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Celeste

Thanks for the suggestion Alto. I'm not sure that it's that though. I do not get the same reaction from eating a banana. I'm thinking it could be the caffeine. I do not consume it regularly and the chocolate could have given me that little energy boost. I have decided to not try the LDN, at least for now. I have been set back from a large amount of stress due to a big stressful move. I'm dealing with WD symptoms I haven't seen in a while so I'm not really up to anymore "experimenting."


Intermittent Klonopin use February, 2014 to September, 2015

- Off of SSRIs completely since April, 2012 

- Had horrible side effects from Celexa (constant feelings of terror, insomnia) so stopped taking it after 6 weeks

- Started 20 mg of Celexa in February 2012

- Began to taper off of Zoloft in May, 2011, off Zoloft completely September, 2011

- Increased Zoloft to 75 mg October, 2010 and decreased back to 50 mg in February, 2011

- June 2009- Went on 50 mg of Zoloft

- October, 2007 - July, 2008- Celexa 20 mgs (tapered off fairly quickly)

- 2006-2007- On Effoxor for about 8 months- switched to Prozac and cold turkeyed off

- 2005- Paxil and Lamictal for a few months but stopped taking because it didn't work

- 2004- Paxil for a few months but quit taking because of increased feelings of depression

 

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Altostrata

At any rate, chocolate is yummy. If it makes you feel good, all the better.


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Fresh

I've been looking into LDN therapy and am going to give it a trial.

 

Lexy , I think it's a great shame that you were advised to take 0.5mg twice a day rather than once. ("Last night I took .5 twice a day. It made me feel like I had had two/three shots of alcohol, dizziness, slurred speech, feeling stuck to the couch.")

My intention is to stick with 0.5mg once a day for a few weeks to see how I tolerate it.

 

The facebook groups have lots of info. , as do sites like www.lowdosenaltrexone.org


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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Lexy

Let us know how it goes for you.


Started Effexor August 2012 Sept'12-150mg=extreme anxiety Oct'12 cut half-75mg severe wds

Feb 2013 68.5mg. Mar'13- 65mg. Apr'13-59mg. May'13-57mg. June '13-52mg Aug'13 49.75mg.

Sep'13-48.75. Nov'13-47mg Dec'13-45..5mg

May 2014 42mg. Jun'14 40mg (depressive mood started). Aug'14 -40mg/ started brintellix 2.5mg

Oct '14 -39 Nov'14 36.89 Dec'14 34.45

Jan 2015- 31 Feb'15 29mg. Mar'15 26.72. Apr'15 24.48. May'15 22.31mg. Jun'15 20.30mg

Aug'15-18.89. Oct'15 16.96. Nov/16- 16.10. Dec/15- 15mg

Jan 2016-14.22. May'16 11.45. Aug'16-9.60. Sep/16- 8.88mg. Oct/16- 8.39mg. Nov/16- 8.13. Dec/16- 7.89

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Fresh

Hi Lexy , so glad you saw this. Was there a reason for doubling the dose? Given our sensitivities ,

I'm wondering if I shouldn't start at even lower , 0.25 , and see how that goes.

 

I have Hashimotos and take thyroid meds. every day , so I need to titrate that down.

Am having a full blood panel done , so that in 6 months time I'll have objective data to assess if there's been an improvement in function ,as well as my subjective impression.

 

I do realize that 50% of folks say it hasn't helped them , and I may need to push through some uncomfortable symptoms initially.


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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Lexy

As a matter of fact, my doctor who diagnosed withdrawal syndrome from effexor admitted that he should have started me on even a lower dose. He mentioned .05mg however by the. I just wanted off. It took weeks of feeling the drunken, swaying feeling.

Remember to always start low and steady. I stayed on it for 2 weeks, not sure if it would have worked if I would have given it another two weeks.


Started Effexor August 2012 Sept'12-150mg=extreme anxiety Oct'12 cut half-75mg severe wds

Feb 2013 68.5mg. Mar'13- 65mg. Apr'13-59mg. May'13-57mg. June '13-52mg Aug'13 49.75mg.

