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Amen, Pug. I have been praying the same.

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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I was just thinking -one of the things that I hate so much about all of this is that at least I tend to become so introspective. It's hard to concentrate on others when you are trying so hard just to

Thanks for asking JDM. Please pray that I would find God in the midst of fear and anxiety. That no matter how difficult life gets that I would find peace in knowing that God is in control.

Let's all pray to god that we get better day by day

Amen, I've been praying that too.

1971-81  Valium 5mg c/t PAWS     1992- through now Zoloft 25mg    2003-05 Valium 12mg Slow Taper Off

2013 Afrin Exposure to CNS    2013 O/D Val 230mg    2013 Doxepin 50mg Clonidine 2mg Zoloft 25mg

3/15/16  Doxepin 49mg Micro Tapering  Zoloft 24.3mg Holding taper

3/15/16 Clonidine mg 0.1 1/2 -    Decreasing incrementally. 

10/9/16  Doxepin 48.9  Zoloft 24.3  Clonidine  01.10  Continuing micro taper on Doxepin.

11/16/16 Doxepin 48mg  Zoloft 24.3mg  Clonidine 1.30mg

5/4/17  Doxepin 45mg  Zoloft 24mg  Clonidine 1.20mg   Micro taper of Doxepin, Clonidine

01/13/19  Doxepin 45mg   Zoloft 21mg   Will start Micro taper of Doxepin 2/19

 

 

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I made this post on another thread but want to copy it here as it is where I wanted to put it in the first place but it seemed to fit some place else... I want people to read this book if they can tho I have not read it yet it may help...so putting it here to as it speaks to a talk I had with God yesterday... sometimes being obedient is what is needed... or just opening the lines of communication... :)

 

 

There is a new book out by the same author of the book you mention above... it is apparently the next step in the equation... titled 

 

The Brain's Way of Healing.... 

by 

Norman Doidge MD 

 

I bought it yesterday when I was at the mall buying my vit E... I ended up in the book store and thought the last thing I want is a book I can't read... had a talk to God while I was in there... I know this may seem strange to many but this is how I live my life for a long time now.... 

 

I was wandering... and said to God what is this... is this my brain failing again or do you have a plan in here... I don't like shopping anyway not anymore... it was a cranky talk to God.... show me cause I am leaving....

 

bam right to this book... 

 

I did not want to spend any money either... I did not want a book... I thought I would just look inside for a minute... found something thought I would look it up on line later...but know i can't remember anything would have forgot it before I got out of the building... 

it was 40% off... 

I could not find a price on it though I did not look too hard as I was too impatient and needed a nap... 

Said to myself if it is under 20 bucks I will buy it... 

at the counter the girl said it was 20.30...ok I said but it came to 22 something still I have it ... and may make some use of it yet...

 

It says what we know that the brain is fed by light sound ect... and our brains can use all these things to heal itself. Music vibration sound meditation movement there is a list I do encourage others to buy this book if your going to read anyway why not something that may help your healing... get it now while it is on sale ... if it helps it is a steal at that price. 

 

I thought of the library too ... could be there but I think this is one I will use a  lot so it is worth having... 

I will share what I find as I am able. 

peace all

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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I will pick up the book when I have the brains to read it. Lol thank you for letting me know about it. Interesting. :)

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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Wildflower0214

 

This song couldn't be any more fitting.

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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I have not been able to do much with that book either I have looked in the back for a couple of things I found here that were there... posted one I think.  It may or may not be really helpful certainly won't till I can read it.  

Still they are learning new things all the time about brain and pain so there is hope :) in that. 

 

That song is PERFECT!!!!!!!

Thanks and peace to you

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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Need prayer, please. Bad, bad night.

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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Wildflower0214

Praying Luv. So sorry.

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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Done 

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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Wildflower0214

I need prayer. I'm in a pit

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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Please pray for me as I am having an anxiety attack that won't stop. I am just not Doing well. The much dreaded anxiety is upon me. Usually it dispels by mid morning and isn't this dramatic. I took some of my antihistamine which knocks it back a bit but it keeps surging back. Little things are triggering it like a sad image on Facebook or reading other's stories on here, negative thoughts, stressors of any sort. Last time it was like this was a bit over two years ago and I ended up in the ER. Actually feeing panicky about sleeping tonight too. Not able to take as much antihistamine as I need as I have to drive my girls and be alert to be mom today. Driving daughter to airport soon. Dreading DH's midnight airport pick up as it will destroy my night even further. At this point, any task or decision is getting an adrenaline surge. Pray for me.

