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hi friends....i am going to say evrythng from begining...

i had mild headache on one side since 1 month.i decided to meet a doctor(nuerologist).i told him all this .he prescribed me 2 medicine 1 vovaron sr(pain killer) and divaa od(devalproex sodium and valprovic acid).i took it for a week . throught the week i felt siviour headache,dizziness,drowzy,acidity,numbness etc.

when i went told all this to the doctor ,he said dont worry this are small side effects it will slowly go.i believed him.this time he said he is going to reduce the dosage .so he put me on nexito 5mg(ssri). i took it for 4 days i tablet a day.but this time it was something which i never felt in my entire life.

i started having wide mood swings,some wierd feeling which i cant explain,fear,anxiety,even i had this suicidal thoughts.now this time i contacted my mom (who is a nurse) about all this.she asked me about the medicines, i told her ..she said this are the medications for depression why did you take it.stop all your medication. i did the same....but i think it was a mistake...its been 1 month now.. if anyone can tell me what is going on i can tell you what all is happening with me now

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Hell, shriraj, welcome.

 

Nexito is escitalopram, a strong SSRI.

 

Some people have very bad reactions to SSRIs within a few doses. You seem to be one of these people. If I were you, I would avoid all serotonergics in the future.

 

People who have bad immediate reactions to serotonergics can take a long time to recover from the effects. It is unknown how long it will take, but your nervous system will gradually heal.

 

To help it heal, it's important you do what you can to contain your fear about the symptoms. Those are symptoms of the nervous system injury, they are not permanent.

 

You can help your nervous system heal by keeping calm through stress reduction and psychotherapeutic techniques, such as meditation. See our Symptoms and Self-Care forum for ideas about how to manage your symptoms.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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so wht abt the valproic acid that i took .will it also effect the healng process....and according to your experince....approx how much tym it can take for my case to recover...just asking so that i can prepare myself ....

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Shriraj,

 

First of all, please note that I removed your other post from view because it was an exact duplicate of your first post here. I'm guessing that you felt very anxious and posted a second time to get more responses.

 

I'm sorry to say that no one - not even a doctor - can tell you how long it will take to get over an adverse reaction to an antidepressant, especially since yours seems to be due to heightened sensitivity or an allergy. Please look through this forum's section on "Symptoms and what helps" for advice on your individual symptoms.

 

Another bit of information that might be of help is that Nexito is called Lexapro in this country, so it may be helpful to pay special attention to articles and posts about this specific drug, both here and on the Internet in general. As for valproic acid, it's usually known as Depakote in the USA and it is an anti-seizure mediciation, sometimes used for manic episodes. I'm sorry but I'm not at all familiar with this type of drug.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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shriraj, as far as I know, it is unlikely that valproic acid will help you recover from an adverse reaction to escilatopram.

 

We have all had to learn patience for the healing process, and non-drug ways to manage our symptoms.

 

Your recovery time cannot be predicted. This can take months.

 

If you take care of yourself, the symptoms will gradually lessen and go away.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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thnks evry1 ....nd sory the secnd post.......any tips any1 wana give me for recovry..

gud news is tht yaah m feeling a bit gud from tmrw....the severe part is gone..........so now my question is ....if the recovry has strtd...thn will it fade away completly in couple of days or not???

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guys....my taking ssri for a matter of jst 4 days tht too 5mg..is takng the hell out of me.....the windows and waves omg..whn m hit with the window i get frghtnd...it feels lyk ths is goi.g to b permanent........is ths withdrawal or is it jat hypersensitivity.......is there any 1 who completly got back to thr normal state......or will it be permanent......my sex drive has gon a lot down.....plsss plsss plsss help me out any reply will b a grt relf...pls dnt jst read nd go do help help me pllllllllllllsssssssssssssss

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Hi

 

Although I'm not a doctor, I would say its highly likely that you will recover but that it will take time. How long, no one can tell.

 

What is very clear is that you have to find a way to calm down and be patient. We are talking about your nervous system here and the more you stress it out by catastrophising the worse off you are likely to be.

