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Oh, w/d is the WORST, the WORST!  And I'm so very sorry you're in it.  But remember it's not your fault.  No wave is necessary.  You will emerge from this, I know it❤️

Thinking of you--

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Zoloft: 1995 - 2015

Prozac: 2015 - 2018 (tapered from 40mg x day on July 31 to 30mg on August 31 to 20mg on September 31 to 10mg October 31 to 0mg on  December 15, 2018

Gabapentin: 2016 to 2019  (tapered from 300mg x day to 150mg on August 31, 2019 to 75mg on September 15 to 50mg on September 31 to 25ishmg on October 15 to 0mg on December 1, 2019

Enalapril: 2010 - 2019

Lipitor: 2017 -2017

Metformin: 2000 - 2020

Liothyronine: 2007 - 2019

Levothyroxine: 2000 - 

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@GreatfulI'm sorry this happened to you.  I will say you may not go into a wave.  I got overstimulated on Thursday, and went into a wave that night and the next day, but today I feel fine.  Unfortunately, our nervous systems are super sensitive for a while, but eventually this will improve.  Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!  Sometimes the tunnel is just longer than many of us hoped.  

***Please note this is not medical advice.  Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a doctor who understands psych meds and how to withdraw from them, if you can find one.

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suppl PM: magnesium 350 mg, GABA 750 mg, Estroven, melatonin 2.5 mg

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1 hour ago, DiscJockey said:

Hi @Grateful, so sorry your feeling awful. You are not alone! I currently am on vacation as well. We drive from California to Las Vegas every summer (August) to celebrate a bunch of August bdays in our family. This year and last year sucked terribly. I was in bad shape last year in wd and in bad shape this year. Luckily I have my own air bnb rental that I can stay at and be alone. I have just been faking it to make it this whole time. I even get scared sleeping at night being by myself and knowing I am far from my home. Its hard looking at everyone in my family enjoying themselves and here I am deep inside battling physical symptoms and racing intrusive thoughts. I even had to take half a tablet of my emergency clonazepam one day so that I can get through the day.

 

Hang in there, I am with you in spirit! 

 

I really hope that one day I will be free of this med and healed and actually be present and enjoy my vacation with family. 

 

It triggers and saddens me that there is separate compartment in my luggage with all my shaved off pills and pill box. I hate seeing it and knowing that its going to control my life for now.

 

Thankfully tonight is our last night, we have been here since Tuesday, tomorrow we head back out. I have so many emotions going on. Part of me is relieved that we are going back home, but part of me is so depressed that I did not fully enjoy the love and fun my family has. They have no idea that I am just faking it. 

@DiscJockey I know that feeling so well. Your sitting there looking at everyone being happy and remembering how you use to feel . You try to be your old self but your dying inside. If your credit for going. You will be there eventually and get to enjoy things again it just didn’t feel like it now. 

1995 started Paxil 20mg slowly increasing to 50mg until 2014

-2014 I decided to tapper myself not knowing how too and crashed , DR added 50mg Seraquel

-2015 tried tapering again and crashed

Seroquel Taper

2/11/16 43mg  1/09/17  37.5mg  10/03/10 36.25mg. 17/3/19 35mg 26/3/19 33.75mg  4/4/19 32.5mg  21/4/19 30mg

16/7/19 28.75mg  5/8/19 27.5mg. 19/8/19 25mg   4/8/20 23mg 18/8/20 22.5mg  12/10/20 18.25mg  10/1/21 15mg  3/8/21 UPDOSE 16mg

Paxil Taper

2/11/16 40mg 12/10/17 37mg  28/10/17 36mg  10/1/18. 35mg  24/05/18 33mg  28/8/18 31mg 16/12/18 30mg 20/10/19 29mg  17/11/19 28mg 7/1/20  27mg 12/2/20  26mg 7/3 /20 25mg  11/4/20 24mg 4/5/20 23mg  5/6/20 22mg 23/6/20 21mg 15/7/20 20mg

