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Im in Panic that i will never heal

ToMORROW I WILL SPEAK with hin If we can take prozac.

 

He said the WE have to take a SsRI to calm the system, reducing Mirtazapin and Stop Lorazepam

 

The Problem is that i dont feel If its good or bad with the SsRI dosage because of Lorazepam

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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Hi Swiffy,   Thanks for the provided info in your last post. This gives a more clear picture about what happened. But pleas still put the info which you put in "about me" into your "signatur

Hello Swifty,   i tried to sort your signatur and translate it into english, should look like this (i changed the date to the english version Month/Day/Year):   Again, you can use

Hello, Swiffy. What drugs are taking now, at what dosages, at what times o'clock? When did you start each of the drugs you're taking now? Are any of them helpful?   It appears you must be su

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28 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

My doctor said the Same. He said first reducing Mirtazapin then Lorazepam. How should i reduce Mirtazapin now?

 

What does he say about possible addiction / depandancy of lorazepam if you don't taper that soon?

 

24 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

Im in Panic that i will never heal

Do not panic. You WILL heal. But you need to do everything very careful and do not jump around with medication anymore.

 

For what you say, I have the impression your current doctor seems to understand what he is doing.

 

25 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

ToMORROW I WILL SPEAK with hin If we can take prozac.

I am not saying you should go to prozac. Citalopram may do the job also. But you have been using prozac before fro many years. Your CT in prozac started all this what you experience now.

 

So in a way it would be logic to take prozac as an SSRI, since that is where you come from.... But you also wrote about pain through prozac. I would think prozac could be a bit more a safe route for you, because you used it before.

 

With other SSRI's it is always a gamble what they do....

 

Discuss this with your doctor and see what he thinks about this.

30 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

He said the WE have to take a SsRI to calm the system, reducing Mirtazapin and Stop Lorazepam

 

 

I think this may be a good advice. Sounds very logic.

 

30 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

The Problem is that i dont feel If its good or bad with the SsRI dosage because of Lorazepam

 

Maybe you can start lowering the dose of lorazepam from 12,5 to 10mg Then gradually further down. Again ask your doctor what he thinks.

 

The sooner you get away from lorazepam, the better. But do it safe and in cooperation with your doctor.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hey,

 

im on 1,5 mg at day at the moment of Lorazepam, Not on 12,5. I thought i could make IT with the 10% regulatory

 

Mirta ist on 5 mg. I want to reduce it now. How do i have to make it?

 

He said stopping. 🙄

 

About Citalopram: is IT a bad sign when i have Vertigo? I had the Feeling to Fall at the left sight when i Go. 

 

By the way: the doctor wants to go to the full Dosis: 5 - 10 - 20 mg.... I stay at 2 mg.

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2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

im on 1,5 mg at day at the moment of Lorazepam, Not on 12,5. I thought i could make IT with the 10% regulatory

Sorry, I meant to say 2,5mg. That was the dose you were on before as far a I know? So you already went down with the lorazepam then. Please put EVERY change in your signature including dose and date.

 

10 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

Mirta ist on 5 mg. I want to reduce it now. How do i have to make it?

 

Are you still in the hospital? You can best ask the pharmacy in the hospital to make smaller dosages.

 

What kind of pills do you have (how much mg is 1 pill?).

12 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

About Citalopram: is IT a bad sign when i have Vertigo? I Had the Feeling to Fall at the left sight when i Go.

 

This may be a side effect with starting a new med. You are probably very sensitive while in withdrawal. So side effects may be felt stronger. But lots op people experience side effect when starting such meds. Most of the time they get less after 1 or 2 weeks. 

 

As said, I would not go higher than the 2mg citalopram

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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On 9/7/2021 at 2:28 PM, Go2zero said:

 

THEy have a pharmacy there. But they have only 15 mg pills which can be broken to 7,5 mg. I have to make my liquid by myself. I read in the mirtazpine group that IT isnt disolve in water. They take a Mix of Maple Sirup and Water?

