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#1 Flower

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:16 PM

Good evening all

 

I took Fishinghat's advice and dropped straight from 60mg to 30mg after having to go back up to 60mg (only for 3 weeks) due to trying 30mg every other day and ending up in a real mess.

 

I just wanted to say its day 9 and I haven't had any withdrawal.

 

My next step was to start on September 1st Prozac and bead counting slowly as not in a rush..  although now I want some advice regarding the Prozac option and do most people take it at this point or can I drop maybe even just 1 bead a week without the Prozac?? 

 

many thanks to anyone that reply's


#2 fishinghat

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:28 PM

Many drop one or two beads a day until things get to bad. Then they slow to 1 bead every few days. If things get too bad then they switch to Prozac.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:53 AM

Hello Flower,

Since you are not in a hurry, and as long as you are stable, why not go with the one bead a day. Like 1-2-3 etc.

One bead a week is mighty slow. This can done at the end, when you're at, let's say 5mg or so.

Along your merry way, you will see if you need the Prozac. If that happens, let us know, we will guide you. I can't remember the reason you were on Cymbalta, all can depend on that also.

Thank you for updating, let us know how it goes. Pardon me if I'm late in answering, haven't been feeling to hot lately. Bonne route, come back anytime!

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:50 PM

Thank you Gail and Fishinghat

 

yes Gail I will try your way but not going to start for a few more weeks.  I was put on for depression when I was admitted to a clinic for severe depression..  I came off after 1 year but I now know this was done too quickly and ended back on Cymbalta and that was 4 years ago, although I have no major problems on 30mg I would like to have a clear head more than anything. I was advised by my gp here in England to try every 36 hours and this was fine but then 4 months later we tried every 48 hours, I was fine for the first 10 days just upset stomach but on 11 days I was suicidal, stomach problems not eating and ended up staying with my parents so my children didn't have to see me..  then went back up to 60mg for 3 weeks and now stable back at 30mg..   so want to stay here for 1 month until I start the bead counting.

 

thank you for listening  


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:59 PM

Great plan Flower. The on again off again approach is very risky and seldom leads to success. Get your strength back and slowly drop.



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