)

1998 prazépam, citalopram /1999 paroxetine prazepam /2000 paroxétine /2001venafaxine, alprazolam, clomipramine * 2002 (dont remember)/2003 clomipramine, alprazolam /2004 clomipramine /2005 alprazolam /2006(dont remember) * 2007citalopram, alprazolam, prazépam, venlafaxine /2008(dont remember) /2009 venlafaxine /2010 venlafaxine *All precedent withdrawal were very fast. I tried many times to stop but didn't know what happened. *2011 mirtazapine (22,5 mg) , norset , risperdal (cold turkey for risperdal and norset, analysis by doctor say that my body does not support and i was in danger) /2012 mirtazapine / 2013 mirtazapine  *october 2014 mirtazapine (15mg) - putting down slowly.   *when i was good for one month i  down 1ml. (1ml of 100ml of water in which there was 1 pill of 15mg of mirtazapine. At the end i remove 1ml of 50ml of water but with 0,5 pill it does the same concentration.) (i down more like "how i feel, because at the beginning i had a calendar tapping 10% every 15 days and i was really bad, so i decided to see one month and after if i was trust in my body, i remove 10% of the dose at the beginning; and at the end i remove 1ml (when the 10% was lower than 1ml). It was more how i feel. (it is just the last 1 ml that i remove rapidly because i think i was attached mentally and i need to break. and 1ml of 50ml of 15/2mg is just 1ml correspond to 0.15mg. ).  -juillet 2017 stop all. 

nov 2017 tetany and gastritis. I found "euphytose", "spasmine", "phyto-stress" from Govital(the more efficient if crisis because more concentrated)  efficient. If very bad i take valerian extract 1000mg (stop crisis). I have iron deficiency and osteoporosis (36 years old) Bone like a 80 years old.  2020: Often crisis at sunset. (spasmophilia, tetany, tremor, contractions, internal vibration ), insomnia, fundal gastritis and erythematous antral gastritis. hypotension low blood pressure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Answer to your question:

All user settings can be found by clicking on the downward pointing triangle next to your username at the top right corner of every page.

  1. Click the downward pointing triangle next to your username at the top right corner of every page.
    Result: A drop-down menu appears.
     
  2. Click on "Profile", the first item in the drop-down menu.
    Result: Your profile page appears.
     
  3. Click on "Edit Profile", a dark grey button that appears in the black rectangle that has your user name and avatar.
    Result: An "Edit profile" page appears with the editable fields of your profile visible.
     
  4. Edit the fields you wish
     
  5. Important: Click the "Save" button at the bottom.
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This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


scallywag's Introduction
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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On 31/07/2017 at 4:28 PM, scallywag said:

Answer to your question:

All user settings can be found by clicking on the downward pointing triangle next to your username at the top right corner of every page.

  1. Click the downward pointing triangle next to your username at the top right corner of every page.
    Result: A drop-down menu appears.
     
  2. Click on "Profile", the first item in the drop-down menu.
    Result: Your profile page appears.
     
  3. Click on "Edit Profile", a dark grey button that appears in the black rectangle that has your user name and avatar.
    Result: An "Edit profile" page appears with the editable fields of your profile visible.
     
  4. Edit the fields you wish
     
  5. Important: Click the "Save" button at the bottom.

 

The field i want to update is not here.

i want to update in the page profil "My history (confidential)"

the field is not in that page. Another idea?


(i am french)

1998 prazépam, citalopram /1999 paroxetine prazepam /2000 paroxétine /2001venafaxine, alprazolam, clomipramine * 2002 (dont remember)/2003 clomipramine, alprazolam /2004 clomipramine /2005 alprazolam /2006(dont remember) * 2007citalopram, alprazolam, prazépam, venlafaxine /2008(dont remember) /2009 venlafaxine /2010 venlafaxine *All precedent withdrawal were very fast. I tried many times to stop but didn't know what happened. *2011 mirtazapine (22,5 mg) , norset , risperdal (cold turkey for risperdal and norset, analysis by doctor say that my body does not support and i was in danger) /2012 mirtazapine / 2013 mirtazapine  *october 2014 mirtazapine (15mg) - putting down slowly.   *when i was good for one month i  down 1ml. (1ml of 100ml of water in which there was 1 pill of 15mg of mirtazapine. At the end i remove 1ml of 50ml of water but with 0,5 pill it does the same concentration.) (i down more like "how i feel, because at the beginning i had a calendar tapping 10% every 15 days and i was really bad, so i decided to see one month and after if i was trust in my body, i remove 10% of the dose at the beginning; and at the end i remove 1ml (when the 10% was lower than 1ml). It was more how i feel. (it is just the last 1 ml that i remove rapidly because i think i was attached mentally and i need to break. and 1ml of 50ml of 15/2mg is just 1ml correspond to 0.15mg. ).  -juillet 2017 stop all. 

nov 2017 tetany and gastritis. I found "euphytose", "spasmine", "phyto-stress" from Govital(the more efficient if crisis because more concentrated)  efficient. If very bad i take valerian extract 1000mg (stop crisis). I have iron deficiency and osteoporosis (36 years old) Bone like a 80 years old.  2020: Often crisis at sunset. (spasmophilia, tetany, tremor, contractions, internal vibration ), insomnia, fundal gastritis and erythematous antral gastritis. hypotension low blood pressure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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