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Tapering off pristiq 100, dr recommended do a 36-36-48-72 stop taper. I'm feeling quite anxious and do get horrible headaches. More anxiety because the md wants me to do a fast taper from benzos starting this week. Md wants me to begin busiprone when done with this pristiq taper. I did not know that pristiq was a dangerous addictive drug or I would have never taken it. Was previously on Zoloft 200 for several years, self tapered the Zoloft to 50 and held for about 3 years.

Meds on

Xanax 3 mg/day

Recently taper

Pristia 100 mg day, started 50 9/13, 100 12/13, ended taper 3/3/14

Soon to taper

Xanax 3 mg to 3 mg ativan

Other meds

At least 8 years on 300 mg Zoloft

Self tapered to 50 mg Zoloft 2011

Stopped Zoloft went to pristiq 9/13

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Hi Debz123,

Welcome and thank you for posting an introduction.  Its good that you found us before starting to come off your medication, we recommend a slower, safer process than what your doctor is suggesting.  Please read our topic about why we advocate a 10% taper here:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1024-why-taper-by-10-of-my-dosage/

 

Also, we don't recommend coming off more than one drug at a time and suggest tapering the antidepressant before the benzo, please see why here:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2207-taking-multiple-psych-drugs-taper-the-antidepressant-first/

 

Here is our topic for safely coming off Pristiq:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/876-tips-for-tapering-off-pristiq-desvenlafaxine/

 

How long ago did you switch from Zoloft to Pristiq?  Which benzo and dose are you taking?

 

It would be helpful if you put a short version of your drug and withdrawal history in your signature, that way members can easily see your situation at the bottom of every post and be able to offer relevant suggestions.  Instructions for how to do that are here:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/893-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

 

You will find a lot of friendly help and support here, for coming off ADs slowly and safely so as to minimize disruption to your life.

 

Petu.

I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal...if you are lucky enough to find one.

My Introduction Thread

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety) Xanax PRN ~ Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes

Supplements which have helped: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Taurine

Bad reactions: Many supplements but mostly fish oil and Vitamin D

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016 Best window ever, felt almost completely recovered

Oct 2016 -Symptoms returned - bad days and less bad days.

April 2018 - No windows, but significant improvement, it feels like permanent full recovery is close.

VIDEO: Where did the chemical imbalance theory come from?



VIDEO: How are psychiatric diagnoses made?



VIDEO: Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?



VIDEO: Can psychiatric drugs cause long-lasting negative effects?

VIDEO: Dr. Claire Weekes

 

 

 

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Please do read the topics that Petu has suggested.  Your doctor is proposing tapers from Pristiq and a benzo that are way too fast and will likely make you feel quite sick.  Most doctors have no understanding whatever of antidepressant withdrawal syndrome and withdrawal from benzos.

 

Welcome to the forum.  I'm glad you found us.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1588-introducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6263-success-jemima-survives-lexapro-and-dr-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 

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Yes, I do not agree with what my doctor suggests. However, she is a very good doctor for my medical problems. I do not want to lose her expertise in my physical diseases, but I may after this. She is doing the pristiq taper very quickly, partly because I think it is all that she knows. I was having horrible side effects and did not make the connection until after researching pristiq. I read many of the threads here before posting my intro, including these listed. I will put all info in sig line when I can figure it out. For now, to answer the questions, I have already begun the pristiq taper, tmrw I will take my final 72 hour dose ( if I did my timing correctly).

 

How long ago did you switch from Zoloft to Pristiq? Original switch from Zoloft 50 to pristiq 50 in sept 13, pristiq dosage raised to 100 dec 2013, began pristi 100 taper 2/25/14. When pristiq taper complete begin busiprone 200/day.

 

Which benzo and dose are you taking? Xanax 3 mg/dAy, md wants me to stop xanax and begin ativan 2mg/day beginning this week. It's a benzo swap for benzo swap, both short half lives, and dropping benzo dose by over 50%. I am extremely concerned, about this, it does not make sense to me. My xanax is prescribed by my psychiatrist, my md stopped the Zoloft changed it to pristiq, I was ok with it at the time. She said I had serotonin burn out, I had no idea pristiq was another addictive drug.

Long story short, I asked md for help tapering off the xanax and this is her answer. My psychiatrist just keeps prescribing benzos, and won't work with any other method, either benzos or cold turkey.

 

I can't find a homeopathic dr locally, and feel as if my hands are tied. In addition, my md has put in my medical record that I am benzodiazepine dependent (even though I went asking her to help me withdraw from the xanax), and all meds prescribed, been with same psych ten years, and do not dr shop.

