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Ooj64

Hi

i live in Cambridge. Keen to meet up or chat to anyone going through withdrawal from Seroxtat. 

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Ooj64

I have been slowly reducing seroxtat over the last year. I’ve reduced from 50mg to 10mg and then finally last week I dropped from 10 to nothing - I’m thinking I may have been too hasty! I’m getting lots of brain zapping which I am coping with but then in the evenings and overnight I am having random panic attack’s which are terrifying. Has anyone else been through something similar?

 

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kiki2015

I'm also interested in participating. I live in London.. I have Tardive dystonia. I have self diagnosed myself. I'm sure it's permanent. I 've tried 5 times or more to come off medications and always resisted it. 


Medication history:

2002-2004 olanzapine, 2.5

2003-2004- 10 olanzapine,

~2005-2007 quetiapine, 300mg

2006- zopiclone, 2 weeks, 2007 - 2013= abilify,

2013-2016- tapering abilify :blink:  

 

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Nelly

 Hello 

I live in north wales x


Approx 1984 to present date prescribed various ADs consistently. 1995 approx-present Thyroxine 100 mcgrms. 19 Feb2019 stopped venlafaxine 150mg cold turkey. 

06 March 2019 restarted venlafaxine 150mg 10 beads.

04 April 2019 9 beads. 02 May 2019 8 beads 01 July 2019 7 beads. 29 July started using magnesium oil spray before bed 31 July 2019 started natures best fish oil 1300mg 01 Aug 2019 stopped fish oil 1000mgs 06 Aug 2019 Magnesium citrate 100mg .18 Aug 2019 reduced to 6 beads .11 Aug 2019 increased fish oil to 2,600 mg. 8 Sept 2019 increased magnesium citrate 200mg. 22 Sept  2019 reduced magnesium citrate to 100mg. 24 Sept 2019 reduced venlafaxine to 5 & half beads. 25th Sept increased fish oil to 3900mg . 11 October reduced venlafaxine to 5 tablets 

14 October stopped fish oil. 16 October stopped magnesium & started taking lemon balm infused in water with ginger & lemon.

 

 

 

 

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Heal95

Hi I’m from the East Midlands 

I would like to meet up with others going through this 


Put on sertraline in January 2016 50 mg. 100mg Feb 16-May18 

may 18 50 mg some withdrawals 

august 18 rapid taper off. September 22 put on 50 mg due to withdrawals 

 2 weeks later up to 100mg. Bad reaction 

on 100 for 4 weeks. Then 50 for two weeks 25 for two weeks and 25 every other day for a week 

off since 8 December having waves and windows 

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kiki2015

Any psychiatrists in London, the UK who will diagnose tardive dystonia?

 

Hi I've been on this forum for a while. I'm looking for a neurologist or psychiatrist who will diagnosed tardive dystonia/dyskenesia. Please can someone help me?


Medication history:

2002-2004 olanzapine, 2.5

2003-2004- 10 olanzapine,

~2005-2007 quetiapine, 300mg

2006- zopiclone, 2 weeks, 2007 - 2013= abilify,

2013-2016- tapering abilify :blink:  

 

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ChessieCat

 


Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

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

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

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alexrosear
On 6/13/2019 at 6:14 PM, ChasingRainbows said:

@IndiaI would love to meet up also. I can give all interested parties my Whatsapp/Viber and we can come to mutual time and date. 

 

On 6/6/2019 at 9:51 AM, Purplerain said:

 

Count me in as well! x

 

On 5/14/2019 at 4:40 PM, Ruthmcg said:

@India that's a good idea.....I am really up for meeting up informally.

 

On 5/11/2019 at 9:03 AM, Ruthmcg said:

 

Hello there India, wondering if this got started at all. If so, would be interested,

Best regards.

 

On 2/13/2019 at 12:22 AM, Kronos18 said:

Hi.I’m in UK, London.

 

 

Forgive me if mistaken, but it seems as though nothing has come of this?

If so, please PM me your phone number and I can create a Whatsapp group to arrange a meeting on ?


Medication History

6/14-Started (50mg) 5 HTP, rescue remedy,kalms,herbal nightol,antihistamine,

7/14-Discontinued 5 HTP

8/14-Took 2 doses of Sertraline (Zoloft) (50mg)

8/14-paracetemol and contiuined 5htp and nightol and rescue remedy - also vitamin b complex

8/14 started 2mg valium

9/14 stopped 2mg valium

10/14 started omega 3

 

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alexrosear
On 2/27/2017 at 2:03 AM, Happycat said:

Hello :) :):)

 

I am new to this website.

 

Is anybody on here from London? I would love to make some friends from London :)

 

Thanks

Hanako

 

On 6/13/2019 at 6:14 PM, ChasingRainbows said:

@IndiaI would love to meet up also. I can give all interested parties my Whatsapp/Viber and we can come to mutual time and date. 

 

On 6/6/2019 at 9:51 AM, Purplerain said:

 

Count me in as well! x

 

On 5/14/2019 at 4:40 PM, Ruthmcg said:

@India that's a good idea.....I am really up for meeting up informally.

 

On 5/14/2019 at 3:56 PM, India said:

I will 

@Ruthmcg We could start it informally. Like a meet-up in a coffee shop once a month.  I’ve been quite unwell with a mix of health issues so this month is out . I called up MIND today.. asked about any support groups or chance of a future group . Reply : contact your gp or pharmacist!! The usual. I feel we need someone strong to run it. It’s incredibly difficult when you are fragile to think of trying to get it together.

 

On 2/24/2019 at 5:22 AM, ChasingRainbows said:

Anyone from London, UK? 

Created this for all interested parties 


Medication History

6/14-Started (50mg) 5 HTP, rescue remedy,kalms,herbal nightol,antihistamine,

7/14-Discontinued 5 HTP

8/14-Took 2 doses of Sertraline (Zoloft) (50mg)

8/14-paracetemol and contiuined 5htp and nightol and rescue remedy - also vitamin b complex

8/14 started 2mg valium

9/14 stopped 2mg valium

10/14 started omega 3

 

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India
On 10/3/2019 at 2:09 PM, alexrosear said:

 

 

 

 

 

Created this for all interested parties 

I’d love for there to be a London group but I don’t have the strength to run it. I feel like it needs to be someone in later recovery and perhaps in collaboration so as to ease the burden. 

