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from the book "Medication Madness" 

caused by non psych drugs... he has a few pages in the book dedicated to these drugs pages 21 -26 

I will list them.

 

Antibiotic Madness - Levaquin a family of drugs called quinolones knon to cause severe emotional reactions increased pressure on the brain psychosis more in the book. 

Accutane Depression Suicide and other psych disturbances 

 

Tamiflu Madness disturbances to consciousness could be any psych reaction

 

Reberton antiviral... hazardous to the brain

 

Keppra Rage - anticonvulsant "aggression agitation anger anxiety apathy depersonalization depression emotional lability hositliy ect... Due to spellbinding patients do not report these effects tot he doctor...same with all these drugs

 

Steroid Psychosis ugh...

 

Ditropan - paranoia agitation hallucinations confusion ect. 

 

 

Drug groups that cause problems 

antiphychotics stimulants sedatives antianxiety anticonvulsants cardiovascular antiinflammatory intiinfctive agents hormones chemotherapy drugs and miscellaneous others.

 

Note to self look up ever drug before it goes into you mouth. 

 

I like this site 

http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp

 

but I don't stop there I always search psych symptoms and the drug... for instance effexor and deression or psychosis ect.  

 

Just trying to keep you safe 

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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I can't find the list of drugs to avoid, I know there's a different thread around about this, so I am putting this here...btdt you will know this...

 

It seems Tramadol (pain killer) is an SRI (serotonin re-uptake inhibitor.)

 

Found this here, on site about serotonin toxicity (the author in this quote is discussing drugs that can cause ST):

 

http://www.psychotropical.com/index.php/1-introduction-to-st

 

'' ...other drugs marketed for different indications which in fact also act as SRIs (e.g. the pain killer tramadol)..."

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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Long term side effects of Isotretinoin (Accutane, Roacutane)

 

Hello fellow survivors!

 

I know that its a site about surviving antidepressants withdrawals, but I think Isotretinoin could be somehow classified as AD. It gives you clear skin, so when you're depressed theoreticaly its supposed to make you feel better. But just like AD it gives you nasty side effects and withdrawal. In my case isotretinoin triggered depression and severe anxiety along with damaging my body. I was wondering if there is anyone on this great forum who suffers from similiar problems? Would really appreciate any feedback, have a lovely day!

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welcome!

 

i was prescribed isotretinoin (in the mids 00s, like you) but did research into it and told them i didnt think itd be a good idea because i already had psychiatric diagnoses of mental illness.  they agreed, though they tried to push it on me and acted dismissive of the reports of increased depression and suicidal intent.  so, i have not personally experienced this problem, but i read about the serious consequences others have faced from taking it, and have a few friends that tried it earlier in life and experienced some pretty terrible side effects, both psychological and physical.

 

you seem to have been through a ton of crap from all these meds, including some i have myself taken.  i hope you can find some support and relief from the people on here.  i would investigate the dietary changes, supplements, and behavioral changes that many members have found to be helpful in aiding their tapering and withdrawing---listed in specific forums and threads here.  thats a lot of suffering, in your sig, and there has got to be a way to reduce it at least a little bit through such means.  (just take proper precautions and do the research you feel capable of to avoid unpleasant reactions/interactions!)

from 2005-2012, i spent 7 years taking 17 different psychotropic medications covering several classes.  i would be taking 3-7 medications at a time, and 6 out of the 17 medications listed below were maxed or overmaxed in clinical dosage before i moved on to trying the next unhelpful cocktail.
 
antidepressants (SSRIs, SNRIs, NDRIs, tetracyclics): zoloft, wellbutrin, effexor, lexapro, prozac, cymbalta, remeron
antipsychotics (atypical): abilify, zyprexa, risperdal, geodon
sleep aids (benzos, off-label antidepressants & antipsychotics, hypnotics): seroquel, temazepam, trazodone, ambien
anxiolytics: buspar
anticonvulsants: topamax
 
i tapered off all psychotropics from late 2011 through early 2013, one by one.  since quitting, ive been cycling through severe, disabling withdrawal symptoms spanning the gamut of the serious, less serious, and rather worrisome side effects of these assorted medications.  previous cross-tapering and medication or dosage changes had also caused undiagnosed withdrawal symptoms.
 
