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Hello and thank for add me hier .i try to make no a long Story. I take from 15years AD ,i try to taper in 2017 whith my doc.it Was too fast ,i go again to 150mg ,then i became benzos and the hell Start 2 month later.very fast taper from benzo because i did't know better...neaw 30months off benzos and i Stil enduring this hell .when i can Start AD taper ?or i must stay on ?i don't know anymore what is the right way .i heread i will no recover Til all i come off of the All med ,thank you very much 

ūüė™2005-2017 venlafaxin 150mg (have a normal Lifestyle),2017 from 150mg to 112 mg ,3 weeks later down to 75mg ,2weks later 37,5mg .In 6 weeks again to 150mg .december 2017 became whith benzo (til 6mg every Day)fast taper ,2019 benzo free .i'm very sorry for my Englisch. Nausea ,head presure ,body pain ,dp ,derelisation ,Panik,fear,no joing Hobby,no Sport,and much more psihicalally Symptome,i don't know neaw the Name.¬†

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Hi Annasven and welcome to SA,

 

Before we can offer any suggestions we need to know more about your drug history.

 

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After you have created drug signature, please tell us more about what symptoms you currently have.

 

Once we have these details we will be better able to assist you.

 

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.

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Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

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

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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

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@Annasven

 

You made a report of my post asking "Is ok?"

 

Thank you for creating your drug signature.

 

Please respond at the bottom of the screen and type in the text box.  That will make a post in your Introduction topic.

 

Please write your current symptoms in a post.

 

Q:  How is your sleep?

 * * * * * *   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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Please also tell us the name of the benzo you were taking.

 * * * * * *   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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On 2/18/2022 at 2:48 PM, ChessieCat said:

Please also tell us the name of the benzo you were taking.

Tavor* (in germany)and the last 4months oxacepan 

 

* Lorazepam (trade name Ativan or Tavor)

 

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ūüė™2005-2017 venlafaxin 150mg (have a normal Lifestyle),2017 from 150mg to 112 mg ,3 weeks later down to 75mg ,2weks later 37,5mg .In 6 weeks again to 150mg .december 2017 became whith benzo (til 6mg every Day)fast taper ,2019 benzo free .i'm very sorry for my Englisch. Nausea ,head presure ,body pain ,dp ,derelisation ,Panik,fear,no joing Hobby,no Sport,and much more psihicalally Symptome,i don't know neaw the Name.¬†

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12 hours ago, ChessieCat said:

@Annasven

 

You made a report of my post asking "Is ok?"

 

Thank you for creating your drug signature.

 

Please respond at the bottom of the screen and type in the text box.  That will make a post in your Introduction topic.

 

Please write your current symptoms in a post.

 

Q:  How is your sleep?

I sleep .i wake up sometimes like a bomb in the head and feel like dayng,

ūüė™2005-2017 venlafaxin 150mg (have a normal Lifestyle),2017 from 150mg to 112 mg ,3 weeks later down to 75mg ,2weks later 37,5mg .In 6 weeks again to 150mg .december 2017 became whith benzo (til 6mg every Day)fast taper ,2019 benzo free .i'm very sorry for my Englisch. Nausea ,head presure ,body pain ,dp ,derelisation ,Panik,fear,no joing Hobby,no Sport,and much more psihicalally Symptome,i don't know neaw the Name.¬†

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@Annasven

 

You say you were on Tavor? That is Lorazepam in the US. You were on 6mg? That's a really high amount. 

 

How long were you on it? How often did you take it, o'clock during the day? How many times a day did you take it? And how long did you taper off? What side effects did you have?

 

And you were on Oxacepam? How many mg were you on? And for 4 months? How often o'clock during the day? How many times a day did you take it? How long did you taper off? What side effects did you have?

 

I would need this information before we can proceed to see if you should reinstate something or not.

 

Thank you.

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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23 minutes ago, Annasven said:

I sleep .i wake up sometimes like a bomb in the head and feel like dayng,

What do you mean you wake up sometimes like a bomb in the head?

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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