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Hi ,

 

I was on Prozac 10 mg for about 25 years for mild anxiety.

 

In 2018 decided to get off. My dr prescribed the liquid version and I titrated down 1/5 of a mg every 2 to 4 weeks. When I got down to 4.25 mg all hell broke loose, I got severely depressed and tired and drained but didn’t know about or understand withdrawals and what was happening to me .

 

So I went to dr and he put me back on original dose of 10mg which made things worse after 5 days being on it he then switched me to trintellix which I took for 1 week with no relief .

 

I was so depressed that I ended up in pysc ward for 2 weeks at which they took me off of trintellix and put me back on Prozac 10mg and 2 days later upped it to 20mg. Now I was not only severely depressed but felt extremely over medicated and tired and drained so they added ability 2mg to my Prozac. By this time I couldn’t function so they lowered my Prozac back to 10 and released me.

 

After approximately 3weeks being on Prozac and ability I wasn’t any better and was extremely dizzy so my pysc took me off of ability and added 75 mg Wellbutrin which made me physically I’ll after 2 weeks I was switched to 25 mg pamelor with 10 mg Prozac. I stayed on that for 3 months but felt like a zombie so I was taken off of pamelor and stayed on Prozac 10mg for 8 weeks but couldn’t function so I was put on 20mg Prozac for another 8 weeks and couldn’t function.

 

I was then put on 30mg Prozac and was a zombie. I switched pysc and I am now on pristiq (originally 25 mg) was too strong. I told my dr NO MORE! I want off of medications! So she tapered me from 25mg to 20 mg which I was pressured to taper down again after 4 months to now 18 mg which I have been on for 3 months.

 

I am extremely horribly depressed and tired and drained and can’t function all day but miraculously it lifts around 4pm every evening, does anyone experience this phenomenon, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t get these windows every evening , it’s been 2 years since I stabilized, will I ever? Need encouragement please 😞

 

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1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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I’m wondering why I experience such debilitating symptoms (depression, despair, extreme exhaustion) all day long but the evening hrs it all lifts only to start all over the following day 

 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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I’m currently trying to taper off pristiq 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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Hi Mattie, and welcome aboard,

It appears that you started 2 Introduction topics, which I have now merged together.

This will now be your topic, your spot to interact with us, and ask questions specific to your case.

 

Please see:  How to Summarize Your Drug History in Your Signature

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As the signature is limited to 12 lines, we expect you to condense your drug history. The last few years usually will do.

 

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20 hours ago, Mattie said:

I’m wondering why I experience such debilitating symptoms (depression, despair, extreme exhaustion) all day long but the evening hrs it all lifts only to start all over the following day 

 

Now that I've got your initial posts combined, from your narrative of last Tuesday........I can see why you are experiencing what you are now.  You've had a ton of drug changes after a likely too rapid taper from Prozac, and now........your poor nervous system is struggling, very much so to get some equilibrium/balance back.

 

I'm going to close this post now, and compose my next reply with some good information for you to begin to look at now.  It sounds like you may have read some here already......but this will get it all in one place for your reference.

 

This is your introduction/journal page where you have now introduced yourself to the community, you can ask questions here regarding your tapering, give updates, and just keep a record of your journey.  You might bookmark this page/topic now for your own ease of access.

Welcome aboard.

2022 May- continuing with limited activity on site, just something I need to do right now

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  And.....I quit smoking 11/2021.  Can you say Hallelujah?(took me long enough)💜

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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And oh man, so sorry for all the rock and rolling that you have been through to date.  Possibly 4 years or so now.  You've had a real merry go round of drugs tried and then being taken off them to try another.......and I know.......not a fun experience at all.

 

We go with a harm reduction strategy for tapering here and generally recommended that a person taper by no more than 10% of their current dose, with at least a four week hold in-between decreases.  The 10% taper recommendation is a harm reduction approach to going off psychiatric drugs.
 
On 9/13/2022 at 7:09 PM, Mattie said:

So I went to dr and he put me back on original dose of 10mg which made things worse after 5 days being on it he then switched me to trintellix which I took for 1 week with no relief .

 

I was so depressed that I ended up in pysc ward for 2 weeks at which they took me off of trintellix and put me back on Prozac 10mg and 2 days later upped it to 20mg. Now I was not only severely depressed but felt extremely over medicated and tired and drained so they added ability 2mg to my Prozac. By this time I couldn’t function so they lowered my Prozac back to 10 and released me.