1998- Began taking 20 mg. of Paxil for homesickness 2001-CT and crash/hospitalized 1 week for anxiety. Tried quitting, changing to other ADs, gave up. 2014 -Weaned @ 10% every 4 weeks. Latest 5-14 11.7 mg., 6-14 10.5 mg., 8-21 9.5 mg., 9-17 7.7 mg.,10-14 6.9 mg., 11-14 6.2 mg., 12-14 5.6 mg., 1-15 5.0 mg. 2-15 4.5 mg. (miscalculated may actually be 3.3), up-dosed to 3.7 3-17-15. Hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg. as needed (antihistamine) for anxiety.

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Praying alaskamom.

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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Please pray for me as I am having an anxiety attack that won't stop. I am just not Doing well. The much dreaded anxiety is upon me. Usually it dispels by mid morning and isn't this dramatic. I took some of my antihistamine which knocks it back a bit but it keeps surging back. Little things are triggering it like a sad image on Facebook or reading other's stories on here, negative thoughts, stressors of any sort. Last time it was like this was a bit over two years ago and I ended up in the ER. Actually feeing panicky about sleeping tonight too. Not able to take as much antihistamine as I need as I have to drive my girls and be alert to be mom today. Driving daughter to airport soon. Dreading DH's midnight airport pick up as it will destroy my night even further. At this point, any task or decision is getting an adrenaline surge. Pray for me.

 

Will pray for you.  I'm so sorry that you're having such a rough time.  I would have anxiety too just doing what you are today.  Hoping and praying that things settle for you soon.

1971-81  Valium 5mg c/t PAWS     1992- through now Zoloft 25mg    2003-05 Valium 12mg Slow Taper Off

2013 Afrin Exposure to CNS    2013 O/D Val 230mg    2013 Doxepin 50mg Clonidine 2mg Zoloft 25mg

3/15/16  Doxepin 49mg Micro Tapering  Zoloft 24.3mg Holding taper

3/15/16 Clonidine mg 0.1 1/2 -    Decreasing incrementally. 

10/9/16  Doxepin 48.9  Zoloft 24.3  Clonidine  01.10  Continuing micro taper on Doxepin.

11/16/16 Doxepin 48mg  Zoloft 24.3mg  Clonidine 1.30mg

5/4/17  Doxepin 45mg  Zoloft 24mg  Clonidine 1.20mg   Micro taper of Doxepin, Clonidine

01/13/19  Doxepin 45mg   Zoloft 21mg   Will start Micro taper of Doxepin 2/19

 

 

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Thank you so much Selma and luv2knit. Having anxiety this morning. Decided to updose per Alto's instructions. Not as bad as yesterday but still there. Prayers coveted.

1998- Began taking 20 mg. of Paxil for homesickness 2001-CT and crash/hospitalized 1 week for anxiety. Tried quitting, changing to other ADs, gave up. 2014 -Weaned @ 10% every 4 weeks. Latest 5-14 11.7 mg., 6-14 10.5 mg., 8-21 9.5 mg., 9-17 7.7 mg.,10-14 6.9 mg., 11-14 6.2 mg., 12-14 5.6 mg., 1-15 5.0 mg. 2-15 4.5 mg. (miscalculated may actually be 3.3), up-dosed to 3.7 3-17-15. Hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg. as needed (antihistamine) for anxiety.

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Continued prayers!

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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I need prayer. I'm in a pit

You are continually in my prayers I am sorry things are so bad just now it is withdrawal... but you know that already... I know it is bad. 

I wish you peace

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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Wildflower I will pray for you too. It gives me something to focus on outside of my fear. Hang in there

1998- Began taking 20 mg. of Paxil for homesickness 2001-CT and crash/hospitalized 1 week for anxiety. Tried quitting, changing to other ADs, gave up. 2014 -Weaned @ 10% every 4 weeks. Latest 5-14 11.7 mg., 6-14 10.5 mg., 8-21 9.5 mg., 9-17 7.7 mg.,10-14 6.9 mg., 11-14 6.2 mg., 12-14 5.6 mg., 1-15 5.0 mg. 2-15 4.5 mg. (miscalculated may actually be 3.3), up-dosed to 3.7 3-17-15. Hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg. as needed (antihistamine) for anxiety.

