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I've noticed the "follow user feature" only works if you manually toggle "Someone I'm following makes a post" under "General" in "Notification Settings". Is that a bug only affecting me?

1 year risperidone, 1 year olanzapine (10 mg). attempted first withdrawal cold turkey, failed. 2 more years olanzapine, switched to abilify which was very disruptive so attempted quitting cold turkey, failed. then 4 years amisulpride at 150 mg and about 3 zoloft at 150 mg. attempted withdrawal from both in 3 weeks, failed. reinstated zoloft and bridged to olanzapine (10 mg), successfully withdrew it over 10 months. tried withdrawing zoloft over 12 months, failed. bridged to prozac, at 40 mg,  now at 12 mg.

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It's not a bug, it's an individual setting. You make the choice if you want to follow particular members.

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Thanks for the answer, but I still don't understand... There is a button on every user's profile that I can click to follow them. What I mean though, that it won't give me notifications or send me emails unless I toggle that on under that separate notification menu I can access by clicking on the bell icon. It took some time to figure that out, I would have expected to get notifications by default when I chose to follow somebody.

 

1 year risperidone, 1 year olanzapine (10 mg). attempted first withdrawal cold turkey, failed. 2 more years olanzapine, switched to abilify which was very disruptive so attempted quitting cold turkey, failed. then 4 years amisulpride at 150 mg and about 3 zoloft at 150 mg. attempted withdrawal from both in 3 weeks, failed. reinstated zoloft and bridged to olanzapine (10 mg), successfully withdrew it over 10 months. tried withdrawing zoloft over 12 months, failed. bridged to prozac, at 40 mg,  now at 12 mg.

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Good point. I see in the global settings that has been left out by mistake. I have enabled

 

Someone I am following makes a post

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That's nice! I wanted to ask as well, are you blocking the Tor Browser or is Comcast doing that?

1 year risperidone, 1 year olanzapine (10 mg). attempted first withdrawal cold turkey, failed. 2 more years olanzapine, switched to abilify which was very disruptive so attempted quitting cold turkey, failed. then 4 years amisulpride at 150 mg and about 3 zoloft at 150 mg. attempted withdrawal from both in 3 weeks, failed. reinstated zoloft and bridged to olanzapine (10 mg), successfully withdrew it over 10 months. tried withdrawing zoloft over 12 months, failed. bridged to prozac, at 40 mg,  now at 12 mg.

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We're not blocking it as far as I know.

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Oh, are you using Invision with Amazon's CloudFront? It appears the requests are being blocked by Amazon's Web Application Firewall.

 

https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/cloudfront-error-request-blocked/

1 year risperidone, 1 year olanzapine (10 mg). attempted first withdrawal cold turkey, failed. 2 more years olanzapine, switched to abilify which was very disruptive so attempted quitting cold turkey, failed. then 4 years amisulpride at 150 mg and about 3 zoloft at 150 mg. attempted withdrawal from both in 3 weeks, failed. reinstated zoloft and bridged to olanzapine (10 mg), successfully withdrew it over 10 months. tried withdrawing zoloft over 12 months, failed. bridged to prozac, at 40 mg,  now at 12 mg.

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This may be deliberate by IPS. I'll ask them but don't get your hopes up.

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Thanks. Oh yes, I've read about Comcast making some rather absurd statements about the Tor Network. It's a shame if they just started blocking it, I imagine some people would like to use it to connect to this site as it's a convenient way to avoid being tracked by corporations and governments as well which I understand could be important for those who live in countries that are (getting increasingly) authoritarian and whose governments like to snoop on their own citizens.

1 year risperidone, 1 year olanzapine (10 mg). attempted first withdrawal cold turkey, failed. 2 more years olanzapine, switched to abilify which was very disruptive so attempted quitting cold turkey, failed. then 4 years amisulpride at 150 mg and about 3 zoloft at 150 mg. attempted withdrawal from both in 3 weeks, failed. reinstated zoloft and bridged to olanzapine (10 mg), successfully withdrew it over 10 months. tried withdrawing zoloft over 12 months, failed. bridged to prozac, at 40 mg,  now at 12 mg.

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Oh, you meant Invision, I misread that as ISP. And apparently Comcast officially likes Tor, anyway.

