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Hello All,

 

I just joined.

 

Could someone please explain to me how to find local members so that I can approach them here to see about talking live?

 

I spend seven hours a day, five days a week in front of a computer screen and several more hours per week on a telephone screen. I'd like to speak with someone about issues.

 

Je parle français.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

John

 

paroxetine, 40 mg daily, 2001-2021

tapered off with doctor from August to December 2021, 10 mg less each month; last dose, 10 mg, taken 2021/12/17

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Hello JMichaelB and welcome to SA,

 

SA does not provide assistance to members by phone.  The support provided by the unpaid staff is through a member's Introduction topic.

 

Please tell us about your situation so that we can provide you relevant information.

 

Please create your drug signature following these instructions:

 

Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature

 

This is your own Introduction topic which is the best place to ask questions and journal your progress.  This keeps your history in one place and means that 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. 

Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

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Thanks for the welcome.

 

I wasn't looking for phone assistance as much as I was looking for members who live here in Montreal so I could see about getting a peer support group going.

paroxetine, 40 mg daily, 2001-2021

tapered off with doctor from August to December 2021, 10 mg less each month; last dose, 10 mg, taken 2021/12/17

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Thank you for creating your drug signature.

 

Q:  What was the last dose of paroxetine that you took?  Please add the last dose you took to your drug signature.

 

I think SA members will want to learn more about your drug tapering and post taper experience before communicating with you by phone.  It is better for SA members to get to know each other in their Introduction topics and then start conversing in PM (private messages).  After they have got to know each other better they might decide to phone each other.

 

You did a very fast taper.  SA's recommended taper rate is no more than 10% of the current dose followed by a hold of at least 4 weeks to allow the brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.

 

Please provide some information about your experience tapering/post taper of paroxetine.

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

You may have experienced, or are currently experiencing withdrawal symptoms which you don't attribute to stopping the drug too quickly.  Please see the following list:

 

Dr Joseph Glenmullen's WD Symptoms Checklist

 

Q:  Did you experience withdrawal symptoms during your taper?

 

Q:  What symptoms are you currently experiencing?

 

Q:  How is your sleep?

 

If you are experiencing unbearable withdrawal symptoms you might consider reinstating a very small dose of paroxetine.  Please read Post #1 of this topic.  The idea of reinstating is NOT to get rid of withdrawal symptoms completely but to bring them to a bearable level.  If you decide that you would like to try reinstating, please let us know and we can suggest a dose for you to try.

 

About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms

 * * * * * *   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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