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I find myself telling people about different foods i have eaten that helps some symptom or other and thought I wonder if there is a thread about this already so I looked and did not see one. 

Wa la we now have one. 

 

There is a list of things over the course of all these years that helped me and i am going to start with what I recall as the first things and add as I went along the process some things remain in my arsenal as I use them still and always will. 

 

Beets

I first came to beets thru a craving I had when i had a reaction to ppi drug when I was still on effexor... I could not get up slep for 30 hours. After the hosp took me off I craved beets like crazy bought enough for 6 people boiled and ate them all. Was like water for the thirsty. 

later in hard withdrawal I had fatigue and tried grated beets hoping I could get the same response from much less of them boiled if I ate them raw and they did help not only with fatigue but I had a sense they were cleaning some toxins out of me .. could be wrong but I felt cleaner. I grated them and kept them in the fridge and would eat a Tbl spoon full .. about every time I opened the fridge and thought I could stomach them.  A bit of lemon may help them go down or lemon and oil 

An alternative for friends is a salad I would take this to bbq so there would be something for me to eat... I am serious... I couldn't digest food.  So I made this salad ... grated beets grated carrot grated apple .. bit of oil bit of lemon or vinegar... bit of honey. I grew to love it.

 

Water

I started with beets cause I had it before withdrawal but believe I was in pooped out ...but once I was in the thick of it. I did this first when I could not eat.

4 cups of water on waking

brush your teeth really well  within 15 min of drinking  

eat something within the hour 

 

Bran 

The sticks not the buds...yes kellogs mods will remove it not cool I guess but I am stuck on type and brand

I tried the buds and other kinds and did not get the same results I got with the all ban sticks. If you check the nutrients you will find the buds do not have the same vitamin content. Many days this is what I ate with my water above and for many of the day only a tablespoon would go down. 

 

Pedialyte an electrolyte solution for babies. 

When I felt like I had a hangover and could not get up because I was too dizzy... I would drink a bottle of this.  I know you can make your own if you look it up but did not know that at the time... it kept me upright kind of. I can't recall a lot of what went on at this time as I was not functioning at all really.... but I recall needing it. 

 

Humus

I could not tolerate magnesium but found humus I made myself from the dried chick peas was calming.  I looked for it specifically for the mag content as I liked the epson salt foot baths and wanted the benefits other were getting from mag but it turned on me after a few days.  So i looked for food sources. This is what I found I later tried the can variety of the peas and find it not bad but not as good as the other dried peas but a lot less work if your not up to it... and the ones off the shelf already made the humus I mean is what I use a lot of now too... cause I am so lazy... and don't seem to react to foods as badly as I once did. 

good with carrots or any veg or rice crackers thin and crispy. 

 

Walking after eating

I know not food but if you can't get food to go down take a walk every time you eat was good for me till I broke my foot.. long story . 

 

just a start I know others will have foods to add... looking forward to it. 

peace all

 

 

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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Dried apricots high in potassium... helped when I was edgy... from what I recall when I feel off I try a couple to see if they help sometimes they do and you will know withing an hour for sure.

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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