1 year risperidone, 1 year olanzapine (10 mg). attempted first withdrawal cold turkey, failed. 2 more years olanzapine, switched to abilify which was very disruptive so attempted quitting cold turkey, failed. then 4 years amisulpride at 150 mg and about 3 zoloft at 150 mg. attempted withdrawal from both in 3 weeks, failed. reinstated zoloft and bridged to olanzapine (10 mg), successfully withdrew it over 10 months. tried withdrawing zoloft over 12 months, failed. bridged to prozac, at 40 mg,  now at 12 mg.

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Our hosting service will not unblock the Tor browser, they think it's for exploits. Sorry.

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Exploits, pff... It's a great privacy tool. Well, anyway, thanks again for contacting them about this.

1 year risperidone, 1 year olanzapine (10 mg). attempted first withdrawal cold turkey, failed. 2 more years olanzapine, switched to abilify which was very disruptive so attempted quitting cold turkey, failed. then 4 years amisulpride at 150 mg and about 3 zoloft at 150 mg. attempted withdrawal from both in 3 weeks, failed. reinstated zoloft and bridged to olanzapine (10 mg), successfully withdrew it over 10 months. tried withdrawing zoloft over 12 months, failed. bridged to prozac, at 40 mg,  now at 12 mg.

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How do I edit a tag on my topic?

 

2016-Aug-Prescribed 2 mg Ativan & 10 mg Ambien; Oct-c/o from 20 mg Lexapro to 60 mg Cymbalta; Nov-Dec-Tapered off 10 mg Ambien    

2017-Jan-Feb c/o from 1.75 mg Ativan to 13 mg Valium & begin daily liquid micro taper; May-taper Cymbalta 60 mg to 48 mg with severe withdrawals.  Begin 11 month Cymbalta hold.

2018-Jan 11 completed Valium taper; Apr-Resume Cymbalta taper.  Interval dose progress: Apr 43 mg; May 40 mg; Jul 35 mg; Sep 29 mg; Dec 21 mg; 

2019- Apr 14 mg; Jun 11 mg; Aug 9 mg; Oct 7 mg; Nov 6 mg

2020-Jan 5.2 mg; Feb 4.8 mg; Mar 4.3 mg; Apr 3.9 mg; May 3.5 mg; Jun 3.3 mg; Jul 2.9 mg; Aug 2.7 mg; 28 Sep 2.4 mg/12 beads; 25 Oct 2.2 mg/11 beads; 22 Nov 2.0 mg/10 beads; 20 Dec 1.8 mg/9 beads

2021- 17 Jan 1.6 mg/8 beads; 14 Feb 1.4 mg/7 beads; 18 Mar 1.2 mg/6 beads; 18 Apr 1.0 mg/5 beads; 16 May

0.8 mg/4 beads; 13 Jun 0.6 mg/3 beads; 11 Jul 0.5 mg/2 beads; 8 Aug .03 mg/1 bead; 5 Sep 0 mg.

Brutal, agonizing, slow 4.5 year Cymbalta taper completed as of 5 Sep 2021.  100% psych drug free.  

 

 

 

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Only a mod can edit a tag once a topic is published.

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Just a general question out of curiosity how many members are on this site please? 

Lexapro 10MG

Almost continually for 25 odd years 

Reduced to 5MG beginning July 2018-  end August 2018

August 2018 til now off completely 

 

 

 

 

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On 1/1/2019 at 8:19 AM, Altostrata said:

Latest statistics:

 

- 11,424 registered members since founding in March 2011
- Currently, about 150 new registrations per month
- 3,000 registered members visited this last year
- 5, 796 case histories in the Introductions forum
- Since 2011, most viewed topics regarding Tapering (views include unregistered Guests):

  • Tips for Tapering Wellbutrin (500,000 views)
  • Tips for Tapering Lexapro (312K)
  • Tips for Tapering Pristiq (276K)
  • Tips for Tapering Effexor (246K)
  • Tips for Tapering Cymbalta (243K)
  • Tips for Tapering Prozac (224K)
  • Tips for Tapering Celexa (187K)
  • Why taper by 10% of my dosage? (147K)
  • Tips for Tapering Lamictal (131K)
  • How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules (130K)
  • Tips for Tapering Seroquel (130K)
  • Tips for Tapering Ability (113K)

- Estimates of “engagement” for last 6 months from https://www.similarweb.com/website/survivingantidepressants.org#overview

  • Total Visits 88.76K
  • Avg. Visit Duration 00:15:01
  • Pages per Visit 7.14
  • Bounce Rate 29.29%

 

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

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

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

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

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.  Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

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Wow

 

Thank you 

Lexapro 10MG

Almost continually for 25 odd years 

Reduced to 5MG beginning July 2018-  end August 2018

August 2018 til now off completely 

 

 

 

 

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What's a typical timeframe from when members submit a post and administrators approve? I ask because I still have two replies I made on my Intro thread still pending - one of them from last Thursday. 

