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getofflex
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It takes a bare minimum of 7 days for you to feel the positive effects of a reinstatement.  It can take a month or two for an RI to completely settle. 

 

53 minutes ago, Kat66 said:

my symptoms are the same if not worse

I'm unclear on what you mean by this. Overall, in one or two words, are you symptoms 1)the same, 2) slightly worse or 3) severely worse since you went up from 1 mg to 2 mg? 

 

 

 

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***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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Hi Kat,    it is really up to you what you do with the information and advice that we give. The consequences of your actions are going to be suffered by you and only you. We can say we are s

Thanks @Onmyway, I have now gone three nights without alcohol and gone up to 2mg citalopram. I’m not craving a drink which is what I was really worried about. I’m also taking more magnesium glycinate

I completely understand @Altostrata I will do better. It’s a tough habit to break but I can do it. I never thought WD would get this tough but it’s becoming clear to me now that this process is not to

14 hours ago, getofflex said:

It takes a bare minimum of 7 days for you to feel the positive effects of a reinstatement.  It can take a month or two for an RI to completely settle. 

 

I'm unclear on what you mean by this. Overall, in one or two words, are you symptoms 1)the same, 2) slightly worse or 3) severely worse since you went up from 1 mg to 2 mg? 

 

 

 

What I meant was, my symptoms are the same as when I was on 1mg, which is to say severe. But I’ve only been on 2mg for 5 days now so it’s too early to tell whether it’s been effective yet? I’m functioning, going to work etc but feel a hair away from staying in bed and not bothering with anything. 

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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getofflex
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Yes stay on the 2 mg dose and allow it to go to work and settle in your system. When it settles we can always increase the reinstatement if needed.  I know this is tough, hang in there, and it will gradually get better.  Wishing you the best. 

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***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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15 hours ago, getofflex said:

 I know this is tough, hang in there, and it will gradually get better.  Wishing you the best. 

Thanks, it just seems to be getting worse by the week but I’ll hang in there.

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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What specific symptoms are you having?  How do you feel after you take the citalopram?  Are you staying away from alcohol?  

 

How is your sleep?  

 

Please keep a daily record of your symptoms, the time you take your meds, your sleep, etc.  Here is an example: 

 

6 AM woke with anxiety

8 am took 2.5 mg lexapro

10 am stomach is upset

10:30 am ate breakfast

11:35 am got a headache, lasted one hour

12:35 ate lunch

4 pm feel a bit better

5 pm took 2.5 mg lexapro

6 pm ate dinner

9:20 pm headache 

10:00 pm took 50 mg Seroquel

10:30 pm feeling dizzy

10:30 pm fell asleep 

2:30 am woke, took 3 mg Ambien

2:45 am fell asleep

4:30 am woke, but got back to sleep 

 

 

***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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6 minutes ago, getofflex said:

What specific symptoms are you having?  How do you feel after you take the citalopram?  Are you staying away from alcohol?  

 

How is your sleep?  

 

Please keep a daily record of your symptoms, the time you take your meds, your sleep, etc.  Here is an example: 

 

6 AM woke with anxiety

8 am took 2.5 mg lexapro

10 am stomach is upset

10:30 am ate breakfast

11:35 am got a headache, lasted one hour

12:35 ate lunch

4 pm feel a bit better

5 pm took 2.5 mg lexapro

6 pm ate dinner

9:20 pm headache 

10:00 pm took 50 mg Seroquel

10:30 pm feeling dizzy

10:30 pm fell asleep 

2:30 am woke, took 3 mg Ambien

2:45 am fell asleep

4:30 am woke, but got back to sleep 

 

 

Specifically I’m having huge amounts of anhedonia, panic, irritability, anxiety. I’ve has a couple of slips but have mostly managed to stay off alcohol. I will keep trying to stay off it. I’m sleeping too much, not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. Shall I pm you some daily symptom records or put them on here?

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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getofflex
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Yes please put them on here don’t PM me. We need input from the other staff too.  It’s very important that you stay off the alcohol altogether. A couple of slips may sound minor but when we’re talking about a very sensitive nervous system it can set you back significantly and Exacerbate your withdrawal For a long period of time.  Please keep in mind that you’re working against yourself by taking alcohol. You and only you are going to feel the consequences of your own behavior..

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***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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1 hour ago, getofflex said:

Yes please put them on here don’t PM me. We need input from the other staff too.  It’s very important that you stay off the alcohol altogether.

Sure, I understand. Thanks x

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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Altostrata

@Kat66 you need to be honest with yourself about your alcohol use. If you shake up your nervous system now and then with a sip or 2 of alcohol, no amount of tinkering with the antidepressant dosage is going to help. We won't be able to help you.

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

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I completely understand @Altostrata I will do better. It’s a tough habit to break but I can do it. I never thought WD would get this tough but it’s becoming clear to me now that this process is not to be messed with.

