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Freedom15: reinstated amitriptyline after CT by doctor

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Freedom15

Today i am feeling very medicated and the symptoms that come with it.

 

Hopefully will feel more grounded tomorrow.

 

Have started logging my symptoms now on phone calender so i get more aware of the patterns of whats going on with the longer holds.

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Freedom15

This last drop to 0.036mg has hit me quite hard if i am honest.

 

I am not updosing i would rather ride it out and willl not reduce till i feel more stabile.

 

I am also wondering if the fact that i have started a new relationship and all the powerful chemicals that go with that 

when you first meet someone has been causing some of it too.

 

The positives are altho i am feeling a mess at times there are no suicidal ideation waves like i was in 2014 so i take this as a sign that

i will hopefully be ok longterm.

 

I was due to drop in weeks time and if still i am still same i will hold.

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Freedom15

Dropped down to 0.33ml last monday.

 

Feeling fairly stabile with all the adverse effects.

 

New relationship is going very well and i think this is helping me to push forwards to get through this last section of reduction and hopefully off meds for good.

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Freedom15

Had a wave monday and peaking off tuesday..

 

Its no where near as large as i have had and only lasts for 2 days max.

 

tremours, panic, paceing, fear, feeling like cant go on, negative circular thought patterns.

 

very classic and predictable signs that i get when i have waves.

 

feeling hell of alot better today and relaxed with just normal adverse effects meds.

 

Reducing next monday so will have held then for 3 weeks.

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Freedom15

Tomorrow brings a 10 % reduction to 0.030ml after 3 week hold.

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Freedom15

Have had a cold for couple weeks now which seems to have heightened everything.

 

Just tiring and seems never ending the feelings of just being ill all time with meds.

 

Digging deep and will find the courage to carry on just like have done for so long now.

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scallywag

It's too bad the viruses and bugs don't leave us alone when we're dealing with other health-related things like tapering and withdrawal.  I hope that you're back on an even keel before long.

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Freedom15

Managed to survive the man cold

 

Back to my reductions so went down to 0.027mg last night.

 

Will be a week of the normal withdrawl that go's down...

 

Pain in my head and numbness is already going high...

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Freedom15

Reduced down to 0.024ml on the 01.01.2017

 

Normal horrible withdrawl side effects

 

Pain

Numbness

Pins needles and crawling feeling in arms legs and brain.

blurry eyes

Anxious

Fear

Tremours

Neediness

 

Feels never ending altho in the thick of it i have made massive progress to get this far.

 

DWP reassesment went as well as exspected trying to get me back to work not sure what job i would do with the daily meds issues and withdrawl.

Staying positive they will continue to keep me in the support group untill i have recovered from getting off meds and after that.

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Freedom15

Been hit by a cold which has knocked me for six

 

Making the daily side effects and withdrawl way harder.

 

Have had this before just wanted to get it out there.

 

Been holding on 0.024ml for almost 3 weeks.

 

Remaking meds up again as think the dillution has dropped bit.

 

The physical head pain frm drugs is vary hard to deal with.

 

Just want to ask about futher stuff

 

Once i get down to 0.001ml what would you do if you still felt this was causing you an issue with withdrawl would you go even lower and i am currently

doing 1X10mg pill to 100mg water. what would be the next dilution after that to be able to reduce futher...

 

Just asking the question so i have some idea for future and wont get stressed with it rattling about in my head.

 

Thanks

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Freedom15

Cold has turned out to be a water infection so on antibiotics

 

Hopefully fel bit better in few days.

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Freedom15

Reduced down to 0.022mg last night.

 

Holding for 3 weeks now.

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Survivor1

Hello Freedom15,

 

I will soon be trying to taper off 5 mg Seroquel (and others later) and am paying attention to your taper off the last few mgs of ami.

 

I see that you have tapered off most of ami. but the last 1 mg is taking longer than the entire rest of the taper.  Can you provide some details: why do you think you need to go so slowly now, and were you not having significant wd sxs before (have not read the entire thread).  

 

This scenario scares me.  I think that I may have to taper this low dose of Ser. over two years or so!  And I still have two others to go.

 

Best wishes on the rest of the taper.  You're almost there!

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Freedom15

Hi Survivor1

 

When i first started my taper i was able to do a 5% reduction every week which to some is quite quick. As i have got lower on the dose i have had to go to a 10% reduction every 3 weeks. If the reduction side effects get longer to return to base level then i will

have to slow the holds even more.

 

Doing a % reduction of current dose means the reduction is not linear it is expodential so you naturally get rid of the higher amount quicker and then it slows down.

 

Its all about going with what your body is telling you and how you are stabilising out.

 

The reinstatement and taper have been far from perfect as i have had horrific side effects and withdrawl although what has happened though is i have been able to still function in life to some extent within it all vers the CT which i honestly believed i was going to die.

 

I still have long way to go although its not as long as i have been going.

 

I continue to live in hope of medication free life.

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Freedom15

Feeling a bit low today with all the medication effects and withdrawl.

 

I get to these places often and just need to ride it out.

 

In alot of numbness and pain and confussion today especally in my head and face.

 

Emotionally i am pritty stable so thats a bonus with minalmal anxiuosness.

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Survivor1

F15, thanks for your response on 01/24.  Hang on, you are close to the end.  Best wishes.

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Freedom15

No worries Survivor1.

 

I must be in a wave and thats why i was bit all over the place as i had the classic symptoms of paceing and feeling unsettled

and just feeling not with it at all and then getting to point where feel negitive and like i cant go on anmore with doing this daily grind.

