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akakoom

i like that idea


March 5, 6  2015 1 10mg Paxil each day - only 2 pills total - experienced huge tingle in my head on first pill

 

numbness in my hands and feet, skin less sensitive over all... not ticklish anymore

**anhedonia, blank emotions

PSSD, anorgasmia

heartbeat rhythm problems

"To err is human.  To really foul things up requires a psychiatrist."

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/8554-akakoom-lost-in-no-mans-land/

 

"When you are going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill (the only way out is through)

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akakoom

guys gettng off antidepressants need peer support too


March 5, 6  2015 1 10mg Paxil each day - only 2 pills total - experienced huge tingle in my head on first pill

 

numbness in my hands and feet, skin less sensitive over all... not ticklish anymore

**anhedonia, blank emotions

PSSD, anorgasmia

heartbeat rhythm problems

"To err is human.  To really foul things up requires a psychiatrist."

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/8554-akakoom-lost-in-no-mans-land/

 

"When you are going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill (the only way out is through)

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alex

My mom was suggesting that it would be great to get a group of females together who are going through antidepressant withdrawal and go somewhere tropical and cheap, like the dominican republic, to recover together and offer peer support. Its hard when loved ones dont understand. Would anyone be interested?

 

Come to Costa Rica.... ;)


4 years aprox. on 150mgs.Effexor for situational major depression.No AD before.
Tapered 150-0mgs in 3 months.

Tapered Quetiapine,Xanax in the last 18 months.NO med of any kind anymore.
First 3 months off acute w/d
Protracted w/d ever since.
Symptoms:Anxiety,anhedonia,insomnia,tinnitus,PSSD

04/13/2014 Awful Relapse.Recovered fairly fast.

3 years and 4 months off.

waves and windows.Very much recovered.

November 2015,health issue.Setback.
 

 

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westcoast

Your mom is in good company. This went up a couple of days ago.

 

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/04/sunrise-center-place-adults-recover-psychiatric-drugs/

 

Psychotropic withdrawal just isn't in the playbook of ordinary recovery facilities or other mental health programs. It is in a universe where nothing conventional applies. Can't blame them, of course. Can't blame us, either, for not wanting to be "helped" within the system that didn't work very well,for us in the first place.

 

Regarding the gender question. I think some would like a same-sex retreat, others would prefer mixed, and then there are more than two gender identities to consider.


2009: Cancer hospital said I had adjustment disorder because I thought they were doing it wrong. Their headshrinker prescribed Effexor, and my life set on a new course. I didn't know what was ahead, like a passenger on Disneyland's Matterhorn, smiling and waving as it climbs...clink, clink, clink.

2010: Post surgical accidental Effexor discontinuation by nurses, masked by intravenous Dilaudid. (The car is balanced at the top of the track.) I get home, pop a Vicodin, and ...

Whooosh...down, down, down, down, down...goes the trajectory of my life, up goes my mood and tendency to think everything is a good idea.
2012: After the bipolar jig was up, now a walking bag of unrelated symptoms, I went crazy on Daytrana (the Ritalin skin patch by Noven), because ADHD was a perfect fit for a bag of unrelated symptoms. I was prescribed Effexor for the nervousness of it, and things got neurological. An EEG showed enough activity to warrant an epilepsy diagnosis rather than non-epileptic ("psychogenic") seizures.

:o 2013-2014: Quit everything and got worse. I probably went through DAWS: dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome. I drank to not feel, but I felt a lot: dread, fear, regret, grief: an utter sense of total loss of everything worth breathing about, for almost two years.

I was not suicidal but I wanted to be dead, at least dead to the experience of my own brain and body.

2015: I  began to recover after adding virgin coconut oil and organic grass-fed fed butter to a cup of instant coffee in the morning.

I did it hoping for mental acuity and better memory. After ten days of that, I was much better, mood-wise. Approximately neutral.

And, I experienced drowsiness. I could sleep. Not exactly happy, I did 30 days on Wellbutrin, because it had done me no harm in the past. 

I don't have the DAWS mood or state of mind. It never feel like doing anything if it means standing up.

