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1 hour ago, Oaktree1 said:

coloured font headings but I don't see that option available in the account settings under signature. 

 

Q:  Can you remember if it was available before?  It looks like it might have been because your current drug signature includes some blue font.

 

I have this issue with some topics where I cannot access the formatting options on the right hand side of the bar at the top.  For this current post I am making I only have:

 

Bold, Italics, Underlining, Link, Quote, Smilies, Bullet points, Number points and View.

 

Q:  Is that what you get at the top of the signature box?

 

However, if I change the screen percentage (control + scroll wheel up or down OR control + plus or minus) it does appear.

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

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Q:  Is anyone able to explain how to make a picture small enough (file size) to use an avatar?

 

It is 6 years since I made mine and I cannot remember how to do it.  We have members who want to change their avatar instead of the automatic letter which they have been assigned.

 

Thank you in advance.

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

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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6 minutes ago, ChessieCat said:

Q:  Is anyone able to explain how to make a picture small enough (file size) to use an avatar?

 

One of the members managed to do it.

 

Do an internet search for:  image resizer

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

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Hey, doubling info here, i used image resizer, first site that came up in google http://www.simpleimageresizer.com

This one

2018 - july 2019 - Paxil plus atypical AP

July 2019 - November 2019 - Velofaxin

November 2019 - December 2019 - AP that made me active and productive and then anxious and ahedonic

January 2020 - Anafranil + Aripiprazol

July 2021 - stopped cold Turkey

Late october 2021 till now - Zoloft 100 mg + Aripiprazol 5 mg

 

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Be careful tho, it does not show the weight of the image, you have to download to see it

2018 - july 2019 - Paxil plus atypical AP

July 2019 - November 2019 - Velofaxin

November 2019 - December 2019 - AP that made me active and productive and then anxious and ahedonic

January 2020 - Anafranil + Aripiprazol

July 2021 - stopped cold Turkey

Late october 2021 till now - Zoloft 100 mg + Aripiprazol 5 mg

 

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1 hour ago, ChessieCat said:

 

Q:  Can you remember if it was available before?  It looks like it might have been because your current drug signature includes some blue font.

 

I have this issue with some topics where I cannot access the formatting options on the right hand side of the bar at the top.  For this current post I am making I only have:

 

Bold, Italics, Underlining, Link, Quote, Smilies, Bullet points, Number points and View.

 

Q:  Is that what you get at the top of the signature box?

 

However, if I change the screen percentage (control + scroll wheel up or down OR control + plus or minus) it does appear.

Hi ChessieCat,

 

Yes that exactly what I got in the toolbar but when I changed the screen percentage down as you suggested the font colour appears  - brilliant thanks :) .    I actually changed my signature on Word and copied it across but this makes it a lot easier than having to copy it over each time.

 

I saw the query on how to change an avatar to a photo. 

 

I changed my avatar to a photo by using a free image resizer I just googled a few months back but I can't remember which one I used so I tried changing it again and it worked on this site-:- https://promo.com/tools/image-resizer/

 

I changed the dimensions to 251 x 334, selected download and then I uploaded it on my profile page and it uploaded ok for me.  

 

I don't know how secure free photo resizer sites including the one above are though so proceed at your own risk. 

 

There is an app for Windows 10 that allows you to resize as far as I know but I didn't use it.  It is not possible to resize it in the Windows 10 photos app as the minimum file size you can reduce the photo to there is 51.2KB.  

 

Thanks for your help ChessieCat

Oaktree1

Currently tapering Mirtazapine; previously tapered Cymbalta 30mg from June 2018-Feb 2019 and Seroquel 150mg from Oct-December 2020

Supplements for Hashimoto's disease and histamine issues relating to Mirtazapine:   Vitamin D3 1,000mcg, bio-identical HRT, Selenium, quercetin, B complex and B12, Lutein, Zinc, Vitamin C, Omega 3.