Please don’t give up on me!

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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Altostrata

Please continue with your daily notes, including all drugs you're taking.

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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Will do 

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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getofflex
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Alcoholics Anonymous can help you get sober. Don’t be put off by the name I’m not implying that you’re an alcoholic. The only Requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are online meetings just Google it.

 

There are other methods of recovery from drinking too like rational recovery.

Edited by getofflex

***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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Thanks @getofflex I’ll check those two methods out. 

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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@getofflex @Altostrata

As discussed, here’s a symptom diary for 9/8-13/8. I hope it’s useful to you? It’s not been a good week 😞


9/8/21
Woke at 9.30, panic and anxiety
  Breakfast, 750mg magnesium glycinate, 
vegan omega 3 (400mg DHA+10mg vit E)
Anxiety anhedonia apathy
  Lunch 
Feeling a little calmer
5pm, panic and anxiety building again
  Workout
  Dinner
Feel calmer but a little anxious 
2mg citalopram 10.30pm
10.45 bed


10/8
Woke at 8.30, panic and anxiety
  Breakfast incl same supplements as yesterday.
Felt calmer
Slight window of normality 
  Lunch
Exhausted after feeling slightly better 
Cognitive fog
Anxiety 
  Dinner
Anxiety and fear
2mg citalopram 10.30pm
3 am unable to sleep, restless 
Woke between 5-6am

 

11/8
Woke at 8.00, panic fear and anxiety, anhedonia and apathy
  Breakfast incl same supplements as yesterday.
Anhedonia, emotional numbness, anger
  Lunch 
Lack of motivation 
Cognitive fog
Anger
  Workout
  Dinner
Anxiety and lack of motivation, feeling slightly better
2mg citalopram 10.30pm 
Woke between 5-6am

 

12/8
Woke at 8.00, anxiety but slightly less than yesterday 
  Breakfast incl same supplements as yesterday.
Slightly less anhedonia and anxiety than yesterday 
Cognitive fog
  Lunch 
Lack of motivation, not caring about anything 
Irritability 
  Dinner
Anxiety and irritability 
2mg citalopram 10.30pm

 

13/8
Woke at 8.00, panic fear and anxiety, anhedonia anger and apathy
  Breakfast incl same supplements as yesterday.
Anhedonia, emotional numbness, anger
  Lunch 
Fear
Lack of motivation 
Cognitive fog
Anger
Fatigue 
  Workout
  Dinner
Anxiety and lack of motivation, fatigue, emotional numbness 
2mg citalopram 10.30pm 

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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Greatful

@Kat66 I am sorry you had such a tuff week.  I saw you also have panic, fear.  I have been dealing with this and it is no fun at all.  All your symptoms are exhausting and can wear you down but I have to say you are doing really well holding up.

Have you been able to meditate are find other coping skills? 

Try to get out in the morning and go for a walk.  Get outside as much as you can, nature is a good at helping with the anxiety. 

 

We are here for you, please feel free to post and let it out.

You will heal, you know the saying one day at a time.

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

 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

 

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9 hours ago, Greatful said:

@Kat66 I am sorry you had such a tuff week.  I saw you also have panic, fear.  I have been dealing with this and it is no fun at all.  All your symptoms are exhausting and can wear you down but I have to say you are doing really well holding up.

Have you been able to meditate are find other coping skills? 

Try to get out in the morning and go for a walk.  Get outside as much as you can, nature is a good at helping with the anxiety. 

 

We are here for you, please feel free to post and let it out.

You will heal, you know the saying one day at a time.

Hi @Greatful thanks for the encouraging words, I am finding the space to meditate as much as I can and it does help, as does walking the dogs out in nature. I’ve not had any alcohol for 6 days now so finding effective ways to calm myself is more important than ever x

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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getofflex

How intense are your workouts?  Intense exercise creates adrenaline and cortisol, and can fire up a sensitized nervous system and exacerbate or create WD symptoms.  If this is the case for you, I would suggest gentle walks in place of your regular workouts.  

 

Are you sleeping most or all of the time between the time you go to bed and wake up the next morning?  Are you able to go to sleep in a reasonable time after you go to bed? 

6 hours ago, Kat66 said:

I’ve not had any alcohol for 6 days now so finding effective ways to calm myself is more important than ever x

Great job!  This is good.  

 

I'm sorry you have had a rough week.  The two keys to recovering from this WD are time and patience.  Keep up the good work.  Eventually it will pay off.  

***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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10 hours ago, getofflex said:

How intense are your workouts?  Intense exercise creates adrenaline and cortisol, and can fire up a sensitized nervous system and exacerbate or create WD symptoms.  If this is the case for you, I would suggest gentle walks in place of your regular workouts.  