In fact, I don't especially like moving. I'm a brain with a beanbag body.   :unsure:

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btdt

What a wonderful idea for those well enough to go!!!!!!!!!!!!  For those who are not a caravan to pick them up where they can all have silent blacked out rooms just to be a part of it... to know they are there.

 

And we will charge it all to Big Pharma... :)  

 

I am sure they could write it off... and I want to go to a good place since they are paying to one of the places in Hawaii they send the doctors to learn about their wonder drugs. 


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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nycdreamer

I think we should get a group together, seriously. That Sunrise Center looks interesting. It's free? We really need a place to go and be supportive of one another to get through this!


Zoloft from 2006-2014.

Suffered hypomanic episode in 2014 and tried a multitude of meds.

Ended up on low dose Prozac for 1 month.

Currently withdrawing off of Prozac.

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btdt

I think we should get a group together, seriously. That Sunrise Center looks interesting. It's free? We really need a place to go and be supportive of one another to get through this!

Do you have a link for that?


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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RubyTuesday

sign me up!!!

oh, but wait: I have no money. still waiting for my disability.

but seriously, I once made some phone calls looking for a free rehab for psych meds.

one lady was very rude to me. she told me to talk to my doctor. I said, very rapidly "actually I am talking to my doctor but thank you so much for the information CLICK."

after I got off the phone I screamed at the wall:

"you would have been nicer to me if I was a meth head!!!"


2002: "Situational depression" 2002-2010:Prozac.Birth Control.2011 Short trials: Paxil, Celexa, Lexipro, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Ativan- Gee, Doc never mentioned protracted AD wd syndrome. Imagine that. 2011-2015. Lamictal. Seroquel. Remiron. 2012: "Complex post traumatic stress disorder." Fast taper of Remiron jumped off June 2013. Slow tapers ever since of Seroquel & Lamictal.  crippling muscle spasms. crying fits. panic attacks. akathisia. nerve twitches. the jitters. the heebie jeebies. de-personal/realization. numbness. tingling. fatigue. lethargy. nightmares.insomnia. weird images. eye pain.vertigo. dizziness. brain zaps. and on and on and on. withdrawal? side effects? which drug? impossible to know. Stopped Seroquel October 2015.  Stopped Lamictal  March 2016. Had more severe muscle/joint spasms that paralyzed me for 3 days at a time, last episode was March 2017.Going back to work as of February 2018 after 14 years off full-time work due to the crippling effects of psych meds. Check out Robert Whittaker "Anatomy of an Epidemic" for  his breakdown of the rates of mental disability  since the introduction of Prozac into the human population. Best solutions for me: Social support via AA meetings. Acupuncture. Meditation. Dance. Nature. Yoga. Social support online with psych med survivor community. Nutrition. Exercise. More outdoor time. Go sit in the sunshine for 5 minutes. Touch a tree. Breathe deeply.

 

 

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ShellyHart22

Has anyone tried inpatient rehab for anti depressant withdrawal? I may have a family member willing to pay for me to go to a 90 day inpatient rehab. I don't know how I can be away from my girlies (6 and 4 years old) for 90 days!!!! :(

BUT I don't know how I can continue to allow them to live in a hostile, toxic environment that I am creating with my drug-induced insanity!

 

So, I'm curious if anyone thinks this would even be worth it? We all know that it is unlikely that ANY physician will understand about antidepressant withdrawal, but, I can't hold my life together while ensuring these symptoms!


Prescribed anti depressants after birth of first child, March 2009.

Started with Celexa, changed to Zoloft, to Wellbutrin, now Effexor for 3+ years. Unable to wean off of Effexor due to severe withdrawal symptoms.

Current medications:

Effexor XR 37.5 mg for depression and anxiety, Lamictal 200 mg as a mood stabilizer, Viibryd 40 mg antidepressant

Metoprolol 25 mg bid high blood pressure and pvcs caused by vyvanse, Weaned off of vyvanse 11-2015 with severe exhaustion, hypertension and pvcs remain.

Desperate to wean off and find out if I still exist. I am a depressed, mean and angry woman, I am worse than ever on all of these meds and believe I am suffering mild serotonin syndrome due to interactions from meds.