 

I don't know how to tell her that the methodology is all wrong when it comes to benzo dependence, because drs don't like that. I'm scared, my anxiety is through the roof for a week now. This whole situation is out of control.

 

Thank you!

Meds on

Xanax 3 mg/day

Recently taper

Pristia 100 mg day, started 50 9/13, 100 12/13, ended taper 3/3/14

Soon to taper

Xanax 3 mg to 3 mg ativan

Other meds

At least 8 years on 300 mg Zoloft

Self tapered to 50 mg Zoloft 2011

Stopped Zoloft went to pristiq 9/13

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Welcome, Debz.

 

Please do not skip or postpone doses to taper. This can trigger terrible withdrawal symptoms.

 

Your doctor may be fine for other issues but not know much about psychiatric drugs. Any doctor can prescribe a psychiatric drug, you don't have to see her. Or, you could tell her you wish to taper more gradually and tell her what prescriptions to write.

 

For now, it might be a good idea to consider cutting up the Pristiq tablets. Please read the topic Petu provided.

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

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Trying to make an appt with a traditional Chinese medicine dr with western medicine, his review are pretty good, nothing on withdrawals though, or tapering. His credentials are OMD PhD Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medical Clinic.

 

Also found a neuropath near me. Anyone have experience with either alternative med dr?

Latest on pristiq taper: took my final 72 hour dose, yes, having side effects, notably vivid nightmares, feelings of not really being mentally aware, forgetfulness, headaches. I'm thinking on giving it a week before starting the busiprone, as md wants me too. Kind of scared I may get addicted to it :(,

 

MD got back with me after i very nicely requested why she is changing me from 3 mg xanax to 2 mg ativan, I expressed my concerns that this is over a 50% taper. She replied that she will raise the dosage to 3 mg ativan, ok still not equivalent to what I'm taking now, but her main concern is to avoid seizures. I don't understand her reasoning, she has agreed to not put benzo dependence on my med records, as long as there are no "issues" meaning as long as I am compliant to her schedule.

 

So, this is where I am at in this mess.

 

What's absolutely worse is that I have a 7 year old, she has only known me as on the meds., it is very hard to take care of her daily needs. The guilt I feel for being so druggie from doc prescribed meds is awful. It just got to the point where I can't live like this anymore. I have zero energy, have had zero energy for a very long time. I don't want my daughter seeing me like this.

Meds on

Xanax 3 mg/day

Recently taper

Pristia 100 mg day, started 50 9/13, 100 12/13, ended taper 3/3/14

Soon to taper

Xanax 3 mg to 3 mg ativan

Other meds

At least 8 years on 300 mg Zoloft

Self tapered to 50 mg Zoloft 2011

Stopped Zoloft went to pristiq 9/13

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So many of us feel exactly like you describe ;( Meds prevented me from ever having kids but I have a 'baby' brother who was 5 when I had my breakdown and also doesn't remember me without meds.

 

It's painful for all who care about us to see us without energy and any life spark, devoid of what we used to be. As my father said in shock early on: you don't look like yourself at all. 

 

I'm hopeful this forum will help us find a way out of this vicious circle....

 

Can you put your signature with the history of medication like the rest of us have? You can do it if you go to your profile... It helps people to give you a more specific advice.

 

The community here hasn't find neuropaths nor any traditional healers effecient in dealing with our withdrawal issues so we have to become experts for ourselves ;(

 

What's absolutely worse is that I have a 7 year old, she has only known me as on the meds., it is very hard to take care of her daily needs. The guilt I feel for being so druggie from doc prescribed meds is awful. It just got to the point where I can't live like this anymore. I have zero energy, have had zero energy for a very long time. I don't want my daughter seeing me like this

Current: 9/2022 Xanax 0.08, Lexapro 2

2020 Xanax 0.26 (down from 2 mg in 2013), Lexapro 2.85 mg (down from 5 mg 2013)

Amitriptyline (tricyclic AD) and clonazepam for 3 months to treat headache in 1996 
1999. - present Xanax prn up to 3 mg.
2000-2005 Prozac CT twice, 2005-2010 Zoloft CT 3 times, 2010-2013 Escitalopram 10 mg
went from 2.5 to zero on 7 Aug 2013, bad crash 40 days after
reinstated to 5 mg Escitalopram 4Oct 2013 and holding liquid Xanax every 5 hours
28 Jan 2014 Xanax 1.9, 18 Apr  2015 1 mg,  25 June 2015 Lex 4.8, 6 Aug Lexapro 4.6, 1 Jan 2016 0.64  Xanax     9 month hold