 

I also ordered the Gemini scale. I think that is easier

 

In which steps should i reduce the Mirtazapin? 

 

Should i take the 10% regulatory for Lorazepam?

 

I will actualisate my Signature...

 

Greetings and thank you so much 🙏

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

THEy have a pharmacy there. But they have only 15 mg pills which can be broken to 7,5 mg. I have to make my liquid by myself. I read in the mirtazpine group that IT isnt disolve in water. They take a Mix of Maple Sirup and Water?

 

I also ordered the Gemini scale. I think that is easier

 

 

In what way do you make the 5 mg now?

 

 

If you cannot dissolve it in water, you should weigh it. Weigh the total weight of 1 (15mg) pill. The pill will weigh much more than 15 mg because of fillers and coating. 

 

 

 

(this is example, because I do not know how much your Mirtazapine pill weighs)

 

For example: a 15mg (active ingredient) pill weighs 100 mg(pill weight). 

 

so 1 mg active ingredient is 100/15= 6,7 mg pill weight (in this EXAMPLE).

If you want to take 4 mg active ingredient you take 4x6,7mg (pillweight)= 26,8 mg. Since you cannot read less than 1 mg on the scale you would have to round this up to 27mg pill weight.

 

Let me know what your pill weigh in REAL. I can help you then with the math. 

40 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

In which steps should i reduce the Mirtazapin? 

 

Should i take the 10% regulatory for Lorazepam?

 

Ask your doctor! 

 

 

Edited by Go2zero

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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On 7.9.2021 at 14:28, Go2zero said:

 

Haben Sie Lorazepam täglich eingenommen oder nicht? Bitte sagen Sie, wie oft Sie es seit Beginn eingenommen haben. Zum Beispiel in der ersten Woche jeden Tag, in der 2. Woche zweimal pro Woche, in der dritten Woche gar nichts.....

 

Dies ist sehr wichtig zu wissen, bevor wir einen Rat geben können. Lorazepam macht stark süchtig. Sie sollten es so schnell wie möglich stoppen. Aber wie Sie es stoppen können, hängt davon ab, was und wie Sie es seit Beginn verwendet haben.

 

Verwenden Sie mehr Medikamente, die Sie vorher nicht erwähnt haben? Ihre Verwendung von Lorazepam kommt für mich überraschend. Bitte alles melden, sonst können wir nicht richtig beraten.

MY Doctor Said ct with Mirtazapin 🙄🙄🙄

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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I just did a check. And several brands ARE very good dissolvable in water. Please check with the pills you are using now. If they would not dissolve, ask the pharmacy for a dissolving form.

 

Dissolving pills is much more easy and more accurate to dose in low dosages.

 

You would dissolve a 15mg pill in a small bottle in 15ml water (use a 10ml syringe to measure this).

 

Then you shake it and you take 1 ml for each mg you need to take. So for 4 mg active ingredient you would take 4 ml. You should measure this with an ORAL syringe of 1ml. So in this example you would take 4 times a dose of 1 ml with this syringe. 

 

The pharmacy should be able to provide you with a 10ml syringe and a 1ml ORAL syringe.

 

THIS would be the best and most accurate way to taper!

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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7 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

MY Doctor Said ct with Mirtazapin 🙄🙄🙄

Why? 

 

I would rather taper it faster than we normally suggest, since you started citalopram. But making a crossover is much safer in my opinion.

 

It is all a gamble, since you are already in withdrawal! And we all react different. So I would not like to make big changes in 1 time! 

 

You can tell your doctor that you want to make a crossover over a period of at least 2 weeks. Then it would go more gradually.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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OK ... 

 

But its for me a little bit difficult because im so confused at the moment.

 

You'd said nothing about Method for reducing... 

 

CT would'nt be the solution 🙄

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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What is a Crossover? 

My doctor said that 5 mg is a homeopathic dosis, so i could stop them....