 

After approximately 3weeks being on Prozac and ability I wasn’t any better and was extremely dizzy so my pysc took me off of ability and added 75 mg Wellbutrin which made me physically I’ll after 2 weeks I was switched to 25 mg pamelor with 10 mg Prozac. I stayed on that for 3 months but felt like a zombie so I was taken off of pamelor and stayed on Prozac 10mg for 8 weeks but couldn’t function so I was put on 20mg Prozac for another 8 weeks and couldn’t function.

 

I was then put on 30mg Prozac and was a zombie. I switched pysc and I am now on pristiq (originally 25 mg) was too strong. I told my dr NO MORE! I want off of medications! So she tapered me from 25mg to 20 mg which I was pressured to taper down again after 4 months to now 18 mg which I have been on for 3 months.

 

It will be nice, when you get all this into a Signature format, so we have some idea of the dates when all this was going on.  It does look like you tried a reinstatement of Prozac way back when, likely too high of a dose though unfortunately.........and then......on to a whirlwind of drug merry go rounds.

 

Right now, sit tight or HOLD with that 18 mg of Pristiq while we get to know you and more familiar with your details prior to making any suggests.  Okay?

 

And so I don't know.......sounds like you've got WD(withdrawal) symptoms going on and have not found the Pristiq to be of much help.  Here's some basics around WD:

 

 
 

 

When we take medications, the CNS (central nervous system) responds by making changes over the months and years we take the drug(s). When the medication is discontinued, the CNS has to undo all the changes it made.  The CNS likes stability. Rebuilding the neurotransmitter production and reactivating the receptor and transporter cells takes time -- during that rebuilding process symptoms occur.
 
Here's our topic on Pristiq too, and tapering it:
Tell us a little more too, about how you have been managing your Pristiq taper practically.  It can be a bit trickier to get non-standard doses of for tapering.
 
I am happy to read you are getting a nice reprieve of symptoms in the evening now.  That's good.
 
Okay, welcome again.  Prioritize that Signature please, as it is so helpful for us.  We can help if problems understanding what to do with that......just ask, okay.  Right here, on your page.
 
Love, peace, healing, and growth,
manymoretodays(mmt)
 
 

2022 May- continuing with limited activity on site, just something I need to do right now

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  And.....I quit smoking 11/2021.  Can you say Hallelujah?(took me long enough)💜

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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@Mattie how are you tapering Pristiq?

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Original dose 25mg started jan1,2022, dropped to 20mg Feb 16,2022 -June 10,2022,dropped to 18mg June 11,2022 till present 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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Q:  How are you getting your doses?

 

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  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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  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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11 hours ago, ChessieCat said:

Q:  How are you getting your doses?

 

Q:  How many times a day do you take a dose?

Compounding pharmacy, once daily 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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Compounding pharmacy, once daily 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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Once the tablet is crushed it is no longer slow release over 24 hours.

 

The pharmacist might add a slow release formula, but it still will not cover the 24 hour period.

 

For compounded Pristiq you need to split your dose and take it twice a day otherwise you might experience interdose withdrawal.

 

I am speaking from experience.  My capsules had slow release formula and I was only taking my dose once a day until I got to 10mg and by that time I realised that I should be taking it twice a day.  Once I did that I found that it did make a different to how I felt each morning until the new dose started to kick in.  In Australia we cannot get 25mg, so I had been taking all capsules from <50mg which was about half of my taper when I could have been feeling a bit better.

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  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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Do I need a scale to split dose and how many hours apart do I take it, and if I took my full dose last night can I start my half dose this morning or wait till tonight?

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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Hi Mattie,

Thank you for getting at the signature, and unbelievable that you remembered all those changes.  That's awesome.

I kept a copy of your original signature and then went in and just delineated and bolded the years, also added some further spacing so it is all a bit clearer to view now.

 

Is Pristiq then your only medication/drug right now? 

Was the psych ward stay back in 2020 after the Trintillex was added to Prozac?

 

Again, many thanks for your signature.  Good job!