24 Sept 2016 4.5 Lex, 17 Oct 4.4 Lex (Nov 0.63 Xanax, Dec 0.625 Xanax), 1 Jan 2017 4.3 Lex, 24 Jan 4.2, 5 Feb 4.1, 24 Mar 4 mg, 10 Apr 3.9 mg, May 3.85, June 3.8, July 3.75, 22 July 3.7, 15 Aug 3.65, 17 Sept 3.6, 1 Jan 2018 3.55, 19 Jan 3.5, 16 Mar 3.4, 14 Apr 3.3, 23 May 3.2, 16 June 3.15, 15 Jul 3.1, 31 Jul 3, 21 Aug 2.9 26 Sept 2.85, 14 Nov Xan 0.61, 1 Dec 0.59, 19 Dec 0.58, 4 Jan 0.565, 6 Feb 0.55, 20 Feb 0.535, 1 Mar 0.505, 10 Mar 0.475, 14 Mar 0.45, 4 Apr 0.415, 13 Apr 0.37, 21 Apr 0.33, 29 Apr 0.29, 10 May 0.27, 17 May 0.25, 28 May 0.22, 19 June 0.22, 21 Jun updose to 0.24, 24 Jun updose to 0.26

Supplements: Omega 3 + Vit E, Vit C, D, magnesium, Taurine, probiotic 

I'm not a medical professional. Any advice I give is based on my own experience and reading. 

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Hi Debz, it can be hard to remember, but it is a patient's choice if and how to take medication, if the doses are moving down. Although a couple of nurses have given me a really hard time, and one doctor refused to take me on. But doctors will usually accept that a patient wants to taper more conservatively when we explain "I'm just so sensitive to changes in medication." As moms, our best hope to care well for our children is to take it slowly and to learn how to sense what we need. Not that my mom life has always gone smoothly, heavy sigh. You just need a cooperative doctor, not necessarily one that understands (although that would be nice!). I hope things go really well for you!

1st round Prozac 1989/90, clear depression symptoms. 2nd round Prozac started 1999 when admitted to dr. I was tired. Prozac pooped out, switch to Cymbalta 3/2006. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder due to mania 6/2006--then I was taken abruptly off Cymbalta and didn't know I had SSRI withdrawal. Lots of meds for my intractable "bipolar" symptoms.

Zyprexa started about 9/06, mostly 5mg. Tapered 4/12 through12/29/12

Wellbutrin. XL 300 mg started 1/07, tapered 1/18/13 through 7/8/13

Oxazepam mostly continuously since 6/06, 30mg since 12/12, tapered 1.17.14 through 8.26.15

11/06 Lithium 600mg twice daily, 2.2.14 400mg TID DIY liquid, 2.12.14 1150mg, 3.2.14 1100mg, 3.18.14 1075mg, 4/14 updose to 1100mg, 6.1.14 900 mg capsules 7.8.14 810mg, 8.17.14 725mg, 8.24.24 700mg...10.22.14 487.5mg, 3.9.15 475mg, 4.1.15 462.5mg 4.21.15 450mg 8.11.15 375mg, 11.28.15 362.5mg, back to 375mg four days later, 3.4.16 updose to 475 (too much going on to risk trouble)

9/4/13 Toprol-XL 25mg daily for sudden hypertension, tapered 11.12.13 through 5.3.14, last 10 days or so switched to atenolol

7.4.14 Started Walsh Protocol

56 years old

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Debz, I'm worried about you and that tapering schedule. You have withdrawal symptoms already, when you stop taking Pristiq altogether, they're likely to get worse.

 

If you are very lucky, withdrawal symptoms will last only a few weeks or months. If you are like so many people here, you might have to cope with severe symptoms for a long time.

 

If I were you, I'd take a half-tablet of Pristiq every day for a while. I would ask your doctor for an Effexor prescription so you can more gradually go off the drug.

 

We haven't seen any evidence that Buspar reliably compensates for withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture can help symptoms but doesn't cure them. What do you mean by a neuropath?

 

You may need to take charge of your going off Pristiq, as your doctor doesn't seem to know.

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

All postings © copyrighted.

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I would listen to every word Alto says because many people who don't regret very bitterly weeks and months after they threw their brain off the cliff following "doctor's orders".