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@Greatful this can be so disheartening, when you just want to enjoy things but your body and mind won’t let you . Good on you for going and sticking it out . You will enjoy these things soon , just don’t rush it . I know we tend to want  things to go back to normal and we do things that we shouldn’t and we come out feeling worse. Give yourself a break for awhile and stay low . Everything can be so activating with our CNS. Your doing so well. . Please don’t be hard on yourself . Nothing wrong with a good cry 😢 

sending you lots of hugs 🫂 

1995 started Paxil 20mg slowly increasing to 50mg until 2014

-2014 I decided to tapper myself not knowing how too and crashed , DR added 50mg Seraquel

-2015 tried tapering again and crashed

Seroquel Taper

2/11/16 43mg  1/09/17  37.5mg  10/03/10 36.25mg. 17/3/19 35mg 26/3/19 33.75mg  4/4/19 32.5mg  21/4/19 30mg

16/7/19 28.75mg  5/8/19 27.5mg. 19/8/19 25mg   4/8/20 23mg 18/8/20 22.5mg  12/10/20 18.25mg  10/1/21 15mg  3/8/21 UPDOSE 16mg

Paxil Taper

2/11/16 40mg 12/10/17 37mg  28/10/17 36mg  10/1/18. 35mg  24/05/18 33mg  28/8/18 31mg 16/12/18 30mg 20/10/19 29mg  17/11/19 28mg 7/1/20  27mg 12/2/20  26mg 7/3 /20 25mg  11/4/20 24mg 4/5/20 23mg  5/6/20 22mg 23/6/20 21mg 15/7/20 20mg

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@Greatful it’s a bit quick here, are you alright? Thinking of you ❤️

1995 started Paxil 20mg slowly increasing to 50mg until 2014

-2014 I decided to tapper myself not knowing how too and crashed , DR added 50mg Seraquel

-2015 tried tapering again and crashed

Seroquel Taper

2/11/16 43mg  1/09/17  37.5mg  10/03/10 36.25mg. 17/3/19 35mg 26/3/19 33.75mg  4/4/19 32.5mg  21/4/19 30mg

16/7/19 28.75mg  5/8/19 27.5mg. 19/8/19 25mg   4/8/20 23mg 18/8/20 22.5mg  12/10/20 18.25mg  10/1/21 15mg  3/8/21 UPDOSE 16mg

Paxil Taper

2/11/16 40mg 12/10/17 37mg  28/10/17 36mg  10/1/18. 35mg  24/05/18 33mg  28/8/18 31mg 16/12/18 30mg 20/10/19 29mg  17/11/19 28mg 7/1/20  27mg 12/2/20  26mg 7/3 /20 25mg  11/4/20 24mg 4/5/20 23mg  5/6/20 22mg 23/6/20 21mg 15/7/20 20mg

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17 hours ago, Greatful said:

Well I thought I was ready enough to  go away for a long weekend with some of our children and grandchildren.  Well it proved I was not ready for such a big adventure. So much stimulation, all my coping skill went out the window. Panic kept growing, I finally couldn't take it anymore and went into a huge melt down this morning and packed up and left early.  All I could think about is I have to get out of here. I feel so sad that I wasn't strong enough to get through it.  Now I am a mess, way over stimulated. I am so sad that I am so deep into WD that I couldn't stay. 

What is the verdict is this going to turn it to a wave? 

Please tell there is a light at the end of this dark tunnel!

I can't believe people can feel so awful.   

I’m so sorry you crashed like this. Being overstimulated is the pits. It must feel like this will never end, but you always manage to find encouraging words for me, take heart of those words, and trust this will end and you’ll heal xx

History of depression and anxiety

 

Drugs; Venlafaxine 1998-1999, Prozac 2006-2007, Sertraline 50mg 2013-15, cross-tapered to citalopram 20mg 2015

Citalopram 20mg 2015-2021 (brief increase to 30mg for 2/3 months in 2019

Dropped from 20mg to 10mg early 2021 and stopped completely 25th June 2021

Started 50mg 5htp after a week without citalopram in the hope this would balance out my seratonin levels. After 3 days increased to 100mg 5htp. Stopped 5htp 11th July, with the intention of reinstating citalopram at 1mg/day. Reinstated cit at 1mg/day 16/7/21. Increased dose to 2mg/day 2/8/21. Multiple unsuccessful attempts to taper off citalopram. Vegan, otherwise healthy lifestyle, moderate drinker. Other medications; cliovance (HRT)

Other supplements; magnesium glycinate and calcium

 

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Hi @GreatfulI wanted to stop by and see how you are feeling today, thinking of you ❤️

Been on medication since 1999. Previous medications include Remeron, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Xanax, Ativan, Valium.