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Fresh

Hi Shelley , I think if you read through the posts above , you'll see that no-one sees inpatient detox. as a solution.

 

"Well, if you want an institutional experience with a near-cold turkey by doctors who don't have a clue about withdrawal syndrome, followed by heavy medication to deal with withdrawal, go for it."

 

.


1987-1997 pertofran , prothiaden , Prozac 1997-2002 Zoloft 2002-2004 effexor 2004-2010 Lexapro 40mg

2010-2012Cymbalta 120mg

Sept. 2012 -decreased 90mg in 6months. Care taken over by Dr Lucire in March 2013 , decreased last 30mg at 2mg per week over 3 months. July 21 , 2013- last dose of Cymbalta

Protracted withdrawal syndrome kicked in badly Jan.2014 Unrelenting akathisia until May 2014. Voluntary hosp. admission. Cocktail of Seroquel, Ativan and mirtazapine and I was well enough to go home after 14 days. Stopped all hosp. meds in next few months.

July 2014 felt v.depressed - couldn't stop crying. Started pristiq 50mg. Felt improvement within days and continued to improve, so stayed on 50mg for 8 months.

Began taper 28 Feb. 2015. Pristiq 50mg down to 45mg. Had one month of w/d symptoms. Started CES therapy in March. No w/d symptoms down to 30mg.

October 2015 , taking 25mg Pristiq. Capsules compounded with slow-release additive.

March 2016 , 21mg

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Mort81

Dont do it. It will a major shock to an ultra sensitive system. I did a minor homeopathic liver and kidneys detox. Took a supplement for 2 months. It was not good at all. During Withdrawal you need to avoid anything like this. Most of us who didn't find this site right away usually try a bunch of different things to try and stop the heavy symptoms. Most of time its extremely counter productive


Was on 30mg (Lexapro) for 7-8yrs20mg for 3 months (This was my choice my Doc wanted me to drop much faster)15 mg 2week10mg 2 weeks 5 mg 1 week0 since August 24th . PPI Dexlant  30 mg taper has begun. Cutting 20% currently.  using zantac as needed.  Benzo is currently 0.10mg 

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nz11

Here is another members experience in a detox centre...went in on two meds, given 7 then left with 3 new ones...it was lucky he actually left alive...

(a drug escalation centre might be a more accurate name for it)

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/11021-dave1030-new-here-wanting-to-be-drug-free-after-20yrs-polydrugged/?p=202162


Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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LuiB

I am looking for a place to help me with getting off drugs and attaining full health. (i.e. incorporates exercise, yoga, meditation, acupuncture etc.)

 

Similar to being hospitalised at a mental health hospital, where many of us were introduced or had drugs/meds reinforced upon us, I am looking for something that does the same with an undivided attention on the patient/client and counselling that is more 'holistic' in nature.

 

That is, targeting mind-body-spirit.

 

Spiritual retreat centres come close to this segment, however, is not targeted towards helping you get off and stay off the 'meds'.

 

They could be located anywhere in the world, preferably Canada or Europe. Canada is because I live here and Europe because due to my criminal record, I think it would be difficult to enter The States.

 

Your thoughts on this matter is greatly appreciated.


Taking 1050mg of Lithium, 1500mg of Devalproex Sodium, 75mg of Invega Sustenna injection once a month (This has been weened down twice- once from 150mg to 100mg in February '16 and 100mg to 75mg in August). The reason I ween this down more than 10% at a time is because it comes in an injection form and in set dosages.


I also take Vitamin B, C, Rhodiola, and Omega 3.


 


Check out my YouTube Channel for my rants on weaning off drugs.

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Altostrata

Wouldn't that be lovely!

 

If there are any philanthropists reading this, contact me -- let's start such a thing in a nice location in Europe and another in North America.


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

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Gato123

Did this ever go anywhere?


I don't remember the order or all the dosages but between 2002-2018 I was on...

Wellbutrin, 2002-2005 150-300mg 

Paxil, Lexapro, Effexor, Prozac, Adavan, Xanax

RECENT PAST:

Cymbalta 2015 to 2017, rapid taper in Janaury-February 2017, started withdrawal February 2017

Bridged to Prozac 60 mg in late summer 2017

Taper from Prozac 60 mg to 0 in spring 2018

Entered another withdrawal starting in August 2018

 

 

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LuiB
On 2/9/2019 at 2:36 AM, Altostrata said:

Wouldn't that be lovely!