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Hey Invisible! Thanks for replying :) You know my biggest tragedy is that I remember that I wasn't myself after taking isotretinoin and had some really serious issues, but now I would give everything to just go back to this state... The state Im in right is testing my sanity and many times I felt that Im insane. But I dont really want to die, just cant live like that. I still believe that theres hope, but its so damn hard to survive each day. If you want to talk about anything or some of your friends who took isotretinoin want to share experiences, feel free to drop me a line. Peace and love :)

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Drugs that cause SS (serotonin syndrome)


 


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there is a table here of ss causing agents it will not post the table so you will have to click on the link and to there to see it

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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hi dortheatos

 

thanks for stopping by my thread.  i thought i would look at yours...

 

so you took an anti-acne medicine, and that started your journey into antidepressant torture?  wow i am sorry to hear that.  its sad to hear these collateal damage type stories.  looks like you have been on lotsa meds since.

 

what sort of symptoms do you have now?  are you still taking any meds or are you done?

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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Hey akakoom,

 

Altough its not my main thread, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I took Accutane at the age of 15 and that was the worst decision of my life. It gave me severe anxiety and depression and changed my personality, but I was still somehow functional. What finished me off were AD's, I took my first pill of poison when I was 18. I wonder how my life would look like if I never touch antidepressants. Compared to the state I'm in now, its heaven and hell. Yeah, I took a lot of meds and I did it in a really irresponsible way. For now I'm more then 2 months off everything and nothing really changed. I suffer from severe PSSD which looks impossible to improve (penile atrophy and tissue changes) and PGAD which drives me insane. To add a cherry on top I'm in constant DP/DR, everything is so unreal, I have brain fog which makes me unable to focus on anything, suicidal thoughts and insomnia. Altough its really bad I try to find some positives, like sometimes I can get some sleep and have some nice dreams. Im 23 now and my life is totally ruined, lost most of my friends, a great girlfriend and my family hates me. Sometimes I manage to work, mostly physically but I feel like my life is over. I would be dead long time ago if not a fact that I'm too much of a coward to do it. Do I believe that a life can be worth living some day? Not really. But I have no other option than just hang on and get through each and every day hoping that some day it will get better. Hope you're doing better man, take care!

 

You can find my introduction thread here: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/8689-dortheatos-i-want-to-survive/#entry144452

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Dortheatos..so sorry for what you've been through..but wow your incredibly strong xxx

2000 - sertraline for job anxiety low confidence (17 years old) ..which turned the next 16 years into nightmare!

 

On/off sertraline severe withdrawals every time. 2014 - felt better as reduced dose of sertraline no more inner restlessness. Doctor rushed off again. Hit severe withdrawal. Lost the little I had in life. Couldn't get stable again on 12.5mg. Was switched to prozac. Had severe reaction to prozac..came off in November 2015 at 6mg as felt more confused and damaged on it..Even more withdrawal ..rage, depression, dyphoria, near constant suicidal ideation, self harm impulses, doom, concrete block in head, unable to do much of anything with this feeling in head..went back on 6mg of sertraline to see if would alleviate anything. It didn't..reduced from December to June 2016 came off at 2.5mg sertraline as was hospitalised for the severe rage, suicidal impulses, and put on 50mg lofepramine which in 2nd week reduced all symptoms but gave insomnia which still have..psych stopped lofepramine cold turkey..no increased withdrawal symptoms new symptoms from lofepramine except persistant insomnia which has as side effect.

 

Taking Ativan for 8 months for the severe rage self harm impulses 1-3 times a week (mostly 2 times a week) at .5mg. Two months (I'm unsure exactly when the interdose started to happen) ago interdose withdrawal seemed to happen..2 days I think after the Ativan.

 

 

Nightmare that could have been avoided!

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Thanks for the sympathy Love. I think we're all strong going through our suffering. Sometimes I feel so strong, because I'm still here, but its hard to feel strong when you feel so weak all the time. If you know what I mean xp

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Yes! I know what you mean.

2000 - sertraline for job anxiety low confidence (17 years old) ..which turned the next 16 years into nightmare!