 

Since 3/20 CT’ed MMJ, fast tapered 10mg Lexapro and 2mg Abilify (was on each for about a month) and tapered off 50 mg Amitriptyline. 

 

Klonopin: doses varied since 2001; currently on .5 mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium citrate: 250 mg; Fish oil: 1200 mg

 

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”  - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

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Greatful

@Mia1  @Cheeky  No I am not doing okay.  Really hit the wall this time and feeling very withdrawn. Losing interest in doing any coping skills, meditation.   Hubby claims before when I struggled so hard it usually was follow by a improvement.  I guess I have to trust him because  I am so sick of feeling this way.

 

  I think we are going to weigh  several of the Lexapro's and find the lowest weight and cut the rest to that weight to start with. Not sure if this is good idea or not. I suppose I should ask a mod if is a good way to start getting off this horrible drug.  Who should I ask?

 We are still wondering if the Lex is causing the panic feeling and the restlessness.  I have been slowly moving it up in the morning, I am at 9am so far.  

 

Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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Don’t worry about coping skills @Greatful just be kind to yourself today. It’s normal to have days where it feels so challenging you want to give up. The most important thing is to love yourself. And please remember that this is temporary, you will start to feel better. Sending you some healing vibes ❤️🌈

Been on medication since 1999. Previous medications include Remeron, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Xanax, Ativan, Valium.

 

Since 3/20 CT’ed MMJ, fast tapered 10mg Lexapro and 2mg Abilify (was on each for about a month) and tapered off 50 mg Amitriptyline. 

 

Klonopin: doses varied since 2001; currently on .5 mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium citrate: 250 mg; Fish oil: 1200 mg

 

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”  - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

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@Greatful I know that feeling of giving up and being over it. Your just hit a nasty wave and your mind is all over the place. You will get better soon you  just have to go through this unfortunately. I hate knowing your feeling like this and just want to come and give you a hug. Keep fighting the fight . 
Im here for you .❤️

1995 started Paxil 20mg slowly increasing to 50mg until 2014

-2014 I decided to tapper myself not knowing how too and crashed , DR added 50mg Seraquel

-2015 tried tapering again and crashed

Seroquel Taper

2/11/16 43mg  1/09/17  37.5mg  10/03/10 36.25mg. 17/3/19 35mg 26/3/19 33.75mg  4/4/19 32.5mg  21/4/19 30mg

16/7/19 28.75mg  5/8/19 27.5mg. 19/8/19 25mg   4/8/20 23mg 18/8/20 22.5mg  12/10/20 18.25mg  10/1/21 15mg  3/8/21 UPDOSE 16mg

Paxil Taper

2/11/16 40mg 12/10/17 37mg  28/10/17 36mg  10/1/18. 35mg  24/05/18 33mg  28/8/18 31mg 16/12/18 30mg 20/10/19 29mg  17/11/19 28mg 7/1/20  27mg 12/2/20  26mg 7/3 /20 25mg  11/4/20 24mg 4/5/20 23mg  5/6/20 22mg 23/6/20 21mg 15/7/20 20mg

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Yersinia

Hey @Greatful - hang in there.  One minute at a time, if need be. 💕

2004 - prozac then wellbutrin (don't recall dosages)

2005 - 150 mg Effexor Rx (or generic equivalent)

April 28, 2021 first day without Effexor after very rapid titration off (probably equivalent to CT).

July 23, 2021 Reinstatement of ~3mg of Venlafaxine ER (~8.9mg of capsule material).

