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Altostrata

I would not assume your histamine receptors are injured.

 

When you took an antihistamine before, it sounds like it went paradoxical on you. We know this can often happen with antihistamines.

 

I'm merging this with a related topic, please read our prior discussions about acid reflux.

 

You may not need treatment for this, you might be able to simply avoid certain foods.


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PabloHoney825
On 10/31/2018 at 2:05 PM, Altostrata said:

I would not assume your histamine receptors are injured.

 

When you took an antihistamine before, it sounds like it went paradoxical on you. We know this can often happen with antihistamines.

 

I'm merging this with a related topic, please read our prior discussions about acid reflux.

 

You may not need treatment for this, you might be able to simply avoid certain foods.

Thanks for your reply, Altostrata. Could an adverse reaction to an antihistamine cause long-term dysautonomia? This is exactly what happened and has persisted (for the most part) since the antihistamine several months ago. I took bentyl last night for the pain, and I had another adverse reaction: shivering, muscle twitching (still), tight gut and nervousness (still), and fluctuating heart rate (still- from 60 to 90 at rest, and above 100 when walking--I do not have POTS). I wonder if there is a connection between Remeron, Unisom, and Bentyl- since all three have given me adverse reactions. 


1990s-early 2000s: On and off different AD medicines like Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, and Lexapro.

2004: Klonopin .75-1 mg a day for anxiety.

2012: Started micro-taper off Klonopin. Used Benadryl or Doxylamine for sleep nightly. Melatonin. Ate clean and did exercise.

2014: Finished micro-taper with very little PAWS. No more Klonopin.  Started fish oil, probiotics, vitamins, and curcumin.  

November 2016: ADHD medicines: Vyvanse (60 mg), Dexedrine (15 mg), Adderall (15 mg), Desoxyn (20 mg) at various times, not at once.

March 2017: Mirtazapine 7.5 mg but immediately went up to 15 mg but then back down to 12, then 7.5 mg. For insomnia, not for depression. Melatonin too.

November 2017: Dropped to 3.75 mg Mirtazapine and eventually started taking it every other day or so.

 February 2018: Stopped 3.75 Mirtazapine after ER visit. Stabilized on Klonopin .125 mg as prepare to micro-taper again.Also stopped melatonin after a few years of use (5-20 mg a night). 

February 2019: One year later: The worst is over. Far from back to normal but 24/7 dread and fear adrenaline surges and suicidal ideation are done. Still anxiety, parasthesia, dysuatonomia, tinnitus, and minor insomnia but I'm also a year into my Klonopin taper down to .016 so much of this could be to that. I still have occasional feelings of unease (serotonin) but it's much better than 24/7 doom. I will have a success story and so will you! 

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Altostrata

As we've explained many times, one can get paradoxical reactions from antihistamines.

 

I suppose you could have an idiosyncratic reaction to them as a class. You should take this as your body saying it doesn't want them.

 

I am dubious about any close relationship between Remeron and any over-the-counter antihistamine. I do not believe you are correct about your histamine receptors being damaged. The body has an abundant number of histamine receptors of maybe a dozen types, unlikely that any significant number of them go out of service for any reason.


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BfromNJ

So I have silent reflux and also gerd.   I do not take the usual meds for this, the ppi such as Prilosec.  I am so afraid of putting any other meds in my system, being so many can cause or make tinnitus worse.  I usally just do some tums as needed, making sure its two hours away form meds.  

 

I know the meds themselves are probably making the reflux even worse,  especially the latest ones I am on.   Such a catch 22.

 

I am super careful with my diet, but still suffer lately with the reflux.  and silent reflux is even harder to get under control.  

 

anyone have any tips, suggestions, etc? 