 

On/off sertraline severe withdrawals every time. 2014 - felt better as reduced dose of sertraline no more inner restlessness. Doctor rushed off again. Hit severe withdrawal. Lost the little I had in life. Couldn't get stable again on 12.5mg. Was switched to prozac. Had severe reaction to prozac..came off in November 2015 at 6mg as felt more confused and damaged on it..Even more withdrawal ..rage, depression, dyphoria, near constant suicidal ideation, self harm impulses, doom, concrete block in head, unable to do much of anything with this feeling in head..went back on 6mg of sertraline to see if would alleviate anything. It didn't..reduced from December to June 2016 came off at 2.5mg sertraline as was hospitalised for the severe rage, suicidal impulses, and put on 50mg lofepramine which in 2nd week reduced all symptoms but gave insomnia which still have..psych stopped lofepramine cold turkey..no increased withdrawal symptoms new symptoms from lofepramine except persistant insomnia which has as side effect.

 

Taking Ativan for 8 months for the severe rage self harm impulses 1-3 times a week (mostly 2 times a week) at .5mg. Two months (I'm unsure exactly when the interdose started to happen) ago interdose withdrawal seemed to happen..2 days I think after the Ativan.

 

 

Nightmare that could have been avoided!

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Hi everyone,

 

It sounds like I've been put into a lot of troubles by an PPI (pantoprazole) or by other non psychiatric drugs that are referred as known for giving psychiatric symptoms.

 

Here's my "story".

 

At Christmas 2015 I suffered from a very bad sinusitis with high fever and so on. My GP put me on amoxicillin 1500 mg/day for 8 days. I recovered but start feeling very apathic. However my sinusitis was cured, antibiotics has a bit disturbed my stomach and I had 2 days reflux the last 2 days of the treatment, which resolved a few days after that by suppressing coffee.

 

January 2016 : sinus ache again. It sounded that I had sinus inflammed. My GP put me on ibuprofen and pantoprazole as a prophylactic treatment. Then a deluge of symptoms knocked me down. I did not know what the hell was happening to me.

 

7 day after first pill : constant headache, unexplained fatigue, total loss of appetite, heart flutters

 

2nd week on med : confusion, trouble with staying focus at work, memory loss (already present since my effexor withdrawal but made much much worse !), malaise after every meal : tachycardia, breathing problems (I thought I had asthma), irregular heartbeat, stomach pain

 

3d week on med : add to the list, extreme weakness, fever, severe diarrhea, tons of gas, bloating, burping even after drinking a glass of water, chest pain, vertigo, terrible anxiety which turned into panic attacks, spasms in mucles, joint pain, back pain... I rushed several time to the ER cause I thought I was having a heart attack..Start crying about nothing, not understanding what was happening to me, start thinking I might have a life threatning disease...

 

All test came back normal except :

 

- huge amount of gaz in stomach and bowels seen on X-ray

- Dehydrated

- Blood test : Increased IgE and granulocytes, increased liver enzymes, increase CRP, magnesium normal but close to lower level limit, increased LDL

- Urine test : hemoglobin ++, protein ++, ketones + but no trace of urinary tract infection

- gastroscopy : light gastritis and gastroparesis

- fever for 10 days but no infections has been detected (no virus, no bacteria...)

 

The doctors did not believed me when I said everything has started with pantoprazole... they just told me I'm depressed and have anxiety issue and have to take my antidepressant again. I told them many others have had paradoxal reaction to PPI with same symptoms and I was answered I'm hypocondriac and must not believe what I found on the internet... I was very angry ! :angry:

 

I stopped the PPI and had rebound of acidity but it now gets better. The anxiety issues and panic attack lasted for 4 more weeks. I lost 10 pounds in 1 month. Now I an eat normally again. But still feel depressed, with little energy, occasionnal headache and tinnitus, still have heart flutters and gas but to a lesser extend. I avoid lactose, gluten and take Mg/vit B6

 

I still don't  know what happened to me. I'm wondering if all that was caused by this f*** PPI or if that 's a independent window-waves episode occuring 8 monthes after being off Effexor.... maybe it's both : PPI could have triggered it ? Heart, digestion, body temperature controll... maybe an autonomous dysfunction ? I just can read some patients with no history of psy med and depression or anxiety could have similar issues with PPI at similar dosage and equivalent or even shorter treatment duration... they said nothing about how long it took to recover except one who emailed me that 3 monthes were necessary to fully recover...

 

Doctors did not understand : my GP said it's depression. My psychiatrist said he doesn't understand but some elements points toward depression however the rest is weird. He suggested put me back on Effexor :( and see what happens. 