 

If there are any philanthropists reading this, contact me -- let's start such a thing in a nice location in Europe and another in North America.

 

Yes, starting this up is a necessity, Altostrata.

 

A GoFundMe.com project?


Taking 1050mg of Lithium, 1500mg of Devalproex Sodium, 75mg of Invega Sustenna injection once a month (This has been weened down twice- once from 150mg to 100mg in February '16 and 100mg to 75mg in August). The reason I ween this down more than 10% at a time is because it comes in an injection form and in set dosages.


I also take Vitamin B, C, Rhodiola, and Omega 3.


 


Check out my YouTube Channel for my rants on weaning off drugs.

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bubbles

It would take years, wouldn’t it? To get off psych meds? At least, it’s taking me years. I’m not sure I’d want to be an inpatient for that long!


My thread here at SA: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/1775-bubbles/page/14/

2005 St John's Wort / 2006-2012 Lexapro 20mg, 2 failed attempts to stop, tapered over 4.5 months in early 2012

January 2013 started Sertraline, over time worked up to 100mg / July 2014 dropped from 100mg to 75mg, held for six months

2015 tapered to 50mg over several months, held for several months, some more drops

2016 Feb 35mg, 6 Mar 33mg, more drops (note big drop (calc error) & up to 25mg), more drops (about 2mg at a time)

2017 - more small drops, more long holds

2018 March at 11mg;  April 20 9mg; June 11 8.1mg; (July 10 7.7mg / July 18 7.3mg); ( Sept 2 7.2mg, Sept 5 7.1mg, Sept 9 7mg); 30 Sept 6.5mg, ? 6mg, 23 Nov 5.5mg) 19 Dec 5mg

2019 (micro drops over two weeks 24 Mar 4.9mg, 28 Mar 4.8mg, 31 Mar 4.7mg, 4 Apr 4.6mg, 7 Apr 4.5mg / 22 April 4.4mg, 26 April 4.3mg, 2 May 4.2mg, 5 May 4.1mg, 9 May 4mg), 3 Oct 3.9mg, (20 Oct 3.8mg, 27 Oct 3.7mg, 3 Nov 3.6mg), 24 Nov 3.5mg, 8 Dec 3.4mg, 15 Dec 3.3mg, 22 Dec 3.2mg

2020 19 Jan 3.1mg, 26 Jan 3.0mg; 1 Mar 2.9, 7 Mar 2.8, May (some drops here) 24 May 2.5, May 29 2.4, June 21 2.3, June 28 2.2mg,  July 4 2.1mg, July 24 (or maybe a bit before) 2mg

Current Sertraline: July 24: 2 mg / Armour Thyroid / endless allergy meds, erg

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ChessieCat

I think it could be that members want somewhere to go for a short while to get started and be able to get follow up face to face support.


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ADs:  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  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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

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4 hours ago, ChessieCat said:

I think it could be that members want somewhere to go for a short while to get started and be able to get follow up face to face support.

 

:)


My thread here at SA: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/1775-bubbles/page/14/

2005 St John's Wort / 2006-2012 Lexapro 20mg, 2 failed attempts to stop, tapered over 4.5 months in early 2012

January 2013 started Sertraline, over time worked up to 100mg / July 2014 dropped from 100mg to 75mg, held for six months

2015 tapered to 50mg over several months, held for several months, some more drops

2016 Feb 35mg, 6 Mar 33mg, more drops (note big drop (calc error) & up to 25mg), more drops (about 2mg at a time)

2017 - more small drops, more long holds

2018 March at 11mg;  April 20 9mg; June 11 8.1mg; (July 10 7.7mg / July 18 7.3mg); ( Sept 2 7.2mg, Sept 5 7.1mg, Sept 9 7mg); 30 Sept 6.5mg, ? 6mg, 23 Nov 5.5mg) 19 Dec 5mg