Sep'13-48.75. Nov'13-47mg Dec'13-45..5mg

May 2014 42mg. Jun'14 40mg (depressive mood started). Aug'14 -40mg/ started brintellix 2.5mg

Oct '14 -39 Nov'14 36.89 Dec'14 34.45

Jan 2015- 31 Feb'15 29mg. Mar'15 26.72. Apr'15 24.48. May'15 22.31mg. Jun'15 20.30mg

Aug'15-18.89. Oct'15 16.96. Nov/16- 16.10. Dec/15- 15mg

Jan 2016-14.22. May'16 11.45. Aug'16-9.60. Sep/16- 8.88mg. Oct/16- 8.39mg. Nov/16- 8.13. Dec/16- 7.89

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Celeste

Hi Fresh. I am also ready to try LDN but am a little nervous because I'm hyper sensitive. Please keep us updated. I'm in a few of the Facebook groups and I've heard of really sensitive people dosing every 2 to 3 days. From what I've read in one of the groups, it can take some people longer to clear it. If I decide to go with it, I'll definitely start at .25 once a day. 


Intermittent Klonopin use February, 2014 to September, 2015

- Off of SSRIs completely since April, 2012 

- Had horrible side effects from Celexa (constant feelings of terror, insomnia) so stopped taking it after 6 weeks

- Started 20 mg of Celexa in February 2012

- Began to taper off of Zoloft in May, 2011, off Zoloft completely September, 2011

- Increased Zoloft to 75 mg October, 2010 and decreased back to 50 mg in February, 2011

- June 2009- Went on 50 mg of Zoloft

- October, 2007 - July, 2008- Celexa 20 mgs (tapered off fairly quickly)

- 2006-2007- On Effoxor for about 8 months- switched to Prozac and cold turkeyed off

- 2005- Paxil and Lamictal for a few months but stopped taking because it didn't work

- 2004- Paxil for a few months but quit taking because of increased feelings of depression

 

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Fresh

Thanks Celeste.    I believe it's a safer practice to take a dose each day , albeit tiny.  Cross your fingers for me   :D .

 

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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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Fresh

Well , I've been taking LDN for 5 weeks now with a noticeable improvement in mood and sleep.

 

I started at 0.5mg for a week , then 1mg for a week , then 1.5mg (holding there).

About 10 days ago my dreams became more vivid and my sleep more restless , so I moved the

dose to mornings as recommended.

Big difference , am no longer having restless sleep. Have still had a couple of nights where

I wake at 3 and don't go back to sleep for a few hours , but the quality is improving.

I actually don't feel exhausted when I wake up lately.

 

I've also still had wipeout days after doing too much for a few days. Like , I went out last

Thursday and Friday and again Friday night , then slept most of Saturday. Out on Sunday ,

slept most of Monday. No quick fixes , but I feel I'm on an upwards trajectory.

 

:)


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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Celeste

So happy that this is helping you Fresh!! I haven't tried yet...I've crashed my system with stress yet again so just waiting for it to calm down a bit before I experiment.


Intermittent Klonopin use February, 2014 to September, 2015

- Off of SSRIs completely since April, 2012 

- Had horrible side effects from Celexa (constant feelings of terror, insomnia) so stopped taking it after 6 weeks

- Started 20 mg of Celexa in February 2012

- Began to taper off of Zoloft in May, 2011, off Zoloft completely September, 2011

- Increased Zoloft to 75 mg October, 2010 and decreased back to 50 mg in February, 2011

- June 2009- Went on 50 mg of Zoloft

- October, 2007 - July, 2008- Celexa 20 mgs (tapered off fairly quickly)

- 2006-2007- On Effoxor for about 8 months- switched to Prozac and cold turkeyed off

- 2005- Paxil and Lamictal for a few months but stopped taking because it didn't work

- 2004- Paxil for a few months but quit taking because of increased feelings of depression

 

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chrona

i did ldn 10 years or so ago.  i remember loving it but i can't totally remember why.  one thing for sure was that my sleep felt wonderful.  i would feel deliciously sleepy and luxuriate into sleep.  i know i took it several years.  i had hashimoto's and cfs.  a lot was going on in my life back then.  i think i just stopped because i was bored with it.  it's subtle, it doesn't hit you over the head.  sleeping really well, feeling relaxed perhaps isn't big enough news to keep me making up little bottles and withdrawing with a syringe.   now i am doing that again because i feel awful. 

honestly i wish i had kept it up and perhaps being prescribed gabapentin the devil drug for neuropathy and some minor stuff would not have happened. 