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

What is a Crossover? 

My doctor said that 5 mg is a homeopathic dosis, so i could stop them....

 

A crossover means that you start a new drug at a low dosage and decrease the one you were taking before.

 

For example:

5 mg Mirt. only

4 mg Mirt and 1 mg Citalopram

3 mg Mirt and 1,5mg Citalopram

2 mg Mirt and  2 mg Citalopram

1 mg Mirt and 2 mg citalopram

0,5 mg Mrt and 2 mg citalopram

 

18 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

My doctor said that 5 mg is a homeopathic dosis, so i could stop them....

 

This is what most doctors believe. Most of them do not know that these meds are extremely powerful in the small dosage areas. This is the reason that so many people get withdrawal problems after jumping to zero from a low dosage.

 

For the same reason you better not go higher than 2 mg of citalopram.

 

Here is the chart for serotonin receptor blockage of citalopram:

 

As you can see 2 mg already blocks 44% of the serotonin receptors!

At 20mg this is 78%. Do you see how powerful this meds are at low dosages. 

 

Check this link as well: https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.161.5.826

Maybe you can show your doctor. Then he will understand that low dosages of these meds are not homeopathic but very powerful.

 

% of 1 pill(20 mg)

Dosage in mg

Citalopram

% blockage serotonin receptor

(SERT)

100

20

78

50

10

72

25

5

62

12,5

2,5

48

10

2 

44

7,5

1,5

37

5

1

29

4

0,8

25

3

0,6

20

2

0,4

14,5

1,5

0,3

11

1

0,2

8

0,5

0,1

4

0,25

0,05

2

0,1

0,02

0,9

0,05

0,01

0,5

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Thats the reason why i lost my life. I Had a Dose of 0,5 mg and reduced too much.... 20% of receports are blocking there. Do you think IT can be that i can Go faster with healing because it were "only" 20 %. Im still so Desperate...

 

Or do you think a dosage of 0,5 Citalopram would be better perhaps?

 

How can I do a Crossover when i Take already 2 mg?

 😓😓😓

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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Sorry Swiffy, i cannot react all the time when you keep asking answers. I reacted already 91 times to you. I am in withdrawal myself too. I am very tired and not feeling well. I want and need to help other members as well. I hope you understand. 

 

I understand you are desperate and I try to help you. But you keep coming with questions that cannot be answered. 

 

It is no exact science since we all react different.

 

The reason that you came in WD is not that you went back to 0,5 mg prozac, but nearly for sure  because you did a CT on prozac before.

19 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

 

How can I do a Crossover when i Take already 2 mg?

You could take 1 mg for a couple of days and go up slowly to 2 mg.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hey,

 

aND IM VERy THaNkFul for IT, Believe me....

 

 

THE ONLY THING I WANT TO KNOW IS DO you think that 0,5 mg are ok too? 

 

I wISH YOU A GOoD JOURNEY, I GO TO bed now and Hope i can sleep a little bit...

 

GReETINGS

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

THE ONLY THING I WANT TO KNOW IS DO you think that 0,5 mg are ok too? 

It would be Ok, but do not expect much from it. You would have to go to at least 1 mg to have some positive (reinstatement) effect and maybe to 2 mg. 

 

Wish you a good night and sleep.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hey,

 

thiS MORNING THE Vertigo is so bad that i have Problems to walk....

 

I HAVE PAIN IN MY HEaD TOO AND A PReSsUre iN THE forehead... And i have panic....

 

DO YOU THINK I HAVE TO TAKE CITALOPRAM FUrTHER? I FEeL NOT GOOD...

 

YOu AND ALTHROStATA rECOMMENDED NOT TO DO IT IN THE BEGINNING I ReMEMBER....

 

I have fear that it irritate my brain more.... If IT dont works i 4 weeks can I reduce it fast then or have i to taper slowly. In Case of that it would be badder with Citalopram IT would be a Dilemma.

