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2 hours ago, Mountainsky said:

Any members on here of Christian faith?

 

You can find some members here.  Please note that this is a topic for prayer.  There may be an existing discussion topic but I cannot find it.  If you want to start a discussion/support topic you could create one, if you cannot find one that is already there.

 

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PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

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

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Ok great, thank you!

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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  • 3 weeks later...

Going through hell now. Why is it when something good happens or I'm in a decent or content mood it gets squashed and something awful replaces it? No really this is my life. Not just PWS but everything is not going right.

 

On top of it I had to leave work early Friday due to suddenly feeling sick. Covid test was negative. I was in the worst pain, my legs  back, arms and fingers hurt so bad, my headache and fever wouldn't settle down even after 3 doses of Tylenol. My temp was between 100-103. My chills were so bad my teeth were chattering I almost couldn't form a sentence. My sheets and clothes were drenched. The worst has left thankgod but now I have a lingering sore throat and a cough started. I cannot go back to work tomorrow, Tuesday I'll be cleared. I missed my best friends daughter's birthday party yesterday.

 

Sorry for being so negative and moaney but I'm begging for a break and healing. This doesn't help my anxiety one bit. It's been  through the roof.

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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Has anyone been on Paxil/paroxetine?  Just how bad were the wd's? 

 

It's been about 4 years since my last pill. Who knows if my physical pain and misery is still from the Paxil?  I went from 40mg to 0mg in not even 2 months ( too fast I know). I felt so good after my last pill then only a few short months later BAM.... all hell broke loose. 

 

I miss my life, who I was in 2018, that alone gives me so much anxiety, pain and misery because I was so different 4 years ago. What I felt I was doing that was best for my health turned out to ruin my life?  I grieve everyday and want my old life back. I told someone recently I feel like I died in 2018.

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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Has anyone suffered from chronic Lyme Disease and it's co infections?  Have you treated for a good amount of time with different protocols with no success only to learn your misery could very well be WD?

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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I wish I could say it was just withdrawl for myself but I suffer a huge amount of neurological issues and had a positive CDC test a few times this year so I'm not sure if withdrawl just messed up my immune system or compounded the issue but I'm continuing treatment at the moment. There is also plenty of proof of persistent Borellia,Bartonella and Babesia infection at this point to give me some assurance its not just mass hysteria

https://youtu.be/yfQ6kZMKsUU

 

With treatment failure its a bit more difficult to say if continuing would help this is better for a mecical professional to answer. I do apologize if I added more confusion to your questioning

 

 

 

2001-2019 Effexor XR 150mg Cross to Zoloft 100mg.

2003-2004 CT Effexor XR 150

09/18/2020 Zoloft 100mg CT Switch Paxil 20mg /Valium 10mg

2020 Paxil 20mg /Valium 10mg/Gabapentin 900mg.

2021 Paxil 20mg /Valium 6mg /Gabapentin 600mg.

Currently:

04/14/2022 Paxil 20mg to 15mg 25% reduction/Valium 3mg/Gabapentin 900mg/Fludrocortisone .01mg 

Paxil: Tablet/Liquid Switch 10% Monthly Drops

5/16 Paxil Liquid 7.4ml/ Valium 3mg/ Gabapentin 900mg, 6/1 Paxil Liquid 6.66ml/ Valium 3mg/ Gabapentin 900mg 6/18 "Switch back to tablets" paxil 10mg+1.66ml/Valium 3mg/Gabapentin 900mg

SupplementsFish Oil, Melatonin 1.5mg, Luracidin.

"Slow  Steady Stable" 💚

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Thank you. It's just ridiculous of the amount of $$$ I've spent out of pocket in the last 3.5 years and nothing is getting better, only worse. It seems strange that when I did a fast taper off of Paxil that's where I began treatment for the Lyme and saw my first lyme physician. Not saying I never had Lyme, no. But at this point I need to take a step back and think Paxil protracted withdrawal could be why I feel so ill. I don't know what to do anymore. It seems all in that time frame of entering lyme treatment and stopping the Paxil my whole health and life took a bad 180 turn.

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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Supposedly I have mold exposure too ( mycotoxins)  and an overgrowth of gastrointestinal bacteria,  possible yeast too.

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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3 hours ago, Mountainsky said:

Thank you. It's just ridiculous of the amount of $$$ I've spent out of pocket in the last 3.5 years and nothing is getting better, only worse. It seems strange that when I did a fast taper off of Paxil that's where I began treatment for the Lyme and saw my first lyme physician. Not saying I never had Lyme, no. But at this point I need to take a step back and think Paxil protracted withdrawal could be why I feel so ill. I don't know what to do anymore. It seems all in that time frame of entering lyme treatment and stopping the Paxil my whole health and life took a bad 180 turn.

I understand completely it is so difficult to navigate this all and make sense of it. The doctors charge way to much and it's difficult to know if we are being taken fir a ride. Please stay strong and keep me updated on your progress 🙏 ️ 

2001-2019 Effexor XR 150mg Cross to Zoloft 100mg.

2003-2004 CT Effexor XR 150

09/18/2020 Zoloft 100mg CT Switch Paxil 20mg /Valium 10mg

2020 Paxil 20mg /Valium 10mg/Gabapentin 900mg.

2021 Paxil 20mg /Valium 6mg /Gabapentin 600mg.

Currently:

04/14/2022 Paxil 20mg to 15mg 25% reduction/Valium 3mg/Gabapentin 900mg/Fludrocortisone .01mg 

Paxil: Tablet/Liquid Switch 10% Monthly Drops

5/16 Paxil Liquid 7.4ml/ Valium 3mg/ Gabapentin 900mg, 6/1 Paxil Liquid 6.66ml/ Valium 3mg/ Gabapentin 900mg 6/18 "Switch back to tablets" paxil 10mg+1.66ml/Valium 3mg/Gabapentin 900mg

SupplementsFish Oil, Melatonin 1.5mg, Luracidin.

