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@Chlo  I get close to having panic attack.  I get real panicky but so far not a full fledged panic attack. 

 

18 hours ago, Chlo said:

As if wd and adr isn't enough, then we have to do math, adjust our eating habits, and function in society too.

 

Try to figure out is this a wave or something I ate, did pushed myself to hard, blah blah blah.  I can relate. LOL  

How are you doing finding a place to move too?  Function in society, what's that? 

 

Send your family to SA and  tell them to start reading through threads. :)

  🤗

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin-- 2016  ended back on   Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  thru 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/1  6ct Trazodone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5 

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

2021/ 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   

Xanax 0.625 3x a day   Trazodone 25mg  Holding these

Lexapro   Sept/01/2021  4.90mg>  Sept/25  4.75mg>   Oct/19 4.69mg > Nov/14 4.2mg    Jan/30/2022-- All liquid  4.2mg  (2.20mg at 8am & 2mg at 4pm) 2/17 4mg>  2/24  3.8mg   3/21 3.4mg>  5/2 3mg > 6/1  decreasing by 0.02ml  daily  to 2.7mg>  7/1 decreasing 0.02ml daily to  2.5 mg>  8/1 decreasing 0.02ml daily to 2.26mg

Lamictal  7/17/2022  25mg  9/9/2022 20mg

Supplements  Magnesium 300mg-400mg

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23 hours ago, Chlo said:

I have always had panic attacks during my tapers of this past year. 

This is common, right?

 

Our intention is to taper you at a rate that you do not have serious withdrawal symptoms.

 

As we've observed, you seem to experience an adverse effect from escitalopram after the withdrawal clears up.

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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9 hours ago, Greatful said:

@Chlo  I get close to having panic attack.  I get real panicky but so far not a full fledged panic attack. 

 

 

Try to figure out is this a wave or something I ate, did pushed myself to hard, blah blah blah.  I can relate. LOL  

How are you doing finding a place to move too?  Function in society, what's that? 

 

Send your family to SA and  tell them to start reading through threads. :)

  🤗

It seems my panic attack is brought on my a smell sometimes or like a deja vu moment, or even a thought of my husband, kids, etc. 

It's like I all the sudden don't want to go there or think about it. I'm sure it's a part of grief as well s wd and adr. I get a heated sensation in my lumbar area of back, then the weird sensation in my head.

 

I am moving into New apartment Sept. 1st, I am just right up the stairs to second floor above my momma, facing the pool and playground. So I'm happy about that being able to watch the kids play and laugh. 

Went to see the movie "Bullet Train" with mom, sister, and son. Such a sucky movie, don't waste your money.

Ty for checking on me, love you😊

 

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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3 hours ago, Altostrata said:

 

Our intention is to taper you at a rate that you do not have serious withdrawal symptoms.

 

As we've observed, you seem to experience an adverse effect from escitalopram after the withdrawal clears up.

Yes ma'am, I did experience some wonky head feelings today as soon as I started eating dinner, also during a movie. Which brought on panic. It's like my thoughts, senses, and gut reacts to certain things and then causes a panic attack. 

Is this normal wd symptoms? It's scares me and gives me a doom feeling. 

I am holding the rest of this week and next week.

Is there anyone else on the forum that experiences this too?

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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I had this about 15 years ago.  I was really stressed out from a job and got anxiety.  At the time I didn’t really know what it was.  I couldn’t step into a restaurant without triggering a panic attack.  It would just be the smell that would set me off.  Also at home, with certain smells.  It wasn’t until I left my job, that things calmed down.  I think your body is just so out of whack from stress and it needs to calm down.  
 

How wonderful that you will be close to your mom and will have a wonderful view from your apartment.  Thinking positive is already a step in the right direction.

 

❤️

June 9th 2021 Mirtazapine 7.5 mg

June 24th Mirtazapine 11.25 mg

Oct 25th tapered 16% and had major withdrawals on day 4.

Oct 29th went up original dose.

