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Robert Whitaker and Altostrata on radio about antidepressant withdrawal


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An interview with Robert Whitaker and SurvivingAntidepressants.org's Altostrata will be broadcast Sunday, June 26, 2011 on Peter's Principles, based at station WXYZ from Detroit, Michigan.

 

The program discusses the question "Are antidepressants addictive?"

 

The program on Sunday, July 10, 2011 will air at 8 p.m. Eastern time. on WJR, 760am, Detroit.

 

A sound file will be posted here when it is available.

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

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I have to get up at 6:30 am tomorrow to record this interview, arrrrgghhh!

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This is great Alto! I guess it came through after all!

Been on SSRIs since 1998:

1998-2005: Paxil in varying doses

2005-present: Lexapro.

2006-early '08: Effexor AND Lexapro! Good thing I got off the Effexor rather quickly (within a year).

 

**PSYCHIATRY: TAKE YOUR CHEMICAL IMBALANCE AND CHOKE ON IT!

APA=FUBAR

FDA=SNAFU

NIMH=LMFAO

 

Currently tapering Lexapro ~10% every month:

 

STARTING: 15 mg

11/7/10: 13.5 mg

12/7/10: 12.2 mg

1/6/11: 10.9 mg

2/3/11: 9.8 mg

3/3/11: 8.8 mg

4/1/11: 7.8 mg

4/29/11: 7 mg

5/27/11: 6.4 mg

6/24/11: 5.7 mg

7/22/11: 5 mg

8/18/11: 4.5 mg

9/14/11: 4 mg

10/13/11: 3.6 mg

11/9/11: 3.2 mg

12/7/11: 2.6 mg

1/3/12: 2.1 mg

2/2/12: 1.8 mg

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I have to get up at 6:30 am tomorrow to record this interview, arrrrgghhh!

 

That is late for me:)

 

All jokes aside, this is fantastic to hear. Lots of luck as you will do great.

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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Sorry, guys -- seems like the sponsor of the radio program was a local medical center, they put pressure on Peter Nielsen, whose show this is (Peter's Principles http://petersprinciples.com/ ), to cancel the show, and Peter blew off phoning me and the other participants, without letting us know.

 

Contact Peter here if you care to comment: http://petersprinciples.com/contact/

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Sorry, guys -- seems like the sponsor of the radio program was a local medical center, they put pressure on Peter Nielsen, whose show this is (Peter's Principles http://petersprinciples.com/ ), to cancel the show, and Peter blew off phoning me and the other participants, without letting us know.

 

Contact Peter here if you care to comment: http://petersprinciples.com/contact/

 

Wow... I've never heard of Peter Nielsen so know not of his position or financial dependence or whatever... You'd think he would have, at the least, called in advance to explain the cancelling. That's too bad.

 

Alex.i

"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

- Zimmerman

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Bob Whitaker told me this happens a lot to him -- which we all know!!!

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

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