 

Rather than engaging in obsessive thinking -?will this be forever, will I be never be normal etc. understand that the drugs have created an injury that needs care and time to heel. Tell yourself this, still your mind and do things that distract and relax you

Please note - I am not a medical practitioner and I do not give medical advice. I offer an opinion based on my own experiences, reading and discussion with others.On Effexor for 2 months at the start of 2005. Had extreme insomnia as an adverse reaction. Changed to mirtazapine. Have been trying to get off since mid 2008 with numerous failures including CTs and slow (but not slow enough tapers)Have slow tapered at 10 per cent or less for years. I have liquid mirtazapine made at a compounding chemist.

Was on 1.6 ml as at 19 March 2014.

Dropped to 1.5 ml 7 June 2014. Dropped to 1.4 in about September.

Dropped to 1.3 on 20 December 2014. Dropped to 1.2 in mid Jan 2015.

Dropped to 1 ml in late Feb 2015. I think my old medication had run out of puff so I tried 1ml when I got the new stuff and it seems to be going ok. Sleep has been good over the last week (as of 13/3/15).

Dropped to 1/2 ml 14/11/15 Fatigue still there as are memory and cognition problems. Sleep is patchy but liveable compared to what it has been in the past.

 

DRUG FREE - as at 1st May 2017

 

>My intro post is here - http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2250-dalsaan

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thnnkss frnd...but my mind not listng to me....bcse still now i havnt met a person who wnt thgh ths nd has recovrd compltly....if thr is som1...jst say ..so tht i can show ur post to myslf whevr it is feeling ths way

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There is a section on here for recovery stories. Read those. Also understand that when people recover they may chose to get

On with living their life rather than staying here as an active member posting about how god they feel

 

On another note, can you avoid abbreviating the words in your posts, it makes them difficult to read

Please note - I am not a medical practitioner and I do not give medical advice. I offer an opinion based on my own experiences, reading and discussion with others.On Effexor for 2 months at the start of 2005. Had extreme insomnia as an adverse reaction. Changed to mirtazapine. Have been trying to get off since mid 2008 with numerous failures including CTs and slow (but not slow enough tapers)Have slow tapered at 10 per cent or less for years. I have liquid mirtazapine made at a compounding chemist.

Was on 1.6 ml as at 19 March 2014.

Dropped to 1.5 ml 7 June 2014. Dropped to 1.4 in about September.

Dropped to 1.3 on 20 December 2014. Dropped to 1.2 in mid Jan 2015.

Dropped to 1 ml in late Feb 2015. I think my old medication had run out of puff so I tried 1ml when I got the new stuff and it seems to be going ok. Sleep has been good over the last week (as of 13/3/15).

Dropped to 1/2 ml 14/11/15 Fatigue still there as are memory and cognition problems. Sleep is patchy but liveable compared to what it has been in the past.

 

DRUG FREE - as at 1st May 2017

 

>My intro post is here - http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2250-dalsaan

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i am having a strong feeling that i am recovering..the way i used to feel a month before is not what i am feeling now..the mood swing has reduced in intensity..my question is that ...is it an indication that i am going to recover very soon..and recover completely

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Hi Shriraj - I moved your additional topics under your intro topic - one thread to a customer in the Intro Forum.

 

This is your thread for asking questions or providing updates.