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Wildflower0214

 

 

I need prayer. I'm in a pit

You are continually in my prayers I am sorry things are so bad just now it is withdrawal... but you know that already... I know it is bad.

I wish you peace

I'm grateful

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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Oh I am having tears of joy as I just found this thread now in the middle of the night.

It did always broke my heart that I could not communicate with other Christians going through withdrawal. I've been on this forum for some months now.

In the last few days things went so bad for me that I was literally begging God to take me home. I arrived at a point where it seemed like there is no reason to go on here. Only thing that still made me go on was that my precious parents possibly could not handle me die in this way.

Then I also realized maybe there is another reason like if God would heal me I could make war againts these drugs and protect a lot of people and possibly help some get off....

 

I was also thinking of making a blog pr something directly for christians. Then searching in google I found a thread of JDM on another forum. ( I love you for that!!!) and now this thread!!

 

Guys you will not believe how huge Godsend this is for me!!! Finally a little community that understands me in every way and where I can also contribute. Oh I can't wait for that!!

 

I love you my fellow deeply suffering saints!!!

1st short round: from 2012 april ~ july 

Sertraline 50mg with 1mg Larazepam fast wd few problems

 

2013 may - 2014 january:  75mg Effexor XR +  1mg Rivotril + 10mg Ambien(zolpidem)

2014 january ~ june :        150mg Effexor XR +  2mg Rivotril    cold turkeyed both almost at the same time (crazy wd of course)

 

two days after cold turkey of Effexor I started 10mg of Lexapro for around a month then did a fast taper (for some days took little Ambien to combat wd)

 

Reinstated to 1mg of Klonopin on 2015.04.23  took the 1mg total for 10 days.  I did in three divided doses 0.25 morning + 0.25 afternoon + 0.5 before sleep.  

Now: 1 mgs total K, divided into .75 night .25 day

 

Started taking 3mg Lamictal on 05.07...... Slowly tiltrated up to 6mg....

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Wildflower0214

Hey there!! JDM is me. :) now Wildflower. I changed my name.

 

I'm so happy you made your way here! We are all seemingly in a pit at the moment. Most of us are having a rough rough ride. But we are here for each other.

 

There are a number of us here.

BTDT

Pugknows

Luv2Knit

Selma

Frustrated...

 

I'm sure there are more.. These are just the people I know of. But, you may want to visit some of the above threads..

 

:)

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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Yes, I've been on SA since October, and I just discovered this thread a short time ago as well. We sort of have a "prayer circle" going on each other's threads anyway, and I tend to forget this is here until I see a notification. Always praying for everyone on this site!!

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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Dear everyone

 

I am still in the excitement and euphoria of the last night when I found the thread and did have tears of joy and thankfulness for hours. I do hope this will remain to some degree, so I was thinking that since I have a fairly good day today that I will tell some things about myself (since I only talk about technical stuff in my introduction thread without going to personal)

 

And I would also ask you to pray for me because I need it so desperately, more than ever.

 

As I already told you I can say that I found this thread just when I was literally was unable to hold on any more. It has been 9 months since my cold turkey of three drugs at the same time (!!) Things went crazy and out of control more and more. Now I am at a place where my life almost totally fell apart. All the things that used to give meaning and the will to go on was basically taken away and I think I arrived at a point again where i basically "lost my will to fight" to use the line from that song that JDM posted not long ago which is a VERY personal and precious to me for years now (Tenth Avenue North - Worn)

 

Probably part of my thankfulness and joy is that I finally found some sort of Christian community again where I can share things and really feel that I am understood. It has been around 6 months since I have been to church or any christian group. Because of the panik attacks and just the fear of people.  For me, who was very social and active in multiple groups (including youth groups) this is devastating. Not to mention that I could not attend my classes at university (seminary) 

 

And I arrived at a point where I can almost never go out of my home, because I am so sensitive to noises and stimulations. And I could not do any of my former activites almost at all, besides reading and listening to music and singing sometimes. And it is very hard to even pray a lot of times not to mention communicate with family and friends. 

 

Of course there are things to be thankful for like my precious and amazing family and some loyal friends who did not left me. They do love me, care for me, pray for me, support me. I can basically say that they keep me alive and they are THE ONLY reason I am still fighting to survive.

