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12 minutes ago, Doctorsrcrap said:

Yeah they have popped me on and off of benzos over the last year which is annoying. 

 

Did you get withdrawal before from going off benzos?

 

I say you're not a particularly severe case because I've seen thousands of cases of withdrawal syndrome.

 

I've outlined what you can do, up to you to decide whether you want manage your symptoms and allow recovery without drugs or take drugs.

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I hope I haven't upset you. Was not my intention. Just been stressed because you guys are the only place that seems to have a clue. 

I dont thibk I had withdrawal from benzos before but that doesnt mean i want to take them now. 

I really want to do this without having to take anything but im just scared you know as my mood is awful. 

Scared of making more bad decisions. It's all very scary. 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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What is the chances that reinstating at a low dose would work after 5 weeks off. Is it minimal? 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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We would not bring it up in discussion if we did not expect that reinstatement might work.

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I guess because I've read it could make it worse in scared to do it

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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If i do it what dose would you recommend starting at 1mg? And if so when the time comes can you count out the little beads lower than 1mg?

Sorry if I'm being a nuisance. 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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31 minutes ago, Doctorsrcrap said:

If i do it what dose would you recommend starting at 1mg? And if so when the time comes can you count out the little beads lower than 1mg?

Sorry if I'm being a nuisance. 

 

Alto has already made a suggestion here (page 2 of your topic):

 

On 8/26/2022 at 6:11 AM, Altostrata said:

suggest you reinstate a low dose of venlafaxine, such as 5mg.

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33 minutes ago, Doctorsrcrap said:

And if so when the time comes can you count out the little beads lower than 1mg?

 

I suggest you research what forms of Effexor/venlafaxine you can get.  If you can get immediate release you can make your own liquid.

 

  

On 8/24/2022 at 8:49 AM, ChessieCat said:

Q:  Are you able to get a prescription for any of the following:

 

brand name Effexor capsules

 

immediate release venlafaxine (you would need to dose 2 or 3 times a day

 

or prescription liquid Effexor?

 

Getting the brand capsules or tablets (generic might be okay) would probably work out cheaper because if I remember correctly the liquid has to be disposed of 1 month after opening.

 

NOTE:  You cannot make a liquid from the mini discs.

 

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I agree with larryS, personally had many failed taper attempts and wasn't cause I was going too fast or anything but because I hadn't learned to process my emotions and regulate myself and the trauma that originally landed me on the medications 

 

Just learning to relax, breathe and not get so caught up in myself has helped immensely. 

 

I don't know about the time frame for reinstatement with benzos, but I was off my dependant medication for somewhere around 4 months straight and was able to successfully reinstate no problems so hopefully you can do the same if needed.

May 2017-citalopram 20mg, olanzapine 15mg

January 2020-august 2022 multiple failed taper and switch attempts

August 22nd 10mg citalopram, 10mg olanzapine

Previous suppliments: pain reliever pm 2017-2022

Current suppliments: melatonin 5mg tablet

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5mg sounds high. 

I only seem to be able to access extended releases tablets or capsules with tiny beads in. 

 

@stevenb

Why did you reinstate after 4 months and are you on zero now?

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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I had to reinstate, the withdrawal was too much for me to handle. It's in my med history in signature.

 

I tried switching meds too but that didn't work, I've tried so many different meds but I'd still feel withdrawal effects so had to back to the original ones.

 

May 2017-citalopram 20mg, olanzapine 15mg

January 2020-august 2022 multiple failed taper and switch attempts

August 22nd 10mg citalopram, 10mg olanzapine

Previous suppliments: pain reliever pm 2017-2022

Current suppliments: melatonin 5mg tablet

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Please note that Stevenb's experience is not typical for reinstatement. A lot of going on and off other drugs intervened.

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It's all very confusing isnt it

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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Do most people end up reinstating or do some people manage to tough it out? 

Most stories ive read seem to be of reinstating. 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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Current problems:

Anxiety

Waves of panic

Heart palpitations every few seconds

Rage out bursts 

Disrupted sleep. 

Restless

 

How can you tell if any problems are from your original problem and not WD. 

 

Thinking of reinstatement been waiting for some scales. Was going to do a 1mg instatement. Is that enough? 

 

Not that I can decide for sure what i thinks best. I'm flapping about like a fish out of water 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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8 minutes ago, Doctorsrcrap said:

How can you tell if any problems are from your original problem and not WD. 

 

Dr Joseph Glenmullen's WD Symptoms Checklist

 

Is it withdrawal or relapse?  Or something else?


How do I know it's withdrawal and not relapse?

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I guess the way i described it to a friend was my original problem but on steroids. 

So i guess that makes it withdrawal. 

I've been messed about so much and had different reactions to different meds I cant remember whats normal anymore 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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I'm going to reinstate because I cant stand this. 

