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Hi! My name is Bjorn, but i usually go by the nick MrBamse online. 

 

After my tour through different drugs, first for a depression, then a bipolar reaction, I found this page to guide me through withdrawal. Now I'm 11 months of all drugs, getting better with leaps and bounds at a time. I've been a lurker on this forum, but now I though I'd try out the helping others as suggested on the forum by giving some hope to other fellow withdrawaler as others have given me.

 

I want to thank all users, mods and admins here, you're experience has been lifesaving!

2010-2017          Celexa
2012-2017          Wellbutrin
2017-2018          Lithium
2017-2018          Quetiapine (Seroquel) XR
2018-2019          Lamictal

Jun-Aug 2019    Mirtazapine   CTed after 1 month
Jun 2019             Quetiapine IR   CTed after 2 weeks

Reinstated 200 mg Lamictal in Jul 19, taper Dec 19 to 175 mg, Feb 20 to 150 mg, Feb 20 to 125 mg, Feb 20 to 100 mg, Mar 20 to 75 mg, Mar 20 50 mg, Apr 20 25 mg, Apr 20 50 mg, June 20 25 mg, Aug 20 to 0 mg.

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Hello @MrBamse

Welcome to SA.

 

I'm glad to hear you've been able to get off these drugs, and that you are feeling better.  Also, it's kind of you to offer support to others in this process.  Finding our way off these drugs is a real challenge for far too many.

To get you started, we ask members to summarize their medication history in a signature -- drugs, dates and dosages in a list format. 

 

Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature.

 

If you haven't already seen these videos, you might find them interesting:

 

Patterns of Recovery

 

The Power of Neuroplasicity

 

And as you are doing better you may also appreciate this link:

Success stories: Recovery from psychiatric drug withdrawal

 

This is your Introduction site where you can ask questions and connect with other members.  I'm glad you have joined us.  Please continue to let us know how you're doing.

Arbor

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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Hi Arbor,

 

Thanks for the welcome! Yes, it sure is a tough road.

 

I hadn't seen these videos before now, thanks for linking them. Loved the one with the woman with half a brain that rewired itself, the brain sure is a resilient thing!

2010-2017          Celexa
2012-2017          Wellbutrin
2017-2018          Lithium
2017-2018          Quetiapine (Seroquel) XR
2018-2019          Lamictal

Jun-Aug 2019    Mirtazapine   CTed after 1 month
Jun 2019             Quetiapine IR   CTed after 2 weeks

Reinstated 200 mg Lamictal in Jul 19, taper Dec 19 to 175 mg, Feb 20 to 150 mg, Feb 20 to 125 mg, Feb 20 to 100 mg, Mar 20 to 75 mg, Mar 20 50 mg, Apr 20 25 mg, Apr 20 50 mg, June 20 25 mg, Aug 20 to 0 mg.

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Welcome MrB,

wow you’ve done this on your own and have done it. Congratulations 🥳 

You give me hope, one day I would love to be able to commit my life to this and help people struggling . 

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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Hi Cheeky,

 

Thank you very much, you definitely will get there too! 
My hopes and prayers are with you :)

2010-2017          Celexa
2012-2017          Wellbutrin
2017-2018          Lithium
2017-2018          Quetiapine (Seroquel) XR
2018-2019          Lamictal

Jun-Aug 2019    Mirtazapine   CTed after 1 month
Jun 2019             Quetiapine IR   CTed after 2 weeks

Reinstated 200 mg Lamictal in Jul 19, taper Dec 19 to 175 mg, Feb 20 to 150 mg, Feb 20 to 125 mg, Feb 20 to 100 mg, Mar 20 to 75 mg, Mar 20 50 mg, Apr 20 25 mg, Apr 20 50 mg, June 20 25 mg, Aug 20 to 0 mg.

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4 minutes ago, MrBamse said:

Hi Cheeky,

 

Thank you very much, you definitely will get there too! 
My hopes and prayers are with you :)

Thankyou 🌈

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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