 

Not funny having a body full of distressing signals when you are not able to understand their meaning. Just don't help with anxiety :wacko:

 

Hope I'll soon get better and be able to work again. Next week I'll have an appointment with a nutritionist doctor to help me with a healthier diet in order to help my GI tract recovering and check for putative food allergies.

 

To moderators : Sorry if I don't post at the right place. Maybe you could move my post to a more appropriate section if you like ?

1 year : 20 mg paroxetine + 100 mg amilsupride for anxiety disorders -> nightmerrish withdrawal, with terrible anxiety :failed

2 years : venlafaxin 75 mg (then anxiety issues)->

3 year : 150 mg venlafaxin (then burnout due to insomnia)->

A few monthes : 150 mg venlafaxin + 30 mg mirtazapine -> diabetes, joint&muscular pain -> decide to stop drugs

Tapering but maybe to quickly...

Now : off both medication since 10 monthes

2 monthes with mood swings but I held on and went back to work

Now : feel like a crap...

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Aug 10, 2015 - home > drugs a-z list > protonix (pantoprazole) side effects drug ....generalized edema, depression, pruritus, leukopenia, and blurred vision.

 

There are some vitamins that only get absorbed with acid .. I think I made a post about this already..btw

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4110863/

 

I react badly to ppi drugs and I am not sure why your taking B6 but I can say when I took it I got so depressed I could not lift my head.... 

 

Suggest you eat some all bran the sticks not the nibs drink lots of water... 4 glasses at a time.  few times a day.  

For me all bran and warm water with lemon beets helped me get better... 

best I got...

wishing 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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 High Vit B6 causing neuropathy 

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Neurology/B6-pyridoxal-phosphate-levels-very-high-in-bloodwork/show/13007

 

not the one I was looking for 

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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Side Effects of Protonix (Pantoprazole) Drug Center - RxList

 

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Aug 10, 2015 - home > drugs a-z list > protonix (pantoprazole) side effects drug ....generalized edema, depression, pruritus, leukopenia, and blurred vision.

 

There are some vitamins that only get absorbed with acid .. I think I made a post about this already..btw

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4110863/

 

Yes I discovered the side effect by searching first on "Askapatient.com" then went on the FDA website. But my doctor don't believe in it...

Now I know I'm not alone and completely crazy...

 

I react badly to ppi drugs and I am not sure why your taking B6 but I can say when I took it I got so depressed I could not lift my head....

The GI doctor told me to take magnesium and vit B12 at first but I had headache with it. Then I've been given B6/magnesium.. He said it helps anxiety and depression... :wacko: Well maybe it won't help then...argh !

 

Suggest you eat some all bran the sticks not the nibs drink lots of water... 4 glasses at a time.  few times a day.  

For me all bran and warm water with lemon beets helped me get better... 

best I got...

wishing you peace

 

I'll try that ! Many thanks :)

1 year : 20 mg paroxetine + 100 mg amilsupride for anxiety disorders -> nightmerrish withdrawal, with terrible anxiety :failed

2 years : venlafaxin 75 mg (then anxiety issues)->

3 year : 150 mg venlafaxin (then burnout due to insomnia)->

A few monthes : 150 mg venlafaxin + 30 mg mirtazapine -> diabetes, joint&muscular pain -> decide to stop drugs

Tapering but maybe to quickly...

Now : off both medication since 10 monthes

2 monthes with mood swings but I held on and went back to work

Now : feel like a crap...

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 High Vit B6 causing neuropathy 

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Neurology/B6-pyridoxal-phosphate-levels-very-high-in-bloodwork/show/13007

 

not the one I was looking for 

 

Thanks for the link ! i'll ask the doctor to check my B6 levels !

1 year : 20 mg paroxetine + 100 mg amilsupride for anxiety disorders -> nightmerrish withdrawal, with terrible anxiety :failed

2 years : venlafaxin 75 mg (then anxiety issues)->

3 year : 150 mg venlafaxin (then burnout due to insomnia)->

A few monthes : 150 mg venlafaxin + 30 mg mirtazapine -> diabetes, joint&muscular pain -> decide to stop drugs

Tapering but maybe to quickly...

Now : off both medication since 10 monthes

2 monthes with mood swings but I held on and went back to work

Now : feel like a crap...