 

50 mg Chelated Magnesium, 4X a day

1000mg DHA+EPA Fish oil 2X day

 

 

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AndyPants

@Greatful getting the liquid Lexapro has eased my stress a lot surrounding my medication, trying to cut pills and get it consistent each day is stressful. Helps me get more precise with syringe and then I don't have to stress about if the sizes are right and how to make minor decreases. I was too nervous to ask my doctor for a prescription for the liquid for a while but when I finally did it he gave it to me with no issues.  Would recommend going that route.  Maybe cutting works for others but liquid has been better for me.

Lexapro/Escitalopram history: 2012 to 2020 20 mg

July 2020 10 mg November 2020 5 mg 2/15/21 1/2 a 5mg pill ~2.5 mg 2/25/21 3/4 a 5mg pill ~3.75 mg 3/25/21 1/2 a 5mg pill ~2.5 mg

4/20/21 switched to liquid 2.8 mg, made a couple more increases over a week and a half to 3.5 mg 5/14/21 increased further up to 3.8 mg

10/1/21 3.6 mg

 

Current supplements:

Once per morning: men's multivitamin, vitamin c, selenium, zinc, magnesium chelate (133mg per pill), fish oil (1000 mg per pill)

Bedtime: cbd tincture, melatonin

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Hi @Greatfulstopping by to see how you are feeling. I was listening to something while I was on the treadmill this morning and was reminded that the only person I can realistically compare myself to is myself. So I bet if you look back to when you first started this journey you will see how much progress you have made not only physically but emotionally. How better able you are equipped to handle life’s challenges. This is something to feel good about. I hope it’s a little easier for you today 💓

Been on medication since 1999. Previous medications include Remeron, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Xanax, Ativan, Valium.

 

Since 3/20 CT’ed MMJ, fast tapered 10mg Lexapro and 2mg Abilify (was on each for about a month) and tapered off 50 mg Amitriptyline. 

 

Klonopin: doses varied since 2001; currently on .5 mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium citrate: 250 mg; Fish oil: 1200 mg

 

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”  - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

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@Mia1

1 hour ago, Mia1 said:

So I bet if you look back to when you first started this journey you will see how much progress you have made not only physically but emotionally.

Yes I do know that I have been slowly healing.  I can feel it in my brain, I still have all the brain pains and sensations but some small amount of rationalization or the old me is peaking out.  I don't know how else to explain it.  But of course the emotional pain is surfacing too.  I feel like I have a leg over the line at times and I tell hubby can you push me over to the other side.  The back in forth from the horrors of WD to one leg over the line is a stress all by it's self.  Then you have the inner child disfunction taking over, then the rational adult brain peaks in, so back and forth like a pendulum.  Broken brain, healing brain  🙄😵😥

 

My goal for today is to go for a walk, write in my journal, make a smoothie, meditate and take a long over due shower🥴

 

Thank you Mia1 you have stood by me through the thick and thin for

 the last several months, I think we connected June 11th. You were the first person to reach out to me and I grabbed hold. You were like life line for someone who was lost and alone.❤️

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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26 minutes ago, Greatful said:

Yes I do know that I have been slowly healing.

 

27 minutes ago, Greatful said:

But of course the emotional pain is surfacing too. 

I’m so happy you can recognize your progress, it can be hard to do when we don’t feel well. But you really are healing and making progress, even when you feel the pain. It’s like working out and feeling really sore the next day, it’s an indication you are building muscle. So your emotional pain is an indication you are healing your trauma by opening yourself to the process and letting these feelings come up to be healed. 

 

29 minutes ago, Greatful said:

My goal for today is to go for a walk, write in my journal, make a smoothie, meditate and take a long over due shower🥴

This sounds like a perfect day, good for you!! You allowed yourself to feel your feelings but you’re not giving in to it. This shows tremendous strength and growth. Celebrate how amazing you are today!! 🎉🎂

31 minutes ago, Greatful said:

Thank you Mia1 you have stood by me through the thick and thin

As you have for me my friend. We are helping each other write our success stories and I couldn’t be more grateful for your support and strength ❤️

Been on medication since 1999. Previous medications include Remeron, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Xanax, Ativan, Valium.

 

Since 3/20 CT’ed MMJ, fast tapered 10mg Lexapro and 2mg Abilify (was on each for about a month) and tapered off 50 mg Amitriptyline. 