With this much pain, there needs to be a strong container.

What do you think? @kiki2015

@Ruthmcg @ChasingRainbows @Purplerain@Happycat

 

 


1999:  Paroxetine (20mg). Age 16. 2007-2008: Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1.5 years (age 25) Citalopram 20mg 2002-2005, 2009: Escitalopram (20mg), 2 weeks, (age 26) (adverse manic reaction)/*Valium 5mg/Temazepam 10mg 2010: Mirtazipine (Remeron)( do not remember dosage) 2010, 5 months.                     

2010-2017: Citalopram (20mg) (age 27 to 34) 2016: i.1st Sept- 31st Oct Citalopram 10mg , ii.1st November 2017-30th November 2017, Citalopram 5mg iii.1st December 2017- 4th February 2018, Citalopram 0mg, iv.5th February 2018- March 2018 Citalopram 5mg (10mg every other day) 28th February- tried titration of 5mg ( some adverse effects)

2018: 1st March 2018- 1st June Citalopram 10 mg (tablet form) /started titration 8mg , then 7 mg.2018: June 15th- 10th July Citalopram 10 mg pill every other day 2018: 10th July - 13th Sept Citalopram- 0mg  (CBD oil first month of 0mg, passiflora on and off) 2018 13th Sept Citalopram  2mg ,  approx 16th Sept 4mg , approx 25th Sept 6mg held.  2019: 11 Feb 19: 7mg (instant bad rxn) 12 Feb 19 6mg held 1 May 19 5.4mg held 5 Oct 19 5.36mg 22 Oct 19 5.29mg 30 Oct 19 5.23mg 4/NOV/19 5.18mg 12 Nov 19 5.08mg 20 Nov 19 4.77mg

(Herbal/Supplements since 1st September: Omega Fish Oil 1200mg, 663mg of EPA- 2 tablets a day, magnesium and magnesium bath salts)

I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath
- Dante

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India
On 10/3/2019 at 2:09 PM, alexrosear said:

 

 

 

 

 

Created this for all interested parties 

@alexrosear i’d love for there to be a London group but I don’t have the strength to run it. I feel like it needs to be someone in later recovery and perhaps in collaboration. 

With this much pain, there needs to be a strong container.

 

Here is the first one recently set up in Worcester. Maybe someone could contact group leader? Maybe he has suggestions.

 

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/regional/17947350.support-group-set-worcester-help-people-get-off-addictive-prescription-medication/?ref=rss

 

Ian Singleton runs one at The Tranquilliser Project in Bristol.

 


1999:  Paroxetine (20mg). Age 16. 2007-2008: Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1.5 years (age 25) Citalopram 20mg 2002-2005, 2009: Escitalopram (20mg), 2 weeks, (age 26) (adverse manic reaction)/*Valium 5mg/Temazepam 10mg 2010: Mirtazipine (Remeron)( do not remember dosage) 2010, 5 months.                     

2010-2017: Citalopram (20mg) (age 27 to 34) 2016: i.1st Sept- 31st Oct Citalopram 10mg , ii.1st November 2017-30th November 2017, Citalopram 5mg iii.1st December 2017- 4th February 2018, Citalopram 0mg, iv.5th February 2018- March 2018 Citalopram 5mg (10mg every other day) 28th February- tried titration of 5mg ( some adverse effects)

2018: 1st March 2018- 1st June Citalopram 10 mg (tablet form) /started titration 8mg , then 7 mg.2018: June 15th- 10th July Citalopram 10 mg pill every other day 2018: 10th July - 13th Sept Citalopram- 0mg  (CBD oil first month of 0mg, passiflora on and off) 2018 13th Sept Citalopram  2mg ,  approx 16th Sept 4mg , approx 25th Sept 6mg held.  2019: 11 Feb 19: 7mg (instant bad rxn) 12 Feb 19 6mg held 1 May 19 5.4mg held 5 Oct 19 5.36mg 22 Oct 19 5.29mg 30 Oct 19 5.23mg 4/NOV/19 5.18mg 12 Nov 19 5.08mg 20 Nov 19 4.77mg

(Herbal/Supplements since 1st September: Omega Fish Oil 1200mg, 663mg of EPA- 2 tablets a day, magnesium and magnesium bath salts)

I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath
- Dante

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India

Also, might be worth contacting James @

http://www.letstalkwithdrawal.com/about-me/

He’s interviewed quite a few WD sufferers.

There is a Facebook group. If you start the group maybe it could be put on the group’d  notice board. 

 


1999:  Paroxetine (20mg). Age 16. 2007-2008: Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1.5 years (age 25) Citalopram 20mg 2002-2005, 2009: Escitalopram (20mg), 2 weeks, (age 26) (adverse manic reaction)/*Valium 5mg/Temazepam 10mg 2010: Mirtazipine (Remeron)( do not remember dosage) 2010, 5 months.                     

2010-2017: Citalopram (20mg) (age 27 to 34) 2016: i.1st Sept- 31st Oct Citalopram 10mg , ii.1st November 2017-30th November 2017, Citalopram 5mg iii.1st December 2017- 4th February 2018, Citalopram 0mg, iv.5th February 2018- March 2018 Citalopram 5mg (10mg every other day) 28th February- tried titration of 5mg ( some adverse effects)

2018: 1st March 2018- 1st June Citalopram 10 mg (tablet form) /started titration 8mg , then 7 mg.2018: June 15th- 10th July Citalopram 10 mg pill every other day 2018: 10th July - 13th Sept Citalopram- 0mg  (CBD oil first month of 0mg, passiflora on and off) 2018 13th Sept Citalopram  2mg ,  approx 16th Sept 4mg , approx 25th Sept 6mg held.  2019: 11 Feb 19: 7mg (instant bad rxn) 12 Feb 19 6mg held 1 May 19 5.4mg held 5 Oct 19 5.36mg 22 Oct 19 5.29mg 30 Oct 19 5.23mg 4/NOV/19 5.18mg 12 Nov 19 5.08mg 20 Nov 19 4.77mg

(Herbal/Supplements since 1st September: Omega Fish Oil 1200mg, 663mg of EPA- 2 tablets a day, magnesium and magnesium bath salts)

I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath
- Dante

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Nelly

Hello 

is there anyone from North Wales/ Cheshire/ Shropshire who would be interested in setting up a group/meeting up? X


Approx 1984 to present date prescribed various ADs consistently. 1995 approx-present Thyroxine 100 mcgrms. 19 Feb2019 stopped venlafaxine 150mg cold turkey. 

