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"I’ve talked with one vet after another who tell me, "The medication didn’t treat me; it turned me into a zombie."


Finn

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That's a quote from this Democracy Now interview. Apparently not all Vets are happy with simply having medication thrown at them. I don't blame them, either...

 

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/11/11/the_untold_story_of_war_us

Tapering Zoloft, Dec 2014

Started Lamictal

Re-started Zoloft mid-Oct 2014, 25-50mg

Stopped Zoloft end of Sept 2014

Started Zoloft July 2014, 50mg

Stopped Prozac from 3mg May 2014

Stopped Effexor Dec '13 Started 10mg Prozac

Reinstated Effexor 15mg on Nov 2013

Stopped from 21mg on Oct 2013
Effexor 112.5mg, since Dec 2012

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Thanks Finn.

 

"...nearly 6,000 servicemembers have experienced traumatic amputations because of improvised explosive devices and other war-related dangers..."

 

"...an estimated 22 veterans take their own lives each day..."

 

These are terrible numbers. Christ.

3 Years 150 mgs Effexor

2 month taper down to zero

3 terrible weeks at zero

Back up to 75 mgs

2 months at 75

6 or so months back to regular dose of 150 - was able to restabilize fine.

3 month taper back to zero

1 HORRENDOUS week at zero

2 days back up to 37.5

3 days back up to 75

One week at 150 - unable to stabilize.

Back down to 75 mgs

At 75 mgs (half original dose) and suffering withdrawal symptoms since October 2012.

 

"It is a radical cure for all pessimism to become ill, to remain ill for a good while, and then grow well for a still longer period." - Nietzsche

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