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Kinga

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after 20 years on meds, the last 7 severely polydrugged. I am off completely 6 months. Reacting to everyting. Suffer for anxiety , panic, depression

I do not function - I shout, cry every single day for hours. 

in severe pain due to akathisia and ton of symptoms 

 

CAN WE RECOVER, CAN I RECOVER AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF MEDS. PLEASE NEED HELP!!!

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  • 3 months later...

I know I'm late, but I've been through hell and back multiple times, not knowing what's wrong with me, and I'll either survive, or die trying. 

 

I can see improvement, and I'm still alive, I already survived death multiple times, and you too, are you with me to the end? We're gonna dig our lives back, trust your body. 

- 2014 - 2018 >> 3 years of chaotic 4 pack prescriptions by 10 different doctors

- 2018 >> cold turkey withdrawal (because they refused to tell me how to go off the meds and I screwed up)

- 2018 - 2020 >> withdrawal effects for 3-ish years, slight recovery after the long fight

- 09/2020? or so >> was put back on Seroxat, lowest dosage but don't remember how much [will update when possible]

- 11?2020 >> Seroxat replaced with Amitriplatine and getting stuck with 10 MG dosage, getting seizures if I go off

- 01/2021 >> Amytriptaline reduced to 5 MG

- 23/01/2021 >> Amytriptaline quit CT, severe withdrawal for a week but went down after

- 23/02/2021 Diagnosed with Occipital Nerve infection because of the withdrawals mess

- 02/2021 - Diazepam 5mg per day

- 06/2021 - 100mg Pregabalin

- 07/2021 - 25mg Topiramate

August:

80mg Pregabalin, Split into 4 doses per day 

Diazepam every 12 hours (1mg at 6 AM and 2mg at 6 PM)

50mg topiramate

 

September/October 2021 attempt to stabilize:

 

10 MG Diazepam 

50 MG Pregabalin 

75 MG Topiramate 

 

Oct 15th 2021: 

Pregabalin (calculated this time,it's the dose I thought it was 80): 26.6 MG split into 4 doses at 6:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM

- Diazepam : 10 MG at 6:00 PM

- Topiramate : 100 MG at 6:00 AM (5th day, was 75) 

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@Kinga

 

Success stories of two members who were polydrugged for many years:

 

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

 

sheps-success-leaving-platos-cave

 

GiaK:  withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

 

giak-radical-transformative-healing-of-bodymindspirit

 

 

Edited by ChessieCat

 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    13 November 2021 -  0mg Pristiq      

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

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

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  I do not provide tapering advice via PM.  Please post questions in your Introduction topic.  Please do not tag me for any reason.  I am an unpaid volunteer and assist members if I am able to and when I have the time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Mid Nov 2021 changed to low carb diet due to diabetes & cholesterol.  Lost 1/16 body weight, BP has reduced a lot. 

Links to my exercises and weights.  I also do 3 x 5.5 min with HIIT on exercise bike with 20 secs/min as fast as I can cycle.

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Thank you so much 

I am loosing hope because the feeling of intense anxiety and screaming in my head is so severe . Almost 24/7 . I don’t know how to deal with this anymore . 

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SA strongly encourages members to learn and use Non-drug techniques to cope

 

Many members have found some of the techniques listed in that topic helpful.

 

Using a non drug technique might not get rid of the symptoms, but it can sometimes provide some distraction and give your nervous system a bit of a rest for a little while.

 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    13 November 2021 -  0mg Pristiq      

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq   

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

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  I do not provide tapering advice via PM.  Please post questions in your Introduction topic.  Please do not tag me for any reason.  I am an unpaid volunteer and assist members if I am able to and when I have the time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Mid Nov 2021 changed to low carb diet due to diabetes & cholesterol.  Lost 1/16 body weight, BP has reduced a lot. 

Links to my exercises and weights.  I also do 3 x 5.5 min with HIIT on exercise bike with 20 secs/min as fast as I can cycle.

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Yes I believe. 

 Cymbalta, Zyprexa, Seroquil, Rispiridone, Valium, Zoloft, Clonazepam,. + 1 other Benzo. Total 11 yrs.

·           April 9th 2018 Hospital. 50mg Zoloft > 0 discontinued. 6mg Clonazepam > 2.5mg over 8 weeks stay.

           October 25th 2019: Hospital:  Clonazepam Bridged 1mg > to 20mg Diazepam.

           

           Anafranil: 90mg. 85mg 01/04/21 80mg 5/10/21 , 21 October 2021 75mg. 17 November 2021: 80mg (Updose. Current dose)

      
  Diazepam (V): 25th October 2019, 20mg. 22/12 2019 19mg. 04 April 2020: 18mg,  30 September 2020: 17.5mg , 13 November 2020: 17mg 01 January 2021: 16mg, 13/08: 15mg. 1/11 2021 14.5mg 

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