 

But even like this in the last few weeks I was suffering so greatly that I arrived at a point where I said to God many times: please have mercy and heal me at least partly because if not I cannot go on like this. I became totally insane and useless to everything and everyone and it is hard to see how all this can bring You glory. Please then take me to Yourself where there is "no more sorrow no more pain" Some days ago I was literally thinking about what things should I write in my goodbye letter, so it can be read as a lesson publicly soon, if or when i die in this crazy sickness. I also started preparing my family and some friends and almost saying goodbye.  

 

I don't know if you were ever at this point. I think you still understand. When you are literally crying so hard for so long and closing your eyes while lying on the bed....and just never wanting to open it again. Not here on this planet.

 

Of course in these moments God seems to comfort me and press something on my mind in an unusual way. When you finally understand a truth, a bible verse, a line from a song in astronomically new dimensions. And this gives some hope to go on a bit more. 

I verse like this that now comes to my mind again is where Paul talks about his sufferings and concludes that 

"I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body." (Phil 1:23-24)

 

This verse is what saved my life some time ago, and it is still keeps me going. Yesterday night I was feeling that finding this group extended the group of people fro whom I am still fighting to survive.

Because we just need each other so badly.....

 

It also reminds me of another verse where Paul says that we should carry each others burdens. This truth has amazing implications for me. I will share this in another post soon.

 

So please keep me in my prayers. I know the enemy and my sickness wants to destroy this new hope. I do not want to let that happen. But I am too weak on my own. I loose heart very quickly. I do need all of your prayers to use as a weapon and a shield.

 

I am very grateful for you and I will also pray for you.

 

Love you all!!!

God with us.

1st short round: from 2012 april ~ july 

Sertraline 50mg with 1mg Larazepam fast wd few problems

 

2013 may - 2014 january:  75mg Effexor XR +  1mg Rivotril + 10mg Ambien(zolpidem)

2014 january ~ june :        150mg Effexor XR +  2mg Rivotril    cold turkeyed both almost at the same time (crazy wd of course)

 

two days after cold turkey of Effexor I started 10mg of Lexapro for around a month then did a fast taper (for some days took little Ambien to combat wd)

 

Reinstated to 1mg of Klonopin on 2015.04.23  took the 1mg total for 10 days.  I did in three divided doses 0.25 morning + 0.25 afternoon + 0.5 before sleep.  

Now: 1 mgs total K, divided into .75 night .25 day

 

Started taking 3mg Lamictal on 05.07...... Slowly tiltrated up to 6mg....

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Definitely praying! I am 8 months out from a much too rapid taper--basically cold turkey. It's very easy to lose heart in this situation. Very thankful for this group!

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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Dear everyone

 

I am still in the excitement and euphoria of the last night when I found the thread and did have tears of joy and thankfulness for hours. I do hope this will remain to some degree, so I was thinking that since I have a fairly good day today that I will tell some things about myself (since I only talk about technical stuff in my introduction thread without going to personal)

 

And I would also ask you to pray for me because I need it so desperately, more than ever.

 

As I already told you I can say that I found this thread just when I was literally was unable to hold on any more. It has been 9 months since my cold turkey of three drugs at the same time (!!) Things went crazy and out of control more and more. Now I am at a place where my life almost totally fell apart. All the things that used to give meaning and the will to go on was basically taken away and I think I arrived at a point again where i basically "lost my will to fight" to use the line from that song that JDM posted not long ago which is a VERY personal and precious to me for years now (Tenth Avenue North - Worn)

 

Probably part of my thankfulness and joy is that I finally found some sort of Christian community again where I can share things and really feel that I am understood. It has been around 6 months since I have been to church or any christian group. Because of the panik attacks and just the fear of people.  For me, who was very social and active in multiple groups (including youth groups) this is devastating. Not to mention that I could not attend my classes at university (seminary) 

 

And I arrived at a point where I can almost never go out of my home, because I am so sensitive to noises and stimulations. And I could not do any of my former activites almost at all, besides reading and listening to music and singing sometimes. And it is very hard to even pray a lot of times not to mention communicate with family and friends. 

 

Of course there are things to be thankful for like my precious and amazing family and some loyal friends who did not left me. They do love me, care for me, pray for me, support me. I can basically say that they keep me alive and they are THE ONLY reason I am still fighting to survive.