 9/2018- lexapro for 5 days - was low- dose rigid muscles

11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days, starting dose is.intrusive thoughts

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20 mg 

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days,  Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - t buspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 fast

2/15/19 - inpatient .2/17-abilify, topamax given.  next day changed

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg, 6/5 -545 mg ,8/21  494 mg , 9/30 444mg, 11/14 399 mg, 12/10- 360 mg, 1/21-342 mg, 2/11- 324 mg (current)

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg 

2/20- luvox (generic) 25 mg, 4/6- 18.75 mg (current)

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Altostrata

Merged similar topics. Please use search in the Symptoms forum before starting new topics.


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BfromNJ

I have silent reflux.  Its hard to treat and these meds don't help.  Any one have suggestions on something for reflux?  Besides more meds like prilosec, etc?  Something more natural?  

 

It's bad now I think I'm refluxing up into my eustastion tubes.  🙄


 9/2018- lexapro for 5 days - was low- dose rigid muscles

11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days, starting dose is.intrusive thoughts

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20 mg 

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days,  Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - t buspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 fast

2/15/19 - inpatient .2/17-abilify, topamax given.  next day changed

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg, 6/5 -545 mg ,8/21  494 mg , 9/30 444mg, 11/14 399 mg, 12/10- 360 mg, 1/21-342 mg, 2/11- 324 mg (current)

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg 

2/20- luvox (generic) 25 mg, 4/6- 18.75 mg (current)

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BfromNJ

I was disgnosed with lpr (aka silent reflux) earlier this year.  Its a real tough one to tackle, because most times we dont even know we are refluxing so its hard to combat the symptoms.   opted not to use the ppi treatment, as i just didnt want another drug in me and i now they are only a temporary fix.  at this time, i feel that my symptoms may be worsening and i know the meds i am not do not help.  I will try my best throught diet.  Its so hard because i know with lpr its the pepsin that is the problem and its so hard to treat.   

 

Can anyone else give me some tips you have that maybe have helped  you, alternative treatments, etc.  I am going to go back to my ENT because i need my ears checked.  I think the reflux is maybe starting to even get into my Eusatian tubes.    

 

I welcome any advice and pointers.  thanks!    

 

Also, i used to take gavison advance, as i heard this is good for it.  But i dont think its good to take this near my gabapentin.   Does anyone know?  its different than other antacids. It has alginate in it. 


 9/2018- lexapro for 5 days - was low- dose rigid muscles

11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days, starting dose is.intrusive thoughts

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20 mg 

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days,  Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - t buspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 fast

2/15/19 - inpatient .2/17-abilify, topamax given.  next day changed

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg, 6/5 -545 mg ,8/21  494 mg , 9/30 444mg, 11/14 399 mg, 12/10- 360 mg, 1/21-342 mg, 2/11- 324 mg (current)

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg 

2/20- luvox (generic) 25 mg, 4/6- 18.75 mg (current)

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eymen23
8 hours ago, BfromNJ said:

Can anyone else give me some tips you have that maybe have helped  you, alternative treatments, etc.  I am going to go back to my ENT because i need my ears checked.  I think the reflux is maybe starting to even get into my Eusatian tubes.    

 

I welcome any advice and pointers.  thanks!    

 

I would always suggest being tested for H pylori, as it is a common cause of gastritis,  gastric ulcers, indigestion, heartburn etc. 

 

If you have H pylori, doctors will usually prescribe 2 antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor, although many (including myself) find relief in natural alternatives. 

 

1000mg of mastic gum for three weeks helped me to completely resolve my GERD symptoms back in 2015, which were caused by a proven H pylori infection.

 

I have recently had gastritis and GERD symptoms for an unknown reason (I believe it is due to a nasty virus that started giving me other symptoms at the same time), and I have found a lot of relief using 75mg of zinc-l-carnosine per day. Be careful of using this at too high a dose or too long term, as it may eventually effect copper absorption (it should be fine for several weeks unless you’re already copper deficient or take a very large dose).  

 

DGL licorice and slippery elm are other well known aids for symptoms of GERD. They are both known to ‘soothe’ the digestive tract and stimulate protective mucus production. 