06 March 2019 restarted venlafaxine 150mg 10 beads.

04 April 2019 9 beads. 02 May 2019 8 beads 01 July 2019 7 beads. 29 July started using magnesium oil spray before bed 31 July 2019 started natures best fish oil 1300mg 01 Aug 2019 stopped fish oil 1000mgs 06 Aug 2019 Magnesium citrate 100mg .18 Aug 2019 reduced to 6 beads .11 Aug 2019 increased fish oil to 2,600 mg. 8 Sept 2019 increased magnesium citrate 200mg. 22 Sept  2019 reduced magnesium citrate to 100mg. 24 Sept 2019 reduced venlafaxine to 5 & half beads. 25th Sept increased fish oil to 3900mg . 11 October reduced venlafaxine to 5 tablets 

14 October stopped fish oil. 16 October stopped magnesium & started taking lemon balm infused in water with ginger & lemon.

 

 

 

 

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India

@Nelly good luck. The more face to face groups the better! 

 

@alexrosear Also, I wonder if The Philadelphia Association of Hampstead might be interested in hosting or providing guidance on a group. They have charity status. It was founded by R.D.Laing in the 60s. He was one of the critical or anti-psychiatrists along with Szasz.

https://www.philadelphia-association.com/


1999:  Paroxetine (20mg). Age 16. 2007-2008: Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1.5 years (age 25) Citalopram 20mg 2002-2005, 2009: Escitalopram (20mg), 2 weeks, (age 26) (adverse manic reaction)/*Valium 5mg/Temazepam 10mg 2010: Mirtazipine (Remeron)( do not remember dosage) 2010, 5 months.                     

2010-2017: Citalopram (20mg) (age 27 to 34) 2016: i.1st Sept- 31st Oct Citalopram 10mg , ii.1st November 2017-30th November 2017, Citalopram 5mg iii.1st December 2017- 4th February 2018, Citalopram 0mg, iv.5th February 2018- March 2018 Citalopram 5mg (10mg every other day) 28th February- tried titration of 5mg ( some adverse effects)

2018: 1st March 2018- 1st June Citalopram 10 mg (tablet form) /started titration 8mg , then 7 mg.2018: June 15th- 10th July Citalopram 10 mg pill every other day 2018: 10th July - 13th Sept Citalopram- 0mg  (CBD oil first month of 0mg, passiflora on and off) 2018 13th Sept Citalopram  2mg ,  approx 16th Sept 4mg , approx 25th Sept 6mg held.  2019: 11 Feb 19: 7mg (instant bad rxn) 12 Feb 19 6mg held 1 May 19 5.4mg held 5 Oct 19 5.36mg 22 Oct 19 5.29mg 30 Oct 19 5.23mg 4/NOV/19 5.18mg 12 Nov 19 5.08mg 20 Nov 19 4.77mg

(Herbal/Supplements since 1st September: Omega Fish Oil 1200mg, 663mg of EPA- 2 tablets a day, magnesium and magnesium bath salts)

I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath
- Dante

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India
On 4/20/2015 at 11:06 AM, Tilly said:

This is a step in the right direction. Thank you for highlighting this, mammaP. I will look into this further and contact her to register interest.

@Tilly Did anything come of this?

 

http://www.mindincamden.org.uk/resources/articles/minor-tranx


1999:  Paroxetine (20mg). Age 16. 2007-2008: Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1.5 years (age 25) Citalopram 20mg 2002-2005, 2009: Escitalopram (20mg), 2 weeks, (age 26) (adverse manic reaction)/*Valium 5mg/Temazepam 10mg 2010: Mirtazipine (Remeron)( do not remember dosage) 2010, 5 months.                     

2010-2017: Citalopram (20mg) (age 27 to 34) 2016: i.1st Sept- 31st Oct Citalopram 10mg , ii.1st November 2017-30th November 2017, Citalopram 5mg iii.1st December 2017- 4th February 2018, Citalopram 0mg, iv.5th February 2018- March 2018 Citalopram 5mg (10mg every other day) 28th February- tried titration of 5mg ( some adverse effects)

2018: 1st March 2018- 1st June Citalopram 10 mg (tablet form) /started titration 8mg , then 7 mg.2018: June 15th- 10th July Citalopram 10 mg pill every other day 2018: 10th July - 13th Sept Citalopram- 0mg  (CBD oil first month of 0mg, passiflora on and off) 2018 13th Sept Citalopram  2mg ,  approx 16th Sept 4mg , approx 25th Sept 6mg held.  2019: 11 Feb 19: 7mg (instant bad rxn) 12 Feb 19 6mg held 1 May 19 5.4mg held 5 Oct 19 5.36mg 22 Oct 19 5.29mg 30 Oct 19 5.23mg 4/NOV/19 5.18mg 12 Nov 19 5.08mg 20 Nov 19 4.77mg

(Herbal/Supplements since 1st September: Omega Fish Oil 1200mg, 663mg of EPA- 2 tablets a day, magnesium and magnesium bath salts)

I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath
- Dante

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DeterminedAnna

Liquid Seroxat shortage in the UK until January 2020:

 

https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/seroxat-paroxetine-20mg-10ml-oral-solution-out-of-stock-until-january-2020/

 

Sorry if this has already been shared, but thought it might be important to people in the UK using liquid Seroxat to taper.

Only found this out on Friday (22 November) after a frustrating experience with my local, regular (Well) pharmacy whose staff are clueless about antidepressant withdrawal and why it's vital to not stop abruptly. Tried two independent pharmacies immediately after – no luck – and then a LloydsPharmacy which, without much confidence, said they might be able to get me my prescription by Monday (25 November).