 

But even like this in the last few weeks I was suffering so greatly that I arrived at a point where I said to God many times: please have mercy and heal me at least partly because if not I cannot go on like this. I became totally insane and useless to everything and everyone and it is hard to see how all this can bring You glory. Please then take me to Yourself where there is "no more sorrow no more pain" Some days ago I was literally thinking about what things should I write in my goodbye letter, so it can be read as a lesson publicly soon, if or when i die in this crazy sickness. I also started preparing my family and some friends and almost saying goodbye.  

 

I don't know if you were ever at this point. I think you still understand. When you are literally crying so hard for so long and closing your eyes while lying on the bed....and just never wanting to open it again. Not here on this planet.

 

Of course in these moments God seems to comfort me and press something on my mind in an unusual way. When you finally understand a truth, a bible verse, a line from a song in astronomically new dimensions. And this gives some hope to go on a bit more. 

I verse like this that now comes to my mind again is where Paul talks about his sufferings and concludes that 

"I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body." (Phil 1:23-24)

 

This verse is what saved my life some time ago, and it is still keeps me going. Yesterday night I was feeling that finding this group extended the group of people fro whom I am still fighting to survive.

Because we just need each other so badly.....

 

It also reminds me of another verse where Paul says that we should carry each others burdens. This truth has amazing implications for me. I will share this in another post soon.

 

So please keep me in my prayers. I know the enemy and my sickness wants to destroy this new hope. I do not want to let that happen. But I am too weak on my own. I loose heart very quickly. I do need all of your prayers to use as a weapon and a shield.

 

I am very grateful for you and I will also pray for you.

 

Love you all!!!

God with us.

 

So glad that you found that there is a strong Christian group here.  I feel the same as you, that I would not be able to get through another day without the precious encouragements and prayers of my family here.   I am grateful to God that we have found each other.  I and others will be praying for you and please keep us in your prayers too.   Love in Him. 

1971-81  Valium 5mg c/t PAWS     1992- through now Zoloft 25mg    2003-05 Valium 12mg Slow Taper Off

2013 Afrin Exposure to CNS    2013 O/D Val 230mg    2013 Doxepin 50mg Clonidine 2mg Zoloft 25mg

3/15/16  Doxepin 49mg Micro Tapering  Zoloft 24.3mg Holding taper

3/15/16 Clonidine mg 0.1 1/2 -    Decreasing incrementally. 

10/9/16  Doxepin 48.9  Zoloft 24.3  Clonidine  01.10  Continuing micro taper on Doxepin.

11/16/16 Doxepin 48mg  Zoloft 24.3mg  Clonidine 1.30mg

5/4/17  Doxepin 45mg  Zoloft 24mg  Clonidine 1.20mg   Micro taper of Doxepin, Clonidine

01/13/19  Doxepin 45mg   Zoloft 21mg   Will start Micro taper of Doxepin 2/19

 

 

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Dear everyone

 

I am still in the excitement and euphoria of the last night when I found the thread and did have tears of joy and thankfulness for hours. I do hope this will remain to some degree, so I was thinking that since I have a fairly good day today that I will tell some things about myself (since I only talk about technical stuff in my introduction thread without going to personal)

 

And I would also ask you to pray for me because I need it so desperately, more than ever.

 

As I already told you I can say that I found this thread just when I was literally was unable to hold on any more. It has been 9 months since my cold turkey of three drugs at the same time (!!) Things went crazy and out of control more and more. Now I am at a place where my life almost totally fell apart. All the things that used to give meaning and the will to go on was basically taken away and I think I arrived at a point again where i basically "lost my will to fight" to use the line from that song that JDM posted not long ago which is a VERY personal and precious to me for years now (Tenth Avenue North - Worn)

 

Probably part of my thankfulness and joy is that I finally found some sort of Christian community again where I can share things and really feel that I am understood. It has been around 6 months since I have been to church or any christian group. Because of the panik attacks and just the fear of people. For me, who was very social and active in multiple groups (including youth groups) this is devastating. Not to mention that I could not attend my classes at university (seminary)

 

And I arrived at a point where I can almost never go out of my home, because I am so sensitive to noises and stimulations. And I could not do any of my former activites almost at all, besides reading and listening to music and singing sometimes. And it is very hard to even pray a lot of times not to mention communicate with family and friends.