 

 

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2022 May- continuing with limited activity on site, just something I need to do right now

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  And.....I quit smoking 11/2021.  Can you say Hallelujah?(took me long enough)💜

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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4 hours ago, Mattie said:

Do I need a scale to split dose and how many hours apart do I take it, and if I took my full dose last night can I start my half dose this morning or wait till tonight?

 

You may be able to get your compounder to adjust the doses for you.  So you have a 9 mg dose for the am and a 9 mg dose for the PM.

For right now, I'd stay put, until ChessieCat or Alto can weigh in.  I don't know as much about Pristiq and what the compounder can do for you.  We often suggest too, that you do slowly move into the split dose........moving it one hour at a time......so that you would keep 9 mg at your usual time of night while moving the other 9 mg by an hour at a time until it's 12 hours apart from that.

 

  

19 hours ago, Mattie said:

Compounding pharmacy, once daily 

 

I do see this above and then your mention of taking a nighttime dose.

What time are you presently taking the 18 mg of compounded Pristiq?

 

 

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2022 May- continuing with limited activity on site, just something I need to do right now

Started with psycho meds/psychiatric care circa 1988.  In retrospect, and on contemplation, situational overwhelm.

Rounding up to 30 years of medications(30 medication trials, poly-pharmacy maximum was 3 at one time).

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!  Tapered @ 10% every 4 weeks, sometimes 2 weeks to

2016 Dec 16 medication free!!

Longer signature post here, with current supplements.

Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.  And.....I quit smoking 11/2021.  Can you say Hallelujah?(took me long enough)💜

None of my posts are intended as medical advice.  Please discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical provider. manymoretodays

 

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I take my dose at 7:30 pm

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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@Mattie you need to arrange split doses with the compounding pharmacy or your prescriber, so you'd be taking 9mg compounded Pristiq twice a day.

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Thank you, I’ll try to convince my Pychitrist, she originally wanted me to quit cold turkey and doesn’t understand the process, when I told her I wanted to go down 1 mg she told me no because she didn’t want me to become physiologically dependent, I’ve gone down 7mg in 7 months and that was way too fast and I’m paying for it now 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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6 hours ago, Mattie said:

she didn’t want me to become physiologically dependent

 

It can take as little as 4 weeks to the brain to fully adapt to getting a psychiatric drug.

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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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@Altostratahow would I take my split dose? Every 12 hrs or work my way to 12 hrs ex: first dose 7:30 pm second dose 8:30 pm, first dose 7:30 pm second dose 9:30 pm etc until I reach 12 hrs apart?

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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Because you are currently taking it at night you could try bringing 1/2 of the dose forward by 1 hour each day until the two doses are 12 hours apart.

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I’ve contacted my pharmacy and they said they could do the two 9mg capsules for me to take twice daily now I have to contact my Pychitrist tomorrow, thank you all for the info, also is it normal to feel lightheaded and loopy all the time especially when my anxiety kicks in?

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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@chessieCat, when you say move one dose forward, do you mean ex: my usual dose is 7:30 pm so I would take a dose at 6:30 pm and 2nd dose at 7:30pm? Or my usual dose at 7:30 pm and my 2nd dose at 8:30pm? Thanks 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

2022/ 1/22 pristiq 25mg, 2/16 pristiq 20 mg, June 11 to18 mg

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9 hours ago, Mattie said:

@chessieCat, when you say move one dose forward, do you mean ex: my usual dose is 7:30 pm so I would take a dose at 6:30 pm and 2nd dose at 7:30pm? Or my usual dose at 7:30 pm and my 2nd dose at 8:30pm? Thanks

 

Hi Mattie,

Yes.  The first option, first day.......9 mg at 6:30 pm and 9 mg at 7:30 pm.

Then on the second night you'd be taking a dose of 9 mg at 5:30pm, and your 2nd dose of 9 mg, at the usual 7:30pm.

3rd night first dose at 4:30, second at usual 7:30.

Keep moving the first dose forward an hour, until you have it spaced 12 hours from your 7:30 pm dose.  So eventually, you'll be taking 9 mg at 7:30 am and pm.

 

20 hours ago, Mattie said:

I’ve contacted my pharmacy and they said they could do the two 9mg capsules for me to take twice daily now I have to contact my Pychitrist tomorrow, thank you all for the info, also is it normal to feel lightheaded and loopy all the time especially when my anxiety kicks in?

