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#1 Tyagi

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:29 AM

I tried many times to come off this evil drug but not successful..I counted beads n it's approximately 109 in cap..If I remove 1 bead daily then it ll take around 4 months.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:00 AM

Welcome Tyagi

 

It can be a difficult battle. That drop rate is about right to start with. You may have to increase it or decrease it as time goes on but it is a good beginning. If things get to bad you can always hold at that point or even go back up a couple beads until stabilizing. It is not a race so be patient. We are here if you need anything.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:08 AM

Hello and welcome Tyagi,

Smart thinking here. One bead daily sounds real good, Fishinghat has given you good advice.

If this should prove too difficult, other methods are available. In that case, come back anytime, and we will give you advice.

Do keep updating us as you start your tapering with one bead daily. We will follow you through this. We care!

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:09 PM

Thanks gail and fishinghat
I am also taking omega 3 fatty acid and this is my second day and I removed 2 tinny balls.i have always faced anxiety disorders and depression n have been taking antidepressants for 9 years now I don wanna be dependant on antidepressants for my whole life..I do have fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome .Got ACL surgery in November so on bed rest..What natural supplements should I take..I have heard calcium and magnesium have calming effect on brain n good for anxiety

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:35 PM

First thing that comes to mind is that those with fibro have a harder time with pain during withdrawal. Omega 3 is a good choice. Be sure it is rich in EPA and DHA. Considering you are on bed rest I would make the suggestion that you read through the thread titled "and the answer to your question is...' in the Medical Support Section. It contains a review of what has worked, what hasn't and medical references/info. I think you can come away with a lot of good info.

 

Please stay well hydrated. As far as calcium and magnesium. Yes, they can be helpful and they can also be a problem. Calcium and magnesium compete with each other in the blood stream. So too much calcium than your magnesium drops and too much magnesium your calcium drops. The only way to successfully manage this is to get a blood test first to find out how much is in your system currently. That can then steer you in the right direction.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

Hello Tyagi,

On your way, something like 4 beads today.

Should you feel that you're not feeling your oats, just stop the bead counting till you have stabilized. Then down we go. Lots of info on " And the answer to your question is".

Lots of members have fibromyalgia, I don't( I have enough on my plate), so I can't help you there. But I sure can say Hello Tyagi!

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 03:42 AM

Feeling little tired and dizzy today..I am on 12 beads down(108 beads in 20 mg )..Should I continue with removing 1 bead daily...Does benadryl help ..Actually in india benadryl comes in syrup fir cough

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 08:16 AM

Hi Tyagi

 

I would take a little break until the dizziness clears. The active ingredient in Benadryl that helps is diphenhydramine. You might be able to find it in sleeping pills, cold medicine or allergy medicine. Dose is 50 mg. Be sure that any other ingredients are compatible with any other medication you are taking.


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 08:25 AM

Hello Tiagi,

Same here,take a break till stabilized. Benadryl will make you more tired. Make sure not to dive while on it, specially the first times. Good day to you Tyagi!

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 08:33 AM

Tyagi

 

I think Gail meant drive not dive.  lol    :lol:


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

What a difference a missing letter can do! Keep your eyes open Fishingbrain, thank you sir!

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:57 AM

This is my this is 21st day removing tinny balls ...I have removed 42 ball (64 remaining)..Brain zaps, tiredness,pain etc...Any supplements for withdrawal....Have listed some
1..Omega 3 1500mg(500mg cap×3)
2..b complex (nutrilite natural B)
3..Calcium ,mag, vitd ( nutrilitcal plus
4..Dabur ashwagandharista

Any suggestions

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:24 AM

i Tyagi
 
Sorry to make this short but visitor coming so I will make it simple.
 
1. Good idea. Be sure it has a high epa and dha content.
2. Not bad but there is a lot of Vitamin B6 toxicity going on as super doses of Vitamin B6 is "in style" right now. With a half life of 24 days it can build up quick. Be sure your product has less than 5 mg daily if you can.
3. Calcium and magnesium compete in the body. Too high or low levels of either one can cause more anxiety or depression. Get a blood test before you try either one and see what you need. Same for Vitamin D.
4. It seems like there is a problem with ashwagandha but I can't remember what. We had a discussion on here a few years back about it but I just don't remember the issue. I will see if I saved off the information.