Mirtazapine Taper: 16/08/21 transitioned to liquid from tablet using suspension of maple syrup at starting dose of 7.5mg; 17 Sept  - 7.31; 24 Sept  - 7.13; 15 Oct  - 6.95; 6 Nov  - 6.78; 21 Nov  - 6.61; 5 Dec  - 6.51; 1 Jan 2022 - 6.41; 1 Feb  - 6.1; 9 Mar -  5.8; 13 Mar - 5.9; 7 Apr - 5.8; 21 Apr - 5.7; 7 May - 5.63; 23 May - 5.55; 8 June 5.50;  (got Covid on 12th June so held); 1 July 5.4; 15 July 5.32; 8 Aug 5.2; 15 Aug 5.1; 22 Aug 5; 19 Sept 4.9; 2 Oct 4.81; 13 Oct 4.71; (Covid Booster 17/10/22 so longer hold ); 1 Nov 4.65; 3 Nov 4.60; 10 Nov 4.55; 13 Nov 4.50; 17 Nov 4.45; 20 Nov 4.40;  2 Dec 4.30mg; 9 Dec 4.20mg; Taper 44% complete 

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Due to some upcoming technical work on the website, some features like the activity stream and search may be limited. I'm not sure how long this may last, but wanted to let you know in case you do experience any problems. 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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The tech team has finished their work, so the activity stream and search features should be working. 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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In order to meet new requirements for our software, we will soon be updating the site login to require entering your email address instead of username. This will improve the security of Surviving Antidepressants. This change will happen in one week on January 12. At that point, you will need your email address (along with your password) in order to access the site.

 

We are also adding security questions to the registration process; however, that will only affect new people who register after this security feature is enabled.

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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Hi  @ShepI would like to ask you if you can please post clear instructions in reference to changing the way in which we get access to the site.I have no idea how to do it.In my case I just signed in with user name,never used a password an I have no idea where or how to change that.I only use my phone and never sign in,I just open the page and read like I do with other sites.thank you

Hi.sorry but my computer is too old.not working properly.I can only write from my phone.nevertheless i do not have drugs to list.only paroxetine.20 mg from 2009 to 2019.10 mg during 2019.sleeping pills for over 20 years.stopped everything december 2019.no drugs since then.forced cold turkey from december 2019.

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6 minutes ago, Overwhelmedlady said:

Hi  @ShepI would like to ask you if you can please post clear instructions in reference to changing the way in which we get access to the site.I have no idea how to do it.In my case I just signed in with user name,never used a password an I have no idea where or how to change that.I only use my phone and never sign in,I just open the page and read like I do with other sites.thank you

 

Right now, to log in, you use your username or email address and password. After the upgrade, you'll only be able to log in using your email address (not your username) and your password. So not much of a change, but for folks used to logging in using their username, it may cause a little confusion. This is why we're giving a heads up.

 

If you don't remember your password, you can reset it here:

 

Forgot Password link

 

Enter your email address in the box, click the security check, and click the "recover password" button. You'll get an email allowing you to reset your password.  If you do not see an email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

 

If you have any problems, you can contact us at survivingads.contact@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form - Contact Us

 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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On 1/5/2022 at 5:11 AM, Shep said:

In order to meet new requirements for our software, we will soon be updating the site login to require entering your email address instead of username. This will improve the security of Surviving Antidepressants. This change will happen in one week on January 12. At that point, you will need your email address (along with your password) in order to access the site.

 

Apologies for the delay in getting this set up, but it's all set now. Please use your email address and not your username when logging into the site.

 

This may not affect anyone who is using the "remember me" or other types of password savers on your computer or phone. 

 

If you don't remember your password, you can reset it here:

 

Forgot Password link

 

Enter your email address in the box, click the security check, and click the "recover password" button. You'll get an email allowing you to reset your password.  If you do not see an email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

 

If you have any problems, you can contact us at survivingads.contact@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form - Contact Us

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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Just a quick note to let members know the Success Stories has been moved from the Current Events forum to the Support Forum and is now the third forum on the site. Several of the staff mentioned that would make it easier for everyone to find. 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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When you get multiple notices and you click on one you lose the notices. So you can't find the second one. Can this be changed?

Ativan 2004 - 2016. 20 month taper. Benzo free. 

Originally Prozac, on to Zoloft 100 mg, 2004 to present.

Gabapentin 100 - 200 as needed 2014 to present.