2007 @ 375 mg Effexor - 11/29/2011 - 43.75 mg Effexor (regular) & .625 mg Xanax

200 mg Gabapentin 2/27/21 - 194.5 mg, 5/28/21 - 183 mg, 8/2/21 - 170 mg, 11/28/21 - 150 mg, 4/19/22 - 122 mg
Xanax taper: 3/11/12 - 0.9375 mg, 3/25/12 - 0.875 mg, 4/6/12 - 0.8125 mg, 4/18/12 - 0.75 mg; 1/16 0.6875 mg; at some point 0.625 mg
Effexor taper: 1/29/12 - 40.625 mg, 4/29/12 - 39.875 mg, 5/11/12 - Switched to liquid Effexor, 5/25/12 - 38 mg, 7/6/12 - 35 mg, 8/17/12 - 32 mg, 9/14/12 - 30 mg, 10/19/12 - 28 mg, 11/9/12 - 26 mg, 11/30/12 - 24 mg, 01/14/13 - 22 mg. 02/25/13 - 20.8 mg, 03/18/13 - 19.2 mg, 4/15/13 - 17.6 mg, 8/10/13 - 16.4 mg, 9/7/13 - 15.2 mg, 10/19/13 - 14 mg, 1/15/14 - 13.2 mg, 3/1/2014 - 12.6 mg, 5/4/14 - 12 mg, 8/1/14 - 11.4 mg, 8/29/14 - 10.8 mg; 10/14/14 - 10.2 mg; 12/15/14 - 10 mg, 1/11/15 - 9.5 mg, 2/8/15 - 9 mg, 3/21/15 - 8.5 mg, 5/1/15 - 8 mg, 6/9/15 - 7.5 mg, 7/8/15 - 7 mg, 8/22/15 - 6.5 mg, 10/4/15 - 6 mg; 1/1/16 - 5.6 mg; 2/6/16 - 5.2 mg; 4/9 - 4.8 mg; 7/7 4.5 mg; 10/7 4.25 mg; 11/4 4.0 mg; 11/25 3.8 mg; 4/24 3.6 mg; 5/27 3.4 mg; 7/8 3.2 mg ... 10/18 2.8 mg; 1/18 2.6 mg; 4/7 2.4 mg; 5/26 2.15mg; 8/18 1.85 mg; 10/7 1.7 mg; 12/1 1.45 mg; 3/2 1.2 mg; 5/4 0.90 mg; 6/1 0.80 mg; 6/22 0.65 mg; 08/03 0.50 mg, 08/10 0.45 mg, 10/05 0.325 mg, 11/23 0.2 mg, 12/14 0.15 mg, 12/21 0.125 mg, 02/28 0.03125 mg, 2/15 0.015625 mg, 2/29/20 0.00 mg - OFF Effexor


I am not a medical professional - this is not medical advice. My suggestions are based on personal experience, reading, observation and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers

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This is the link to the "success" forum:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/forum/28-recovery-success-stories/

 

Shriraj, there is no way to predict how long it will take you to recover. The fact that you're experiencing some improvement already is a good sign, but the length of anyone's recovery is still unpredictable.

 

Anxiety is one of the symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal, so just keep that in mind when you get tense and start worrying. Do your best to stay calm, and focus on those improvements.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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i am having a strong feeling that i am recovering..the way i used to feel a month before is not what i am feeling now..the mood swing has reduced in intensity..my question is that ...is it an indication that i am going to recover very soon..and recover completely

 

Shriraj

 

You may experience waves and windows for awhile as you allow your system to recover ... usually people who experience waves and windows see it as a sign of healing. No one can say for sure what will happen, but it is highly likely you will recover fully from these drugs.

 

Please don't panic if you feel withdrawal symptoms, again. You have experienced severe reactions before (according to your posts) and now you are feeling better. If you feel severe symptoms again, try to reassure yourself that they will pass.

 

There are a number of people on this forum who have experienced severe withdrawals and who have recovered. I experienced very debilitating withdrawals last fall and I recovered. I am continuing to taper off of my medications very gradually. I fully expect to recover and I've been on antidepressants of one form or another since 1990.

 

If you are viewing this forum on a mobile phone, we suggest you find a computer to fully explore the site. There is a lot of good information here, but my understanding is that you may not see everything when viewing the site from a mobile phone.

 