Can someone advise on mg please as I'm unsure. Thanks 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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On 8/26/2022 at 6:11 AM, Altostrata said:

If they have gotten worse and you feel you need to do something to treat it, suggest you reinstate a low dose of venlafaxine, such as 5mg. This topic explains how to make a low dose Tips for tapering off venlafaxine (Effexor)

 

Alto has already stated a suggested dose, which I also quoted on Saturday.

 

Please make sure that you carefully read the information which is provided.  The staff, who are unpaid peers. do not like wasting time repeating themselves.

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Note that it takes about 4 days for a dose to get to full level / strength in the blood and a bit longer for it to register in the brain.  You will need to be patient and try not to add stress to the situation because you might confuse the anxiety symptoms (read the labels of the diagram below) for a bad reaction to the drug.  It is also a good idea to keep notes for yourself about any changes in your symptoms to try to gauge if reinstatement is helping.

 

From https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/anxiety-self-help/

 

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SA strongly encourages members to learn and use

 

Non-drug techniques to cope

 

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I was asking about dosages because alto had said 1mg and then changed her instructions to 5mg. So i wasnt sure which to do. 

Sorry I dont mean to annoy anyone m. If there wasnt two suggestions I wouldn't have asked again. 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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13 minutes ago, Doctorsrcrap said:

because alto had said 1mg and then changed her instructions to 5mg.

 

I have just checked back through all of Alto's posts in your topic and can see no mention by her suggesting you reinstate 1mg, only 5mg which I quoted above.  The only post I can find which states 1mg is the following one by you:

 

On 8/27/2022 at 7:17 AM, Doctorsrcrap said:

If i do it what dose would you recommend starting at 1mg?

 

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Oh my bad is was you thst said 1mg originally as a suggestion. So i had 1mg in my head. 

Would 1mg not be enough then?

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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The suggested reinstatement dose is generally decided on related to how much you had been taking when the drug was stopped and how long it has been since that dose was taken.

 

Altostrata is SA's owner and has a lot more knowledge about psychiatric drugs than I do.

 

The reason I suggested a small dose reinstatement of about 1mg was because you were anxious about taking the drug again and a tiny dose can be a test to see how you react and give you confidence.  This can sometimes be a good idea for people who are very worried about reinstating because it might help the person to be less anxious about taking the drug again.  I posted the diagram above which shows how anxiety can affect the body.  Please re-read my post here.

 

 

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Ok thank you. 

 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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Is vitamin b6 good or bad? 

One minute I can cry the next I cant but to be fair none of the crying feels like a good old cry when i can. Annoying because I feel upset. 

Pains in my back and chest too ☹

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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There are many existing topics on SA.  You can use the site search function or an internet search engine and add site:survivingantidepressants.org to the search term.

 

Some members find B vitamins to be activating, especially B6.  When starting anything new it is a good idea to start with a small amount and only make one change at a time.

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Thanks for the reply. 

Always worried about making a situation worse you know.

 

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2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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Anyone else find talking to therapist irritating? 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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This might sound a stupid question is it ok to drink chamomile tea?

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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Go to the Symptoms and Self Care forum and search (search bar top right of screen) for camomile (leave as "this forum").

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Oh goody the brain zaps are back. The one thing I thought might stay gone

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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Can someone just clarify something for me please. 

I want to try magnesium but a bit confused from the instructions. 

It says start with 25mg but it also says spread it throughout the day. 

If i take 25mg should I take that in one go but if i take 100mg spread it out 4 times a day? Am i reading that right? 

Also if i drink it in water what dosage should I dissolve and over how long should I drink it.

Sorry if I'm being dense. 

2015- I think 20mg citalapram they tried upping it but didn't like it. Stayed at 20mg

January 2021- lowest dose of sertraline

April 2021- stopped sertraline 

June 2021 - lowest dose fluoxetine think 20mg

Then I cant remember instant switches to 30mg duloextine then 20mg  paroxatine then finally venlafaxine

June 2022- venlafaxine for 5 or 6 weeks at 37.5 twice daily. Upped for one week to 75mg twice daily but caused panic attacks. Dropped back down to 37.5 twice daily. Panic attacks stopped. 

1 week- 62.5mg

1 week- 50mg

1 week- 37.5mg

1 week - 25mg 

July 22nd 2022 stopped 

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One member's experience with magnesium:

 

On 10/8/2011 at 6:13 PM, alexjuice said:

Magnesium's effects on me are potent. 25mg produces a drunk-like, slouching state of stupor/listlessness sometimes accompanied by muscle cramping. I wonder if it would be beneficial to use very small doses to reacquire a tolerance.

 

Just like all supplements in withdrawal the dose that an individual can take is a very individual thing.

 

When trying anything new it is best to start with a small dose.  This isn't for the "therapeutic effect" but to see how you react.  And only make one change at a time.

 

If you are wanting to take magnesium for the calming effect, once you know how your react to a small dose you could then take the same small dose a second time during the day and then if okay a third dose.

 

Too much magnesium will cause stomach cramps and possibly diarrhea.

 

If you take a calcium supplement they will need to be taken 2 hours apart otherwise the calcium cancels out the calming effect.

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