After crashing in January having got down to 5.96mg after 20mg for 17 years, I am only just stabilising, 11 months later, having updosed to 7.72mg in May. Friday's discovery that I might be thrown back into withdrawal sent me into panic that I've not had for months. Is it possible to be traumatised by withdrawal?

Anyway, I ordered this repeat prescription from my GP AFTER this nationwide alert and my GP didn't inform me of the shortage. My GP should be very aware of this because I've been in and out of local mental healthcare this year thanks to Seroxat withdrawal, and leaving me without liquid Seroxat will inevitably be more troublesome (and therefore costly to local NHS) than sorting my prescription proactively.

Luckily, on returning home I realised I have two spare bottles of liquid Seroxat that I kept when my GP mistakenly prescribed too much in the past.

 

My advice – when possible, get yourself some backup bottles for these situations (when it's available again, try to get an extra bottle from your GP). Yes, you can make liquid from Seroxat tablets, but be aware that changes to formulation and dosing can have effects, so personally I try to stick with stable routines.

If you're due to get a liquid Seroxat prescription before January, try to do so in person, with plenty of time before you run out of your current bottle, and show your GP the above link if necessary.

 
UPDATE 25 NOVEMBER 2019: further to the above, my local LloydsPharmacy can't get hold of liquid Seroxat. Local mental health team suggested I switch over to 10mg tablets in case the shortage continues (I'm still on 7.72mg). After months of explaining how sensitive I am to dose changes, they clearly still don't get it – and how reluctant I am to increase my dose and backtrack on my holding for nearly seven months, especially as it's only been in the last month that I've seen a return to relative normality. Think it might be time to revisit this... 
Edited by DeterminedAnna

NB. Green bold text indicates I'm currently taking it

Latest, 2018, taper, using 10% method, starting with 20mg Seroxat (10ml = 20mg suspension): aged 38 at start.
17 February 2018: 18mg …… 24 November 2018: 6.6mg   |   22 December 2018: meant to be 5.96mg but by mistake, took 5.69mg for five days   |   27 December 2018: 5.96mg held for longer due to symptoms of excess drop   |   14 to 23 February 2019: UPDOSE to 6.16mg (13 – 24 February up to 1mg lorazepam daily)    |   24 February 2019: UPDOSE to 6.8mg    |   25 February 2019: updose to 7mg   |   12 May 2019: UPDOSE TO 7.72MG SEROXAT (AS 7MG AT LUNCH AND 0.72MG IN EVENING) – AND HOLDING HERE.

 

Other drugs / supplements

  • Late January 2019 to 14 March 2019 (inclusive): 200mg magnesium citrate daily. Temporarily stopped 15 to 18 March 2019 to ease daily diarrhoea – no difference. So from 19 March 2019 onwards, 200mg magnesium citrate daily at lunchtime.
  • 14 March 2019 onwards: half a multivitamin/mineral tablet daily at lunchtime.
  • 14 March 2019 onwards: one 50μg (2000IU) vitamin D3 daily at lunchtime as found to be vitamin D deficient in 5 March blood test.
  • 3 June 2019 (agitated suicidal crisis) evening – 2mg lorazepam  |  4 June 2019 09:15 – 0.5mg lorazepam  |  4 June 2019 22:35 – 1mg lorazepam  |  6 June 2019 01:00 – 0.5mg lorazepam  |  9 June 2019 07:45 – 0.5mg lorazepam  |  12 June 22:25 – 0.6mg lorazepam  |  18 June 08:15 – 0.4mg lorazepam  | 22 June 09:10 – 1mg lorazepam (used up entire prescription by this point)
  • 4/5/6/7 July 2019: between 250 and 1600mg inositol daily. Felt weird. Stopped.
  • 22 August 2019 onwards: 1000mg niacin, as nicotinic acid, daily (500mg lunchtime, 500mg evening), having worked up to this dose starting at 25mg on 8 July 2019.

 

Previous withdrawal attempts/other history

  • January to early October 2013 (aged 33): 40mg to 0mg Seroxat by reducing by 2mg every fortnight, terrible reaction   |   Late October/early November 2013: mix of diazepam, zopiclone, quetiapine – too ill to record details properly   |   Mid-late November 2013: stopped the polydrugging, reinstated 20mg Seroxat   |   January 2014 onwards: stability.
  • Mid-2004 (aged 24): withdrawal via alternating dose 20mg to 0mg in three months. Terrible. Reinstated by psychiatrist to 20mg; I naively upped to 40mg by end of 2004.
  • 2002? (age 22): Started Seroxat 20mg daily.

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Boris

I'm in the Manchester area.


April 2007 -  Seroxat 20mg

August 2008 - Cold Turkey

August 2009 - Cold Turkey

November 2009 - Reinstatement adverse reaction akathesia/suicidal/anxiety

March 2011 - Start taper

November 2012 - Crash badly at 1.25mg akathesia/suicidal/extreme anxiety

January 2013 - 5mg Seroxat, 300mg  Lyrica

April 2017 - Successfully get off Seroxat with taper followed by 4 month of withdrawal 

January 2018 - Start with constant urinary urge/pain/burning/genital sensations 2 week after anxiety/akathesia ends

January 2019 - Started reducing Lyrica as I suspect it's causing frequent urination, tinnitus, fatigue, brain fog and mental decline.

December 2019 - Off all pysch meds

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Harriet8

Hi GB members,

 

Does anybody know how to find out if/where there are compounding pharmacies in the UK?  I am able to take the drug I am currently tapering (Zopiclone) to a pharmacy in Luxembourg and have capsules made up at the dose I require.  I am having to reconsider living arrangements and obviously high on the list is access to compounded drugs and doctors who will prescribe.