 

P.S.: this night i slept 3 hours, Last night i slept 6 hours....  At this day i Had a lot of Stress and i was very tired. Could IT be from Mirtazapin? 

 

Please Tell me what you would make If you we're in my Position...

 

I read in the Benzo Group that 3% reductions per week are the best for the Body....

 

 

GREeTINGS

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

DO YOU THINK I HAVE TO TAKE CITALOPRAM FUrTHER? I FEeL NOT GOOD...

 

YOu AND ALTHROStATA rECOMMENDED NOT TO DO IT IN THE BEGINNING I ReMEMBER....

 

I have fear that it irritate my brain more.... If IT dont works i 4 weeks can I reduce it fast then or have i to taper slowly. In Case of that it would be badder with Citalopram IT would be a Dilemma.

 

P.S.: this night i slept 3 hours, Last night i slept 6 hours....  At this day i Had a lot of Stress and i was very tired. Could IT be from Mirtazapin? 

 

Please Tell me what you would make If you we're in my Position...

 

 

I have told you so many times what I would do. You seem to decide different nearly every time. So what does it bring to keep asking this?

 

I also told you many times already that we CANNOT predict what effects will be in dosage or drugs changes. 

 

Because:

1) everybody reacts different to changes in drugs or dosages

2) You are already in heavy withdrawals from many many drugs, 

3) You have added an other drug now (citalopram) and nobody can tell what that does

 

You should get stable! I told you so many times that the more changes you make, the longer it may take before you become stable.

 

Now you are in hospital. A doctor is advising you now too. You can keep looking and asking for answers and/or security with us and with doctors. But in the end you need to decide what you will do.

 

You should be aware that every change you are making will be felt in some kind of way! It does not bring something to want this to stop immediately and make changes again.

 

Your nervous system needs to adapt to EVERY change. And yes, this will give symptoms!

 

What does your doctor says today?

 

 

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Hi,

 

hE SAID THAT IS NOT GOOD REACTIoN, IT SeEMS THAT HE DONT KNOWS WHAT TO DO (PErHaPS BECAUSE ThE MOsT PEOPLE REACT NOT LiKe ME)

 

 

WOULD YOU TAKE CItALOPRaM FURTHEr? ITS MY DECISION AND NOT DOCTORS.

 

WHAT DO you think about tapering Lorazepam with the 3% Method?

 

Greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

WOULD YOU TAKE CItALOPRaM FURTHEr? ITS MY DECISION AND NOT DOCTORS.

 

WHAT DO you think about tapering Lorazepam with the 3% Method?

I have told you  many times that I would hold the mirtazapine and taper of the lorazepam as soon as possible. And then stabilize before stopping the mirtazapine. 

 

If you have a bad reaction on citalopram you should stop it, but you cannot tell yet if it is a side effect for starting a new drug or an adverse reaction. You would have to take it for at least 1 week to see if it does something good for you. 

 

I told you also before that it would be much more logic to take prozac instead of citalopram IF you and your doctor want to reinstate a SSRI.

 

And IF you reinstate a SSRI I would find it logical to taper of the Mirtazapine via a cross over to Prozac.

 

35 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

WHAT DO you think about tapering Lorazepam with the 3% Method?

 

I explained you many times how I would taper the lorazepam. If you do not want to become dependent on that!

 

Please read your ENTIRE thread again. All the answers are there!

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Ok,

 

anD TAPEr OFF THE LORAZEPAM IN 2 WEEKS?

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Swiffy said:

anD TAPEr OFF THE LORAZEPAM IN 2 WEEKS?

Isn't that what I suggested several times?

 

But also talk to your doctor about it!

 

Ask at least what he thinks! You are in hospital, so I think it would be clever to discuss it with him. Of course you should share your own thoughts and you can share our thoughts too with him.

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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I think the reduction is too fast with Lorazepam. Im on 1,5 mg a day now. I Feel again how IT burns and i suffer!!!!!!!