Karma

2007 @ 375 mg Effexor - 11/29/2011 - 43.75 mg Effexor (regular) & .625 mg Xanax

200 mg Gabapentin 2/27/21 - 194.5 mg, 5/28/21 - 183 mg, 8/2/21 - 170 mg, 11/28/21 - 150 mg, 4/19/22 - 122 mg
Xanax taper: 3/11/12 - 0.9375 mg, 3/25/12 - 0.875 mg, 4/6/12 - 0.8125 mg, 4/18/12 - 0.75 mg; 1/16 0.6875 mg; at some point 0.625 mg
Effexor taper: 1/29/12 - 40.625 mg, 4/29/12 - 39.875 mg, 5/11/12 - Switched to liquid Effexor, 5/25/12 - 38 mg, 7/6/12 - 35 mg, 8/17/12 - 32 mg, 9/14/12 - 30 mg, 10/19/12 - 28 mg, 11/9/12 - 26 mg, 11/30/12 - 24 mg, 01/14/13 - 22 mg. 02/25/13 - 20.8 mg, 03/18/13 - 19.2 mg, 4/15/13 - 17.6 mg, 8/10/13 - 16.4 mg, 9/7/13 - 15.2 mg, 10/19/13 - 14 mg, 1/15/14 - 13.2 mg, 3/1/2014 - 12.6 mg, 5/4/14 - 12 mg, 8/1/14 - 11.4 mg, 8/29/14 - 10.8 mg; 10/14/14 - 10.2 mg; 12/15/14 - 10 mg, 1/11/15 - 9.5 mg, 2/8/15 - 9 mg, 3/21/15 - 8.5 mg, 5/1/15 - 8 mg, 6/9/15 - 7.5 mg, 7/8/15 - 7 mg, 8/22/15 - 6.5 mg, 10/4/15 - 6 mg; 1/1/16 - 5.6 mg; 2/6/16 - 5.2 mg; 4/9 - 4.8 mg; 7/7 4.5 mg; 10/7 4.25 mg; 11/4 4.0 mg; 11/25 3.8 mg; 4/24 3.6 mg; 5/27 3.4 mg; 7/8 3.2 mg ... 10/18 2.8 mg; 1/18 2.6 mg; 4/7 2.4 mg; 5/26 2.15mg; 8/18 1.85 mg; 10/7 1.7 mg; 12/1 1.45 mg; 3/2 1.2 mg; 5/4 0.90 mg; 6/1 0.80 mg; 6/22 0.65 mg; 08/03 0.50 mg, 08/10 0.45 mg, 10/05 0.325 mg, 11/23 0.2 mg, 12/14 0.15 mg, 12/21 0.125 mg, 02/28 0.03125 mg, 2/15 0.015625 mg, 2/29/20 0.00 mg - OFF Effexor


I am not a medical professional - this is not medical advice. My suggestions are based on personal experience, reading, observation and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers

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thank you everyone for your suggestions..so you have seen people who completely recover from this drug.. that is a very great information friend

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will taking depikote and ssri for a few days delay the process of recovery?? do any one took depikote and ssri for few days and went for cold turkey

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Hi Shriraj, I'm glad you started a topic here, you will have access to more experience. It's very hard to predict how long symptoms will last. You commented on another site that you were feeling better today. You may experience another wave where you feel bad again, but having the experience of how symptoms cycle is helpful and will give you a good perspective if it reoccurs. I hope that the wave you had was the total of your withdrawal experience. Since you were only taking the drug for a few days, it may be that you start feeling better from here.

Paxil/Paroxetine/Seroxat

2000 - 2011: 40mg/day

June, 2011: 30mg/day

July, 2011: 25mg/day

August, 2011: 20mg/day

September, 2011: 15mg/day

October, 2011: 10mg/day

November, 2011: 0mg/day

January, 2012: (crash), 10mg/day

April 24, 2012: 9mg/day

June 11, 2012: 8.1mg/day

July 26, 2012: 7.5mg/day

September 24, 2012: 6.8mg/day

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thanks a lot my dear ...your adivces are really helping me..yes you are right i am hit by the wace again but whenever it comes i just read all your post which really helps me.... a very comman thing which i have noticed is my symptoms nearly vanish at night....so what can be the possible reason for this..and it is worse in morning

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a reduced libido level is a side effect of ssri...i have felt improvement in that too..feeling happy on seeing improvement..but my sexual power is not that good till now..hope i will get my power back....and yaah the depersonalition phase has passed ..i am atleast able to do sum calculations ..thnks evryone for your support...hope i ll be fine in a week or two..i had a horrible time while dealing with withdrawal

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will taking depikote and ssri for a few days delay the process of recovery?? do any one took depikote and ssri for few days and went for cold turkey

 

Considering that you had a very bad reaction to taking an SSRI for only a few days, I can't imagine why you'd want to try that again along with an anticonvulsant. Chances are that taking any sort of drug right now will destabilize your nervous system further and make withdrawal both worse and longer.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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a reduced libido level is a side effect of ssri...i have felt improvement in that too..feeling happy on seeing improvement..but my sexual power is not that good till now..hope i will get my power back....and yaah the depersonalition phase has passed ..i am atleast able to do sum calculations ..thnks evryone for your support...hope i ll be fine in a week or two..i had a horrible time while dealing with withdrawal

 

Shriraj,

 

I just moved this post and attached it to your introduction. Please post comments about your symptoms and recovery process here at "shriraj: nexito withdrawal" instead of starting a new thread, okay? This way all of your information will be in one place and it will be easier for the rest of us to read your history and give advice. Thanks.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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If I were you, I would not take Depakote and Nexito again. You had a bad reaction to Nexito.