 

Klonopin: doses varied since 2001; currently on .5 mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium citrate: 250 mg; Fish oil: 1200 mg

 

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”  - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

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Greatful

@Frogie @Altostrata 

I have slowly moved my Lexapro from the noon to 9am.  I can see that it is causing extra energy throughout my body.  You had me move it up to noon from 5pm in July because I was suspicious it was causing me to sleep very restless.  We as we have been moving it up   I have been sleeping sounder at night.  I still wake up but I sleep sounder between.  I am really noticing the panic starting earlier in the day and lasting all day.

I was wondering if I should start a slow taper .  My husband weighed several pills from the new the bottle a 5mg tablet weighs between   62mg and 66mg He thought if you shaved all the pills to 62mg it would be about .7% cut  4.84mgai    62mgpw

I am not sure that I am ready and I just moved the Lex. to 9am over last week but the Lexapro is making me so panicky I have actually been finding myself thinking I really want to take more Xanax.

I am not sure what to do?

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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@Greatful

 

I’m sorry your having to deal with this. 
 

Is there anyway you could get the liquid? I used it though my taper and it was so much easier. There was no weighing or averaging. I put it in a little apple juice and drank it Dow; every morning. 

 

Otherwise, you should weigh 10 tablets to get an average. Then once you have established an average, crush the tablets and weigh them out to the average weight and put them in gel caps. That gives you a baseline weight. I’ll be happy to help you once you get an average weight. If you just let me know the strength of the tablets and the average weight of 10 tablets.
 

If you are really bad you could try doing a small taper of maybe 2% or so and see how you do.

 

Hang in there.

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

 

 

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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@Frogie

3 hours ago, Greatful said:

My husband weighed several pills from the new the bottle a 5mg tablet weighs between   62mg and 66mg He thought if you shaved all the pills to 62mg it would be about .7% cut  4.84mgai    62mgpw

I am so nervous that I want to start very slow to see how I do.  I have seen the darkness to many times.

 

I can try to get liquid,  but I ask the pharmacist if the liquid comes in the same manufacture and it does not.  I am very sensitive.  Thought we could start filing the pill and then maybe make our own liquid when it gets lower?

Thank You so much for getting back to me so quickly.

Thank You for all the work you do to help us out. You mods go above and beyond any call of duty.

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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3 hours ago, Greatful said:

I am really noticing the panic starting earlier in the day and lasting all day.

 

What time o'clock do you take Lexapro and what time o'clock does this symptom start? 

 

To switch to a liquid, you'd take part of your dose in pill form and part in liquid for a bit, then all liquid. This makes the transition easier. You can also make your own liquid from your tablets, see Tips for tapering off escitalopram (Lexapro)

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Greatful

@Altostrata  I have been taking it at 9am. by 10:30am the frantic feeling started. Nausea and sick to my stomach started around 11:30am The rest of the day very on edge. I am a very fast metabolizer.  I took some magn. L theanine and I am drinking chamomile tea right now so I feel a little drop in the panic.  But like I said when I moved it to noon from 5pm my sleep got better but I noticed it is even better since I moved it to 9am.  I still wake up a couple of times at night but the sleep is much deeper then when I was taking it at 5pm.

 

I would like to throw ever last pill I take into the garbage.  UGH 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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I don't think you're a fast metabolizer, it sounds like the dose you take of escitalopram reaches peak plasma right on time, a few hours later.

 

Your symptom pattern indicates something is causing you to get adverse effects from Lexapro in the morning, but it could be from an interaction with trazodone's active metabolite m-CPP.

 

What is your drug schedule again?

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@Greatful

 

Like Alto said, you switch over slowly to the liquid. I did it over I think a 6 week period and I did ok. It wasn’t the same manufacturer.

 

If you feel more comfortable, weigh them and put them in gel caps to start. That way you don’t have any changes except the dosage.

 

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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Greatful

@Frogie  I was not going to crush them yet, We were going to start with just shaving off the small amount.  Do you think that is a bad idea?