 

I dont know how long a can make this....

 

ITS BEEN 4 MONTHS FULL OF SUFfERING, I CAnT NO MORE...

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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As long as you are in hospital and directly under a doctors care there is nothing that we can do for you. It is all up to you and your doctor. We have been making suggestions for six pages now and yet you are asking the same questions over and over again. You have been given all the information we have many times. It is now up to you to take that information and make a decision. WE CAN NOT MAKE IT FOR YOU.

 

I have placed your posts under moderator review. We will be reviewing all your posted content and only publishing ones that are fit to publish. This will continue until such time as you start to  listen and are willing to work with us.

 

SHOUTING AT US IN ALL CAPS. is not an acceptable manner of speaking.  We fully understand that all of our members are suffering greatly, we've have all been through it ourselves. There is no need to try and gain attention by doing this.

 

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.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

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Altostrata

@Swiffy DO NOT MAKE A CHANGE UNTIL YOU READ THIS.

 

We have hundreds of people here with drug-related insomnia. We deal with this all the time.

 

Exactly what times o'clock do your take your drugs, with their dosages?

 

On 9/9/2021 at 10:59 PM, Swiffy said:

Yes, 

 

i discUSSEd IT WITH MY DOCTOR... HE SAID I HAVE TO Leave IT with Mirtazapin....

 

Greetings

 

On 9/11/2021 at 6:37 AM, Swiffy said:

Ok,

 

im not able to make a sleep over the day and at night too. The anxiety cames from WD, i say everytime its only the WD, Not me.

 

But this needle feeling from Mirtazapin and heart racing is Something that i cant influence.... I was so Happy that i would cry since IT we're 4 or 5 days without sleep. I think we have another Dimension of WD 😕

 

Greetings

 

 

On 9/11/2021 at 7:44 AM, Swiffy said:

I wrote all in the thread. The needle feeling ist from beginning. Arms, Legs, Back, face, breast, Skin. I noticed IT since the Lorazepam was gone in the Hospital. 

 

THE HEART racing is after 30 minutes after taking the pill, at night less, in the morning and at day more.

 

 

Your doctor does not know what's happening.

 

You are having an adverse reaction to mirtazapine. Most likely, reducing the mirtazapine dosage will stop this adverse reaction and it may help you sleep.

 

If you can sleep, you will not need the lorazepam. We can address reducing the lorazepam AFTER you reduce mirtazapine.

 

Do not abruptly stop mirtazapine, you've been taking it too long, withdrawal symptoms are likely. You can cut mirtazapine to 5mg. Let us know how you're feeling after you do this.

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

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Hi,

THaNkS FOr YOUR ANSWEAR. I TAKE Mirtazapin at 9 pm. I Take ALREADY 5 MG.... YOU'LL SEE IT IN MY Signature...

 

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. IF I reduce Mirtazapin i feel the WD symptoms of Fluoxetine which are Not ENDuring for me...

 

I REDUCED LORAZEPAM, IM ON 0,5 Mg now, but its too fast i think. The TENsIoN IS Horrible....

 

Im Not the type who is ENTHUSIASTIC OF medicaments but IT seems that Lorazepam is the only one that helps...

 

IM VERY VERY DESPERATE...

 

GREETINGS

 

 

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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What times o'clock do you take lorazepam? What times o'clock is this tension at its worst?

 

What happens after you take mirtazapine at 9 p.m.? Do you take lorazepam at the same time? How much lorazepam do you take then?

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

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Hi! 

 

I tAKe LOrAZEPAM aT 11 AM, AT 4 PM AND At 9 PM.

 

BEFoRe I TOok It sO OFTeN I ONLy ToOk MIrTAZaPIn AT 9 PM....