Aripiprazole: 2 months at 1.25, 4 months at 2 mg. Tried to stop 4 times over last 3 months. spent time at 1 mg. Currently at .5 mg. (Splitting 2 mg pill into quarters)

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On 7/29/2022 at 10:51 AM, seventyseven said:

When you get multiple notices and you click on one you lose the notices. So you can't find the second one. Can this be changed?

 

Try clicking on the bell icon located on the upper righthand side of your computer screen. That has all of your notifications and they don't disappear once you click on them. 

 

If you need to change the way you receive notifications, you can do so here - Notification Settings

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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I don't know if it's me, my internet or the update I just did this weekend on my Chrome Book, but last night and today every time I try to log on, It says, "This Community is Unavailable Right Now", try back in a few minutes. Then when I try back it is slower than slow and had timed out a couple times. It doesn't do it on my mail or facebook so I don't know?

 

Anyone else having any of these problems?

 

Thanks!!

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day.

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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@Frogie Yes. In fact I am pleasantly surprised I was able to get on just now to respond to you.  But yes I am having a lot of problems and get the same "Community is Unavailable."

 

I hope you are well. I enjoy reading your comments on this site. You are always so spot on with everything you say.

xo

 

I am not a health professional in any way.  I do not give medical advice.   Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a professional medical practitioner.

 

NEW INFORMATION FOR GABAPENTIN TAPER

April 29, 2022 900 mg to 800 mg (11%), May 29, 2022 800 to 700 mg (12.5%), June 20, 2022 700 to 650mg (8%), July 20, 2022 650 to 575 (12%), August 20,  575 to 500 (13%),  Sept 20, 2020 500 to 475mg (5%) Nov 7, 2022 475 to 425 (11%), Nov 21, 2022 500mg

Medications and supplements: Gabapentin, Prednisone 5mg a day, Cortisol Inhaler daily,  Fish oil, vitamin D, Calcium

HISTORY FOR ZOLOFT TAPER

Feb. 2016 to June 2016  - Was on 150mg Zoloft.  Put on Gabapentin at 900mg a day in 2016 due to antidepressant withdrawal. 

Quit Zoloft (Sertraline) June  2016,  reinstated 50mg of Zoloft July 2016.  From July 2016  to October 2016 went from 50 mg down 2.3 mg. I up-dosed in November 2016 to 12.5 mg. Held there until January 2017 when I started a much slower taper.

STARTING SENSIBLE  ZOLOFT TAPERING USING GUIDELINES FROM THIS SITE

Dec. 10 2016  - switched to Liquid Zoloft (Sertraline) @ 12.5 mg.   Jan. 4, 2020 1.875 mg (6.3%). Jan. 25, 2020 1.75 mgFeb. 29, 2020 1.625mg (7.10%).  Apr. 4, 2020 1.5 mg.  May 9, 2020 1.375 mg.  June 6, 2020 1.25 mg. (9.10%).  July 4, 2020 1.125 mg. (10%).  August 15, 2020 1.0 mg.  Oct 24, 2020 .875 mg.  Nov. 28, 2020 .75mgJan 16, 2021 .685mg (8.7%).  Feb 13, 2021 .62mg. March 12, 2021 .56mg.  May 1, 2021 .375mg.  May 29, 2021 .25mg. June 26, 2021 .0125mg. July 25, 2021 .065mg. August 22, 2021 .048mg.  October 2, 2021 .043mg.  October 10, 2021 .038mg.  October 23, 2021 .035mg.  October 30, 2021 .032mg.  Nov. 13, 2021 .030 mg.  Dec 4, 2021 .0285 mg.  Dec 11, 2021 .0265 mg. Dec 18, 2021 .0246 mg. Dec 25, 2021 .023mg. Jan 1, 2022. 0 mg. OFF COMPLETELY

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The site has been dropping out every now and again for me over the last 4-5 days.  Shep is aware of this.

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

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Tech Support is asking us to monitor the site's issue with periodically dropping offline for a minute or so at a time. 

 

If this happens to you, please post here with the time(s) of day or night it's happened, along with the time zone (you don't have to list a country or anything specific if you are concerned about disclosing this). Or send me a PM with the information.

 

Thank you. 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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