 

I know that your complaints are about silent reflux, but this is often an equivalent or extension of GERD, it just means the reflux is going up all the way to your throat and may not ‘burn’ in such an obvious manner. 

 

I would also recommend drinking water away from you meals, so not to dilute your stomach acid and interfere with the digestive process. 

 

As always, introduce any new supplement slowly and carefully, in case you react negatively to it. I would also suggest researching any supplements first, to get a feel for dosages and how they work. The good news is that there is very little in the way of drug interactions between the supplements above and psychiatric drugs. I would always input supplements and your medications into a drug interaction checker, just to be totally sure. 

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

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BfromNJ

@Altostrata

@ChessieCat

 

I was reading that a good natural remedy for reflux is baking soda.   Anyone try this was any success?  I don't want to go the med route and im at my wits end.  Also, is it safe with medication? Cant really find anything online in that regard.


 9/2018- lexapro for 5 days - was low- dose rigid muscles

11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days, starting dose is.intrusive thoughts

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20 mg 

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days,  Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - t buspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 fast

2/15/19 - inpatient .2/17-abilify, topamax given.  next day changed

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg, 6/5 -545 mg ,8/21  494 mg , 9/30 444mg, 11/14 399 mg, 12/10- 360 mg, 1/21-342 mg, 2/11- 324 mg (current)

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg 

2/20- luvox (generic) 25 mg, 4/6- 18.75 mg (current)

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Altostrata

Please research baking soda for reflux and post in this topic, with relevant links.


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Carmie

Check out Dr Berg’s video on YouTube entitled: The myth about gerd and acid reflux relief. It’s really good, he recommends apple cider vinegar. I really like his videos, he’s into doing everything naturally and has posted so many informative videos on YouTube. I like how he explains everything.

 

I hope you find something that works @BfromNJ

 

Sending hugs🤗


Been on antipsychotics, benzos, antidepressants and painkillers for chronic pain. 

Have been cold turkeyed and put on and off all sorts of things.  Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because I had akathisia from withdrawals. I can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released was in the same predicament with severe akathisia n was suicidal again.

Back to the psych ward and I was given a number of different drugs while there. Tapered off one when I got home n have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been years, tapering slowly but still having severe withdrawals.

I’ve  tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./ March 10th 2019=7.25mg / 17th of April 2019= 7mg / June 5th=6.75mg/ July 14th=6.50mg/ 28th of August=6.25mg/ 10th of Oct= 6.20mg/ 21st October 6mg/ 16th of December 5.80mg/21st of January 5.60mg/

 

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

 

 

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BfromNJ
5 hours ago, Carmie said:

Check out Dr Berg’s video on YouTube entitled: The myth about gerd and acid reflux relief. It’s really good, he recommends apple cider vinegar. I really like his videos, he’s into doing everything naturally and has posted so many informative videos on YouTube. I like how he explains everything.

 

I hope you find something that works @BfromNJ

 

Sending hugs🤗

I'll check it out.  I have seen online that also baking soda is good, but cant seem to find anything about whether it's ok with meds.   I suppose a pharmacist would know.


 9/2018- lexapro for 5 days - was low- dose rigid muscles

11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days, starting dose is.intrusive thoughts

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20 mg 

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days,  Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - t buspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 fast

2/15/19 - inpatient .2/17-abilify, topamax given.  next day changed

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg, 6/5 -545 mg ,8/21  494 mg , 9/30 444mg, 11/14 399 mg, 12/10- 360 mg, 1/21-342 mg, 2/11- 324 mg (current)

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg 

2/20- luvox (generic) 25 mg, 4/6- 18.75 mg (current)

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BfromNJ
7 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Please research baking soda for reflux and post in this topic, with relevant links.

Okay.  It's supposed to be the sodium bicarbonate that neutralizes acid.  