Dec 28th 2021-11.07 

Jan 5th 2022-10.79, Jan 24th-10.52, Jan 31st-10.26 Feb. 14th-10 Feb. 27th-9.7 Mar 6th-9.5 Mar 23rd-9.3 Apr 2nd-9 Apr 20th-8.7 May 16th-8.6 May 23rd- 8.4 June 5th-8.1 June 13th-7.9 July 5th-7.5 July 21st-7.3 July 28th 7.1 August 21st 6.9 Sept 15th 6.7 Sept 26th 6.5

 

Supplement from standard process-  these are made with wholefoods -Multizyme, E-manganese, calm five, magnesium cream.

 

When you feel like your body has betrayed you, remember, your symptoms are simply your bodies way of keeping you safe. 
-theholisticmother

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@Chlo, if you have an adverse reaction to a drug, it will appear after you take the drug. I can't interpret a symptom out of context. Please go back to posting your daily notes.

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

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17 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

@Chlo, if you have an adverse reaction to a drug, it will appear after you take the drug. I can't interpret a symptom out of context. Please go back to posting your daily notes.

Yes ma'am, I will do that first thing in the morning. Today has been pretty smooth besides the normal anxiety and sadness. 

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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8/10/22 Diary

9am: woke up to spiked cortisol, Lexapro 2.35mg

10am: heavy depression and anxiety, crying

11am: heavy chest, dizziness, omeprazole 10mg, Probiotic 

Noon: half sandwich, anxiety 

1pm: anxiety

2pm: psych. Appt. Crying spell 

3pm: anxiety, sadness, Magnesium Glycinate, Omega3, C, D3, dinner

4pm: light anxiety 

5pm: anxious 

6pm: anxious 

7pm: better, light supper, Magnesium Glycinate, Omega3, Atorvastatin 20mg 

8pm: good

9pm: good

10pm: Mirtazapine 15mg, Probiotic, Magnesium Glycinate 

11pm: sleep

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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4 hours ago, Chlo said:

2pm: psych. Appt. Crying spell 

 

@Chlo, you've been through so much. Are you seeing a psychotherapist? Did you cry because you felt sad?

 

Are there any thoughts that occur when you feel anxious in the afternoon? How does this anxiety feel?

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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@Chlo I have convalesced over COVID since 5 days ago. The autonomic symptoms have improved back to my prior baseline. Thanks for inquiring. I still currently have a hypersensitive nervous system. I can sleep now without any sleep aids, which I havent taken in months (approximately 4 months). My current symotoms are Tinnitus (worse in left ear than Right), Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, inner body shaking, exercise intolerance, orthostatic hypotension, insomina (but can now sleep, which is an improved compared to last year), GERD (improved) no longer taking anti reflux medication). Mental Rumination, hyperexcitable at times. I've worked the entire time of withdrawal ( a stressful, but enjoyable career too), though very difficult. 

Celexa 10 mg started (for panic attack) and quickly stopped. From Jan 2001 to September 2001 stopped cold turkey.

Celexa 10mg taken for short period of time in 2010; could not take for a long period of time due to side effects, thus only taken for about 2 months. Went through withdrawal symptoms, and protracted symptoms for at least 1.5 years.

Restarted Celexa 10 mg in 2013 to 2016 off and on. (never could tolerate anything above 10mg) to due work related stress, and not because of anxiety or depression. Never could consistently take a pill daily for weeks at a time, due to side effects. 

Restarted in 2019 off and on again for a year, than in October 2020, cold turkey stopped. Did not know about this website, never was told how to stop or to taper since "I was not taking a high dose", suffered insomnia, elevated blood pressure, anxiety, stress, but not any real devastating symptoms. 

Have not swallowed a micro dust of Citalopram since October 2020, and it's October 2021 now.

Started trazodone 25mg in April 5th, 2021 for insomnia, horrible choice, recommended by doctor, couldn't tolerate side effects, tapered, every other day for a month starting on April 24th, than every 2 days for 1 months in May as recommended by doctor, until last 25 mg pill swallowed on June 07,2021. What a mistake! 

No SSRI's or SSNI's or any psycho medications have been ingested by me since June 07,2021. And life has been hell, especially after the Trazodone was introduced. 