 

i am starting it again tonight.  found some old pills.

really works for ms apparently.  


many years ago given sinequan for depression bad reaction so tiny dose of meleril to balance... quit after a year or so c/t

years pass no drugs

reg doc had me try all of the  a/d bc of upset due to divorce.  couldn't handle any.  took klonopin to sleep .5 mg  2003

taper klonopin

hooked on tramadol accidentally. 2006-2008 husband had migraines and took them like candy. so i became dependent too.  c/t  2008

diagnosis of porphyria after years of symptoms,  then toxic event made me really ill.

 

gabapentin 300mg every 3 hours , 6x day.

propranolol   180 mg  6x / day

since 2012

clonazepam prescribed as 1 mg / day  but beginning to take more to deal with withdrawals and sleeplessness

 

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Area1255

LDN is typically to boost endorphin levels.


Past AD Experiences : (Fluvoxamine 3 years, D/C'd @ age 15).

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it

~Terry Pratchett~

 

WITHDRAWAL REGIMEN/STORY

Originally for OCD, the luvox took about 6 months to taper off.

Withdrawal supplements; lemon balm, Vitamin B3, black water/fulvic acid, high-protein diet to restore neurotransmitters, aniracetam to counter memory issues, deprenyl for persisting anhedonia.

Regimen still maintained til this day. Lemon balm, generally as capsules, however, as I suffer chronic Insomnia, I often use essential oil or as aromatherapy before bed , in combination with magnesium and lysine on bad nights.

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JanCarol

My doc just prescribed it for me - for its anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Lordy, I went around to some of the Low Dose Naltrexone sites, and it sounds like the best thing since sliced bread!

 

I'm nervous about it though.  Anything that fiddles neurotransmitters - even the endorphin ones - makes me a bit nervous.  I'm  also concerned that it won't address my pain - and I cannot take codeine while on it.  Some people say the codeine will make me sick.  Others say it will just not work. 

 

Did my first dose tonight - too early to tell.  I'm on 1 mg at night.

 

I'm supposed to double it after 3 weeks if I'm still struggling with my pain issues.


"Easy, easy - just go easy and you'll finish." - Hawaiian Kapuna

 

Holding is hard work, holding is a blessing. Give your brain time to heal before you try again.

 

My suggestions are not medical advice, you are in charge of your own medical choices.

 

A lifetime of being prescribed antidepressants that caused problems (30 years in total). At age 35 flipped to "bipolar," but was not diagnosed for 5 years. Started my journey in Midwest United States. Crossed the Pacific for love and hope; currently living in Australia.   CT Seroquel 25 mg some time in 2013.   Tapered Reboxetine 4 mg Oct 2013 to Sept 2014 = GONE (3 years on Reboxetine).     Tapered Lithium 900 to 475 MG (alternating with the SNRI) Jan 2014 - Nov 2014, tapered Lithium 475 mg Jan 2015 -  Feb 2016 = GONE (10 years  on Lithium).  Many mistakes in dry cutting dosages were made.


The tedious thread (my intro):  JanCarol ☼ Reboxetine first, then Lithium

The happy thread (my success story):  JanCarol - Undiagnosed  Off all bipolar drugs

My own blog:  https://shamanexplorations.com/shamans-blog/

 

 

I have been psych drug FREE since 1 Feb 2016!

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alejirbag

My brain is in state of terrible withdrawal that are exchanging with symptoms from Serotonin syndrome. I was suggested Ldn an took it in desperation of my horror state. I was on it 2 months 3 mg. At the begging I noticed nothing. Over time my eyes symptoms ( from serotonin syndrome) became more often and I have started experiencing new eyes symptoms. At the same time I have started feeling better at so much things so I couldn't figure it out, am I getting better or worse, until 2nd month of using when I developed all symptoms from Serotonin syndrome again, I had to stop LDN abruptly and started vomiting and being cold like in acute withdrawal. I could not find official link that explains LDN effects on serotonin system. I found on some forum that people who took LDN together with AD have developed Serotonin syndrome. Obviously there is connection. In my experience anyone with history of Serotonin syndrome don't take it!  


