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With the what I would call the "first wave" binaural beats and similar brainwave entertainment frequencies like in the OP in this thread I had great results for my anxiety and even depression.

The newer ones, mostly made after 2014 either do not  work, or like for Rabe make things even worse. Also lately they are focusing mostly on meditation and chakras or whatever but it's mostly meditation music. The real deal were the old ones.

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Many years ago, during a bad patch when I was really struggling, I tried a brainwave CD from Immrama Institute.  The main problem was, it was just listening to rain, and I just couldn't sit still and listen to rain, so I hardly used it.  At some later date, I bought some Holosync CDs.  They were much easier to listen to as they had some tibetan bowl sounds (as well as the rain) so it was more tuneful and I could listen to it and relax.  You are supposed to use them sitting up, like a meditation, but I'm rubbish at meditating and sitting still doing nothing, so instead I listened at bedtime lying in bed, and most of the time I went off to sleep. 

 

I don't know if Holosync would help directly with anxiety and depression, but what I found was that I was able to see my issues more clearly and then work through them.  It's like it made the mindfulness practice of observing easier to do.  After using it for a while I was able to separate different parts of my mind and observe them and analyse them to figure out what was going on.  I used the holosync CDs for a few years, then forgot about them for a few years.  Recently I dug them out again and have been using them to help me sleep (The Dive/Immersion).  It kind of makes sense, as the brainwave patterns it is supposed to be entraining go gradually down to delta waves, which is for deep sleep. 

 

Holosync is very expensive, but I'm glad I got it as I believe it has done me a lot of good.  I think it can cause issues to come to the fore, which can be really good if you're in a position to work on them, but could be way too stressful depending on what's happening in your life at the time.  For that reason, I would be hesitant about recommending it for those in severe withdrawal or whose systems are very sensitive.  They do have other recordings (that I haven't used much) for more general relaxation.  They offer a free trial demo recording (that is not as strong as the real thing) so you can try it out for free.   

 

Please note that I am not promoting or recommending this product, just describing my personal experiences with it.  As always, individual responses vary.

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2003  citalopram

2004-2008  paroxetine (various failed tapers) 
2008  paroxetine slow taper down to

2016  Aug off paroxetine
2016  citalopram May 20mg  Oct 15mg … slow taper down
2018  citalopram 13 Feb 4.6mg 15 Mar 4.4mg 29 Apr 4.2mg 6 Jul 4.1mg 17 Aug 4.0mg  18 Nov 3.8mg
2019  15 Mar 3.6mg  21 May 3.4mg  26 Dec 3.2mg 

2020  19 Feb 3.0mg 19 July 2.9mg  16 Sep 2.8mg  25 Oct 2.7mg

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I've found that a guided meditation with binaural beats in the background is very helpful for winding down at night and for dealing with morning anxiety. The following site has good ones. It posts a new free one each month; the older ones are behind a pay wall. 

The Meditation Podcast

 

I have also had good luck with just the binaural beats, particularly the ones for sleep available for free (or donation) at this site:

https://free-binaural-beats.com/

 

I got some flat head phones so you can lie on your side and listen. They are called sleep phones. 

 

I'm very excited at being able to get symptom relief from these methods. Sometimes it takes a while, but it usually effective. 

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Dec 2018: dividing dose into 3x a day. Jan 2019: taper 5% every 15 days; Held 9/2019 - 2/2020 at 0.35 mg 

March 2020 started 2.5% taper every 15 days. Nov 2020 tapering 5% every 15 days. Currently at 0.189 mg Nov 2020
Sertraline: 2005-14 50 mg sertraline (aka Zoloft); 2014-15 200 mg sertraline

2016: attempted taper too fast; stabilized at 25 mg

Jan 2017: began 10% per month taper. Currently on "exit strategy" at 0.084 mg Nov 2020, will halve that Jan 2021 for 6 weeks, then done.

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Tried with curiosity this afternoon : it didn't seem to help with neuroemotions, but it made me feel very sleepy : might be interesting for bedtime routine.

Here is the one I listened to

 

 

 

As Petunia said above, I find it a bit hard to find ones that don't get annoying. 

My sensitive CNS doesn't seem to bear every kind of sounds, some made me feel unpleasantly weird, stimulated.

 

As with everything in WD, I would advise caution and start slow and low to see how it affects your CNS.

 

On 12/11/2018 at 5:03 PM, Tattycorum said:

 a guided meditation with binaural beats in the background

Haven't tried one that combine guided meditation with binaural beats. 

Might be interesting to try.

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2010 : 20mg Deroxat + Bromazepam

2013: Switch from Bromazepam To Prazepam (longer half-life)

2014-June2017 : Prazepam taper, 3% drops. 

2018 to August 2019 : Paroxetine 20mg taper (3% every 15 days).

- 22nd August updosed To 10mg (was at 8.4mg)

25th Sept 2019 To April 2020 : found SA, holding at 10mg Paroxetine. 

April 2020-August 2020 : Paxil to Prozac bridge. Details https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/21457-erell-struggling-with-paroxetine/?do=findComment&comment=499847

 

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Bethechange2020

Hello, I can't access your sound files. I clicked on the link https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/5132-audio-tracks-for-depression-anxiety-recovery-includes-binaural-beats-isochronic-tones/

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/5132-audio-tracks-for-depression-anxiety-recovery-includes-binaural-beats-isochronic-tones/

 and the attached error message was received. Do I need to have an account with "Box"? 

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Nadia

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600mg Gabapentin, 300mg Lamictal, 30mg lexapro, and 7.5mg Mirtazapine. I weaned off of each seperately, the total time it took me to wean off of all of them was around four months, and waited between 1-2 weeks in between each taper.  I am currently not taking any psychotropic meds. I take synthroid for stabilizing my thyroid function. I also forgot to mention that I had four rounds of TMS, which was wonderfully effective for around 4 months each time, but then stopped helping. It is also exorbitant, and I still have a few thousand dollars worth of medical debt. 

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@GiaK

 

The Box.com files are no longer available, I'm assuming because you closed your account.  Do you have them available on your own website?

 

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1 hour ago, Bethechange2020 said:

the attached error message was received. Do I need to have an account with "Box"?

 

I joined Box, which was free for individuals, but the files are no longer available.  I have asked Gia whether they are available on her website in my post above.

NEW!!!     INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder    NEW!!! 

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

Current from 9 Jan 2021:  Pristiq 0.405 mg

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 Oct 2015 

My 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.

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sorry, just saw this now. they've not been at box for years! 

a few are left on soundcloud ... here:  

 

 

 

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https://beyondmeds.com/

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here is a playlist I put together and posted on my site as well...  I called it chill and there are seven videos on it...go to youtube to see all the songs here...if you play it here it will play through all of them I think. : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTYiOCNdVO25hLkxCknJHDBwOn3jnXHxQ

 

 

 

 

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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Thanks Gia.

 

@Bethechange2020

NEW!!!     INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder    NEW!!! 

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

Current from 9 Jan 2021:  Pristiq 0.405 mg

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 Oct 2015 

My 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.

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