I'm mainly asking for managing my expectations and whether it is ever prudent to post anything that is time-sensitive on here.

Thanks y'all!

David

 

July 15th, 2020 to PRESENT

Prozac 40mg

Wellbutrin SR 300mg

tapering off of Lamotrigine 75mg (down from 200mg; have only been on this medication for four months)

Medicine History: February 2010 to July 15th, 2020  

a) SSRI has ALWAYS been on board: Zoloft (2010-2015) and Prozac (2015-Now). As high as 250mg Zoloft and 60mg Prozac in the past; b) Wellbutrin has ALWAYS been on board since 2013; c) Lithium for 8 weeks in 2020 (mid-May to mid-July); d) other mood stabilizers: Abilify for 8 weeks in 2017, Olanzapine for 1 week in 2019, Vraylar for 1 month in 2020 and Latuda for 1 week in 2020; e) Imipramine, a TCA in 2011-12; f) Mirtazapine for sleep in 2012-14; g) Buspar in 2013-14; h) Trazadone for sleep in 2014; i) Stimulants during medical school in 2013-14: Vyvanse, Provigil and Straterra; j) Benzos approved only by a few doctors include Serax in 2012, Xanax in 2018, Ativan 2019 and Klonopin 2020; I'm also a recovering alcohol and opioid/opiate abuser

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The first two posts of new members are reviewed, approved, and responded to by staff to make sure initial withdrawal questions are answered.

 

It may take a couple of days before our staff works through our queue of posts from new members.

 

In your case, it seems during a software upgrade your posts did not appear in the moderator queue. Apologies for this one-off software glitch.

 

 

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Can some tell me how to get to the admin cp and you the default tool in the topics area thank you 

2018- June diazepam 2mg twice a day for approx 2-3 weeks in June. Then taking occasionally when needed.

2018- June  temazapam 10mg every night for 2 weeks then occasionally when needed.  

2018- June 10mg Celapram  a day 

2018- July 15mg Celapram a day 

2018- July to November 20 mg Celapram 

Tapered off for approx 3 to 4 months 

2019- since stopping occasionally temazapam 10mg for sleep 

 

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Hi Button,

 

I assume that you are asking this question because you are receiving the following error message:

 

[[Template forums/front/topic is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]

 

Some of the mods are receiving this error message when an @ tag is included in a post and we have had to remove it in order for the post to submit.

 

I've just tried it and I am still getting the error message.

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

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

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

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

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.  Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

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ok thank you, dose that mean I can't tag you guys in anything at the moment. 

2018- June diazepam 2mg twice a day for approx 2-3 weeks in June. Then taking occasionally when needed.

2018- June  temazapam 10mg every night for 2 weeks then occasionally when needed.  

2018- June 10mg Celapram  a day 

2018- July 15mg Celapram a day 

2018- July to November 20 mg Celapram 

Tapered off for approx 3 to 4 months 

2019- since stopping occasionally temazapam 10mg for sleep 

 

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is there another way I can get information to altro and yourself?

 

2018- June diazepam 2mg twice a day for approx 2-3 weeks in June. Then taking occasionally when needed.

2018- June  temazapam 10mg every night for 2 weeks then occasionally when needed.  

2018- June 10mg Celapram  a day 

2018- July 15mg Celapram a day 

2018- July to November 20 mg Celapram 

Tapered off for approx 3 to 4 months 

2019- since stopping occasionally temazapam 10mg for sleep 

 

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Software will be upgraded today to repair that error message.

 

You can use the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page.

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How to find Introductions topics with "☼" in the title?

 

When people have turned the corner in recovering from withdrawal from psychiatric drugs, we mark their Introductions topics with "☼" (We ask these people to please post Success Story topics when they are fully recovered.)

 

To find those topics, In Google search, enter

 

site:survivingantidepressants.org "☼"

 

You will get all posts on SurvivingAntidepressants.org in topics with "☼".