This is a tough one. I hear what you're saying, but working out has always been my no 1 mental health tool, so I'm very reluctant to give it up. I make sure I don't do too intense a workout, dialling it down to 50/60% of full capacity, and ALWAYS end with a long stretch plus meditation. Despite it being very hard to motivate myself and get through a workout, I always feel proud of myself afterwards so I figure the pros outweigh the cons. As a woman in my mid fifties I don't feel I can afford to let my fitness slip either!

 

10 hours ago, getofflex said:

Are you sleeping most or all of the time between the time you go to bed and wake up the next morning?  Are you able to go to sleep in a reasonable time after you go to bed? 

I get good sleep but have short periods where I wake up. Yes I manage to fall asleep quite quickly after going to bed.

10 hours ago, getofflex said:

I'm sorry you have had a rough week.  The two keys to recovering from this WD are time and patience.  Keep up the good work.  Eventually it will pay off.  

I hope so, thanks for the encouragement, I need it, as every day feels like endlessly wading through thick mud. Life really is utterly without joy or meaning at the moment...

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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Greatful

@Kat66

I am glad you are getting some sleep.  That is going to help you deal with the WD as little easier.

2 hours ago, Kat66 said:

As a woman in my mid fifties

You must be around my age.(58)  Who would have thought at this time in our lives we would be in such misery 😆 Retirement is right around the corner.  So let get through this wading through the mud, swimming up stream trying to keep our heads above water and move on with our lives.  Someday we will look back at this and see the small dot on the rode map of our life.

 

I am glad that you are staying away from alcohol.  Let's not prolong this journey any longer than we have to.♥️ 

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

 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

 

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How do you feel these symptoms? Are they continuous all day long? Do you have breaks when you feel a little better?

 

How do you feel before and after you take 2mg citalopram at 10.30pm? Does it make you sleepy? How long does it take for you to fall asleep? Did you always take citalopram at night? 

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13 hours ago, Altostrata said:

How do you feel these symptoms? Are they continuous all day long? Do you have breaks when you feel a little better?

 

How do you feel before and after you take 2mg citalopram at 10.30pm? Does it make you sleepy? How long does it take for you to fall asleep? Did you always take citalopram at night? 

I feel the anhedonia numbness apathy and demotivation continuously, the anger/irritability recedes when I am alone and undisturbed but is triggered as soon as I am around people or doing things like working or housework. Very occasionally I will get a short windows where I will have a little more physical energy. I don’t feel any different  immediately after taking the citalopram at night, but I usually fall asleep quite quickly. I’ve only started taking it in the evening for the last 10 days or so. So maybe it is helping me sleep better?

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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On 8/14/2021 at 9:26 PM, Greatful said:

You must be around my age.(58)  Who would have thought at this time in our lives we would be in  

I’m 54, and wish I wasn’t dealing with this and having to put my life on hold at this point. I wish I’d started tapering/coming off citalopram last year when life ground to a halt anyway, but now we can all do more I hate not feeling up to doing anything. 

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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I feel like things are getting worse. My WD symptoms feel like they’re becoming hard wired into my personality and I’m worried I’m going to be permanently irritable apathetic, indifferent, and fearful of everything. I find it virtually impossible to raise any interest in seeing anyone, which includes my husband, and just want to be left alone. I think he’s just fed up with being around someone permanently withdrawn and angry. I’m not sure what to do, whether to increase my dose even more or just ride it out. 

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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Greatful

@Kat66

5 hours ago, Kat66 said:

My WD symptoms feel like they’re becoming hard wired into my personality and I’m worried

I can totally relate to  "Will I ever get better" 

I would have to guess all of us in middle of this horrible thing called WD  have these thoughts at some time.  We need to lean on , read , connect with those that have survived this craziness, we need that reassurance that we are healing and we will heal.

Reaching out and letting it out.  Sometimes we are angry, sometimes sad, sometimes scared, sometimes we feel alone.  By letting it out and feeling like we have been heard can release some of intensity of those feeling.  We are here to encourage and give hope to each other.

 

5 hours ago, Kat66 said:

I think he’s just fed up with being around someone permanently withdrawn and angry.

It is so easy to start mind reading what we think other people are thinking. I know how hard this is on everyone involved.   Sometimes my husband will get frustrated and I have to  give him that(I sure get frustrated ) I start to take it personal and think the same things "Is he sick of this, blah,blah, blah" This is not just happening to me.  2 things I try to do  1- acknowledge that he is going through his own adjustments and feeling with the whole thing. and I need to give him space to process it his own way  2  Talk about it.  Let him know that he has a right to get frustrated.  I just need reassurance that he is not mad at me and that he is still there for me.  Share what is really going on inside you, your fears, reassure him it is not really  him that you are mad at or any of the other WD symptoms that are dictating your moods.  It is WD.  He may have his own fears and concerns that he could talk about. I  try to  a remind myself that  if I am agitated at something he is doing I know it is just coming from WD,  it really isn't who I want to be right now.   Maybe this is something you both can read....She recovered from Benzo But Altro equates it to anyone whos brain has been affected by drugs. 