Cymbalta

  • 03/2014 - 03/2015 - Deanxit, Cypralex 10mg and Clonazepam 1mg (all prescribed for foot pain), stopped Deanxit and Cypralex cold-turkey, got mild withdrawal symptoms
  • 06/2015 - 09/2015 -  due to neck pain (caused by cold-turkey above) I got on Cymbalta 30mg for one week, after one week up to 60mg
  • 09/2015 - in one week lowered my dose of Cymbalta from 60mg to zero. I got severe withdrawal symptoms and got back to 60mg
  • 09/2015 - two weeks later I was feeling stable and started to lower my dose again to 30mg. 3 weeks later severe withdrawal symptoms started again
  • 10/2015 - I got back to 60mg of Cymbalta and I still have severe withdrawal symptoms.
  • 03/2016 - Started tapering 1% per week, for 4 weeks
  • 04/2016 - After 4 weeks, and 4% off stopped tapering due to unbearable symptoms
  • 06/2016 - Started switching Cymbalta to Fluoxetine
  • 07/2016 - Switched half-way, stopped at 30 mg Cymbalta and 20 mg of Fluoxetine. Couldn't continue with bridging due to severe eyes problems, caused by Fluoxetine.
  • 08/2016 - Stopped taking all drugs due to Serotonin syndrome

Clonazepam

  • 03/2014 - 04/2016 - 1 mg of Clonazepam daily
  • 07/2016 - today - 0.5 mg of Clonazepam daily
  • 08/2016 - stopped Clonazepam completely due to Serotonin syndrome

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alejirbag

When I think now, its logical, everything that boosts endorphins could boosts other things like serotonin

So generally that could be good therapy for withdrawal symptoms and for help in tapering process from AD maybe and benzo. But there is risk for Serotonin syndrome. My eyes receptors are upregulated and oversensitized due to being in unrecognized Serotonin syndrome for over a month. So maybe I am not good to compare with but anyway be cautious


Cymbalta

  • 03/2014 - 03/2015 - Deanxit, Cypralex 10mg and Clonazepam 1mg (all prescribed for foot pain), stopped Deanxit and Cypralex cold-turkey, got mild withdrawal symptoms
  • 06/2015 - 09/2015 -  due to neck pain (caused by cold-turkey above) I got on Cymbalta 30mg for one week, after one week up to 60mg
  • 09/2015 - in one week lowered my dose of Cymbalta from 60mg to zero. I got severe withdrawal symptoms and got back to 60mg
  • 09/2015 - two weeks later I was feeling stable and started to lower my dose again to 30mg. 3 weeks later severe withdrawal symptoms started again
  • 10/2015 - I got back to 60mg of Cymbalta and I still have severe withdrawal symptoms.
  • 03/2016 - Started tapering 1% per week, for 4 weeks
  • 04/2016 - After 4 weeks, and 4% off stopped tapering due to unbearable symptoms
  • 06/2016 - Started switching Cymbalta to Fluoxetine
  • 07/2016 - Switched half-way, stopped at 30 mg Cymbalta and 20 mg of Fluoxetine. Couldn't continue with bridging due to severe eyes problems, caused by Fluoxetine.
  • 08/2016 - Stopped taking all drugs due to Serotonin syndrome

Clonazepam

  • 03/2014 - 04/2016 - 1 mg of Clonazepam daily
  • 07/2016 - today - 0.5 mg of Clonazepam daily
  • 08/2016 - stopped Clonazepam completely due to Serotonin syndrome

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JanCarol

It's now been 6 months.  My dose has gradually crept up to 4 mg.  I'd keep it at 3.5 mg, but I have so many 2 mg capsules it's just easier to take 2x2mg than it would be to take a 2 mg, a 1 mg, and a 0.5 mg (and I need a new script to get those lower amounts).

Overall - my IBS has improved immensely - I would say I'm almost normal there.