Current: 9/2022 Xanax 0.08, Lexapro 2

2020 Xanax 0.26 (down from 2 mg in 2013), Lexapro 2.85 mg (down from 5 mg 2013)

Amitriptyline (tricyclic AD) and clonazepam for 3 months to treat headache in 1996 
1999. - present Xanax prn up to 3 mg.
2000-2005 Prozac CT twice, 2005-2010 Zoloft CT 3 times, 2010-2013 Escitalopram 10 mg
went from 2.5 to zero on 7 Aug 2013, bad crash 40 days after
reinstated to 5 mg Escitalopram 4Oct 2013 and holding liquid Xanax every 5 hours
28 Jan 2014 Xanax 1.9, 18 Apr  2015 1 mg,  25 June 2015 Lex 4.8, 6 Aug Lexapro 4.6, 1 Jan 2016 0.64  Xanax     9 month hold

24 Sept 2016 4.5 Lex, 17 Oct 4.4 Lex (Nov 0.63 Xanax, Dec 0.625 Xanax), 1 Jan 2017 4.3 Lex, 24 Jan 4.2, 5 Feb 4.1, 24 Mar 4 mg, 10 Apr 3.9 mg, May 3.85, June 3.8, July 3.75, 22 July 3.7, 15 Aug 3.65, 17 Sept 3.6, 1 Jan 2018 3.55, 19 Jan 3.5, 16 Mar 3.4, 14 Apr 3.3, 23 May 3.2, 16 June 3.15, 15 Jul 3.1, 31 Jul 3, 21 Aug 2.9 26 Sept 2.85, 14 Nov Xan 0.61, 1 Dec 0.59, 19 Dec 0.58, 4 Jan 0.565, 6 Feb 0.55, 20 Feb 0.535, 1 Mar 0.505, 10 Mar 0.475, 14 Mar 0.45, 4 Apr 0.415, 13 Apr 0.37, 21 Apr 0.33, 29 Apr 0.29, 10 May 0.27, 17 May 0.25, 28 May 0.22, 19 June 0.22, 21 Jun updose to 0.24, 24 Jun updose to 0.26

Supplements: Omega 3 + Vit E, Vit C, D, magnesium, Taurine, probiotic 

I'm not a medical professional. Any advice I give is based on my own experience and reading. 

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Yes, I too am concerned about you. You've come fast off the Pristiq, practically a cold turkey, and now you're going to be doing a benzo changeover as well. Both of those things can lead to some very unpleasant symptoms. I'm glad at least that you won't be going to a lower dose on the Ativan.

 

I'd do whatever it takes to follow Alto's advice. Pristiq is tricky to taper but we have a good thread on the subject, and a lot of people seem to do well substituting with Effexor.

 

I've never seen Buspar fix withdrawal symptoms for anyone.

Started on Prozac and Xanax in 1992 for PTSD after an assault. One drug led to more, the usual story. Got sicker and sicker, but believed I needed the drugs for my "underlying disease". Long story...lost everything. Life savings, home, physical and mental health, relationships, friendships, ability to work, everything. Amitryptiline, Prozac, bupropion, buspirone, flurazepam, diazepam, alprazolam, Paxil, citalopram, lamotrigine, gabapentin...probably more I've forgotten. 

Started multidrug taper in Feb 2010.  Doing a very slow microtaper, down to low doses now and feeling SO much better, getting my old personality and my brain back! Able to work full time, have a full social life, and cope with stress better than ever. Not perfect, but much better. After 23 lost years. Big Pharma has a lot to answer for. And "medicine for profit" is just not a great idea.

 

Feb 15 2010:  300 mg Neurontin  200 Lamictal   10 Celexa      0.65 Xanax   and 5 mg Ambien 

Feb 10 2014:   62 Lamictal    1.1 Celexa         0.135 Xanax    1.8 Valium

Feb 10 2015:   50 Lamictal      0.875 Celexa    0.11 Xanax      1.5 Valium

Feb 15 2016:   47.5 Lamictal   0.75 Celexa      0.0875 Xanax    1.42 Valium    

2/12/20             12                       0.045               0.007                   1 

May 2021            7                       0.01                  0.0037                1

Feb 2022            6                      0!!!                     0.00167               0.98                2.5 mg Ambien

Oct 2022       4.5 mg Lamictal    (off Celexa, off Xanax)   0.95 Valium    Ambien, 1/4 to 1/2 of a 5 mg tablet 

 

I'm not a doctor. Any advice I give is just my civilian opinion.

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Thanks everyone for their replies, it's kind of hard for me to navigate this forums. Anyway, wanted to touch base again. Allostrata,

The pristiq were time released, that's why I can't cut them, but we spread the doses out over days to taper. Yes mam, it's Sunday, I just woke up, I actually slept last night, unlike the night before, very vivid nightmares though. Yes, I'm concerned about this benzo taper, and doc is not putting me on equivalent dose of Ativan, rather. 50% reduction, yes, I do t see doing that anytime soon, Lthough the md thinks I'm doing that now, and I can't find a new psychiatrist anywhere that is accepting new patients. I spent an hour on the phone Friday trying to find one. I just want a safe taper. However, I see now that a xanax taper isn't going to happen until I complete the wds from this. Not the way I've been feeling. My last dose of the prestiq was mon 3-3, yesterday was very hard, thurs and fri I was weepy. I did see the alternative docs, will continue to see them for a month, I don't know if anything is helping.

