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Hello All, I am in Limerick.

Just found this thread now - 

@Laura1981 and everyone else, it is nice to read messages from Blazes even though he is gone. The Internet is a strange space where your footprint lasts forever...

I don't think that I would be on for meetups, but it is good to know that there are other Irish out there and we may be dealing with similar issues.

sending you all hugs tonight

 

Bridgetini

 

January 2021: Cut Venlafaxine XR by 9% to 125mg; holding Lorazepam at 1.25 mg.

October 2020: Reduced Venlafaxine XR to 137.5 mg while keeping Lorazepam at 1.25 mg.

August 2020:  Made a 16% reduction in Lorazepam at psychiatrist's recommendation (1.25 mg) while holding Venlafaxine at 150 mg.

March 2019 - March 2020: Venlafaxine  XR tapered from  337.5 mg  to 150 mg (60% reduction), while continuing 1.5 mg Lorazepam.

March 2016 - January 2019: Mirtazapine taptered to 0, while continuing on 1.5 mg Lorazepam and 375 mg Venlafaxine XR.

Feb. 2015: 7.5 mg Mirtazapine + 1.5 mg Lorazepam + 375 mg Venlafaxine.

 

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IrishMonkey92
On 20/2/2017 at 8:38 AM, Bluebird2009 said:

Hi I'm from rhe North, glad to see some people closer to home on here. Having an awful time with sensitivity to medication and food, anyone else suffer like this?

Hi Bluebird! I'm from the North also. I'm surprised I didn't get notified that people commented on this thread. 

I'm still in withdrawal unfortunately. At least... I think its withdrawal. Yes I have sensitivity to medication, foods, stress, exercise... you name it. 

I'm still interested in meeting with other Irish members in Dublin perhaps to discuss our stories, and comfort each other through out hard times. 

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IrishMonkey, Bluebird2009 and Powerback,

 

The posts you made in this topic were general discussion posts and have been moved to IrishMonkey's topic.

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REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

Current from 9 Jan 2021:  Pristiq 0.405 mg

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 Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

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

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I know this hasn't been updated in a long while but I'm in Northern Ireland - @powerback just noticed you are down south and @Bluebird2009 is here too. Strangely feels hopeful knowing someone actually geographically near can relate.

2008-2013 - Various meds on and off since age 18 incl. Sertraline, Prozac, Mirtazipine, Abilify. Prescribed for severe OCD.

CT'd several times over these years and reinstated after subsequent psych hospitalisations.

2014-2015 - Clomipramine, quetiapine and Epilum

2015-Jan 2017 - Prozac 40mg (stopped contraceptive pill, most stable period of time)

(Beginning of taper) Jan-October 2017 - Tapered Prozac to zero.

15 Jan 2018 - Reinstated Prozac at 2mg due to acute w/d symptoms

February 2018 - tapered to 1.8mg

May 2018 - reinstated at 5mg due to severe w/d symptoms. 9 month hold, stabilized well at around 6/7 months.

March 2019 - Tapered to 4.9mg

Current supplements: fish oils, probiotic, ashwaganda, colostrum powder, cannabis

 

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4 hours ago, AbbyElfie said:

I know this hasn't been updated in a long while but I'm in Northern Ireland - @powerback just noticed you are down south and @Bluebird2009 is here too. Strangely feels hopeful knowing someone actually geographically near can relate.

Yep exactly AE I agree .the one thing I've barred  myself from the last few years is listening to too much Irish politics .I need to heal lol.

Take care .

Alcohol free since February 2015 

1MG diazepam

4.5MG PROZAC.

 

 

 

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pb, definitely! I have avoided all news channels for the past year now lol

2008-2013 - Various meds on and off since age 18 incl. Sertraline, Prozac, Mirtazipine, Abilify. Prescribed for severe OCD.

CT'd several times over these years and reinstated after subsequent psych hospitalisations.

2014-2015 - Clomipramine, quetiapine and Epilum

2015-Jan 2017 - Prozac 40mg (stopped contraceptive pill, most stable period of time)

(Beginning of taper) Jan-October 2017 - Tapered Prozac to zero.

15 Jan 2018 - Reinstated Prozac at 2mg due to acute w/d symptoms

February 2018 - tapered to 1.8mg

May 2018 - reinstated at 5mg due to severe w/d symptoms. 9 month hold, stabilized well at around 6/7 months.

March 2019 - Tapered to 4.9mg

Current supplements: fish oils, probiotic, ashwaganda, colostrum powder, cannabis

 

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powerback lives towards the east of Ireland, can anyone help him obtain a foam roller for his chronic back pain? He's not feeling well enough for shopping.

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powerback
2 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

powerback lives towards the east of Ireland, can anyone help him obtain a foam roller for his chronic back pain? He's not feeling well enough for shopping.

🤣,when I bend over just place it under my back lol.

Alcohol free since February 2015 

1MG diazepam

4.5MG PROZAC.

 

 

 

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  • 1 year later...

Hi all

 

Checking in here. From Mayo and currently on a tapering programme.

Have only started and have gone down from 15 to 10mg of lexapro

Tapering down slowly.

Early days but so good so far

 

Cheers

Brian

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On Twitter, Dr. John Lalor, GP in South Kildare, claims to know how to taper. He has shown respectful interest in SurvivingAntidepressants.org

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

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Just seen this thread. How is everyone? I'm not great. I still have tinnitus 4 months after taking Sertraline for 3 days. How can 3 tablets cause so much destruction? 

Does anyone have any natural alternatives for depression and anxiety? 

Sertraline 50mg  May 2020 3 days, got severe tinnitus, then quit. Tinnitus ongoing 30 days later. 

Sertraline 50mg Oct 2019 2 weeks, piling on weight, then quit. 

Cipramil 2002 - 2008, OK on them, decided to stop myself. Went a bit loopy. Did some regrettable things. 

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NEW!!!     INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder    NEW!!! 

 

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

Current from 9 Jan 2021:  Pristiq 0.405 mg

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 Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

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

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