 

If you want to see all "☼" topics about venlafaxine, for example, enter

 

site:survivingantidepressants.org "☼" venlafaxine

 

Highly recommended!

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Hi I was wondering how I can make tags appear next to the title of my Introductions topic on the page "Introduction and updates" https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/forum/3-introductions-and-updates/ listing all the Introductions topics.  I want to add tags that say the names of my drugs.  I am so grateful for this website.  Thanks!

My psychiatric drug history goes back, on and off, to 1999.  This is my taper chronology:

Jan. 2018:                        900 mg  Lithium                      1 mg Risperidone               250 mg Lamotrigine 

Jan. 2018:                        0 mg  Lithium*                        1 mg Risperidone               250 mg Lamotrigine 

Jan. 2019:                        0 mg Lithium                           0.625 mg Risperidone       175 mg Lamotrigine

Jan. 2020:                       0 mg Lithium                           0.260 mg Risperidone       175 mg Lamotrigine

Feb. 2021:                        0 mg Lithium                           0 mg Risperidone              175 mg Lamotrigine

August 2021                    0 mg Lithium                           0 mg Risperidone              0 mg Lamotrigine

*I had to cold turkey lithium because of life-threatening side effects.

Measuring doses: The Withdrawal Project at the Inner Compass Initiative website, which explains how to do the microtaper to make it as smooth as possible   Nutrition: The Clean Gut Diet by Alejandro Junger, MD, and Viva Naturals Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements.  Psychological: "Dr. Bruce H. Lipton Explains How To Reprogram The Subconscious Mind" (on YouTube) and PSYCH-K (an alternative healing modality).  

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7 hours ago, carefulprayerful said:

how I can make tags appear next to the title of my Introductions topic

Go to your first post in your Introductions topic.  On the left under your screen name you'll see a small rectangle with "+ tags."

Type the first drug name you want to enter.  Then click on the black "save" icon.  Another "+ tag" will appear next to the drug name you've just saved.  Type your second drug, etc.

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg Valium

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper.   

March 22, 2022: hold at 4.8mg and shift to Imipramine taper

Aug. 5, 2022: shift to Valium taper.  

Current dose as of Aug. 5, 2022: 4.3mg

Taper is 77% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 16mg.  

Held until Aug 2021, tapered for 4 weeks to 14.4mg

March 22, 2022: Begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current dose as of Aug. 5: 9.5mg 

Aug. 5, 2022: hold at 9.5 and shift to Valium taper

Taper is 87% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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15 hours ago, Gridley said:

Go to your first post in your Introductions topic.  On the left under your screen name you'll see a small rectangle with "+ tags."

Type the first drug name you want to enter.  Then click on the black "save" icon.  Another "+ tag" will appear next to the drug name you've just saved.  Type your second drug, etc.

For some reason, I don't see this on my page...the only thing under my screen name is the buttons to go to the next/last page/page 2/etc.

My psychiatric drug history goes back, on and off, to 1999.  This is my taper chronology:

Jan. 2018:                        900 mg  Lithium                      1 mg Risperidone               250 mg Lamotrigine 

Jan. 2018:                        0 mg  Lithium*                        1 mg Risperidone               250 mg Lamotrigine 

Jan. 2019:                        0 mg Lithium                           0.625 mg Risperidone       175 mg Lamotrigine

Jan. 2020:                       0 mg Lithium                           0.260 mg Risperidone       175 mg Lamotrigine

Feb. 2021:                        0 mg Lithium                           0 mg Risperidone              175 mg Lamotrigine

August 2021                    0 mg Lithium                           0 mg Risperidone              0 mg Lamotrigine

*I had to cold turkey lithium because of life-threatening side effects.

Measuring doses: The Withdrawal Project at the Inner Compass Initiative website, which explains how to do the microtaper to make it as smooth as possible   Nutrition: The Clean Gut Diet by Alejandro Junger, MD, and Viva Naturals Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements.  Psychological: "Dr. Bruce H. Lipton Explains How To Reprogram The Subconscious Mind" (on YouTube) and PSYCH-K (an alternative healing modality).  

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Gratitude here, need help ro update, reply and basic how to for this site. I thought I saved my intro but didnt. Can anyone help? I really want to be involved.

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3 hours ago, Gratitude said:

Gratitude here, need help ro update, reply and basic how to for this site

 

Gratitude,

 

Go to the Introductions and Updates forum.  You will see your Introduction, my replies, and your second introduction merged into your original one.  That's really where you need to post now, only there.  