 

Any experience/info/pointers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you,

 

H8


1997   1st psychiatric appt: began medications (no record);   2002   Efexor XL, Xanax, Risperdal, Stilnoct; 2003  Efexor, Xanax, Stilnoct, Serlain;   2004   many medications (no record), but including Lithium, Diazepam, Lorazepam;   2005  Clomipramine; Imipramine; (8 sessions of Electroconvulsive Therapy, ECT);   Sept 2005 Citalopram, Quetiapine 800mg, L-Tryptophan;   2006 - 2009 Reduced L-Tryptophan and Quetiapine, finished Quetiapine Nov 2009;  Jan 2010  Began reducing Citalopram   >>>STARTED NOTICING SOMATIC SYMPTOMS (described above)>>>   2012   Citalopram, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Promethazine, Risperidone, Mirtazepine, Trazadone, Buspirone, L-Tryptophan, Chlorpromazine, Alprazolam   Sept 2012medications changed to Citalopram, Quetiapine, Diazepam, L-Tryptophan;   2015 - 2017: reduced meds until just Citalopram 60mg;   2017  1 May   Citalopram, 50mg   25 May Citalopram, 40mg   Dec 2017 - Apr 2018: Citalopram, 35mg > 30 mg >   25 mg > 20mg;   2018   1 May Citalopram 30mg,   21 May 35mg   Jun Diazepam, 2mg, increased to 6mg (3 x 2mg to assist eating)   Aug Zolpidem for 10 days   Sept Zopiclone 3.75mg;   (Nov: inpatient admission):  Dec Pregabalin 100mg added, Diazepam increased to 8mg, Citalopram increased to 40mg;   2019  Jan Citalopram 40mg, Diazepam 8mg, Pregabalin 100mg, Zopiclone 3.75mg (now reducing Zopiclone: 2.81mg on 2 May, 1.88mg on 16 May)

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Abdullah

Anyone near Chelmsford, Essex? 


No prior history of psychiatric/recreational drug use. I developed depersonalization/derealization disorder in December 2016, and recovered completely in August. What I'm experiencing currently is very, very different to anything I experienced then. 

 

- September 1st to 5th (2019) : Took 5 mg of Abilify (Noticed my confidence levels beginning to decline, slight depression/dread/panic beginning to creep in, creativity/cognitive abilities seemed slightly diminished)

- September 6th to 15th (2019) : Increased dose to 10 mg (Symptoms listed above became worse, and developed severe restlessness)

- September 15th to 23rd (2019) : Tapered over a period of 1 week. Restlessness improved but other symptoms became slightly worse

- September 23rd to 30th (2019) : Depression continued to increase. On the 30th I started experiencing the worst case of depersonalization I've ever experienced. Severe depression, thoughts and emotions gone, could barely function cognitively. I'm a bit calmer now but the symptoms haven't improved still

 

November 24th to December 7th : Reinstated 10 mg. Noticed no effect other than breast growth. Tapered over a week and quit again

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lxjuice
On 12/28/2019 at 5:22 PM, Harriet8 said:

Hi GB members,

 

Does anybody know how to find out if/where there are compounding pharmacies in the UK?  I am able to take the drug I am currently tapering (Zopiclone) to a pharmacy in Luxembourg and have capsules made up at the dose I require.  I am having to reconsider living arrangements and obviously high on the list is access to compounded drugs and doctors who will prescribe.

 

Any experience/info/pointers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you,

 

H8

There is this thread 

 but I have no personal experience with compounding pharmacies. Why can't you crush the tablets, mix into water and dose volumetrically? It would probably taste more disgusting than a shot of sambucca but should work and be a lot cheaper if you are paying for it.


Dx: complex PTSD

Discontinuation/taper history: sertraline, trazodone, prazosin, mirtazapine, diazepam

Took 200mg quetiapine for 0.5 years and 150mg for 1.5 years until 01/2020. Now microtapering daily at an overall rate of 12.5mg/month.

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On 1/27/2020 at 11:52 AM, lxjuice said:

There is this thread 

 but I have no personal experience with compounding pharmacies. Why can't you crush the tablets, mix into water and dose volumetrically? It would probably taste more disgusting than a shot of sambucca but should work and be a lot cheaper if you are paying for it.

Thank you very much, @lxjuice.  That's really helpful.


1997   1st psychiatric appt: began medications (no record);   2002   Efexor XL, Xanax, Risperdal, Stilnoct; 2003  Efexor, Xanax, Stilnoct, Serlain;   2004   many medications (no record), but including Lithium, Diazepam, Lorazepam;   2005  Clomipramine; Imipramine; (8 sessions of Electroconvulsive Therapy, ECT);   Sept 2005 Citalopram, Quetiapine 800mg, L-Tryptophan;   2006 - 2009 Reduced L-Tryptophan and Quetiapine, finished Quetiapine Nov 2009;  Jan 2010  Began reducing Citalopram   >>>STARTED NOTICING SOMATIC SYMPTOMS (described above)>>>   2012   Citalopram, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Promethazine, Risperidone, Mirtazepine, Trazadone, Buspirone, L-Tryptophan, Chlorpromazine, Alprazolam   Sept 2012medications changed to Citalopram, Quetiapine, Diazepam, L-Tryptophan;   2015 - 2017: reduced meds until just Citalopram 60mg;   2017  1 May   Citalopram, 50mg   25 May Citalopram, 40mg   Dec 2017 - Apr 2018: Citalopram, 35mg > 30 mg >   25 mg > 20mg;   2018   1 May Citalopram 30mg,   21 May 35mg   Jun Diazepam, 2mg, increased to 6mg (3 x 2mg to assist eating)   Aug Zolpidem for 10 days   Sept Zopiclone 3.75mg;   (Nov: inpatient admission):  Dec Pregabalin 100mg added, Diazepam increased to 8mg, Citalopram increased to 40mg;   2019  Jan Citalopram 40mg, Diazepam 8mg, Pregabalin 100mg, Zopiclone 3.75mg (now reducing Zopiclone: 2.81mg on 2 May, 1.88mg on 16 May)

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Peer support group in North Wales: https://prescribedmedicationwithdrawalpeersupportprestatyn.org/
 

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We are a team of two at present. Our aim on this page is to give you an idea of WHY we are here.

 

Both of us, in our differing ways, are affected by withdrawal from antidepressant and other prescribed psychotropic drugs. One of us is the person actually PRESCRIBED these drugs over the past 15 or so years. The other is one of the persons who took on the role of CARER.  We feel that BOTH, plus others around us, have been affected by our role in this story.

