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Please see these topics for SurvivingAntidepressants.org members near you.
 
Connecting our members geographically will enable

  • Face-to-face meetings or phone contacts for those of you who wish to meet
  • Support groups
  • Sharing information about doctors, clinics, compounding pharmacies, etc.
  • Organizing to educate physicians, hospitals, and university professors
  • Organizing to contact members of local and national government
  • Contacts by researchers

Even if you don't wish to do any of the above, please post in the topic for your region. If your region is not listed, please start a new "check in" topic and it will be added to this list.
 
To start a topic in the Relationships forum

  • Click on Relationships in the breadcrumbs at the top of the page. Then you will see the contents of the Relationships forum.
  • Click on the big black Start New Topic button at the upper right of the page.

AND -- if you've haven't introduced yourself to the rest of the community yet, please go to our Introductions and Updates forum and start a topic for yourself. You can post updates to your Intro topic to track your progress.
 
 
NORTH AMERICA
 
Canada members, please check in here
 
Vancouver, B.C. Support Groups/Chat
 
Boston Area Check in Topic

 

Rhode Island/SE Mass - Looking to start an in person support group
 
New York members, please check in here

 

New Jersey members, please check in here

 

Detroit metro area check in for members
 
Southeastern Pennsylvania

Baltimore/D.C. Metro - Please Check In Here

 

Northeast Ohio

 

Northwest Arkansas members?

 

Knoxville, Tennessee Check In Meet

 

Memphis, TN Area


North Carolina people?


Greater Atlanta Area support group
 

Peer Support -- Jacksonville and Northeast Florida

Tampa Bay/Orlando members, please check in here

 

South Florida
 
Denver Check-In Topic

Texas members, please check in here
 
Southwest US members check in here
 
California members, please check in here

 

Los Angeles peer support
 
Pacific Northwest US folks check in here

 
SOUTH AMERICA
 
South America members, please check in here
 
 
EUROPE

European members please check in here

Finnish / Nordic members , please check in here
 
Sweden members, please check in here
 
Denmark members check in here

Ireland members check in here

Great Britain members, please check in here

Colchester, Essex (UK) - Support Group

Southwest UK Support Group - Please check in here if interested

Dutch check in (The Netherlands)
 
Belgian members , check in here

 

French members, please check in here

 

Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland

 

Balkan country members, check in here

Spain? Check in here
 


AFRICA
 
South Africa 'check in'
 
 
ASIA PACIFIC

Australia members, please check in here

New Zealand members, please check in here

 

south-east-asia-members-please-check-in-here

 

 

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Click on "Relationships" in the breadcrumbs at the top of the page, which say

 

Surviving Antidepressants  SupportRelationships

 

Then you will see the contents of the Relationships forum.

 

To start a topic in the Relationships forum, click on the big black Start New Topic button at the upper right of the page.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

All postings © copyrighted.

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Anyone is Fairfield County, CT?

 

Betsy

2003-Tried most ADs. Paradoxical.

March- July 40 mg Remeron. C/Ted off it.

2003-2014 3-10 mg of Kpin. Partial C/O to 70 mg Valium. Have 6.5 mg of K to taper. C/H 5% every 14 days.

Micro taper @ .625 mg.

April 2015: 150 mg Trazodone; 100 mg Seroquel;  132 mcg Levothyroxine.

2016 C/T 700 mg gabapentin.

Dec. 21, 2015: Klonopin Free.

2015 Off cigarettes.

At 13 mg of Valium from 70.

2019 20 mg Lipitor 

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Please start a check-in topic for your region.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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I live in the metro Detroit area in Michigan, US. 

QUIT chlonazepam (Klonopin) 8/26/17. My dosage was less than 0.5; hard to measure exactly because I had been reducing by weight. My overall diagnosis is fibromyalgia. I'm 63 yrs old. Feeling great to be free of it!

MICRO TAPERED KLONOPIN BY WEIGHT: 5/26: .241 -- ?/?: .235 -- 7/10: .223 -- 7/24: .221 -- 7/29: .217 -- 8/1: 212 -- 8/6: .208

Switched: 8/13, reduced to 1/2 pill (a .5 pill), maintaining morning dose of weight .069. Kept micro tapering until 8/26/17.

CURURENTLY TAPERING BUSPAR: BUSPAR started in May 2017, currently: 2and1/3 15mg pill = 15+15+5= 35 mgs. Very helpful med. 11/9/17: 25 mgs. (1 and 1/3 15 mg pill)

PREVIOUS: In August 2016, after some stressful life changes, my Klonopin use went up to about 4.0. New dr jerked me down from 4.0 to 1 mg. I'm still suffering from that sudden extreme withdrawal. Plus I was put on and taken off of many other meds those first couple of months: Tizanadine, Remeron, Lexapro, Wellbutrin. A very difficult time in my life.  CURRENT: Cymbalta 60mg, maintaining. I use medical marijuana for pain as needed, usually at night. Don't take it during the day because it just makes me too dopey. I take probiotics.

 

 

 

 

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Central Kentucky

Diagnosis prior to taking SSRIs: Dysthymia, Anxiety

~Currently cross-tapering off zoloft onto Viibryd

~on SSRIs for 25 years; 

~After 13 years on Paxil, severe discontinuation syndrome (decreased too rapidly) while switching to Celexa

~successful cross-taper from Paxil to Zoloft using liquid Paxil

~Severe discontinuation syndrome last year attempting to decrease Zoloft

 

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On July 13, 2015 at 4:18 PM, Demead said:

Is there anyone in the Denver metro area who might like to meet?

I live in eastern Colorado. Out by Burlington an hour east of Limon?

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

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal and Prilosec 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

 Xanax 1mg three times a day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) three times a day to .003 grams three times a 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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Springfield, MA area here. Would like to find or maybe start a support group.

 

Effexor 2008 - 2017 37.5 Mg . Upped to 150 mg on 2017.  November of 2017 to March 2018 went from 150 mg to 0.

Ativan May 2018 started 1 - 2 mg daily stayed at 1mg Sept 2018. 03/9/19 .975mg, 03/16 .950mg, 04/13 .94, 04/20 .93, 04/27 .916 slowly tapered from April to  August 2019 at .77mg,  December 2020 .10mg

Valium June 2018 started 10 mg currently 2.5 mg daily

Trazadone started March 2018 100 mg at night to sleep Oct 16, 2018 went to 75 mg , November 13, 2018 67.5 mg, Dec 11 60.75 mg, January 21, 2019  54 mg, 02/09 50 mg

Six Ketamine treatments September 2018.  2 treatments a week for 3 weeks

 

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