 9/2018- lexapro for 5 days - was low- dose rigid muscles

11/3/2018- zoloft 2 days, starting dose is.intrusive thoughts

11/7/18  - 11/15/18 - Prozac 9 days, from 10 mg for week, to 20 mg 

11/16  inpatient put on Lexapro for a few days,  Cymbalta, 2 days

11/24-12/8 - gabapentin 100 mg 3xs per day - a very fast taper

1/7 - t buspar for  three days- blurry vision, jerky eye

1/17/19 - 2/15/19- mirtazapine 15 mg - started taper on 1/30 fast

2/15/19 - inpatient .2/17-abilify, topamax given.  next day changed

2/20/19 gabapentin 600 mg, 6/5 -545 mg ,8/21  494 mg , 9/30 444mg, 11/14 399 mg, 12/10- 360 mg, 1/21-342 mg, 2/11- 324 mg (current)

2/20/19 - seroquel 25 mg 

2/20- luvox (generic) 25 mg, 4/6- 18.75 mg (current)

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Adili13

I have no idea how much of this is caused by WD and how much of it is not, but it’s miserable. Smaller meals seem to help. Also, less carbs and dairy. If anyone has any other suggestions, I’m all ears. Been off ppis for like 2 years now. Was on for like 6 years. 


2008: start Lexapro 10 mg which is quickly upped to 20 mg. 2008:2013 try at least four individual times to get off Lexapro, never get lower than 5mg, settle at 15 mg. 2015: again, attempt to get off Lexapro and get to 5 mg. After 6 months, feel i'm stabilizing but go back on a higher dose because of one stressful event. 2016: go to 20 mg from 15 mg due to work stresses, hit severe tolerance for the first time and become very suicidal. 2016-2017: try viibryd and cymbata in an attempt to feel better. Also add Lamictal 150 at some point. 2017: eventually land on paxil 37.5 and Lamictal 150. January 2018: cut paxil to 25. April-July 2018: reduce Lamictal in 50 mg increments till im off August. 2018: reduce paxil to 20 mg. december 2018: dropped Paxil to 18 mg, SEVERE CRASH. March updosed to 20 mg April 11: dropped to 19.4 mg due to akathsia (still experiencing akathsia symptoms from updose) April 20: 19 mg Paxil May 4: 18.7 Paxil July 5: 18.2 July 12: 17.8 Aug 19: 17.5 Aug 26: 17.3 Oct 20: 17.1 Nov 3: 16.9, 8/17/20: 16.6 after nine month hold, 8/24/20: 16.4, 8/31/20:16.2, 9/14/2020: 16.0

 

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Frankgrimes
On 9/25/2015 at 7:20 PM, Altostrata said:

From personal experience, I recommend digestive enzymes or betaine HCL (often comes with pepsin, an enzyme).

 

Or, stop eating the foods that cause reflux, such as dairy.

@Altostrata What if everything causes an upset stomach - ranging from eating food to getting sexually aroused?  I already gave up soy, dairy, sugar, coffee, gluten.  Definitely something with the vagus nerve if I had to guess.  My GI doc said to take Pepcid but I have not yet.  I do feel some sort of stuff in my throat and when I eat food it just sits.  I definitely have some sort of GERD as well as constipation.  Thanks!


- for 16 years took: morning: lexapro 10 mg, wellbutrin xl 150mg; evening: paxil 2.5 mg, zoloft 25mg

- feb 22:  tried to change and decreased paxil to 1.25 and zoloft to 50 and experienced eurphoria and possible mania, needed less sleep, etc.

- decreased zoloft back to 25 over 2 weeks and decreased paxil to 0

- withdrawal started a few days later and increased paxil back to 1.25 - stabilized but flat after a couple days (eventually got paxil back to 2.5)

- also took levaquin for possible prostatitis

- never really improved and we tried deplin, different formulations of generics and brand names

- Mid June 2019 lost the ability to sleep completely

- 7/1/19 cold turkeyed in hospital off 2.5 paxil and shortly thereafter 25 zoloft, titrated lithium up to 1200 but settled at 900mg

- 8/10/19 tried 12.5 lexapro for 2 weeks with disastrous sensitivities 

- 8/26/19 and currently: morning: 10 mg lexapro, 150 wellbutrin xl; evening: lithium 900 mg (Took klonopin for wknd)
9/20 tapered to 780mg lithium from 900mg - hypomania almost immediately, tinnitus, dizziness, pain, burning, freezing cold

- 9/29 reinstated to 900mg lithium

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Altostrata

Stay away from taking or eating things that make you feel worse. Look into treating your constipation with natural means -- such as eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables -- regularizing your bowel movements.