As you can see I am so afraid of messing up.🥴

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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Before you do anything, what is your daily drug schedule?

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@Greatful

 

Alto would like to see your schedule first.

 

The only problem with cutting is it’s difficult to get the tablets the exact weight, where if you crush and weigh them you can get a good weight.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, 

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

 

 

I am not a medical professional. The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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Greatful

@Altostrata

14 hours ago, Altostrata said:

I don't think you're a fast metabolizer, it sounds like the dose you take of escitalopram reaches peak plasma right on time, a few hours later.

I thought it peaked in 4 hours?  I am showing symptoms as early as 1 1/2 hrs through 4 hrs

My genesite test 

CYP2C19 ultra rapid metabolizer  CYP2D6  normal  and CYP3A4 normal I also have:

 

SLC6A4 Intermediate Response G/G This individual is homozygous variant for the G allele of the -1438G>A polymorphism for the Serotonin Receptor Type 2A. They carry two copies of the G allele. This genotype has been associated with an increased risk of adverse drug reactions with certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. L/S This patient is heterozygous for the short/long promoter polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene. The short promoter allele is reported to decrease expression of the serotonin transporter compared to the homozygous long promoter allele. The patient may have a moderately decreased likelihood of response to certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors due to the presence of the short form of the gene. 


 

HTR2A Increased Sensitivity SLC6A4 Intermediate Response G/G This individual is homozygous variant for the G allele of the -1438G>A polymorphism for the Serotonin Receptor Type 2A. They carry two copies of the G allele. This genotype has been associated with an increased risk of adverse drug reactions with certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

 

I'll send you daily notes

My 5mg tablets weigh between 62mgpw to 66mgpw  Does the active ingredient  differ in each pill from 62mgpm  to 66mgpw?  If it does his thought is to get a consistent dose everyday by getting the same weight pill.  ie  cut all pills to the lowest weight to get consistent dosing.

That's how he came up with cutting each pill to 62mgpw. 

 

This stuff is so complex.  I don't know how you guys keep it all straight.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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Greatful

@Go2zero  I hate to bother you again, but I saw you had a great sert chart on Prozac that you posted on Colton's thread.  Do you know where I could find a chart like that on Lexapro.

 

Thank you

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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Peak plasma is always given as an approximate range. No matter what your liver enzyme tests show, the active ingredient is getting into your system at a normal rate. Liver metabolism occurs at the back end of the process, not in the loading phase.

 

9 hours ago, Greatful said:

My 5mg tablets weigh between 62mgpw to 66mgpw  Does the active ingredient  differ in each pill from 62mgpm  to 66mgpw?  If it does his thought is to get a consistent dose everyday by getting the same weight pill.  ie  cut all pills to the lowest weight to get consistent dosing.

 

There is 5mg active ingredient, escitalopram, in each tablet, no matter what the tablet weighs. Do not cut all tablets to the same weight, some will have less than 5mg in them.

 

If you want to reduce by 10%, you'd weigh each tablet and calculate 90% of the pill weight, then trim the tablet to that weight.

 

Were you not able to get liquid escitalopram? This is much easier and less error-prone than dry-cutting.

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@Altostrata  Thank you 

I will have to think about how I want to do this.  My tablets are coated so crushing or making liquid with them would be a lot of work.  I will contact my doctor and see if she will call in liquid

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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Hey @Greatful! It’s been a while! How are you doing?

28 October 2020: escitalopram(Cipralex) 0,5mg & Xanax 0,75 mg

5 December 2020: updosed Cipralex at 10 mg and lowered Xanax to 0,5mg

January 2021: Cipralex still on 10mg, Xanax 0,25mg 

2 February 2021: Cipralex updosed at 20mg   for about 2 weeks, Xanax cold-turkeyed 

18 February 2021: Cipralex lowered from 20mg to  15-to 10-to 5 in 5-6 weeks

Completely drug free since 17/03/2021

Currently taking Magnesium(1 pill per day) and Onega 3(3 capsules per day 1800mgEPA, 450mgDHA)

Practicing yoga, reiki, meditation and acceptance.