 

A little over three years ago, the story moved on from one of adverse reactions to the prescribed medications to a WITHDRAWAL JOURNEY. Again, this affected all concerned and has been a mixture of intense withdrawal reaction periods and an awakening of the real person that had been hidden by prescribed drugs for so long.

 

We found very little support for these journeys. We were met with disbelief as often as not. Whilst continuing under the guidance of the professionals concerned, we trusted that they would, eventually, find something that would actually stabilise matters. Slowly but surely we began to doubt that this was going to happen. A personal decision was taken to suggest withdrawing from the prescribed drugs with professional guidance. The ‘caring team’ were on board and the leap into the dark took place!

 

Searching for support from others on the same journey proved fruitless. We hunted online and found a few sites which were useful. However, we still felt the need for FACE TO FACE MEETINGS about what we were now facing in withdrawal. We failed to find any such support – or at least in our area. We decided to have a go at setting up such a group in our home town of PRESTATYN, DENBIGHSHIRE, NORTH WALES.

 

 


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Hi

i live in Llangollen, and would like to be part of your support group. 
I haven’t posted on here fir sometime, as I follow a group on FB. I am still tapering and have held at 62.5 mg since October 2019. I think I sent you an email which I found on the WARM network website. 
Look forward to hearing from you x 


Approx 1984 to present date prescribed various ADs consistently. 1995 approx-present Thyroxine 100 mcgrms. 19 Feb2019 stopped venlafaxine 150mg cold turkey. 

06 March 2019 restarted venlafaxine 150mg 10 beads.

04 April 2019 9 beads. 02 May 2019 8 beads 01 July 2019 7 beads. 29 July started using magnesium oil spray before bed 31 July 2019 started natures best fish oil 1300mg 01 Aug 2019 stopped fish oil 1000mgs 06 Aug 2019 Magnesium citrate 100mg .18 Aug 2019 reduced to 6 beads .11 Aug 2019 increased fish oil to 2,600 mg. 8 Sept 2019 increased magnesium citrate 200mg. 22 Sept  2019 reduced magnesium citrate to 100mg. 24 Sept 2019 reduced venlafaxine to 5 & half beads. 25th Sept increased fish oil to 3900mg . 11 October reduced venlafaxine to 5 tablets 

14 October stopped fish oil. 16 October stopped magnesium & started taking lemon balm infused in water with ginger & lemon.

 

 

 

 

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On 7/21/2016 at 1:19 PM, WiggleIt said:

The lawsuit is for people in the US who developed movement disorders from psych meds.

Im very late; I am in the UK and got a movement problem immediatly after an adverse affect to sertraline. I am in the UK though. I don't know how to go about contacting a lawyer. Do you or anyone else know if it is possible to do that in the UK and how? I reported my symptoms with the 'Yellow card scheme'.  An issue is though I saw a neurologist who did an MRI for my cranial nerves and there were no problems (I thought the meds might have caused me to develop MS because of some symtpoms but thats not the case) and the movement issue I had straight after and sometimes now if I do too much has been classed as a movement disorder caused by anxiety but since I now have my anxiety 100% under control (it has gone away 100%) but i'm still getting physical symptoms I know that isn't the case.

 

I've been told my symptoms are psychogenic though looking back they were so obviously drug induced expecially since they all happened after just 2 pills; but I took the drs word for it thinking in any case it would do good to reduce my anxiety if it is a physical/organic issue or not and if it is a physical condition it would be found out to be so in time but there was nothing more I could do to stop the symptoms so it would be best to try and control what I can and try and tame my anxiety. I suppose I am hoping for too much for it to be officially recognised as caused by the sertaline?

I did have a nurse say to me that it is a nasty drug once so perhaps they have seen other patients come in with issues on it?


Signature: January 2018 - 50mg sertraline for only 2 days, had adverse reaction.

On 0 psych drugs now. I take certirizine an antihistamine 1 a day.

Took a very long time for symptoms to go away, still episodically have issues that feel the same as when I took the drug. My health is not as good now, episodes of ill health triggered by exercise, stress and sometimes just random.

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On 6/5/2019 at 8:19 PM, Harriet8 said:

Hi, I live in Brighton (although currently staying with parents in Luxembourg because unable to care for myself due to condition).  Housebound, so v tricky to meet up.  But really glad to post here.  Hoping, hoping, hoping there's a way through.  Things so uncertain just now, could find myself based in London for a while, or back at home in Brighton; or in Luxembourg..... 

 

Anybody here have any experience of psychiatrists who are understanding, informed about this stuff?  I am pursuing possible appointment with a Dr Benito (recommendation from this website).  She's in London.  I think she helped someone on here with a taper.  I have complex array of symptoms, have taken many many meds, and currently on 4 and not stable.  So am deeply afraid of being deemed "beyond help" and receiving that message again, and suggesting a see a neurologist or....  

Hello Great Britain members,

 

I haven't posted for a while.  In a very bad way.  The combination of such a severe condition and the adversity of my situation is becoming close to truly unbearable and unsustainable.  I am clutching at straws to try and see what, if anything, I can still do; how/where I might still have some agency to try and improve things.

 

My question today: how have you managed to find professional help in your area?  Have you used a GP (who is presumably informed/understanding enough to support you)?  Have you used a psychiatrist?  I have a particularly severe condition (housebound, living between bed and sofa: severe hyperacusis, tremors, spasms, seizure patterns, hostile outbursts....), so be most helpful to hear from others who are dealing with polypharmacy and/or severely disabling conditions due to this.  I have spent a year now, seeing neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, psychiatrists, addiction specialists....  I then, unfortunately, hit a very challenging living situation which has knocked me and just exacerbated everything.  It is so confusing and challenging: on the one hand, it is slowly sinking in for me (and I apologise to all the moderators, Altostrata and others who tried to help a year back and became frustrated ?) that informed, understanding doctors simply don't exist; on the other hand, sites such as Laura Delano's emphasise the importance of having close monitoring medically when doing the work of coming off these drugs.  Given that my nervous system is clearly in a terrible state, I have been tearing my hair out (literally) trying to reconcile these two things.  And, my life is literally decimated, I am likely not going to be well enough to return to my own home due to my condition.  So, I am probably looking at having to move.  I feel like the central point of determining where that new home is, is where I can access medical supervision (and then, of course, address my care needs, some means of connection - the exile from life and living is very damaging....etc). 