Sorry to make this short

PS- Check out the thread called "and the answer to your question is..." in the "Medical Support" section. It is a combination of information from past members and what they tried and what worked and what didn't. Also some medical research information as well.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:27 AM

Nothing on the ashwagandha. Sorry you might want to do a search on this site. If I get a chance later after m y company leaves I will try and get into more detail with you on what to take.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:59 PM

I found the post.
 
"It also contains ashwagandha. Seriously, most of this sounds promising BUT the plant contains fairly high level of steroids and long term testing would be wise.

https://www.webmd.co...ngredientid=953
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=24458838
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=24497737
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=24431513
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=24330893
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=23439798
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=22546655
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=19363747
https://www.ncbi.nlm.../?term=11194174
https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC3252722/
https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC3573577/
https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC3487234/
https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC2958355/"

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

What should I do for dizziness...Should I take gravol or ginger caps?? What should be the dosage for gravol ...50 mg tab every 4-6hours

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:53 PM

Both have been effective for many of our members. It is really a personal preference. How to take it depends on strength on the gravol, just follow package directions. It doesn't matter on the ginger but chewing on ginger root of ginger lozenges works faster than the caps.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:37 AM

...Now only 12 beads remaining ...Full blown withdrawal hit me ....Brain zaps,tiredness,depression,joint pain ....What should I do next??

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:26 AM

I would go back to your previous dose (13 beads?) and try to stabilize. Wait until you totally settle down before trying again.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:22 AM

I have weaned off duloxetine 20 mg in 2 months...Last dose I took 2 days ago but I am having withdrawal symptoms like brain zaps, dizziness, joint pain, blurred vision etc.. hOW long will it last and how can I manage it??

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:44 AM

Hi Tiagi,

You were in full blown withdrawal at 12 beads, that is where it would have been needed of you to stabilize by going up a few beads and stay there for a while.

So go back to the number of beads where you were doing ok. Stay there for a week or two, then, if one bead a week is needed to remove, it's ok. No hurry, it was done a bit too fast, but then, I understand your hurry to get rid of this stuff. Go slow Tiagi please.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

Hi tyagi

 

I have to agree with Gail on this one. You are one of the sensitive ones.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:31 PM

I have also been withdrawing from 20 mg of the generic Cymbalta. I started my journey in May 2017. It has been very hard at times. I started with counting beads.

With my head swimming at times and having to count more than once or twice, I just cited to purchase a scale. I continued with the with drawl using the scale until approximately 35 beads were left. That was using a 5% reduction every 7 to 10 days.

Sense the scale became so sensitive. I had to go back to counting beans. I am now at 26 beads. I started the reduction at one bead every two or three days. That has gone well with no side effects. I have now just cited to do the one bead reduction every two days. If that proves unsuccessful I will go to every three days before reducing a bead.

I am so tired of counting and Wayne. It will be about a year until I am totally waned from this horrible drug.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:47 PM

I was wondering how you are doing. Sounds like things are going well. If I had to do my withdrawal again (God forbid) I think I would plan on a 1 or 1/2 year plan.

 

Your doing great. Keep up the good work.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

Thank you
I’ve kept precise records of this journey just in case I have problems down the road. My doctors going along with me but had it not been for this website I have no idea where I would be today. Probably hospitalized or worse.

I’m 72 so I want quality of life and not full of drugs.

One thing about this reduction (given Cymbalta for anxiety) I have learned how to manage my anxiety.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:03 AM

Hello Sparkybird,

You seem to know and understand what you are doing by going real slow. I applaud your way of doing.

No advice to give you here, you should be the one to do so with our members!!!!lol

Thank you for the update, we appreciate this so much. Quality of life, yes sir!

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 04:58 PM

Since my last post I have started to have problems with headaches and anxiety. Perhaps someone can give some insight. I am on 26 beads every three and reducing by one bead on day 4. Do you think it best I go every four days before reducing by a bead.

I am sooooo close to my goal I don’t want to muddy the waters.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:52 PM

This is the time to really slow down and I mean slow. First of all I would stay at your current dosage until you feel better. That could even take a month but that's OK. When I started to drop again I would probably start with one bead a week. I know it is hard to be patient but it pays off.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

Thanks so much for the advice. I’ll slow way down even it means a week or so. I’ve sur learned to listen to my body through this ordeal. I was hoping to be done by May but I guess that may not be in the cards

Thanks again so much for all your help

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:53 AM

this is the 15 th day of off duloxetine ...Withdrawal hitting me hard and I am not able to do my daily tasks ....Joint pain,dizziness,brain zaps ...What to do for withdrawal effects



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