 

I OFtEN Ad ThE EFfeCT ThAT I WaS TiRed, WOULD GOinG  SLEeP, THEN TOoK MIRtA AN WaS AWAKE... I THink IT iS A ParaDOX SiTUATIoN

 

THE TeNsIon Is THE WOrSt At MIDdaY TILl EvENiNG I THINk. PeRhaPs  IT Have to do with eating, i dont know... It Akathisia, IT feels Like knifes in my head, breast, stomach and Legs and i get No Relief...

 

Somethimes after taking Mirtazapin i geht heartracing...

 

I DONT KnOw If ITS FrOM FlUoXETINe WD OR WHAt.

 

I DONt WaNT  TO TaKE THiS MedICAMeNTS ALL, BUt IM AFrAiD To DO SOMeThInG BAd BEcAUSe Of AKaThISIA AND SLEEPLEsS. THerefOr I TooK LORaZePaM.

 

MY DOCToR GaVE ME 2 MG OF CITALoPrAM... FOR LOoKING IF IT cOulD HELP. I THINk PErhaPS I WANT TO TrY It WITH FLUOXEtIne but im afraid it of all medication now....

 

I DOnT FEe IIKE A HuMAN.... 😓

 

GReeTiNgs

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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P.S.: They want Take Diazepam for reducing Lorazepam now and Doctor want Stop Mirtazapin in 2 steps...they are ok with 1 mg Fluoxetine. I want to try IT for 4 weeks with Fluoxetine....

 

Greetings

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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PS: THey want to stop mirtazapine now because THEY think that iTS making a paradoxical reaction ... should I reduce IT BY myself? I have to cut down on all things in the hospital.

 

THEY want to replace lorazepam with diazepam ...

 

THEY're okay with 1 mg of fluoxetine. I'll try for 4 weeks, if it doesn't work then I'll leave because I have a problem if it's in my system for too long and don't give me anything. Mirtazapine is enough ineffective stuff in my system.

 

THE Problem which i See: If Fluoxetine would be Bad, then I would'nt noticed IT because of the Benzo 😕

 

 

WOULD IT BE OK IF I WOULD TaKe THE DIAZEPAm FOR SLEePING?

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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When im waiting to be totally stable with Mirtazapin aND then taperin IT could bei fOR Years. The Bad think is that ITs make me always awake, Not sleeping. This would say that ' m so Long Not sleeping Till its tapered down (4 years)

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg. 06/29 - 07/15 15mg 07/16 - 08/01 - 08/14:11.25 mg,since 08/15:7.5 mg, since 08/25: 5 mg

Sertraline.: 06/29 - 07/07:21 25 mg 07/08 - 07/10:12.5 mg 07/11/21 0 mg.

Citalopram: 09/14+15: 2 mg

 

Tavor: in hospital for 4 weeks, 2 mg stopped 08/03/21. 

Trials with: Dominal 80 mg, Quetiapine up to 100 mg, Promethazine, without success.

Zoplicon: since 05.08.21: 1,5 Tbl. stopped at .15.08.21.

Lorazepam: if necessary, now 2,5 mg at day 09/09 - 13/09: 3 x 0,625, 09/14: 3 x 0,5 ,09/15: 3 x 0,5 + 2,5 for sleeping

 

 

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I will Go at HOME TODaY OR TOMMoROW....

 

I GOT A REcepe for Diazepam and will make it at Home... Dont want to stay longer in the Hospital...

2012 -7/ 2013: paroxetine. 

Fluoxetine: 8 /2013 - 10/2020: 10 mg cold turkey, 12/2020 - 4/2021: 0.5 mg 4-2021 - 0.34 mg 5-2021 : 0.26 mg 05/15/21 : 0.34 mg (crash) 05/30/0 mg Psychiatrie 02 + 03/08/21: 2.5 mg (Bad idea!!!!) 21/09/16: 1 mg

Mirtazapine: 05/30/21 - dato: (tingling all over the body, nightmares, does not help with falling asleep)05/30 - 06/14:15 mg,06/15 - 06/28:22.5 mg.