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That’s amazing, I am so happy for you!! I really do believe we will all heal and you are a great reminder. Thanks for sharing and I wish you continued good health and success in life 💗

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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Congratulations Brussellsprout!

September 2001-May 2002: Prozac 20mg.Stopped cold-turkey in May 2002. 
November 2005-April 2008: Paxil 20mg. Left Paxil in May 2008 after a taper off over two months.

August 2008-July 2010: Paxil 20mg 
August 2010-June 2015: Paxil 10mg. Tapered off to ZERO from 7/2015 to 9/2015 

December 2015-April 2018: Paxil 20mg. Left it cold-turkey

April 2018-July 2018:  Trintellix 10mg. Left it cold-turkey
August 2018-June 2020: Lexapro 10mg, Lemortrigine 50mg
July 2020- January 2021: Tapered off both Lexapro and Lemortrigine from 10mg and 50mg, respectively, to 0 mg both.  
Since February 3,  2021: Drug-Free

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Hi @Brussellsprout,

 

So happy for you! When did you really began feeling you were improving? Did you also have cognitive issues during WD?

Citalopram augustus 2020 - 20 mg untill 14 february 2021 quit cold turkey. No alcohol use or other medicine. No surgery.  Only adviced supplements and little bit of vitamine D because of defficieny. 

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Happy for you!! Wonderful. I hope some moderator will put you’re story in successtory’s for everyone to see!!

1999-2000 1 year Fluvoxamine/Luvox/ stopped CT no witdrawal symtoms maybe 2 days brainzaps

2008-2018 10 years Prozac  30 mg. Stopped bacause I was getting depressed again, went to Pdoc en got Welbutrin cut down 20 % of Prozac

after 2 month when felt litlle better cut rest of Prozac. withdrawel set in.

2018- jan 2019 took welbutrin 150 mg, did not work, tapered off with taperingstrips in 4 month.

2 month AD free then started Fuvloxamine again on july 5th 2019

2020 added Lamotrigine 150 because it did not work.

march 10 2020 CT lamotrigine

April 2020 stop fluvoxamine with a 4 month taper

AD free since 29 July 2020

 

 

 

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So sorry I see it is already in the successtory’s!🌹🌹

1999-2000 1 year Fluvoxamine/Luvox/ stopped CT no witdrawal symtoms maybe 2 days brainzaps

2008-2018 10 years Prozac  30 mg. Stopped bacause I was getting depressed again, went to Pdoc en got Welbutrin cut down 20 % of Prozac

after 2 month when felt litlle better cut rest of Prozac. withdrawel set in.

2018- jan 2019 took welbutrin 150 mg, did not work, tapered off with taperingstrips in 4 month.

2 month AD free then started Fuvloxamine again on july 5th 2019

2020 added Lamotrigine 150 because it did not work.

march 10 2020 CT lamotrigine

April 2020 stop fluvoxamine with a 4 month taper

AD free since 29 July 2020

 

 

 

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Wow! This is so good to read. It’s given me so much hope! As I sit here tonight worrying about how I will feel again when I wake up, I will try to remember your story! I cannot wait to feel like myself again!!! Can I ask did you experience windows and waves of feeling ok and then dreadfully “weird” 

Sertraline 100mg (1 day) then 50mg for 8 weeks March 2020 - May 2020 bad reaction, no medications until October 2020 mirtazapine October 2020 until 7th July 2021 didn’t realise I was in sertraline WD during this time also started natural progesterone January 2021 and started supplements to reduce cortisol and oestrogen April 2021 also Metformin as has insulation resistance not sure if to still take this currently on no medications  

 

 

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18 hours ago, Fromthenetherlands said:

Hi @Brussellsprout,

 

So happy for you! When did you really began feeling you were improving? Did you also have cognitive issues during WD?

My road was a winding one but I’d say at around the 7 month mark after my taper was complete was when I felt significant gains. I had severe cognitive issues of forgetting basic words and putting phrases together. 