 

Of course there are things to be thankful for like my precious and amazing family and some loyal friends who did not left me. They do love me, care for me, pray for me, support me. I can basically say that they keep me alive and they are THE ONLY reason I am still fighting to survive.

 

But even like this in the last few weeks I was suffering so greatly that I arrived at a point where I said to God many times: please have mercy and heal me at least partly because if not I cannot go on like this. I became totally insane and useless to everything and everyone and it is hard to see how all this can bring You glory. Please then take me to Yourself where there is "no more sorrow no more pain" Some days ago I was literally thinking about what things should I write in my goodbye letter, so it can be read as a lesson publicly soon, if or when i die in this crazy sickness. I also started preparing my family and some friends and almost saying goodbye.

 

I don't know if you were ever at this point. I think you still understand. When you are literally crying so hard for so long and closing your eyes while lying on the bed....and just never wanting to open it again. Not here on this planet.

 

Of course in these moments God seems to comfort me and press something on my mind in an unusual way. When you finally understand a truth, a bible verse, a line from a song in astronomically new dimensions. And this gives some hope to go on a bit more.

I verse like this that now comes to my mind again is where Paul talks about his sufferings and concludes that

"I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body." (Phil 1:23-24)

 

This verse is what saved my life some time ago, and it is still keeps me going. Yesterday night I was feeling that finding this group extended the group of people fro whom I am still fighting to survive.

Because we just need each other so badly.....

 

It also reminds me of another verse where Paul says that we should carry each others burdens. This truth has amazing implications for me. I will share this in another post soon.

 

So please keep me in my prayers. I know the enemy and my sickness wants to destroy this new hope. I do not want to let that happen. But I am too weak on my own. I loose heart very quickly. I do need all of your prayers to use as a weapon and a shield.

 

I am very grateful for you and I will also pray for you.

 

Love you all!!!

God with us.

I am praying for you. I am also 8 months out from a CT and also have another drug to taper. I hve been and am very very ill. So could use your prayers as well. I'm happy you found us.

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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I barely slept last night. Thankful for anything I get. But I'm very very exhausted. Please pray for sleep.

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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Praying for your sleep issues, WF.

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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Thank you. :(

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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i pray

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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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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lord, none of us asked for the suffering we are experiencing.  all of us sought out healing, and suffered more because of it.  please find it in your heart to forgive our mistake in trusting those whose responsibility is to first do no harm.  and please heal all of us, so that we may return to our lives, and so that those that love us also suffer no longer.  we ask for your mercy, lord.  and please show the medical industry and big pharma the error of it's ways, and make changes, so that no one else must suffer like we have

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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AMEN!!

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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Amen!

 

I just read Petunia's thread and I know she did not ask and I do not know if she would be upset at my suggestion but I am going to ask that all of us pray for her now that she be comforted and lead by the Holly Spirit while she does battle that angles flank her and lift her up... that she will be victorious. Amen 

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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Praying for Petunia.

Zoloft 100 mg. daily for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since Oct. 1994 / Synthroid 88 mcg. daily / Supplements: Neptune Krill Oil-1,000 mg. twice daily/Astaxanthin 10 mg. twice daily/Ubiquinol 100 mg. twice daily (These 3 have allowed me to discontinue (approved by doctor) bp meds I was on. Calcium Citrate 500 mg. daily/Vitamin D3 2,400 iu daily/K2 (MK7) 100 mcg daily (osteopenia and fam. hist. of severe osteoporosis). Stress B Complex (1/2 dose)/Quercetin (for allergies/asthma)/Magnesium (400 mg. oral glycinate and about 50 mg. magnesium chloride spray oil a day, divided throughout day).

Tapered Zoloft about 6 wks. Totally off since the end of July (25-29, 2014). 3 wks. vertigo at end of taper, then 3-4 wks. OK, followed by withdrawal symptoms increasing in severity (nausea, gastric disturbances, loss of appetite, insomnia, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, agitation--jumping out of my skin--possible akathisia?) Seem to have paradoxical reactions to everything new, even Vitamin C. Severity of akathisia comes and goes, but is constant to some degree. Hard to leave house, and cannot be home alone. (Retired)

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Praying for her

2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor.....

5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses.

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Praying for Petunia

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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