 

As far as I know, Depakote does not help an adverse reaction to an SSRI.

 

It is very common that withdrawal symptoms are less later in the day. Your nervous system naturally settles down to get ready for sleep.

 

If you have periods that you are feeling better, I wouldn't add any drugs to speed up the healing process. They could have the opposite effect.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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friends...my symptoms aree getting worse....it has to be better but today i was feeling the way i used to feel a month ago ..which means when i quit the drug......wht is all this happenig need help help help...i was feeling recovry but what is this all of a sudden

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Withdrawal happens in waves. Over time, the waves get shorter and milder. Waves are difficult to deal with, but they are a sign that your brain is adjusting back to a drug free state. It can take a long time and many waves before you reach that point. Hang in there, it should pass in time.

Paxil/Paroxetine/Seroxat

2000 - 2011: 40mg/day

June, 2011: 30mg/day

July, 2011: 25mg/day

August, 2011: 20mg/day

September, 2011: 15mg/day

October, 2011: 10mg/day

November, 2011: 0mg/day

January, 2012: (crash), 10mg/day

April 24, 2012: 9mg/day

June 11, 2012: 8.1mg/day

July 26, 2012: 7.5mg/day

September 24, 2012: 6.8mg/day

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear you're suffering when you thought the worst was over. There are lots of people on this forum who can help with what's happening to you in greater detail and with more knowledge than I at the moment. But, I do know that it gets worse for some people as time goes on (like me) - then levels out - and so on until there comes a period when the bad times are less.

It will get better for you. You should read some of the material on antidepressant withdrawal syndrome on this forum which will really help you see you're not alone.

 

Take care,

 

Pandora

 06/12 - Tapered off Cipralex. 30mg/Lithium 600mg/Epival 500mg

Very difficult time with 3-month taper off all drugs.

11/12 - Doc prescribed clonazepam 1 mg. for insomnia

01/14 - Clonazepan taper from 1 mg to .75 mg, then liquid microtaper to .638 mg. Depersonalization, extreme fatigue, muscle aches off/on.

05/15 - Switched to dry cut at .625 mg. Ok for 2-3 weeks, then same strong symptoms. Holding .625 mg.

06/15 - Switched over to liquid dosing .3125 ml 2x/day, 11 am & 11 pm.  Symptoms mild and no sleep issues.  Holding .625 mg/day.

10/15 - down to .530 mg. clonazepam in 4 months. .265 mg 2x/ day @ 10 am/10 pm. 

11/15 - holding at .528

11/15 - started microtaper to relieve persistent w/d symptoms

01/16 - microtaper not improving things; extremely sensitive to slightest decreases 

02/16 - holding at .524. 

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shriraj, please carefully read the responses to your questions and try to remember them.

 

You are asking the same questions over and over. No matter how many times you post them, the answers will be the same.

 

If you have questions about your particular situation, please add them to this topic rather than starting another topic.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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i am having headache too....i thnk it is photosensitivity.......is it a withdrawal symptom too...nd will it eventually pass by as tym goes....or will it be permanent

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It may very well be hypersensitivity to light. Wear dark glasses and dim the lights indoors. Wear dark glasses while using the computer, it's very bright.