Fully functional but not healed 

 

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@@brassmonkey  My 5mg lexapro  tablets are coated will this create a problem?  I crushed 1 5mg tablet of Lexapro,  Pre crushed it weighed 64mgpw after crushed it weighed less.  How do you loss the weight?  Can you loss some of the powder in the brush and around the bowl and on the pestle.  We had to crush a second pill to get the weight on the scale to 62mgpw for a 2% cut. I am scared that I will be up dosing.   The scale comes with a tray that we us on the scale with the powder.  We tared it out to zero before we put the powder in the tray.

 

I am so sorry, I am sure these questions get very tedious  for you after awhile.  

Thank You for your patience.

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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How much less did it weigh after crushing?

 

Yes there will be a small amount of powder that sticks to the brush, the pan and the crushing equipment. That could account for the difference in weight. This is one reason we suggest that you create a "stock pile" of powder from several tablets and then weigh out the amount you need.

 

Does the coating crush well along with the filler? or does it leave big flaps of material? Big flaps could be removed from the stock pile.

20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mgpw it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Final Dose 0.016mg.     Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

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How are you doing @Greatful?

History of depression and anxiety

 

Drugs; Venlafaxine 1998-1999, Prozac 2006-2007, Sertraline 50mg 2013-15, cross-tapered to citalopram 20mg 2015

Citalopram 20mg 2015-2021 (brief increase to 30mg for 2/3 months in 2019

Dropped from 20mg to 10mg early 2021 and stopped completely 25th June 2021

Started 50mg 5htp after a week without citalopram in the hope this would balance out my seratonin levels. After 3 days increased to 100mg 5htp. Stopped 5htp 11th July, with the intention of reinstating citalopram at 1mg/day. Reinstated cit at 1mg/day 16/7/21. Increased dose to 2mg/day 2/8/21. Multiple unsuccessful attempts to taper off citalopram. Vegan, otherwise healthy lifestyle, moderate drinker. Other medications; cliovance (HRT)

Other supplements; magnesium glycinate and calcium

 

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Hi @GreatfulI’m just stopping by to check in on you, how are you feeling?

Been on medication since 1999. Previous medications include Remeron, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Xanax, Ativan, Valium.

 

Since 3/20 CT’ed MMJ, fast tapered 10mg Lexapro and 2mg Abilify (was on each for about a month) and tapered off 50 mg Amitriptyline. 

 

Klonopin: doses varied since 2001; currently on .5 mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium citrate: 250 mg; Fish oil: 1200 mg

 

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”  - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

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@Mia1  3rd day with the 2% cut.  I am feeling really weird. Paranoia this morning.(that's okay I have been having so paranoia off and on since the beginning of time.    Sound really is irritating, sometimes vibrating  in my ears and head. My brain is swirling, dizzy, confused, feels like my brain is high. One big bobble head. The tingling  and brain squeezing  is very strong.  I tell ya this WD is some crazy  stuff ‼️  

It is blowing my mind the impacted the meds have on your brain.  They must change every tiny bit our brains structure.  Reinforces the anger at the doctors and their stupidity.  If I wrote all the wild thought going through my mind right now you would really think I was higher then a kite.  I told my husband to bad I didn't feel really good with this high.

I had better stop now I don't know if I can think straight

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin 2016  ended back on 2016  Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  Trazadone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16 ct

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

Lexapro 2021/01/09 4.90mg  05/09  4.75mg   19/10  4.69mg

 

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@GreatfulI always felt the drop between day three and four, you should level out soon. My brain also feels impaired and my thoughts feel like they are on fast forward. Just remember this is our brains healing from the injury of these drugs. And every day you’re one step closer to healing and having this behind you.

 

Hang in there, you’re doing great ❤️

Been on medication since 1999. Previous medications include Remeron, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Xanax, Ativan, Valium.

 

Since 3/20 CT’ed MMJ, fast tapered 10mg Lexapro and 2mg Abilify (was on each for about a month) and tapered off 50 mg Amitriptyline. 

 

Klonopin: doses varied since 2001; currently on .5 mg

 

Supplements: Magnesium citrate: 250 mg; Fish oil: 1200 mg

 

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”  - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

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