 

There are many kinds of digestive upset. This is a site for psychiatric drug withdrawal. For general medical questions, please consult your doctor or join other Web sites for those conditions.


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

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Erell

Hi 

 

Just a quick note about bake soda :

Since in acute WD, I used bake soda 3 times because of hard heartburns. I didn't do it more : best To be prudent, even if it works really Well.

I Simply put a coffeespoon in some water, mix it and drink it.

Sorry for the détails, but you can notice it works because you'll quickly have big burps. 

 

These burps Simply are the result of the meeting between acid field and bake soda which is a basic solution.

 

Best strategy is, of course, To avoid meals that can promote heartburns (acid food, junkfood, food hard To digest,...).

 

I Will see if I find some articles in English that I understand To post it.

 

good day To all.


2006 : 20mg Paroxetine + Bromazepam(no specific dose) 

2008 : cold turkey of both

2010 : 20mg Deroxat + Bromazepam(no specific dose) 

2013: Switch from Bromazepam To Prazepam (long half-life)

2014-June2017 : Prazepam taper, 3% drops. 

2018 to August 2019 : weaning Paroxetine 20mg. 3% every 15 days.

- 22nd August updosed To 10mg (was at 8.4mg) because of a big wave. 

25th Sept 2019 To April 2020 : found SA, holding at 10mg Paroxetine. 

 

April 2020-August 2020 : Paxil to Prozac bridge. Details https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/21457-erell-struggling-with-paroxetine/?do=findComment&comment=499847

 

Current Supplements : magnesium citrate/ fish oil/ evening primrose oil 

Current medication : 7mg Fluoxetine + 1mg Diazepam + toothpick Paroxetine 

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dj2010

been suffering from reflux and LPR lately, lost nearly 2 stone in last couple months as not been able to eat without throat swelling, anyway done loads of research and came across a supplement called D-limonene, been on it 3 days and getting no reflux, from what been reading about this supplement a lot of people calling it a magic bullet for reflux, worth a try for anyone suffering reflux, links below:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0025PX4JC

 

https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/4/atd

 

https://www.fixyourgut.com/d-limonene-for-heartburn-relief/

 

https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/gastrointestinal/what-quenches-heartburn/


2001 - 2005 prozac,  2001 - 2017 various benzos, mainly diazapem and zanex,  2002 - 2017 olanzapine or seroquel,  2002 -2017 propanolol, 2005 - 2009 venlafaxine 75mg , forced to go cold turkey off venlafaxine as moved Thailand, doctor cut me off and couldn't get it there, severely ill for over 2 years, countered withdrawals with more zanex and seroquel

2014 returned to UK, mainly to get treatment getting off meds

doctor advised to taper seroquel over a few weeks, severely ill and bed bed-bound so reinstated it, 2015 tapered seroquel myself slower over a few months, was off it 2 months and was too ill so went on olanzapine, became zombie and too tired to get out of bed, went back on seroquel, very depressed so went back on venlafaxine, didnt work  so doctor swapped to zoloft became very agitated so back on venlafaxine

June 2016 - felt strong enough to begin tapering again, started what I thought was a slow taper of all meds,  2016 July Not had any alcoholic drink since this date, 

2016 October completely off diazepem, 2017 Feb completely off seroquel, 2017 March completely off proponanlol, 2017 April (day before birthday) completely off venlafaxine, OFF ALL MEDS 11/4/2017, was fine for nearly 3 months and then delayed withdrawal hit,

supplements taking: turmeric capsules, NiaCel (nicotinamide riboside), Vit B12 sublingual, Vit B3, Vit B6, Vit B1, apple cider vinegar, manuka umf 10 honey, camu camu powder,  melatonin when needed, epsom salt baths, juices, smoothies, 