My tinnitus has gone through the roof .

My pain is better - an injury is taking 3 months to recover instead of 6 or more months.

I am able to be more active, and recover more quickly.

 

Apparently if you take any gluten at all while on this, it will bite you.  I don't know why that is, but I got diagnosed "celiac susceptible" so I'm being extra cautious.  It does seem that if I get any wheat - I get sicker quicker than before.

 

I'm inclined to continue.  I don't think it's a miracle - but for "chronic fatigue" and "fibromyalgia"-like symptoms, it has helped reduce some of the challenges.


"Easy, easy - just go easy and you'll finish." - Hawaiian Kapuna

 

Holding is hard work, holding is a blessing. Give your brain time to heal before you try again.

 

My suggestions are not medical advice, you are in charge of your own medical choices.

 

A lifetime of being prescribed antidepressants that caused problems (30 years in total). At age 35 flipped to "bipolar," but was not diagnosed for 5 years. Started my journey in Midwest United States. Crossed the Pacific for love and hope; currently living in Australia.   CT Seroquel 25 mg some time in 2013.   Tapered Reboxetine 4 mg Oct 2013 to Sept 2014 = GONE (3 years on Reboxetine).     Tapered Lithium 900 to 475 MG (alternating with the SNRI) Jan 2014 - Nov 2014, tapered Lithium 475 mg Jan 2015 -  Feb 2016 = GONE (10 years  on Lithium).  Many mistakes in dry cutting dosages were made.


The tedious thread (my intro):  JanCarol ☼ Reboxetine first, then Lithium

The happy thread (my success story):  JanCarol - Undiagnosed  Off all bipolar drugs

My own blog:  https://shamanexplorations.com/shamans-blog/

 

 

I have been psych drug FREE since 1 Feb 2016!

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I’m writing this in regards to speaking to jancarol in a earlier message and I am not saying that this a cure in any means and that people who wish to try it please use the wealth of knowledge on here when approaching any form of supplement or medication . I have a female friend who I havnt seen for a while who was on seroquel at a high dose I believe she was on it for about 4 years she felt well and not knowing anything about withdrawel and just stopped as you can imagine I thought wow how can that be possible she told me she was fine never felt better, for the first 4 months then things started to go down hill for her over the next month we know this to be withdrawel so she was talking to a friend who recommended ldn and so my friend started it and says she feels great and has had no problems with withdrawals since she has now been of seroquel for 10 months c/t , maybe my friend was just very lucky and I believe she was but maybe ldn May have help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort from a taper I don’t know . My friend was probably lucky enough not to be in protracted withdrawel as we know this is when real problems start . Again I am not telling people that we should all rush out and get ldn and it’s a cure I think if it was alto would have let us know years ago , if you wish to try it start a very small amount but as I have found even the tiniest amounts of supplements can be progmatic . I have thought about trying it my self but I can’t even take fish oil I’m that sensitive maybe in time


100mg Effexor 2000 untill jan 2015 severe withdrawals . Tapered 4weeks.

Jan to end of Feb 4 weeks on 15mg mirtazapine 20mg quetiapine , tapered of both 2 weeks , severe withdrawals , still some from Effexor possibly

End of Feb 2015 to end of July 30mg citolapram tapered 2weeks severe withdrawal , anxiety high , bouts of sever depression , severe emotional moods

Currently on 30mg mirtazapine appx 5 months , high anxiety, March cut dose 22.5 mg going on to liquid still no improvements with the depression , also started sept 2015 200mg pregabalin , currently on 22.5mg mirtazapine tablet form doing really badly. Cut beginning of May remeron 20mg still bad anxiety,August 15mg remeron ,100mg pregablin , severe depression headaches anxiety , oct 2016 doctor stoped pregablin c/t , 15mg mirtazapine still no let up in physical symptoms ,high anxiety ,Nov 2016 remeron 13.5 mg , Jan 2017 mirtazapine stopped flouxetine20mg added by hospital admission, no choice , doing really badly , akathesia suicidel ,, Flouxetine c/t by hospital after 7 weeks 20mg daily , currently on nothing , God help me

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Altostrata

Bumping -- anyone else have experience with LDN?