 

Does your psychiatrist have to write for the split doses Mattie, or can the compounder just do the 18 mg/day that IS prescribed into 2 compounded doses of 9 mg ?  Just wondering.

 

And I think so, fears/anxiety can make it really hard to think straight and function.  Have we given you, pointed you towards non-drug coping helps with anxiety yet?  If not, I'll try to get you linked up to some good coping stuff when I can get back.......unless anyone beats me to it.  So much on my own plate so to speak today.......hoping to carve some moderation time out soon for myself.

 

Good job Mattie.  Your trooping right along now. 

L, P, H, and G,

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manymoredays , thanks and yes I had to have my psychiatrist approval for the script (waiting on approval)also has anyone heard of a vitamin supplements regimen especially formulated to help get off antidepressants? Not sure if I can say the company name on here so I won’t, but I just got them in and took first dose today,my concern is the amino acid supplement has l tryptophan in it and I always read not to take with antidepressants but the support team member of the company assured me it was ok . Any thoughts?

 

 

 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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If SA knew of any supplements which would help us to get off psychiatric drugs we would be shouting it from the rooftops and this site would not be needed.

 

I think you might be talking about one of the ones mentioned here:

 

dont-waste-your-money-on-truehope-the-road-back-point-of-return-label-me-sane-hardy-nutritionals

 

When trying anything new SA suggests only trying one thing at a time (ie not a complex) and start with a small amount to see how you react.  And only make one change at a time, so you would not make a dose change of your AD and try a new supplement.

 

The only supplements which SA does recommend are magnesium and omega 3.

 

the-rule-of-3kis-keep-it-simple-keep-it-slow-keep-it-stable

 

important-topics-about-tests-supplements-treatments-diet

 

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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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You hit the nail on the head and that’s what supplements I bought and took today and I felt horrible all day and more depressed, and didn’t get a tiny window yet, I’ve been extremely sleepy all late afternoon and very nervous. They have you take 2 multi and 4 aminos and that’s just to start 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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There are many existing topics on SA.  I suggest in future that you do a search before trying anything new.

 

B vitamins can be activating, especially B6.

 

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  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

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Q:  Where did you get them from?  If it is one of the ones mentioned, please post about your experience in that topic so that other members can be more informed.  Thank you.

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Or if it is a different company, please post and state which one it is.

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It’s the company that was mentioned, I’ll have to familiarize myself with all the info on SA , could have saved me some money cause they are expensive. Oh well live and learn, if something seems too good to be true…..

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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I’m in a panic!! I accidentally doubled my dose last night!! Will this hurt me and set me back? How could I have been so careless ugggh!!😭

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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When you take so many antidepressants in a short period of time as I have, are the withdrawals from the current medication you are tapering off of or all the antidepressants you’ve taken in the last couple years?

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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Sorry for all the questions but I feel you good people are all I have to hold on to my sanity, I forgot to mention I tried HRT for 19 days and I think it was making me feel worse so I got off of them, could that short duration on them be also why my withdrawals are so bad? I’m 101 days and can’t seem to stabilize even a bit. My last drop I would have bad days and a bit better days but this go around I feel no relief until around 7pm , I’m only existing 

1998-2019Prozac 10mg

2020 slow taper to 4.25 mg crashed.7/2=10mg Prozac.7/7=4mg Prozac +5mg trintellix.7/11=2mg pro+5mg trin .7/20=10mg Prozac.7/23=10mg Prozac+2mg abilify 7/25 20mg Prozac +2mg abilify 8/5 drop abilify 8/12=10mg Prozac 8/23 15mg Prozac 9/9 10mg Prozac +15 mg Wellbutrin 9/25=10mg Prozac +25mg pamelor 11/16=10mg Prozac +20mg pamelor 12/21= 20 mg pamelor +Prozac 10mg every other day

2021/ 1/20 = pamelor 20mg dropped Prozac 10mg.1/24 reinstated 10 mg Prozac +pamelor 20mg 1/28 =5mg Prozac +20 mg pamelor 2/28 10 mg Prozac + 25 mg pamelor 3/29 pamelor 10mg +Prozac 10mg 4/2 pamelor 20 mg + Prozac 10mg 5/17 Prozac 10mg + pamelor 10 mg 6/24 10mg Prozac only. 8/21 Prozac 20mg 11/20 Prozac 30mg

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