Intro: http://survivingantidepressants.org/topic/15175-dj2010-off-all-meds-for-3-months-and-been-fine-now-bad-insomnia/

 

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5 minutes ago, dj2010 said:

been suffering from reflux and LPR lately, lost nearly 2 stone in last couple months as not been able to eat without throat swelling, anyway done loads of research and came across a supplement called D-limonene, been on it 3 days and getting no reflux, from what been reading about this supplement a lot of people calling it a magic bullet for reflux, worth a try for anyone suffering reflux, links below:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0025PX4JC

 

https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/4/atd

 

https://www.fixyourgut.com/d-limonene-for-heartburn-relief/

 

https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/gastrointestinal/what-quenches-heartburn/


Alcohol free since February 2015 

1MG diazepam

4.5MG PROZAC.

 

 

 

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Junglechicken
On 9/5/2018 at 12:18 PM, Junglechicken said:

 

Sorry for late response Tikki.

 

I'm not following any special diet (have done enough of those as it is).

 

Just a straight forward NHS "Eat4Health" 12 week program.  I've reached Week 8 and have lost almost 14Ibs.

 

I think it's more to do with eating healthier which in turn improves overall gut health.

 

Things are very different this year.

 

My weight loss is extremely slow for 2 reasons:

 

1) I had the mirena coil fitted - early Aug 2019.  Gut functioning slowed right down over time.

 

2) Protracted WD - gut issues/reflux.

 

I have only lost 5Ibs since early Jan.

 

 


Dose History: 19 Feb 2014 - Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms faded. Held at this dose and experienced "windows and waves". 12 Oct 2017 Reduced dose to 1.25mg. 13 Mar 2018 Reduced dose to 0.625mg (approx.). 16 April 2018 0mg. Windows and waves triggered by stress (IBS/reflux, headaches, sinus issues) Aug 2019 Mirena coil fitted 6 Jan 2020 MAJOR Wave hit 19 months following last dose (protracted WD).  Symptoms listed below Mar 2020 Mirena coil removal.

Therapy: Nov 15th 2016 Re-started therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT Dec 2017 Started listening to Hypnotherapy CD (self-esteem). Nov 2019 Started couples therapy.

Supplements: "Bioglan" Biotic Balance Ultimate Flora 10 billion CFU, live Bacteria, Probiotic, suitable for Vegetarians, with Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium Longum"Pukka" Vitalise a unique blend of 30 energising botanicals.

Diet: 16 April 2018 Detox cleanse / anti-candida for 90 days. Jan 2020 Started "small plate" diet (i.e child size portions).

Exercise: Stretching, Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, Elliptical/upper body workout, walking.

Medical Test Results: 4 Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 24 Feb 2017 Started weight loss program 24 Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment + anti-Candida diet started due to suspected Candida Related Complex (CRC). DETOXED for 7 weeks to "re-set" gut. April 2017 "Genova Diagnostics" Comprehensive Stool Analysis NEGATIVE; Full Blood Count (Normal) / Blood Cholesterol: 5.6 (Borderline) / Blood Sugar (Normal) / 28 Jun 2017 FSH 8.2 / 14 Nov 2017 FSH 17.7 Dec 2017 Blood Cholesterol: 3.9 (Normal) / Kidney Function (Normal) / Blood Sugar (Normal). December 2017 "Genova Diagnostics" Food panel allergy (bloodwork) analysis - a few "VERY LOW/VL" allergens; Mar 2018 "Genova Diagnostics" SIBO urine analysis: High Level of Yeast/fungal markers found in small intestine but NO SIBO.  April 2018 Thyroid (Normal) / Full Blood Count (Normal) / FSH (Normal). 16 April 2018 Started anti-Candida diet - 3 month protocol.   25 March 2020 All test results "Normal". CRP" 5 mg/L (normal range to 0-5 mg/L).