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

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DaisyBell

LDN is meant to be a potential treatment for DP/DR according to small trial that had some limited success:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4204471/

 

Does anyone have any experience in this regard?


In Jan 2011 started Lexapro 10 mg after 10 minutes consultation with doctor telling him I felt anxious in confined spaces and had an anxiety attack on plane and underground. Remained on that dosage until Sept 2014. Tapered following a doctor's schedule on 2.5 mg drops every three weeks. Once stopped I developed severe withdrawals. Three weeks of Prozac beginning of Oct 2014 but had adverse reaction and stopped CT. Protracted withdrawals since. Supp now - magnesium, fish oil, turmeric, vit D, melatonin (but recently it's made me depressed), castus vitex capsule with ginger, Withania, Vit E, zinc, Lutein for PMS.

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On 1/8/2016 at 10:12 PM, Fresh said:

I've been looking into LDN therapy and am going to give it a trial.

 

Here is the link to posts about LDN in Fresh's topic


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Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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Rezten

My prescriber recently suggested I try Naltrexone, but wanted me to research it first.  I read this thread and some information on another support site and just wondering if there are any people recently who have tried it and what their experience is. I'm hesitant to add another drug to my system. From what I have read so far it's a chance if it works.


 

2008 - 2017 37.5 Mg Effexor. Upped to 150 mg on 2017.  November of 2017 to March 2018 went from 150 mg to 0.

May 2018 started 1 - 2 mg Ativan currently at 1 mg daily- 03/9/19 .975mg, 03/16 .950mg, 04/13 .94, 04/20 .93, 04/27 .916 slowly tapered from April to  August at .77mg and holding

June 2018 started 10 mg Valium currently 2.5 mg daily

Trazadone started March 2018 100 mg at night to sleep Oct 16, 2018 went to 75 mg , November 13, 2018 67.5 mg, Dec 11 60.75 mg, January 21, 2019  54 mg, 02/09 50 mg

5 mg Melatonin, October 2018 went to 2 mg Melatonin, November 21 went to .25 mg Melatonin, Nov 25 .5 mg

Six Ketamine treatments September 2018.  2 treatments a week for 3 weeks.

July 2018 10 mg Propranolol as needed for heart palpitations.  Rarely use it.

October 2018 Atorvorstatin 25mg stopped November 9th,

500 mg Taurine Nov 25 stopped 29th. Started Taurine again Dec 13th. Stopped 12/17 Birth control progesterone since 2011. Magnesium forget when I started maybe around  mid November.  Started at 133 mg Was taking it on and off but now at 400 mg per day.

Fish oil - starting 1400 mg 02/04/2019

 

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fj929

Any other experiences out there?


Paxil 10mg 2004-2011

7.5mg 4months

5mg. 4months

2.5mg.8 months no wd issues

Dropped pax 4-10-12

5-9-12 started prozac to alleviate symptoms (no relief)

5-22-12 reinstated paxil 2.5mg

5-28-12 5mg pax (couldn't tolerate sides)

6-22-12 Pax 2.5

6-30-12 Pax O

Cerebrolysin to help with wd at 29 months. Horrible decision much worse.

Still suffering sever Brain fog, Confusion, slow thinking,And just feeling sick and weird (hard to explain),facial twitching, weakness, shaking and jerking

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Deepu

Hiii can u guys tell me if anyone tried naltrexone in low dose for addictive bevaiour and trichotillomania....and addiction related....and is it side effect 


2019-till date--bupron xl 150mg and nexito 20 or 10mg for on and off in every 2 months

For low libido 

Start on september of 2019

2017-2019 august ----fluxovin 50mg which cause sexual dsyction

I want to ask is there any antidode for sexual and dslsyfuction and emotions and feeling

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ChessieCat
6 hours ago, Deepu said:

Hiii can u guys tell me if anyone tried naltrexone in low dose for addictive bevaiour and trichotillomania....and addiction related....and is it side effect 

 

Because SA is a site for tapering/reducing psychiatric drugs I think it is highly unlikely that you will find members here who have tried LDN for these particular traits.  I suggest that you search for online support groups, forums, facebook groups for those particular traits.


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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

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