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Thank you very much for your time, ChessieCat. 

This is very helpful. <3

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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26 minutes ago, Ariel said:

Thank you very much for your time, ChessieCat. 

This is very helpful. ❤️

 

Fortunately I've been able to use information that I am collecting for a few different people.  I've used some of what I've posted here at SA to help a lady at work today with relevant information.

 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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2 minutes ago, ChessieCat said:

Fortunately I've been able to use information that I am collecting for a few different people.  I've used some of what I've posted here at SA to help a lady at work today with relevant information.

Hehe, low-carb/keto coach side hustle? 

You are very generous with your time and knowledge!

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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i have been on the Keto Diet for 1 week now...i feel really good, have lost 1.5kg and have cut out all sugar, grains, and eating loads of raw and cooked veggies...for adding fat to my diet i have become addicted to Goats cheese, found some goats cheese $20 a jar with oil and herbs....great for giving taste to salads....i only eat twice a day and so fast for 18 hours a day, do not have cravings anymore as the eating of the fat eg goats cheese and Milk Kefir before bed makes me feel full.....i lived on carbs and constantly couldnt stop thinking about food...especially junk food...and was constantly hungry....i found eating a salad 30 mins before my main meal took away my over eating...my sores on my face have gone away after 3 years, i feel calm, i feel really good, my hot sweats have disappeared, i am not constantly needing to drink sooo much water, i began taking digestive enzymes to help me digest the fat and proteins so i feel i am actually receiving the nutrients from the food i eat...which is probably why i feel i do not feel i need to keep eating as i feel my body is getting what it actually needs...i also eat Kimchi and add sauerkraut to my meals also...stomach feels great, no craving for alcohol...i know magnesium is good to help you relax but am finding potassium is really good for relaxing the body too...my mood is really good, brain fog has lessened alot and feel more clear..the pain in the feet, ankles and legs have drastically reduced also....when your not in pain...you naturally feel happier...sooo it is working for me....i eat 7 cups of vegies a day 1/2 raw. 1/2 cooked, protein size of my palm and i eat goat's cheese with salad and glass of milk kefir at night, electrolytes, butter on my cooked veggies..all is good at present with the diet... 

Cipramil  40mg  1996 to October 2017 stopped cold turkey

Zyprexa 10mg solid form  1996 to October 2017

Zyprexa 7.5mg solid form  October 2017 to October 2019

Zyprexa 5mg solid form  October 2019 to April 2020

Zyprexa 3.75mg solid form April 2020 to May 2020

Zyprexa 2.5mg solid form  May 2020 to feb 2021

Zyprexa 2.5mg solid 3/4 and 1/4 liquid w/ 5mls water 6th Feb 2021 to 2nd April 2021

Zyprexa 2.5mg 1/2 solid and 1/2 liquid w/10mls water 3rd April to 26th June 2021

Zyprexa 2.5mg dissolved in 25mls of water from 27th june 2021 to 22nd Oct 2021

Zyprexa 2.5mg 1/2 solid, 1/2 dissolved in 10mls of water from 23rd Oct 21 to present

 

 

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2 hours ago, morgana said:

i have been on the Keto Diet for 1 week now...i feel really good

 

That's good to hear.

 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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I've been following the keto diet for about 11 months now and I'm loving it. It was tough to get started, but I got into a rhythm within the first few weeks and it's been pretty easy since then. I focus on real, whole foods and try to only have substitutes (protein bars, shakes, etc) sparingly. I've lost over 30 lbs, dropped 7" off my waist circumference, I'm no longer diabetic or have to take metformin, and withdrawal has been mostly tolerable throughout all of this. My energy levels are significantly improved, along with my self confidence and sex drive. I don't do fasting. I tend to wake up pretty hungry most days, so I practice intuitive eating and just listen to my body's cues for when to eat and stop eating. I also weightlift five times a week.

 

Keto is definitely not for everyone. And there is a lot of bad info out there. (Butter in your coffee - yuck, don't do it.) But it can be very beneficial, especially if you're looking to balance your blood sugar. I noticed in the past that with a carb-heavy diet, my blood sugar would constantly fluctuate. This would cause feelings of anxiety and mimic/exacerbate withdrawal symptoms like dizziness and fatigue. 

 

If anyone has any questions about it, please feel free to ask me. 

2013-2015: paroxetine, with brief switch to sertraline, and brief combo with bupropion  • 2015: got off all antidepressant meds for approx 9-12 months, felt great 2015: fluoxetine, bad side effects, quit after two weeks 2015: escitalopram 15mg/day Summer 2019: attempted fast taper off escitalopram, reinstated to 15mg/day dose after six weeks • October 16, 2020: begin taper off escitalopram at rate of 1mg per 1 week (sometimes per 2 weeks) using 1mg/ml liquid from pharmacy • January 22, 2021: down to 3mg and holding due to worsening of WD symptoms • February 4, 2021: reinstate 4mg dose and holding • February 2021: tapering at 10% every 28 days July 2021: begin using microtaper of 2.5% per week February 2022: down to 1.43mg and experiencing worsening WD symptoms, updose to 1.45mg and holding March 2022: resume microtaper schedule, lowest dose: 1.34 mg March 2022: extended hold at 1.36 mg

July 2022: resume taper, current dose 1.22 mg

 

Supplements: vitamin D, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, omega-3 fish oil, vitamin B complex, melatonin(as needed). Other prescription meds: metformin (for type 2 diabetes), levothyroxine (for hypothyroidism)
 

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4 hours ago, catmama said:

I've been following the keto diet for about 11 months now

 

Fantastic.  It's been 8.5 months for me now.  I'm looking forward to getting a scan of my liver and pancreas done when I reach the 1 year mark.  I have several scans so we will be able to see the comparison.

 

4 hours ago, catmama said:

Butter in your coffee - yuck, don't do it

 

I agree!

 

There are some people who do need to increase the fat they eat, eg consume nuts, if they reach their ideal weight and continue to lose more which would be too much.

 

4 hours ago, catmama said:

I don't do fasting.

 

I don't either.  I cannot see the need for it, at least for me.  And I've learned recently from a food addiction doctor, who herself suffers from food addiction (Dr Tarmin - Adapt Your Life youtube channel), that fasting is not a good idea for food addicts.

 

4 hours ago, catmama said:

I focus on real, whole foods and try to only have substitutes (protein bars, shakes, etc) sparingly.

 

Dr Eric Westman (Adapt Your Life) differentiates by calling them prescription keto (real foods which are low in carb) and internet keto (bullet proof coffee, fat bombs, and all the other fancy add ons).

 

The only thing that I've added in is 2T of whey protein concentrate (I cannot get whey protein isolate at a reasonable cost) because I don't eat a lot of meat and I want to make sure I get enough protein.

 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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