"Slow  Steady Stable" 💚

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Yes I absolutely will 💚

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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Just need to vent. I went on another health forum. I won't mention publicly the name, if anyone wants to know I can PM you....I don't like to knock other sites and name them publicly just by my 1 negative experience.  Anyway, I asked about protracted withdrawal in Paxil 4 years after my last pill. Someone replied I was possibly relapsing, go back on the Paxil or try another psych med.  Sounds familiar to all of us huh? Lol.  I take it this individual and maybe even that particular forum is more "mainstream". It felt like a gut punch. I didn't even bother replying back it's not worth it. I don't need or want to be lectured on something by someone who knows nothing about me and their ignorant comments.

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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Just checking in to say I hope you’re doing alright 😊 paxil withdraw is an awful journey but I choose to believe it will be over one day!

2002 approx: Prescribed 30mg of Citalopram which made me instantly extremely ill including suicidal ideation and auditory hallucinations, discontinued in a few weeks and symptoms subsided.

2004 - 2010: Prescribed short bouts of Paroxetine (Paxil/Seroxat) with no noticeable side effects or withdrawal issues.

2010-2020: Prescribed 40mg Paroxetine for almost a decade, initially positive impact but over time noticed less effectiveness and increased side effects (constant sleeping/nightmares/night sweats, and weight gain).

2020: Tapered down from 40mg - 0mg in 2-3 weeks on doctor's advice. A few weeks later severe withdrawal symptoms began (suicidal ideation, rapid weight loss, hypothermia, etc.).
May 2020: Went back on 10mg of Paroxetine, tapering to 0mg over 2-3 months. Severe symptoms began again after dropping from 5mg to nothing on doctor's advice (so I could 'clear my system' to start Sertraline).
June 2020: Started on 50mg Sertraline to manage Paroxetine withdrawal on doctor's advice. New severe symptoms, worse than before (worst was suicidal ideation, but also extreme noise sensitivity, muscle cramps, stomach issues, etc.).

Early 2021: Increased Sertraline dosage from 50mg to 75mg in desperate hope it would relieve ongoing symptoms. It did not.

2021-2022: Began a gradual taper from 75mg down to 1.6mg of Sertraline, following advice given on this site (though on reflection still tapered too quickly). Severe recurrence of symptoms, now restabilising at 2mg and holding for now. 

 

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Hi, im chipping  in!! coming of paroxetine is the messiest, hardest journey off meds I have ever done, and still people think ( DRs ect) its ok!!!!! Im hoping because I found the knowledge here on SA with regard  the best way to proceed, i can have an easier outcome but I wont hold my breath!!!! Hope things open up for you. Stay with this site, listen to your body and tell everyone else to go swival!!!! Take care rekite

amiltriptalian 20mg sept 2012-sept2013CT

dosulapin   nov2013 -?CT

sertralin    2014-2016CT

Gaberpectin2016-2017.CT

floroxetine 2017-2019. CT

paroxetine2019-2022- Various from 10 to 30. Reduced from 30mg to twenty over summer, winter 21. Stablized. reduced from 20ml to 12.5 jan-july22. Some holds some reinstate of tiny tiny bit and then hold around 15mg. Last drop from 13.5 to 12.5 18th july . Had to add a tiny bit/ Held on drop day due to stress of invironment, dropped to 12.  7th september 

Droped to 11.25 gradually  threw   september picking smaller bits from the left over pot!!! Will stay at 11.25 for a couple of weeks. Shaky and tired.

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Thanks ❤️

 

Has anyone at least found *some* relief in eating a low histamine diet?  Last year I was told I had Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. This seems common in ppl in withdrawal. The diet seems extremely draining and restrictive.  I do my best to eat gluten free, low sugar, do some healthy swaps with dairy but it's hard I won't lie and say I'm absolutely compliant. Some foods I truly enjoy and think are healthy arent and must be avoided while doing a low histamine diet. I dont know what to do. I cant research this for hours and be obessional every time I'm about to chose a food to eat when I'm at work or out with friends. With inflation still an issue and food prices not looking to go down anytime soon I'm trying to find foods that are healthy and affordable and be realistic. 

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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The only way to find out what affects you personally is to eliminate and reintroduce foods.  It is a tedious process.  You could do an elimination diet and then reintroduce foods one at a time, which I think is the better way to do it, or you can just stop eating one food, keep everything else the same and then reintroduce it.  I think the second way can end up being a longer process so if you are serious about it the first option would make more sense.

 

I know from experience how frustrating it is.  I get an itchy patch on my left shoulder (thankfully I can reach to scratch it) and I've been trying to work out what triggers it.  At this time I don't have the wherewithal to do the elimination and reintroduction and have just been trying to observe when it gets worse and what preceded it.

Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

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

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Just to show you how anxious and stressed I am, I had my yearly physical exam today and my blood pressure the highest on the automated cuff was 153/122.  On the manual one 165/95. They repeated it at least 4x and I was getting more scared and couldnt relax, anybody would! I am just getting over a 2 day migraine ( idoit me who failed to mention this to the doctor) My mom told me it could very well be from my migraine since that has happened to her as well. I pray it was from the migraine. The VERY last thing I need is to go on blood pressure meds.

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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