March 17th, 18th, 2022. I took a cough suppressant that contained Dextromethrophan. Took a total of 20 mg over 2 days, to suppress cough. Caused a major exacerbation of previous symptoms. Have suffered 2 Panic attacks, difficulty sleeping, anxiety which had been well controlled for at least 3 months. And also worsen my Withdrawal induced Tinnitus.

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16 hours ago, Altostrata said:

 

@Chlo, you've been through so much. Are you seeing a psychotherapist? Did you cry because you felt sad?

 

Are there any thoughts that occur when you feel anxious in the afternoon? How does this anxiety feel?

Yes, I see a psychotherapist, but I know the most part of my onset of depression and anxiety it from the antidepressant not working and lingering wd/adr effects. The anxiety is very high and tense.

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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Hi y'all, 

It's been quite a while since I posted. I'm still trying my best to hang in there and stay focused. I've got a move coming up this Saturday. Moving into an apartment above my momma. Just the thought of spending the day in the heat moving my belongings up 2 flights of stairs gives me high anxiety and panic. The next week I will be having a neurotomy procedure. For the most part I have been doing the best I can, doing some grounding, meditation, etc. It seems though that when my Lexapro peaks at about the 4th or 5th hour after taking it is when I have a full blown panic attack. And then again around the 8th hour. As bad as I want to continue my taper due to adverse reaction, I know I should hold until after my move and procedure.  The longer I hold causes me more suffering in wd/adr because the Lexapro is is telling my brain/cns that is doesn't like it. 

It's like a catch 22 and either way it sucks. 

I look forward to beginning my taper again in about 3 weeks. If all goes well then I will do the brassmonkey 10%. 

2.5% each week for 4 weeks, then hold 2 weeks. 

I am currently at 2.33mg. Not too much longer I will be done 🤗

@Altostrata @Frogie

@brassmonkey @Greatful

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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Hang in there, @Chlo, you've had a rough time. We'll help you taper when you're able.

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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1 minute ago, Altostrata said:

Hang in there, @Chlo, you've had a rough time. We'll help you taper when you're able.

Thank you 🌻

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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@Greatful

Hi there! I noticed we are both down to the 2's on our liquid Lexapro taper. Would you mind explaining to me how your decreasing, please. And how is it going for you? I plan on starting back my taper on the 2nd week in September. Just wondering if your way may work well for me 💚

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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Hi y'all, 

So I am ready to resume my taper. I am currently at 2.33mg. Is 10% still recommended? Even at smaller dosage? And would that be 2.5% each week for 4 weeks then hold 2?

@Altostrata @Frogie @brassmonkey

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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@Chlo

 

I would do the 2.5% a week for 4 weeks, then hold for 2 weeks. That is the easiest on your system.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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1 hour ago, Frogie said:

@Chlo

 

I would do the 2.5% a week for 4 weeks, then hold for 2 weeks. That is the easiest on your system.

Ok. Started this morning at 2.27mg. Will post hourly diary tonight. Thank you ❤️ 

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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@Chlo

 

You are very welcome!

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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@Chlo  I think trying the slow 2.5% is a good place to start.  Congrats on your  courage to move forward🌞 

How did your move go?

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin-- 2016  ended back on   Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  thru 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/1  6ct Trazodone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5 

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

2021/ 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   

Xanax 0.625 3x a day   Trazodone 25mg  Holding these

Lexapro   Sept/01/2021  4.90mg>  Sept/25  4.75mg>   Oct/19 4.69mg > Nov/14 4.2mg    Jan/30/2022-- All liquid  4.2mg  (2.20mg at 8am & 2mg at 4pm) 2/17 4mg>  2/24  3.8mg   3/21 3.4mg>  5/2 3mg > 6/1  decreasing by 0.02ml  daily  to 2.7mg>  7/1 decreasing 0.02ml daily to  2.5 mg>  8/1 decreasing 0.02ml daily to 2.26mg

Lamictal  7/17/2022  25mg  9/9/2022 20mg

Supplements  Magnesium 300mg-400mg

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1 hour ago, Greatful said:

@Chlo  I think trying the slow 2.5% is a good place to start.  Congrats on your  courage to move forward🌞 

How did your move go?