 

hang in there❤️

I feel your frustration😥

 

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

 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

 

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I know this process is extremely slow and incredibly frustrating.  I too get very frustrated with it at times. Have your symptoms changed significantly since your post on August 15 in answer to Altostrata’s questions?   If so what symptoms have worsened or what new ones do you have?  Have you been completely alcohol free?  

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***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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Thanks @Greatful that’s very helpful, I think I will show your post to him so he can understand what’s going on. I’ve tried explaining verbally but my verbal skills at the moment are not the best. I find it hard to put things into words. I’ll check out Altos post too. I’ll start checking out others’ posts more to feel less alone. I haven’t done much of that because there are so many and my brain has such a short attention span I just can’t cope with too much input right now. 

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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14 hours ago, getofflex said:Have your symptoms changed significantly since your post on August 15 in answer to Altostrata’s questions?   If so what symptoms have worsened or what new ones do you have?  Have you been completely alcohol free?  

The symptoms have generally intensified, in particular the emotional numbness/indifference to everything, irritability and anxiety. When it’s really bad I feel trapped and feel an overwhelming urge to run away and disappear. That said I have had a couple of short windows but they only seem to last a few hours. I have remained 99% alcohol free and have only had a couple of slips where I felt so bad I snapped and had one drink just to numb myself and feel different. The irony is that both times I felt slightly better the day after which makes no sense. 

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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3 hours ago, Kat66 said:

have remained 99% alcohol free and have only had a couple of slips where I felt so bad I snapped and had one drink just to numb myself and feel different

This may very well be why your symptoms are intensifying. When were dealing with an overly sensitive unstable nervous system even one drink or one toke or one pill can throw someone system off for weeks or months.

***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.

Lexapro   Started Apr 15 '02 - 10 mg;  Apr 2 '20  0.18 mg; Jul 16  0.17 mg, Aug 23  0.16 mg, Oct 7  0.15 mg, Nov 8 - 0.14, Jan 16 '21 - 0.13, Feb 7 - 0.12, Feb 22 - 0.11, Mar 26 - 0.10, May 21 - 0.09, June 15 - 0.08 Aug 16 - 0.07 

Benadryl 50 mg, Ibuprofen 800 mg, or Tylenol 1000 mg

other meds: Levothyroxine 75 mg

suppl AM: fish oil, flax oil, vit C, vit E, calcium

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

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21 minutes ago, getofflex said:

This may very well be why your symptoms are intensifying. When were dealing with an overly sensitive unstable nervous system even one drink or one toke or one pill can throw someone system off for weeks or months.

Weeks or months? One drink? Right, well, that’s a very sobering thought, literally. God this is a #%*¥€ nightmare!

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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Altostrata

Sorry, @Kat66. Alcohol is not compatible with psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes. Every time you drink, you're increasing your withdrawal problem. We cannot help you with that, nor can any doctor.

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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@Kat66 Hang in there and let your cns settle down again.  Yes this a vey painful and hard road to travel.  I am in a rough spot right now too.  All we can do is try and find a healthy ways to cope with this.  meditation, acceptance, journaling, walking,  learning about our condition, how the drugs affect  our brain and our whole body, focus on taking on day at a time. Ask ourselves what can I do to help myself.  

 

There is a reason we feel awful, our systems are in a mess right now, our brain is trying to correct the changes these drugs did to our brains.

I am sorry that you feel so awful❤️

Times is what is going to heal us.

 

 

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

 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

 

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2 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Sorry, @Kat66. Alcohol is not compatible with psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes. Every time you drink, you're increasing your withdrawal problem. We cannot help you with that, nor can any doctor.

I find it astounding that one drink can have such a devastating effect, but if that’s the case I need to raise my game even more. Such a hard habit to break! 

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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Thanks @Greatful for those encouraging words and I’m sorry you’re going through such a rough patch yourself. My lifestyle is healthy and I’m doing everything I can to heal. But clearly I need to be doing more. 

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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Greatful

@Kat66 

2 hours ago, Kat66 said:

But clearly I need to be doing more. 

Don't beat yourself up, you are doing the best you can dealing with this crummy situation.

I think an important thing  on this journey is learning  self compassion, self love and patience, this will help you get through WD and  for the rest of your life.❤️

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

 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

 

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Greatful

@Kat66  I saw you post on cheeky's thread I thought you might like to read this.

Brassmonkey wrote this up and it talks about stabilizing and other things.

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/23081-are-we-there-yet-how-long-is-withdrawal-going-to-take/?tab=comments#comment-492493

 

 

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

 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

 

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