 

Like all withdrawal symptoms, this one will gradually go away.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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guys thnks for all ur help...i am feeling recovery...my mood swing is vry much in control....but a new thng ..headache at the backk and forhead is a new one...but i thnk its only because my brain is adjusting its hormone level...(kind of photophobia) ..hop ths wont last much long.....i can feel improved libido..jst need a bit stimulation nd my erection is possible......guys ths is a gud news hop i ll b f9 in a week or 2...m writing it here so that all of u who r suffering withdrawal can assure that is not permanent..yes it does get better belve me i realy had some bad days....i want al of u to pray for me.....i wont evr leave ths group and i ll provide all my possible help and support for people who are in need of me..........lov u alll thnks a lot again...i ll come next week and tel u how m feeling

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Shriraj,

 

I moved your most recent post here to be included with your introduction. This is where all updates as to your withdrawal symptoms and progress belong. Thanks.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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Good to hear, Shriraj. Stay calm and out of the light.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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hi...i was on escitalopram 5mg for only four days.......i quit cold turkey....its been 1 month and 6 days... still dnt feel complete recovery..my doubt is that..whatever the structural changes this drug has done to my nervous system is it permanent...or will my brain come back to what it was before use of the drug.....reply me pls

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Shriraj

 

PLEASE STOP CREATING NEW POSTS IN THE INTRODUCTION FORUM.

 

This your thread - http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/3069-shriraj-nexito-withdrawal/ all additional questions and updates should be posted to this thread.

 

There is a lot of activity on this forum and only a handful of moderators - it takes time to merge your extra threads back to this main thread. Each member only gets one thread in the Intro section. Please help us help you by posting to THIS thread.

 

No, it is not likely you suffered permanent damage. It does take time for the brain and central nervous system to heal.

 

Karma

2007 @ 375 mg Effexor - 11/29/2011 - 43.75 mg Effexor (regular) & .625 mg Xanax

200 mg Gabapentin 2/27/21 - 194.5 mg, 5/28/21 - 183 mg, 8/2/21 - 170 mg, 11/28/21 - 150 mg, 4/19/22 - 122 mg
Xanax taper: 3/11/12 - 0.9375 mg, 3/25/12 - 0.875 mg, 4/6/12 - 0.8125 mg, 4/18/12 - 0.75 mg; 1/16 0.6875 mg; at some point 0.625 mg
Effexor taper: 1/29/12 - 40.625 mg, 4/29/12 - 39.875 mg, 5/11/12 - Switched to liquid Effexor, 5/25/12 - 38 mg, 7/6/12 - 35 mg, 8/17/12 - 32 mg, 9/14/12 - 30 mg, 10/19/12 - 28 mg, 11/9/12 - 26 mg, 11/30/12 - 24 mg, 01/14/13 - 22 mg. 02/25/13 - 20.8 mg, 03/18/13 - 19.2 mg, 4/15/13 - 17.6 mg, 8/10/13 - 16.4 mg, 9/7/13 - 15.2 mg, 10/19/13 - 14 mg, 1/15/14 - 13.2 mg, 3/1/2014 - 12.6 mg, 5/4/14 - 12 mg, 8/1/14 - 11.4 mg, 8/29/14 - 10.8 mg; 10/14/14 - 10.2 mg; 12/15/14 - 10 mg, 1/11/15 - 9.5 mg, 2/8/15 - 9 mg, 3/21/15 - 8.5 mg, 5/1/15 - 8 mg, 6/9/15 - 7.5 mg, 7/8/15 - 7 mg, 8/22/15 - 6.5 mg, 10/4/15 - 6 mg; 1/1/16 - 5.6 mg; 2/6/16 - 5.2 mg; 4/9 - 4.8 mg; 7/7 4.5 mg; 10/7 4.25 mg; 11/4 4.0 mg; 11/25 3.8 mg; 4/24 3.6 mg; 5/27 3.4 mg; 7/8 3.2 mg ... 10/18 2.8 mg; 1/18 2.6 mg; 4/7 2.4 mg; 5/26 2.15mg; 8/18 1.85 mg; 10/7 1.7 mg; 12/1 1.45 mg; 3/2 1.2 mg; 5/4 0.90 mg; 6/1 0.80 mg; 6/22 0.65 mg; 08/03 0.50 mg, 08/10 0.45 mg, 10/05 0.325 mg, 11/23 0.2 mg, 12/14 0.15 mg, 12/21 0.125 mg, 02/28 0.03125 mg, 2/15 0.015625 mg, 2/29/20 0.00 mg - OFF Effexor


I am not a medical professional - this is not medical advice. My suggestions are based on personal experience, reading, observation and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers

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