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Hi just in the middle of a severe setback from alcohol I believe just looking for reassurance that I will come out of it. Was on lexapro for 3 years and cold turkeyd 

Lexapro 10 mg 2014 to 2017.came off after two weeks. big setback recently due to alcohol. Had seen huge improvements 

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Hi SonnyOz and welcome to SA,

 

Many members find that drinking alcohol can cause their withdrawal symptoms to worsen.

 

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You might find the posts linked in Post #1 of this topic helpful:

 

are-we-there-yet-how-long-is-withdrawal-going-to-take

 

Please create your drug signature following these instructions.  This will appear below each post you make:

 

Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature

 

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.

 

 

 * * * * * *   PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO   * * * * * *

Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

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

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

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

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

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

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Thank you for your response really just looking for reassurance maybe from anyone who has been through something similar and it settled down for them and how long it took. Thanks

 

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Lexapro 10 mg 2014 to 2017.came off after two weeks. big setback recently due to alcohol. Had seen huge improvements 

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Thank you for creating your drug signature.  Please add the date and dose that you started and the date and dose that you cold turkeyed.  Please also delete  Am 4 and a half years out  since it will not remain current and the dates will make it obsolete.  Thank you.

 * * * * * *   PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO   * * * * * *

Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

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

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

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

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

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

Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

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Starting to settle down and return to my pre drink baseline thank God and thanks for your assistance 

Lexapro 10 mg 2014 to 2017.came off after two weeks. big setback recently due to alcohol. Had seen huge improvements 

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@Sonny0z123I received your PM and will leave some resources for you here. 

 

Are you taking any supplements? We don't recommend a lot of supplements, as many members report their nervous systems are simply too fragile to handle them. However, magnesium and fish oil tend to be calming to the nervous system and many people report they do help. Please only add in one supplement at a time and at a small dose to see if your nervous system can tolerate it. For more, please see:

 

 King of supplements: Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil)

 

Magnesium, nature's calcium channel blocker

 

You also may find some helpful information here:

 

 

Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms

 

 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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Thanks a million for your response some great information there. Just wanted to ask you may not know and I know everyone is different but would a very bad dose of food poisoning cause a terrible wave because I was doing pretty good and got hit by a terrible wave 5 days after pretty bad food poisoning. Am starting to settle down now which is great. 

Lexapro 10 mg 2014 to 2017.came off after two weeks. big setback recently due to alcohol. Had seen huge improvements 

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Sure, any kind of illness can set off a wave. Food poisoning affects your gut health and you know the saying - the stomach is our second brain. 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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Ya god that must have been it starting to feel very again so will just have to be careful. Thanks for you advice really appreciated 

Lexapro 10 mg 2014 to 2017.came off after two weeks. big setback recently due to alcohol. Had seen huge improvements 

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