 

I will try and garner as much strength as possible to revisit my thread and read up where I can (I am SO exhausted now in the adversity I face and my memory and concentration poorer).  So many questions have arisen from the many consultations I have had with professionals.  Examples:

Do benzodiazepines cause lesions to the brain?

Should I, therefore, have a PET scan to see if I have any such lesions? - I have seizure "patterning" everyday; I can't work out if these are partial seizures, of what kind?  Due to previous 2 attempts at withdrawal?  Due to ECT from 2005?.....🙈

Would a 24-hr EEG be useful?

Electoneuromyography?

......

The most recent possible source of help has come from an addiction doctor who proposes to assess the state of my brain via neurofeedback.  I am not confident about this.  Before I understood that my symptoms were due to all the meds and 2 attempts at withdrawal, I thought I was "just" dealing with trauma.  At that time, I approached a neurofeedback place and did an initial assessment.  The impression I had from this was that there would be very little benefit in attempting neurofeedback whilst taking so many drugs.  So I chose not to pursue it accordingly.  This addiction doctor says he has some kind of algorithm such that he can account for the drugs in making his diagnosis.  But I still do not feel confident that this is a thorough enough means of assessing the state of my nervous system, or indeed if it is possible at all to do this.

 

I find it particularly challenging with limited cognitive resilience and physical impairment (often too weak to sit up and be on the computer) to do the necessary research, wade through all the different opinions, etc.  But, given how severely affected my nervous system is, it doesn't feel wise or safe not to have the support and guidance of a medic.  Since October, I have also been having terrible outbursts of hostility and aggression.  This is getting worse.  I have been unable to make any progress at all with trying to get medical support for this.  I thought it was due to the Zopiclone reduction (which I paused at the suggestion of the doctor, perhaps misguidedly), but it could be the now 18-months on Pregabalin?  It is certainly exacerbated by my sense of powerlessness and feeling utterly trapped by my condition and by my situation (moving twice a day between 2 places).

 

I will try and close and keep as close to concise and clear as possible:

Anyone who can share experiences of how they have found a prescriber they can work with (AND how they access their meds) would be invaluable.

Have you used a GP and/or a psychiatrist or a neuropsychiatrist?

Have you undergone neurological tests as well?  Were they useful/helpful/necessary?

Have you needed to use a clinic or had to have emergency medical help, or feel that you need the reassurance that you can access that if you are at risk of seizure, for instance?

Especially useful would be London/SouthEast, as I expect that is where I will need to be

And anyone who also faces this terrible quandary of hearing a message that doctors simply don't know how to help us, alongside, "you must make sure you get close medical supervision as your case is very severe"😖

 

I will leave it there for now.  I hope some of you have managed to find ways to come together.  I wish I could join you.  To be able to walk, to travel again......there aren't words for what it would mean to me to have that freedom, that agency restored.

 

My very best to you all,

 

Harriet8


1997   1st psychiatric appt: began medications (no record);   2002   Efexor XL, Xanax, Risperdal, Stilnoct; 2003  Efexor, Xanax, Stilnoct, Serlain;   2004   many medications (no record), but including Lithium, Diazepam, Lorazepam;   2005  Clomipramine; Imipramine; (8 sessions of Electroconvulsive Therapy, ECT);   Sept 2005 Citalopram, Quetiapine 800mg, L-Tryptophan;   2006 - 2009 Reduced L-Tryptophan and Quetiapine, finished Quetiapine Nov 2009;  Jan 2010  Began reducing Citalopram   >>>STARTED NOTICING SOMATIC SYMPTOMS (described above)>>>   2012   Citalopram, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Promethazine, Risperidone, Mirtazepine, Trazadone, Buspirone, L-Tryptophan, Chlorpromazine, Alprazolam   Sept 2012medications changed to Citalopram, Quetiapine, Diazepam, L-Tryptophan;   2015 - 2017: reduced meds until just Citalopram 60mg;   2017  1 May   Citalopram, 50mg   25 May Citalopram, 40mg   Dec 2017 - Apr 2018: Citalopram, 35mg > 30 mg >   25 mg > 20mg;   2018   1 May Citalopram 30mg,   21 May 35mg   Jun Diazepam, 2mg, increased to 6mg (3 x 2mg to assist eating)   Aug Zolpidem for 10 days   Sept Zopiclone 3.75mg;   (Nov: inpatient admission):  Dec Pregabalin 100mg added, Diazepam increased to 8mg, Citalopram increased to 40mg;   2019  Jan Citalopram 40mg, Diazepam 8mg, Pregabalin 100mg, Zopiclone 3.75mg (now reducing Zopiclone: 2.81mg on 2 May, 1.88mg on 16 May)

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1 minute ago, Harriet8 said:

......

Just to add:

 

I gain most of my knowledge from following others on Twitter.  I see that some very well informed people (who are themselves medics too) have done tests such as genetic/enzyme tests to ascertain how fast or slow a metaboliser they are of the drug they are trying to withdraw from.  Thorough blood tests etc.  Easier when just on the one drug.

 

It can feel so overwhelming when already so ill, barely able to just survive the day.

Do others feels as overwhelmed and confused as I do?  So many tests potentially needed, but I'm not sure.  And costly.  And immensely challenging to travel anywhere to have them, etc...  How have you reached decisions as to what tests you might need to take in order to assess whether you are at risk of x, y or z as you taper.  I think this is probably for another thread.  Apologies.  In the overwhelm.......Sorry!