Move went well, I'm glad it's over. I'm just ready for this taper to be done with, just at a slow rate. I just can't seem to shake these scary panic attacks. Do you get them @Greatful? How is your taper going with the Lexapro,  can you please explain to me what method your using. 

I'm in my apartment now, I am trying to adapt to being alone. The grief and adr/wd are so hard on my mind. 

Please keep me in your prayers, I love you 🌻

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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9/15/22 Diary

9am: woke up with spiked cortisol, Lexapro 2.27mg

10am: some anxiety, tension 

11am: Omeprazol 10mg, Probiotic, anxiety 

Noon: sandwich, sadness, air hungry

12:30pm: panic attack, heat sensation in lower back at onset of panic. Tense fear. High anxiety 

1pm: panicky gone, just anxiety 

2:30pm: Magnesium Glycinate, Omega3, C, D3. Weeping. 

3:30pm: sadness and anxiety 

4:30pm: sadness and anxiety 

5:30pm: sadness easing up, went to granddaughters soccer game, Magnesium Glycinate, Omega3, Atorvastatin 20mg. 

7pm: Better, mild sadness. Supper

8pm: goof

9pm: good

10pm: good, mirtazapine 15mg 

11pm-8am: sleep

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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@Chlo

My heart goes out to you.♥️  This is beyond hard some days and you are doing it alone, in grief and empty nesting.

 

Yes I get panicky and feel like a full fledged panic attack is just around the corner many times.  I also get the overwhelming sadness, low mood and add in the emotional  fatigue from dealing with this.  Your strength is amazing...Congrats on going to your  granddaughters game..🌞

 

I took a little break from tapering my Lexapro and did a taper on my Lamictal.....So I am in another wave😬 Sometimes it feels like one continue wave with a few milder days thrown in the mix....🙄

 

One day at a time Chlo🤗

 

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin-- 2016  ended back on   Prozac and Lamictal 200mg

5/2020  thru 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed  12/13/2020 Zoloft 50mg 1/29ct  1/29/2021 Seroquel 50mg ct  2/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/1  6ct Trazodone 50mg 4/25  25mg 2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg   4/21 37.5 

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr  3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects ct   4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg  4/30 10mg  5/10  7.5mg 

2021/ 5/16  5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   

Xanax 0.625 3x a day   Trazodone 25mg  Holding these

Lexapro   Sept/01/2021  4.90mg>  Sept/25  4.75mg>   Oct/19 4.69mg > Nov/14 4.2mg    Jan/30/2022-- All liquid  4.2mg  (2.20mg at 8am & 2mg at 4pm) 2/17 4mg>  2/24  3.8mg   3/21 3.4mg>  5/2 3mg > 6/1  decreasing by 0.02ml  daily  to 2.7mg>  7/1 decreasing 0.02ml daily to  2.5 mg>  8/1 decreasing 0.02ml daily to 2.26mg

Lamictal  7/17/2022  25mg  9/9/2022 20mg

Supplements  Magnesium 300mg-400mg

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I would also like to add that with all that you are dealing, you manage to go out and do things . That shows pure strength.  I hope you realize how incredibly strong you are.

 

Sending hugs.

 

❤️

June 9th 2021 Mirtazapine 7.5 mg

June 24th Mirtazapine 11.25 mg

Oct 25th tapered 16% and had major withdrawals on day 4.

Oct 29th went up original dose.

Dec 28th 2021-11.07 

Jan 5th 2022-10.79, Jan 24th-10.52, Jan 31st-10.26 Feb. 14th-10 Feb. 27th-9.7 Mar 6th-9.5 Mar 23rd-9.3 Apr 2nd-9 Apr 20th-8.7 May 16th-8.6 May 23rd- 8.4 June 5th-8.1 June 13th-7.9 July 5th-7.5 July 21st-7.3 July 28th 7.1 August 21st 6.9 Sept 15th 6.7 Sept 26th 6.5

 

Supplement from standard process-  these are made with wholefoods -Multizyme, E-manganese, calm five, magnesium cream.