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Rockingchaircat

Pepcid (Motrin tab coating) seemed to reignite my SSRI receptors. Thus a nice little kindling since. I'd torn a ligament in my knee back in October of 2015. I didn't want any morphine derivatives to include tapering off of and asked for Motrin. The Doc suggested these free samples she'd gotten from a pharma rep. She didn't want me developing any blood/bleeding problems. Well I didn't. Instead I developed some W/D problems. Ya can't win for losing.

1)Zoloft- 6/99 to 8/04 2)Escitalopram- 8/04 to 8/10 3)Citalopram 8/10 to 4/14 (C/T), 4)Paxil a week or so, 5)Wellbutrin a week or so, 6)Reinstated Citalopram- 9/14 to 7/15

Before Taper- Celexa/20 mg....Taper Start- 04/21/15- 15mg....05/26/15- 10 mg...06/22/15- 5 mg...07/18/15- 0mg. http://tinyurl.com/qjfoqe9 Ativan/Lorazepam use/taper 10/14 to 2/15- http://tinyurl.com/ljebp84

Baclofen- Intermittent use of from 2008 till 2014. Some use of Promethazine. Some use of Zofran. Clobetasol Propionate- for Lichen Planus. Some Flexeril use. 

Ativan- GABA,A receptor Agonist., Baclofen- GABA,B receptor Agonist., Celexa/Lexapro- Serotonin 5-HT1A Receptor Agonist., Zofran- Serotonin 5-HT3 Receptor Agonist..Promethazine- Histamine H1-Receptor Antagonist. Flexeril- Serotonin 5HT2a Antagonist.

 

My self imposed Amino Acid Therapy: Tyrosine 500mg 1xday, Theanine 200 mg 1xday, & Taurine 500 mg 2x day. (All neurotransitter pre-cursors)- seems to have helped me immensely. And of course- eating healthy, including Black Beans for the oligosaccharides for gut health.

 

The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of trick learned while mastering the Art of Living. - Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning.

 

 

 

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It does not matter what a drug is suppose to do or not do what it ACTUALLY does to you is all that is important to you and if a doctors does not believe you it is time to find a new doctor... easily said I know doctors are hard to find where I live.  

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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Pepcid (Motrin tab coating) seemed to reignite my SSRI receptors. Thus a nice little kindling since. I'd torn a ligament in my knee back in October of 2015. I didn't want any morphine derivatives to include tapering off of and asked for Motrin. The Doc suggested these free samples she'd gotten from a pharma rep. She didn't want me developing any blood/bleeding problems. Well I didn't. Instead I developed some W/D problems. Ya can't win for losing.

Maybe taking a look at this would be useful to you I can't quite sort myself out in the pages but maybe you can use it 

I did not see one that said B6 makes you depressed go to a :)

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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Hi just wanted to join in on this conversation. After horrible akathisia for almost a year caused by ativan prozac and cymbalta I was fine for a whole year. Until I needed Augmentin and tramal for three months. My akathisia came back with a vengeance. Now I'm suffering again for three months. Was put on ativan and mianserin but I'm still very bad. No doc would believe me that I reacted to the antibiotic and the pain killer. But I know it was that because I was perfectly fine for almost 14 months.

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Btdt - thank you listing this "Keppra Rage - anticonvulsant "aggression agitation anger anxiety apathy depersonalization depression emotional lability hositliy ect... Due to spellbinding patients do not report these effects tot he doctor...same with all these drugs"

 

I can attest that Keppra can definitely cause unwanted emotional side effects. Not to mention factoring in allowances for both the active and inactive ingredients in the generic versions. 

2002 - 2014, 500mg Keppra 2x’s/day (anti-seizure med)

2003 thru 2004 - 10 mg Remeron

2005ish - Adverse reactions to single doses of Zoloft, Wellbutrin, and Lexapro (no long-lasting problems)

2012 - Buspar (overly energized, stopped immediately, no long-lasting problems)

2014 - 1 month taper off of 500mg Keppra (Leviteracitam) - seizure free for 12 years 

2017 - 500mg Leviteracitam (generic keppra) 

2017 - Mid-Dec experienced adverse reaction to Leviteracitam due to different manufacturer. Stopped on Dec 20.

2018 - Jan 1st, 10 mg Fluoxetine (generic prozac) experienced severe adverse reaction after 3 doses and continue to experience issues today. 

2003 - 2018 Ativan, occasionally/rarely
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