 


1997   1st psychiatric appt: began medications (no record);   2002   Efexor XL, Xanax, Risperdal, Stilnoct; 2003  Efexor, Xanax, Stilnoct, Serlain;   2004   many medications (no record), but including Lithium, Diazepam, Lorazepam;   2005  Clomipramine; Imipramine; (8 sessions of Electroconvulsive Therapy, ECT);   Sept 2005 Citalopram, Quetiapine 800mg, L-Tryptophan;   2006 - 2009 Reduced L-Tryptophan and Quetiapine, finished Quetiapine Nov 2009;  Jan 2010  Began reducing Citalopram   >>>STARTED NOTICING SOMATIC SYMPTOMS (described above)>>>   2012   Citalopram, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Promethazine, Risperidone, Mirtazepine, Trazadone, Buspirone, L-Tryptophan, Chlorpromazine, Alprazolam   Sept 2012medications changed to Citalopram, Quetiapine, Diazepam, L-Tryptophan;   2015 - 2017: reduced meds until just Citalopram 60mg;   2017  1 May   Citalopram, 50mg   25 May Citalopram, 40mg   Dec 2017 - Apr 2018: Citalopram, 35mg > 30 mg >   25 mg > 20mg;   2018   1 May Citalopram 30mg,   21 May 35mg   Jun Diazepam, 2mg, increased to 6mg (3 x 2mg to assist eating)   Aug Zolpidem for 10 days   Sept Zopiclone 3.75mg;   (Nov: inpatient admission):  Dec Pregabalin 100mg added, Diazepam increased to 8mg, Citalopram increased to 40mg;   2019  Jan Citalopram 40mg, Diazepam 8mg, Pregabalin 100mg, Zopiclone 3.75mg (now reducing Zopiclone: 2.81mg on 2 May, 1.88mg on 16 May)

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Just a note: Whether you are a poor metabolizer or fast metabolizer is not relevant to tapering. It is relevant to initiating drugs and it may be the cause of drug-drug interactions.

 

However, you don't need a test to identify drug-drug interactions. Put ALL your drugs in the Drug Interactions Checker https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php and see if you have any of the interactions. Keep daily notes of your drug schedule and symptoms. If you are having an adverse reaction to a drug, most likely it will be more intense shortly after you take the drug.

 


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On 6/25/2020 at 7:47 PM, Altostrata said:

Just a note: Whether you are a poor metabolizer or fast metabolizer is not relevant to tapering. It is relevant to initiating drugs and it may be the cause of drug-drug interactions.

Thank you, Altostrata.  I know others on Twitter (including a doctor - cardiologist) have had their genetics tested to inform their tapering strategy.  My understanding is it can be useful in deciding whether to take doses multiple times per day or not?  Presumably, also, if I taper one drug (as I was doing, Zopiclone), this potentially then alters the metabolism of the other 3 drugs I take?


1997   1st psychiatric appt: began medications (no record);   2002   Efexor XL, Xanax, Risperdal, Stilnoct; 2003  Efexor, Xanax, Stilnoct, Serlain;   2004   many medications (no record), but including Lithium, Diazepam, Lorazepam;   2005  Clomipramine; Imipramine; (8 sessions of Electroconvulsive Therapy, ECT);   Sept 2005 Citalopram, Quetiapine 800mg, L-Tryptophan;   2006 - 2009 Reduced L-Tryptophan and Quetiapine, finished Quetiapine Nov 2009;  Jan 2010  Began reducing Citalopram   >>>STARTED NOTICING SOMATIC SYMPTOMS (described above)>>>   2012   Citalopram, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Promethazine, Risperidone, Mirtazepine, Trazadone, Buspirone, L-Tryptophan, Chlorpromazine, Alprazolam   Sept 2012medications changed to Citalopram, Quetiapine, Diazepam, L-Tryptophan;   2015 - 2017: reduced meds until just Citalopram 60mg;   2017  1 May   Citalopram, 50mg   25 May Citalopram, 40mg   Dec 2017 - Apr 2018: Citalopram, 35mg > 30 mg >   25 mg > 20mg;   2018   1 May Citalopram 30mg,   21 May 35mg   Jun Diazepam, 2mg, increased to 6mg (3 x 2mg to assist eating)   Aug Zolpidem for 10 days   Sept Zopiclone 3.75mg;   (Nov: inpatient admission):  Dec Pregabalin 100mg added, Diazepam increased to 8mg, Citalopram increased to 40mg;   2019  Jan Citalopram 40mg, Diazepam 8mg, Pregabalin 100mg, Zopiclone 3.75mg (now reducing Zopiclone: 2.81mg on 2 May, 1.88mg on 16 May)

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Reducing one drug can alter the metabolism and effect of the other drugs, but the way to find this out is with a daily drug schedule and symptom record, not with a genetic test. Same with interdose withdrawal from benzodiazepine, which does indicate you need to change your drug schedule.

 

The genetic tests are truly not very useful, but attractively sciencey.


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West Country


ADs for over 40 yrs most of that time on Parstelin an MAOI. In recent years have taken Citalopram for a short time then Venlafaxine ER 75mg then 37.5. Tapered down from that over many months until zero about three weeks a go.

Brain zaps (big and small), tearful, stomach upset, aches and pains etc

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2010-2020 40mg paroxetine.

Stopped in two weeks leading to severe withdrawal.
May 2020: Went back on 10mg - tapering to nothing over 2-3 months. Sever symptoms again after dropping from 5mg to nothing.
June 2020: Started on 50mg sertraline to manage paroxetine withdrawal. New severe symptoms, some gradual improvement since.
Desperate to taper off (properly) but need some recovery time.

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5 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Free showing of Medicating Normal Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 3:00 pm British Standard Time.

 

"Let this post serve as your formal invitation to the upcoming virtual Scottish premiere of Medicating Normal-The Film on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 3:00 pm BST. This FREE event is being presented by PLUS Perth, Angus Voices and Dundee Healthy Minds Network. Medicating Normal is a new, unreleased documentary that examines the current paradigm of mental health treatment including overdiagnosis, overprescribing and polypharmacy. 

 

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Schedule: 

3:00 pm BST: Short Welcome and Virtual Screening of the film, Medicating Normal, 76-minute run time

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The post-screening community discussion panelists include Beverley Thomson, writer, speaker and researcher, key area antidepressants; Dr. Dan Fisher, psychiatrist and person with lived experience of recovery from schizophrenia; Dr. Danius Puras, Professor of Child Psychiatry and Public Mental Health at Vilnius University; and Angela Peacock, MSW, film subject."

 

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Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

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

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

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