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Snooze: Just a hello


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Just saying hello. If you are from the LYRICA survivors group, you know my name is Suzanne PK.  But on this site I go by Snooze.  L ruined my life for four years before I learned how to taper properly.  I successfully tapered from 600 mg off about 18 months ago.  I’m happy to answer any tapering questions, as I’ve also tapered off of clonazepam as well. Many years ago ( about 25 I was on an early anti-depressant, Prozac, for six months .  However, back then there was no tapering…I just dropped it and wondered why I felt strange afterwards.  But being 24 helped and youth and health made my adjustment easier than it would have been had I tried that at my current age (53).  I currently have Aplastic Anemia, which is terminal in my case.  I am receiving compassionate care ( palliative ) now, but am still mentally strong and have a positive outlook on my situation because I choose to put others first in life.  I would like to make myself available to help with any questions from anyone currently tapering or curious about stopping a psychiatric drug.  As I said in the LYRICA group…Im here to help until Im no longer here at all !  


I invite any of my old friends to say hello and look forward to making new ones from this group.  If I can help anyone in any way, Im happy to do so !  You can beat these drugs and recover!  Promise ! 




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Hi Snooze and welcome to SA,


You've done really well to get off those drugs and I am sure that other members will be encouraged by your success and appreciate any help and support that you are able to give them.


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Please check out the relevant posts linked in Post #1 of this topic, especially the one titled "It Doesn't End at 0"




This is your own Introduction topic which is the best place to ask questions specific to your own situation and where you can journal your progress.  This keeps your history in one place and means you do not have to repeat your story.


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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Welcome oh brave lady. 
Hope you got some sleep for a change! 

My Intro topic.  Was Dickie in FB gabapentinoids 

2020 January Stopped Quetiapine 150 at night in a fairly chaotic fashion with holds, jumping at 6mg 

2020 June Stopped Pregabalin 150 at night using Ashton Method Some holds. 

2021 December Stopped Mirtazipine 15 using Ashton Method. (Slower at end). 

Nov 21 - Given Quetiapine 12.5 for sleep. Reduced mid March 2022 to 6mg - Off 30/5/22

Feb 2022 Ongoing Diazepam 17.5, Blip at Christmas when took 22.5mg for a few days, now 24 FEB Stable 17.5 as advised. Had long covid. Now going to 16.25 from 8/7/22. 7% drop 

Oxazepam 10mg.STOPPED 10th FEB 2022  “Rescue dose x 2 in 2 months. 

Buccastem 3mg less than 1 a month for nausea. 

Past meds since 1969 -Approx dates only available. Tranxene 15, Clomipramine 150 for about 25 years. 1993 Paroxetine 20 AD change. Diazepam 20mg swap from Tranxene.

Oxazepam 10mg Prn since 1990's  1995 Trial of MAOIS. 2000 Escitaopram 10mg. 2015 trial of Trazadone. 2004 Pregabalin 150 at night.

2015 Started on Quetiapine 150 note, Mirtazipine 15 note. Diazepam increased to 30mg split dosing. 

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