2019 (micro drops over two weeks 24 Mar 4.9mg, 28 Mar 4.8mg, 31 Mar 4.7mg, 4 Apr 4.6mg, 7 Apr 4.5mg / 22 April 4.4mg, 26 April 4.3mg, 2 May 4.2mg, 5 May 4.1mg, 9 May 4mg), 3 Oct 3.9mg, (20 Oct 3.8mg, 27 Oct 3.7mg, 3 Nov 3.6mg), 24 Nov 3.5mg, 8 Dec 3.4mg, 15 Dec 3.3mg, 22 Dec 3.2mg

2020 19 Jan 3.1mg, 26 Jan 3.0mg; 1 Mar 2.9, 7 Mar 2.8, May (some drops here) 24 May 2.5, May 29 2.4, June 21 2.3, June 28 2.2mg,  July 4 2.1mg, July 24 (or maybe a bit before) 2mg

Current Sertraline: July 24: 2 mg / Armour Thyroid / endless allergy meds, erg

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DrugfreeProf

Don't go to Alternative to Meds in Sedona, Arizona.


Drugfree Prof

Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Prozac 20 mg for approx 3 months during 2000, withdrew, no w/d sx

Prozac 10 - 30 mg Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2014

Ritalin 30-40 mg Jan. 2008 - Mar. 2015

W/d sx from Prozac started around 3 months after cessation--crying spells, depressed mood, lethargy; resolved in 8 - 12 mos. post cessation

Used and continue to use a TON of alternative methods--meditation, mindfulness, nutrition. supplements, exercise, etc.

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25 minutes ago, DrugfreeProf said:

Don't go to Alternative to Meds in Sedona, Arizona.

 

What was your experience of alternatives to meds in Sedona?

I've heard of a spectrum of experiences from having gone to alternative to meds from quite a lot of different people at this point. I think it's appropriate for some people but not for those with really long term and extreme outstanding issues.

 


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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LuiB

I have found a few resources along the lines of this thread, each with its own set of resources. 

 

Spiritual Emergence Network - http://www.spiritualemergence.org

 

Spiritual Emergence Service - http://spiritualemergence.net

 

 


Taking 1050mg of Lithium, 1500mg of Devalproex Sodium, 75mg of Invega Sustenna injection once a month (This has been weened down twice- once from 150mg to 100mg in February '16 and 100mg to 75mg in August). The reason I ween this down more than 10% at a time is because it comes in an injection form and in set dosages.


I also take Vitamin B, C, Rhodiola, and Omega 3.


 


Check out my YouTube Channel for my rants on weaning off drugs.

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Lzieb

Can anyone recommend a treatment center? Especially one that won't fill me with more medicine? Thx


LZie, Zoloft 25 mg, 3/31-4/6, 

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Altostrata

Sorry, there are none.


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

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ChessieCat

 

A member's BAD experience of a wellness centre:

 

6 hours ago, dadtobe said:

 

It's been a 20ish days or so since I've posted. I had a window and immediately flew out to an outpatient wellness center that practices the Ashton method. I needed mental support if I had another wave since I was beginning to panic every time a wave hit. The place I'm at does an awesome job of this. The doctor has a lot of experience tapering people off Benzos. Anyway, they put me on an aggressive Lexapro taper schedule and I just trusted them simply because of their experience. They had me drop from 4mg to 2mg of Lexapro in the span of about 8 days. I was following your 10% rule until I went there. Needless to say, I'm pretty confident now that I never had benzo withdrawal at all, and that I'm sensitive to the Lexapro. The aggressive taper has me going back to all the usual symptoms last night of nausea, vomiting, headache, tachycardia, insomnia, and the weird burning skin after being stable for 3 or so weeks. I hate to ask since I went another direction, but anything I can do at this point besides just hold at 2mg of Lexapro? Maybe slight up dose? Full schedule of Lexapro is attached, the 2nd column is the mg of Lexapro, 4th column is Klonopin. I should have listened to you all, I thought I found a good place and thought I was going through Benzo withdrawal but pretty certain now it was the Lexapro now. I was tapering Klonopin from .06mg to .03mg but honestly in 3 weeks I noticed nothing from it. So really don't think it's that anymore.

 

 


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ADs:  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  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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

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