 

When you feel like your body has betrayed you, remember, your symptoms are simply your bodies way of keeping you safe. 
-theholisticmother

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13 minutes ago, Greatful said:

@Chlo

My heart goes out to you.♥️  This is beyond hard some days and you are doing it alone, in grief and empty nesting.

 

Yes I get panicky and feel like a full fledged panic attack is just around the corner many times.  I also get the overwhelming sadness, low mood and add in the emotional  fatigue from dealing with this.  Your strength is amazing...Congrats on going to your  granddaughters game..🌞

 

I took a little break from tapering my Lexapro and did a taper on my Lamictal.....So I am in another wave😬 Sometimes it feels like one continue wave with a few milder days thrown in the mix....🙄

 

One day at a time Chlo🤗

 

 

@GreatfulThank you, sweetheart, I guess I'm getting used to my apartment and being alone in it. My mom is tight down the steps from me. She is on boytom floor and im on 2nd. Its just really hard keeping my mind focused on the good and positive. I try to keep myself busy throughout the day. I have a big window in the living room that lets sun shine in throught the day, and thats what helps me as well. The home i moved out of was so dark. My view is also over the pool and playground so i get to watch children laugh and play. Ive changed the atmosphere in my apartment with bohemian decor. Lots of colors, rag rugs, and plants (well mostly cactus, lol, hopefully I can keep them alive).

Going out to eat with my family tonight for granddaughters birthday. 

I hope your wave weakens and your window is just around the corner. You are such a beautiful soul and I am grateful for your responses to all my posts. 

Thank you so much for your support, I love you, Muah!

 

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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21 minutes ago, Bestill said:

I would also like to add that with all that you are dealing, you manage to go out and do things . That shows pure strength.  I hope you realize how incredibly strong you are.

 

Sending hugs.

 

❤️

@Bestill thank you very much! I have to make myself get out at least once a day, whether that's taking a walk around the complex, grocery store, or shopping with my momma. My mind tends to go in the wrong direction when i have time on my hands and that's not good because, well I'm sure you know, our thoughts get the best of us. Fear sets in with me and before I know it a panic attack rears it's ugly head. 

I am so ready to have the pure joy and laughter that I once had with my family and grandkids. I feel like they can sense my unhappiness and suffering. Do all of us that are going through this horrid experience with wd wonder if we will ever have joy and laughter again? Sometimes I worry that my Mom won't live to see the day that I have joy again. She is 78.

There goes my mind again.....

I'm so ready for cooler weather. Here in Texas it is currently 95° of pure humidity. 2ft of snow would be great!

Take care sweetheart, Hugs back atcha 🌻

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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@Chlo, you know you have a little bit of bad patch after a reduction, please stay as calm as possible, be a surfer.

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

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16 hours ago, Altostrata said:

@Chlo, you know you have a little bit of bad patch after a reduction, please stay as calm as possible, be a surfer.

@AltostrataYes ma'am, I am aware of that, usually around the 4th day. Today is my 3rd and I seem to be doing ok. 

Hoping the symptoms get easier the lower I go. 

I've never surfed before, but I'm sure gonna try to stay on the board and paddle my way to shore ❤️

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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9/16/22 Diary

9am: woke up, Lex 2.27mg, mild cortisol 

10am: sadness, weeping, stayed in bed reading devotion 

11am: Omeprazol 10mg, Probiotic, lethargic 

Noon: 🥪, anxious

1pm: went to visit a friend, sadness, anxious

2pm: high anxiety, tension 

3pm: same, Magnesium glycinate, D3, C, Omega3 

4pm: tried to relax and nap (unable to) anxious 

5pm: grocery store 

6pm: out to eat with family 

7pm: Magnesium Glycinate, Omega3, Atorvastatin 20mg 

8pm: feel better 

9pm: better

10pm: Mirtazapine 15mg, Magnesium Glycinate 

11pm-9am: sleep

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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9/17&18/22 Diary

Pretty much a window on both days.

A few bouts of sadness and anxiety mid morning and around 2pm, but mostly 2 wonderful days.

Thank you God!

Enjoyed my granddaughters birthday party, dinner and time with my family. Keeping myself busy is key, nothing too over stimulating. 