Celexa 20 mg 8/26/2016-11/3/2016 (tapered down to 10 and 0 over 2 weeks);

nortriptyline 20 mg 11/4/16-3/30/17. Tapered from 20-15-10-5 from 2/20-3/30;

Effexor 37.5 mg 3/1/17-4/20/17 (tapered up by 1/4 tablet each week from 4/2/17 until 4/21/17).  2 weeks at 37.5 mg dose

Concussion: 8/1/17 caused extreme thoughts and exacerbated withdrawal

Pristiq 8 mg (compounded w/ SR) 2/1/18- 4/15/18 (9 weeks); 6 mg 4/15-4/29/18; 5.5 mg 4/29/18-5/5/18; 5 mg for one week; 4.5 mg for one week; 4 mg one week; 3.5 mg starting 6/5/18

went down by 10% or less each month, splitting the dose between morning and evening.  2/8/2020- Jumped off at 0.2 mg twice a day = 0.2 mg continuous bloodstream concentration.  ZERO mg!! Hope to return with a success story on 2/8/21. Stay tuned

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Wow, this does a lot of good to read this. Thanks for sharing. I'm making my way for this summit too, I'm almost there. With you I believe even more that it will happen.

1999-2003: not really remember. Tried Wellbutrin for a week, being mostly on Paxil

2004-2009: zoloft 200mg

2009-2010: zoloft fast withdrawal (-25mg per week), added celexa a few months, minimum dose)

2010: zoloft 200mg + zyprexa

2011: zoloft 200mg + seroquel XR 400mg, zyprexa removed

2014 (April): zoloft 0mg tapered -25mg per 2 weeks. Still having seroquel XR 400mg

2014 (July): restarted zoloft 25mg for unbearable symptoms. Still having seroquel XR 400mg

2018 (May): zoloft 0mg tapered -25mg per 2 weeks. Still having seroquel XR 400mg

2020 (May to August): seroquel XR -100, -100, -50, -50, -50 = 0mg on August 4th, reinstated to 50mg XR after 4 days

2020 Sept 21: seroquel 25mg

2020 Oct 12: seroquel 12.5mg

2020 Nov 2: seroquel 6.25mg, 21: seroquel 5mg, 22: seroquel 4mg, 24: seroquel 3mg, 28: seroquel 2mg. Dec 4 : 1mg, 5: 0.5mg, Dec 19: 2mg, Jan 16 2021: 1.5mg, Jan 22: 1mg, Jan 23: 0.5mg, Jan 29: 0.25mg, Feb 06: 0.125mg, Feb 07: 0.06mg, Fev 11: 0.125mg, Fev 18: 0.1875mg, Mar 13: 0.09mg + clonazepam 0.25mg, Mar 19: seroquel 0mg, clonazepam 0.25mg, Apr 23: clonazepam 0.5mg

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Wow I really needed to see this, thank you for posting such inspiration. I am currently down a very dark lonely road and scared for my future. Very overwhelmed. I am new here by the way, very happy I found this board.  

2009-2018, Paxil 40 mg. Tapered-0mg in 6 weeks.

October 2020-May 2021

Zoloft, 25mg, 50mg, then 100mg. Tapered 25mg a week then 0mg less than a month. July 2021-Current.  Zoloft reinstated  25mg 1 week , 50 mg 1 week later, 100mg 2 weeks later.

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  • arbor changed the title to Mountainsky: Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Altostrata changed the title to Brussellsprout You will make it through and THRIVE!
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Thank you for posting about your success, I am so happy for you! This gives so many of us hope. 

My history:

2015 Started Lexapro 20 mg after losing both parents within 4 months of each other.

I did not keep records about when I started to taper so these are approximate dates below. I will try to get the info from my doctor and update here if these dates are wrong.

Approximately end of January 2021 dropped to 10 mg; approximately end of February dropped to 5 mg;  March 23, 2021 off completely.

 

My son who is in withdrawal's history:

2006 went on Celexa at 10 mg

2012 went up to Celexa 20mg

2017 went up to Celexa 40mg

2021 Started to taper off in May, completely off by end of July under doctor's care.

September 2021 started 200mg magnesium twice per day, 1000mg fish oil once per day, Vitamin D3, and 100mg N-acetyl cysteine twice per day.

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Thank you for the motivation.. I want you to tell the full stories if possible. We are eager to read the stories for motivation and help. We do not want only a few words. We want a story from beginning to end and this is better.. Thank you

Sorry, I'm not good at English and I'm using Google Translate
 Diagnosis: panic, fear and anxiety
 2005-2006: Medicines Flop
 2006-2019 Seroxat 20 mg
 2020-2021 Cipralex 15 mg
 Since March 2021 it's been going down from 15mg to 12.5mg

In August 2021 I reached 9 mg and increased anxiety, depression and lethargy

On September 12, 2021, it was reduced to 8 mg

 

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