Symptoms:  Flu-like symptoms, anxiety, anhedonia, sinus headaches right-side (severe), IBS issues/reflux (severe)**, tinnitus, fatigue, inner tremor, nausea, chills/hot flushes, pounding heart, muscular issues including stiff left hip flexor, intense anger, PSSD (ongoing).  **Histhamine intolerance (suspected).

 

Major Life Events: 

Re-located to UK from Canada: Jan 2016

My father died: 5:05pm, Monday 5 Feb 2018 Last Lexapro dose: 16 April 2018 (its now been over a year since I quit ADs)

Moved house: Friday 23rd February 2018  "Divorced" toxic Mother: Monday 26 March 2018 Starting working again: 19 November 2018

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Kronos18

Hunger causing increased symptoms

 

Hi guys, do any of you experience acid reflux when hunger hits and then symotoms increasing? It started happening around 2 months ago and its not letting up, stomach tests do not show anything unusual.

20-30 mins after eating, things are better.

Any idea of what is causing it?

 

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Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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How often do you eat?


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 12 Sept 2020:  Pristiq 0.625 mg (compounded)

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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On 9/7/2020 at 3:40 AM, ChessieCat said:

How often do you eat?

Hi ChessieCat.I eat like 3 4 consistent meals per day and i drink a lot of water also.


Lorazepam -2 weeks-1 week 3 mg.4 days 2mg, 3 days 1mg. 13-27 November 2018

Lexapro -2 months-6 weeks of 10mg, 2 weeks of 5mg 27 November 2018-27 January 2019

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On 9/7/2020 at 9:32 AM, Kronos18 said:

Hunger causing increased symptoms

 

Hi guys, do any of you experience acid reflux when hunger hits and then symotoms increasing? It started happening around 2 months ago and its not letting up, stomach tests do not show anything unusual.

20-30 mins after eating, things are better.

Any idea of what is causing it?

 

 

Because you feel increased symptoms before eating and then after eating it lessens you could try eating small amounts more often throughout the day.

 

I've found that during my taper there have been times when I get hungry more often and other times where I don't get hungry.  Other members have mentioned the same thing.

 

It could be that you are getting hungry, but may not feel it, and the acid is because your stomach is getting ready to accept and digest food.  That is I made the above suggestion.


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 12 Sept 2020:  Pristiq 0.625 mg (compounded)

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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On 12/3/2019 at 5:31 AM, dj2010 said:

been suffering from reflux and LPR lately, lost nearly 2 stone in last couple months as not been able to eat without throat swelling, anyway done loads of research and came across a supplement called D-limonene, been on it 3 days and getting no reflux, from what been reading about this supplement a lot of people calling it a magic bullet for reflux, worth a try for anyone suffering reflux, links below:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0025PX4JC

 

https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/4/atd

 

https://www.fixyourgut.com/d-limonene-for-heartburn-relief/

 

https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/gastrointestinal/what-quenches-heartburn/

 

I am going to try this as my reflux has increased since WD began. I also sleep on a wedge and that does help. I take famotidine (mod note: Pepcid) twice a day, ginger and some baking soda. I did try apple cider vinegar for a few weeks with mixed results (had to supplement with baking soda and that neutralized the experiment). The apple cider vinegar comes from the opposite approach meaning our stomachs aren't producing enough acid.

 

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Celexa, 40 mg since 2016. Tapered Jun - Aug 2019

Klonopin, 2 mg since 2016. Tapered Jun - Aug 2017. Reinstated 0.5 mg Jan 2020.

Ativan, 1 mg (as needed for panic attacks) since 2016

Lexapro, 20 mg Sep 2019. Quit Nov 2019

Zoloft, 100 mg since Nov 2019. Tapered Apr - Jun 2020

Buspar, 45 mg since 2016. Tapered Jul - Sep 2020

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