I still don't want or desire to do anything, my house is a mess, I have headaches in the morning, the headaches are becoming less severe, but just feeling hopeless I guess. I don't know how long it takes to get this out of my system since it's time released.

Meds on

Xanax 3 mg/day

Recently taper

Pristia 100 mg day, started 50 9/13, 100 12/13, ended taper 3/3/14

Soon to taper

Xanax 3 mg to 3 mg ativan

Other meds

At least 8 years on 300 mg Zoloft

Self tapered to 50 mg Zoloft 2011

Stopped Zoloft went to pristiq 9/13

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Hi Debz -i am so sorry to hear your distress, and i know how hard it is even to navigate the forum. i could barely log on and read never mind compose anything! but here you will find the best help from people who have been where you are.
i can only say from my own experience that the advice here is the best and most effective i have come across. when i tapered too fast off only one drug, Lexapro - i got very, very sick. and i saw a ton of doctors, including some of the top naturopaths and alternative MD's in New York City. I spent thousands of dollars and had alot of tests.  it wasnt until i found this forum and started following the suggestions here that my life, health and mental state regained some balance. it has been slow going but the direction is up instead of down. if i knew 3 yrs ago what i know now, i would have handled my taper very differently but i am deeply grateful to Alto and the other moderators who have and continue to guide me.

respectfully,

Pokeshaw in bklyn

7 yrs Lexapro 10 mg. Mar/2011 - 1 month taper. Severe W/D. Multiple symptoms.Gallbladder and parathyroid surgery in Aug and Oct. Disability 3 months.  Dec/2011 reinstated 5mg Lex and went back to work. very bad shape.

By Aug/2012 - self tapered to 1.25 mg cutting pills. -very bad shape. Nov/2012  Dr. Hinz neuro-replete. up and down. Aug/2013 at aprox 1.0 mg Lex stopped neuro-replete ~Oct 2013 Found this site  ~ began using compounded Lexapro and have been micro tapering since then and holding as needed.

11/6/2013 -  0.6 mg

2/1/2018 - .135 mg  Now reducing 5-10% per month 

4/1/18 - .1 mg

4/17/18 - changed delivery from compounded individual caps to aliquot. went from .1 mg to .09 aliquot

7/4/2018 - .09 mg Holding due to wave of W/D symptoms

7/22/18 updosed to .1 mg aliquot

9/30/18 - reduced to .0975 aliquot

2/1/19 - updosed to .1 mg aliquot due to instability bad wave W/D

9/12/19 - back to .1 mg individual caps since could not get stable using aliquot

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Hi Debz,

I'm sorry you are going through this, but we read about it over and over here when people come of their medication too fast, withdrawal symptoms start and can sometimes last a long time, months and even years in some cases.  You may be lucky and start to feel better soon, but please consider getting a prescription for Effexor like Alto suggested and tapering slowly from that.

 

 

 I don't know how long it takes to get this out of my system since it's time released.

 

Its not about waiting for the drug to clear your system, like aspirin.  These drugs make changes to the brain and nervous system, the reason we suggest a 10% taper is so that the brain and nervous system remain somewhat supported as they are able to recover from the damage done by the drugs.  The longer someone has been on these kinds of medications, the more change has to be repaired.

 

This topic explains it better than me:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1024-why-taper-by-10-of-my-dosage/

 

Its good that you are able to sleep and that some of your symptoms are easing up, I hope you are able to get through this quickly, but please consider reinstating with Effexor.

 

Petu.

I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal...if you are lucky enough to find one.

My Introduction Thread

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety) Xanax PRN ~ Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes

Supplements which have helped: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Taurine

Bad reactions: Many supplements but mostly fish oil and Vitamin D

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016 Best window ever, felt almost completely recovered

Oct 2016 -Symptoms returned - bad days and less bad days.

April 2018 - No windows, but significant improvement, it feels like permanent full recovery is close.

VIDEO: Where did the chemical imbalance theory come from?



VIDEO: How are psychiatric diagnoses made?



VIDEO: Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?



VIDEO: Can psychiatric drugs cause long-lasting negative effects?

VIDEO: Dr. Claire Weekes

 

 

 

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Debz, please read the links Petu gave you a week ago http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/5893-debz123-intro/?p=79077

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

All postings © copyrighted.

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