I am destined for great things in the future. I am working to improve and that already makes me a success. 

I am a child of God and he is protecting me today and tomorrow, and the days to come. 

Hugs 🌻

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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1 hour ago, Chlo said:

9/17&18/22 Diary

Pretty much a window on both days.

A few bouts of sadness and anxiety mid morning and around 2pm, but mostly 2 wonderful days.

Thank you God!

Enjoyed my granddaughters birthday party, dinner and time with my family. Keeping myself busy is key, nothing too over stimulating. 

I am destined for great things in the future. I am working to improve and that already makes me a success. 

I am a child of God and he is protecting me today and tomorrow, and the days to come. 

Hugs 🌻

@Altostrata @Frogie @Greatful sorry, I forgot to tag y'all again.

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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@Chlo

 

That's quite alright.

 

It looks like you are doing pretty well overall for everything you have/are going through!

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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1 minute ago, Frogie said:

@Chlo

 

That's quite alright.

 

It looks like you are doing pretty well overall for everything you have/are going through!

Yes ma'am, I think so❤️ Thank you 😊 

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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Chlo, I haven't been on here for quite some time. Same as you, the grief and sadness and constant crying. I just didn't feel able to interact with anyone. I've been thinking of you and praying for you though and I'm so glad your move went well. Your new apartment sounds lovely!  

 

Thank you So much for the little sheep picture you posted on my thread!! I love it so much.  Chlo the sheep is about as big as her momma now! 

 

I wish we were all closer and could meet and console one another in person. I know exactly what you mean about the thoughts and how they bring us down into that pit of despair. Especially when we're alone and have time to dwell on everything. These huge life changes really do a number on us. You are so brave and strong. I'm continuing to pray for you and send big, warm hugs.

 

Pollyjay

64 y/o Female

Current meds:

Started:26 February, Propranolol 5 mg 8am and 8 pm

Started: 11 March 2022, Ativan : 0 .25mg 1pm and 9pm

Started: 19 February (?) Seroquel 25 mg :Now, just less than 1/4 pill ( 0.012 scale weight) 1030 pm

Started: 26 February 2022, Lunesta 1 mg: Now less than 1/4 pill (0.018 scale weight) 10:30 pm

 

Other meds: Levothyroxine 50mcg with extra 25mcg Mon. Wed. Fri.

 

 

 

 

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Can I ask everyone a question, please...

Am I the only one who's not ona benzo to help with wd?

I have noticed that a lot of members are tapering off of AD first because the benzo helps them while tapering their AD. 

I would feel so much more relief if I too could have that.

But I don't want to add something else to have to taper later. 

And then I've heard that it doesn't take long to taper a benzo like it does an AD. 

I know I'm dealing with a lot with all the changes in my life, grief, son moving out, covid...I'm just ranting and whining. Like everyone else I want relief 😌 and joy.

 

 

Chlo❤

•Celexa 40mg 1999-2021•COVID August 2021•Celexa stopped working•Zoloft 100mg Sept21'-Oct21'•Zoloft did not work •Lexapro10mg Oct21'-Nov21'

•Lexapro did not work

•Lexapro 5mg Nov21'-1/17/22 switched to Lexapro liquid form 5mg-1/18/22•4.75mg 1/19 •4.5mg 1/25•4.25mg 2/1•4.0mg 2/8

•3.75mg 3/28•3.5mg 5/23

•3.25mg 5/30•3.0mg 6/19

•2.75mg 6/26•2.5mg 7/10•2.45mg 7/18•2.40mg 7/25• 2.35mg 8/1•2.33mg 8/26•2.27mg 9/15•2.21mg 9/23•Mirtazapine 15mg pm Nov 2021-current•Omeprazol 40mg am 2017-2/6/22•Omeprazol 30mg am 2/13•20mg am 6/1•10mg 8/1-current •Atorvastatin 20mg

•Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

•C•Omega3•D3•Probiotic

•Treatment resistant for Anxiety, Panic disorder & Depression.

I don't know much, but 3 things I do. There is a God. His word is true. Stay close to Him and He will bring you through. Amen🙏

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You're doing great, @Chlo

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