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@Nypeaches89 hey! I'm doing a bit better today. In general very up and down and unpredictable, with lots of anxiety which kind of keeps the vicious cycle going, and symptoms like twitches/muscle spasms, derealisation, sensory overload, head pressure etc.... :// 

I'm SO glad to see you're feeling better !! That's wonderful ❤️ Hoping that I'll be seeing improvements by the time I get to a year out, or having clearer/bigger windows

Sept 2021 - CT sertraline 25mg. told it was a 'placebo dose'; thought withdrawals would pass in a few weeks as medical guidelines say. 

Nov 2021 - Jan 2022 - failed reinstatement attempt which exacerbated symptoms as it gave me severe serotonin syndrome, unrecognised by doctors who told me to double my dose (!!!!). this was a very awful period, was still trying to work and go to uni, eventually had to quit everything & move back in with family. horrific 'altered reality' symptoms of dissociation, hallucinations, insomnia, chemical dread, racing heart, agitation, nausea, burning & more 

Jan 14th 2022: 0mg SSRI

Currently, Sept 2022: 10mg amitriptyline, magnesium glycinate, omega 3s, vitamins C, D, B12, occasional melatonin + L-theanine

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1 hour ago, eileen1111 said:

Trying to understand what is happening is really important for me because it creates an illusion of control over an uncontrollable situation

@eileen1111 Oh my gosh, yes. This is so true.  I tried desperately to understand every little nuance of withdrawal. I think it helped me a lot during this period of time because it did give me an illusion of control, something I desperately needed. Also, it certainly didn't hurt for me to have more knowledge about what was happening to my body. Wow, you managed to say exactly what I was feeling at that time.

 

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HISTORY

Feb. 2016 to June 2016  - Was on 150mg Zoloft. 

Quit Zoloft (Sertraline) June  2016,  reinstated 50mg of Zoloft July 2016.  From July 2016  to October 2016 went from 50 mg down 2.3 mg. I up-dosed in November 2016 to 12.5 mg. Held there until January 2017 when I started a much slower taper.

STARTING SENSIBLE  ZOLOFT TAPERING USING GUIDELINES FROM THIS SITE

Dec. 10 2016  - switched to Liquid Zoloft (Sertraline) @ 12.5 mg.   Jan. 4, 2020 1.875 mg (6.3%). Jan. 25, 2020 1.75 mgFeb. 29, 2020 1.625mg (7.10%).  Apr. 4, 2020 1.5 mg.  May 9, 2020 1.375 mg.  June 6, 2020 1.25 mg. (9.10%).  July 4, 2020 1.125 mg. (10%).  August 15, 2020 1.0 mg.  Oct 24, 2020 .875 mg.  Nov. 28, 2020 .75mgJan 16, 2021 .685mg (8.7%).  Feb 13, 2021 .62mg. March 12, 2021 .56mg.  May 1, 2021 .375mg.  May 29, 2021 .25mg. June 26, 2021 .0125mg. July 25, 2021 .065mg. August 22, 2021 .048mg.  October 2, 2021 .043mg.  October 10, 2021 .038mg.  October 23, 2021 .035mg.  October 30, 2021 .032mg.  Nov. 13, 2021 .030 mg.  Dec 4, 2021 .0285 mg.  Dec 11, 2021 .0265 mg. Dec 18, 2021 .0246 mg. Dec 25, 2021 .023mg. Jan 1, 2022. 0 mg. OFF COMPLETELY

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7 hours ago, eileen1111 said:

@Nypeaches89 hey! I'm doing a bit better today. In general very up and down and unpredictable, with lots of anxiety which kind of keeps the vicious cycle going, and symptoms like twitches/muscle spasms, derealisation, sensory overload, head pressure etc.... :// 

I'm SO glad to see you're feeling better !! That's wonderful ❤️ Hoping that I'll be seeing improvements by the time I get to a year out, or having clearer/bigger windows

Of course you will get better. One thing that I read on SA that helped me and turned to be very true is: you don’t have to even believe in your recovery to actually recover. In short this too shall pass. And it’s so true, the brain works in mysterious ways, I’ve been terrible in July and now I’m fine, no reason, just time doing its job, I guess just my brain recovering. You got this! 🌼

April 2020: 10mg Escitalopram 

July 2020: fast tapper tried to quit. Failed. 
september 2020: Trintellix 20mg. 
october 2021: fast taper off Trintellix (1 week). 

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