 

Please don't forget to answer my questions, again in your Introduction thread. Here is a link that will take you there.

Gratitude: Introduction and updates

Edited by Gridley

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg Valium

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper.   

March 22, 2022: hold at 4.8mg and shift to Imipramine taper

Aug. 5, 2022: shift to Valium taper.  

Current dose as of Aug. 5, 2022: 4.3mg

Taper is 77% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 16mg.  

Held until Aug 2021, tapered for 4 weeks to 14.4mg

March 22, 2022: Begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current dose as of Aug. 5: 9.5mg 

Aug. 5, 2022: hold at 9.5 and shift to Valium taper

Taper is 87% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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How many members does this forum have?  Is that info available anywhere on this site?

 

2016-Aug-Prescribed 2 mg Ativan & 10 mg Ambien; Oct-c/o from 20 mg Lexapro to 60 mg Cymbalta; Nov-Dec-Tapered off 10 mg Ambien    

2017-Jan-Feb c/o from 1.75 mg Ativan to 13 mg Valium & begin daily liquid micro taper; May-taper Cymbalta 60 mg to 48 mg with severe withdrawals.  Begin 11 month Cymbalta hold.

2018-Jan 11 completed Valium taper; Apr-Resume Cymbalta taper.  Interval dose progress: Apr 43 mg; May 40 mg; Jul 35 mg; Sep 29 mg; Dec 21 mg; 

2019- Apr 14 mg; Jun 11 mg; Aug 9 mg; Oct 7 mg; Nov 6 mg

2020-Jan 5.2 mg; Feb 4.8 mg; Mar 4.3 mg; Apr 3.9 mg; May 3.5 mg; Jun 3.3 mg; Jul 2.9 mg; Aug 2.7 mg; 28 Sep 2.4 mg/12 beads; 25 Oct 2.2 mg/11 beads; 22 Nov 2.0 mg/10 beads; 20 Dec 1.8 mg/9 beads

2021- 17 Jan 1.6 mg/8 beads; 14 Feb 1.4 mg/7 beads; 18 Mar 1.2 mg/6 beads; 18 Apr 1.0 mg/5 beads; 16 May

0.8 mg/4 beads; 13 Jun 0.6 mg/3 beads; 11 Jul 0.5 mg/2 beads; 8 Aug .03 mg/1 bead; 5 Sep 0 mg.

Brutal, agonizing, slow 4.5 year Cymbalta taper completed as of 5 Sep 2021.  100% psych drug free.  

 

 

 

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I believe there's 13,000 registered users. Alto posts the stats somewhere on the site. 

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 C, D, E, a probiotic and fish oil. 
Message me here if you want: 
https://www.facebook.com/morra.lal.3/  I've been getting a lot of fake friend requests, so please send a message before friend requesting me, thank you!

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Some stats are posted here:  About SurvivingAntidepressants.org

Down at the bottom of the topic, last posted October 2019

And yes, 13,000 were registered, as of then!

2022 May- continuing with limited activity on site, just something I need to do right now

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  And.....I quit smoking 11/2021.  Can you say Hallelujah?(took me long enough)💜

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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How do I tag someone?
I see user names tagged in a blue box, but I can't figure out how to do it.
Thanks for any help!

Drug History:
2014: 75 mg Amitriptyline [began taper]
2019: 22 mg

2020: 10.7 mg
2021: June: 4.29 mg

2021: Nov 21 [4.17 mg]; updosed to 4.18 mg [Dec 3]
2022: Tapered May 15 to 4.16 mg 

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On 4/15/2020 at 3:28 PM, honingbij said:

How do I tag someone?
I see user names tagged in a blue box, but I can't figure out how to do it.
Thanks for any help!

 

If you type @ and then the person's username, you will "tag" them. Like this: 

 

@honingbij

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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How can I copy my history into a post that I respond to somewhere other than introductions?

On Prozac since 2004, 10 mg 

Began to taper, 2016, first time cold turkey

unsuccessful, so soon after tried again

kept having to go back on medication due to withdrawals

tried to do it myself as couldn't find a dr to help me

Currently on taper #4 from 2016, having changed to Lexapro and starting November 2018 from 5 mg

As of April 2020 I am at 1/5th of a mg (.2 mg)

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