 

I started to settle at lunch timeish and seems to have carmed down alot.

 

Back to just the normal side effects which are a whole ball game of there own.

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Freedom15

Dropped to 0.020mg last night

 

Hoping for not to ruff week or two..

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scallywag

Hope your CNS adapts smoothly to the dose change!  Fingers crossed for you.

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Freedom15

Today is day 4 of my reduction and i am in alot pain across my face, head and brain.

 

My overall emotions are ok just feeling vary tired and in pain.

 

Also cant think straight.

 

Have taken paracetamol to try take edge of it bit.

 

Its the same every reduction i do so been here before just taking alot energy to deal with it.

 

My partner is coming over tonight so that will hopefully uplift me bit as being on own with this

makes its worse sometimes i think than when you are around people your not constantly not thinking about it.

 

Going to try to make it to shops to get food for weekend.

 

Thanks scallywag ;-)

 

Its amazing how it still has its claws dug in well at such low dose.

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Freedom15

Hi

 

i am just wondering if anyone else is still getting vary heavy effects from medication at such low dose ?

 

I am currently at 0.020mg and the effects of medication is still heavy.

 

Just wondering if anyones got any advice as otherwise i start just doing my own head in about it...

 

Thanks

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scallywag

Yes, others are experiencing difficulties at low doses. You may want to connect with LexAnger and catnapt, two members who come to mind.

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Freedom15

Dropping to 0.018mg tonight.

 

Have held for 3 weeks since last drop.

 

Hoping all go's well..

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Freedom15

Just wondering if theres any supplements or things i should be giving ago at ?

 

I have avoided adding anything up to now with whats been going on

 

Any advice would be appricated..

 

Thanks

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Happy2Heal

Just wondering if theres any supplements or things i should be giving ago at ?

 

I have avoided adding anything up to now with whats been going on

 

Any advice would be appricated..

 

Thanks

 

 

Except for magnesium and fish oil, a lot of the supplements are kind of risky- they work for some people, some of the time, and can be dose dependent as well. (a few ppl have trouble with fish oil too)

I have tried several supplements and herbs; some seemed to help at first but the second or 3rd dose seemed to make things worse.

 

What kind of diet are you on? that can help, if you cut out sugar, dairy and processed foods and eat lots of veggies and fruits, you may feel better.

 

You have done great getting down so low!! I am at 0.29mgs of lexapro and because of my too fast taper, I am going to hold at this dose for many months to stabilize

I don't know if that's an option you've considered...?

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Freedom15

Im not taking magniem or fish oil yet so made i will introduce one at time

 

Which do think would be best to go for first and also what fish oil do need ?

 

Thanks

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scallywag

Please read these topics:

Magnesium, nature's calcium channel blocker.

Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil).

 

Typically we suggest working up to a dose of 3,000 mg or more of two fatty acids, EPA & DHA. When you're looking at fish oils, many of the lower priced ones will have low proportions of EPA & DHA which means you have to take more of them to reach optimal levels.

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Freedom15

Having an off day today.

 

Will be reducing to 0.016mg on sunday.

 

Going away to lake district for 3 days so hopefully this will take mind off the continued side effects of meds.

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Freedom15

Reduced to 0.016mg

 

Past three days has been hard.

 

Pain, confusion, numbess, tremours, agitation, eye sight issues, negative thinking, lack energy.

 

Is starting to carm down today a little

 

Holding again for 3 weeks

 

Numbness and pain in my head is the biggest worry at moment for damage to brain altho i will try live in hope that everything will be ok.

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Freedom15

Dropped down to 0.014mg on sunday.

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Freedom15

Both me and my partner have said that this reduction seems to have been easier than normal.

 

I still have the symptoms of being on the meds and the withdrawl but has been less intense this time with reducing.

 

Gives me hope there is a road back to normality after such long time.

 

Stay strong peoples...

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Freedom15

Seriously struggling today.

 

Got bitten by dog yesterday and now have to take antibiotics which are making me feel totally ill and like its putting me

into withdrawl..

 

I will give it couple days and if theres no further improvement i will have to stop the antibiotics.

 

Its amazing how fragile our system are still.

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scallywag

Please check with your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of discontinuing the antibiotic.

 

Which antibiotic medication was prescribed for you? There may be another one you could take that will protect you against the dog bite but be less destabilizing on your CNS.

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Freedom15

Ok i have managed to get through having the antibiotics and live.

 

Currently really struggling because my house is being sold and poss 4 weeks leave.

 

My ex is refusing me access to my kids at points and saying i am mentally ill..

 

The drugs are still affecting my cognitive ability big style at this low dose so its trying to hold it down and

 

not go into some kinda meltdown.

 

reducing my meds again this sunday to 0.012mg.

 

I think the key is to write stuff down now and not just lump everything into one big chaos event.

 

My phones borken as well so it seems like one thing after another.

 

Also today i got told from a none medical person that its all in my head and phycological and nothing to do with meds as so low.

 

It really frustrated me when people poke nose in and havn't got clue.

 

I tryed to explain that i was getting adverse effects from drugs both on and coming off them and it was like double edged sword really

 

luckly i can remember why i am slowly reducing and the issues if i dont.

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Freedom15

Down to 0.012mg since sunday.

 

Cant believe how powerfull these drugs are at such low doses.

 

Holding for few weeks now.

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Freedom15

Dropped to 0.01mg on 27.05.2017

 

Still suffering from horrific symptoms on the medication.

 

Reduction is easier in some whys now as no disturbance with sleep.

 

Vary physical effects with minimal emotional effects at moment.

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