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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:10 PM

Wow.

 

Some truly inspiring words there from both Hat and Frog. Seriously good stuff my dear friends.

 

AJ... I know EXACTLY what you are going through as I have suffered health anxiety ever since I nearly died in a car accident. I went through therapy and it sorted me out - not medication. Therapy. But as Hat said, this is what a withdrawal would have you believe. 

 

I was sat in a stuffy waiting room a few days back waiting for my geometry to be set up on my car. I felt a tiny twinge somewhere near my left frontal lobe and nothing could stop me having a couple of seconds freaking out because the brain is THAT quick. You don't always have time to rationalise. I was 25 miles away from home. I had no means of running away as my car was in pieces. But none of this bothered me, but that little twinge did it. But I caught it. I didn't let it get any further.

 

You will learn that to. I promise you brother.

 

You have seen a lot of s**t in your life already. You got this.


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 09:41 AM

One thing you can do AJ is to keep track of the good days and the bad days. With time you can see a pattern. If things seem to be getting better stick with it. If the pattern shows no sign of improvement after a couple months then you might want to rethink things.

 

One thing I learned a long time ago, when in withdrawal you can not trust your memory or your perception of how you are doing. You must keep some good records.

I use this forum for that because I know its private and no one can get to my thoughts and concerns here I feel safest. 


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 04:40 PM

Glad to hear that AJ. 

 

Let it be your safe haven. All is safe with us as you well know.


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Posted 31 October 2020 - 11:20 AM

This week has been interesting some days better than others but the insight I got from here has helped. I ve noticed I havent been taking time for myself to actually relax I take time to work , workout, do homework, clean and maintain my home, and take care of my children , however there has been no room in there for me to stop and just breathe I am working on that now. 


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Posted 01 November 2020 - 07:38 PM

Moment of realization! 


#1566 Axlejames

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 05:29 PM

so trying to relax isnt working. Any thoughts ideas on ways I can get myself grounded. ?


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Posted 03 November 2020 - 08:58 PM

Takes a lot of practise and sometimes it isn't the right time to do so...

 

The more you "try" to relax, the worse it can become.


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Posted 04 November 2020 - 08:08 AM

IUN is right. Don't think of it as trying to relax. Think of it as slowing down. Do more to spoil yourself (read a book, watch more TV, hobbies) and spend less time with work or in serious endeavors.


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Posted 04 November 2020 - 10:48 AM

Today is officialy 9 months off of lamotragine (mood stabalizer) I feel pretty good as far as my moods go 


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Posted 04 November 2020 - 06:20 PM

The relaxation will follow soon enough... just don't anticipate it or expect it as that it the very antithesis of relaxing!!


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 09:37 AM

I am considering getting off my Adderall any advice on how to do this safely ?


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 10:42 AM

I will try to look into that later today but I can tell you that most drs recommend 2 years between  withdrawals to allow the nervous system to recover. In my opinion, for what ever that is worth, I would say at least 6 months.


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 10:59 AM

I will try to look into that later today but I can tell you that most drs recommend 2 years between  withdrawals to allow the nervous system to recover. In my opinion, for what ever that is worth, I would say at least 6 months.

Oh wow well that is helpful. Basically I would need to wait until next fall spring to think about tapering off. I read an article well a piece of an article the other day of a man in England who had been on Anti depressants for a time. He had come off properly and 2 years after being off he was still experiencing anxiety attacks. ????? is this something I should be aware of ?


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 12:09 PM

I will still go ahead and collect info on Adderall withdrawal as soon as I can get to it.

 

Two years and still experiencing anxiety attacks is possible but very unusual, I wonder what other meds, stressors, drug changes et occurred during that time..


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 05:26 PM

I read an article well a piece of an article the other day of a man in England who had been on Anti depressants for a time. He had come off properly and 2 years after being off he was still experiencing anxiety attacks. ????? is this something I should be aware of ?

 

A man is having problems with his marriage, be disowned by his kids and out of work, but he's fine because he takes cocaine.

 

You take the cocaine away, what are you left with?

 

If you don't acknowledge what the anti-depressants are covering, this phenomenon is perfectly rational.


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 06:07 PM

That comment is and should be immortal.

 

I shall remember that saying.


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Posted 16 November 2020 - 04:20 PM

Update: I ordered my meds last week cause i was almost out and they still have not arrived I have been off my Adderall for 3 days. It is exhausting and I am struggling


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Posted 16 November 2020 - 06:05 PM

As if you have not been through enough. Sorry AJ, I wish i could help.


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Posted 16 November 2020 - 08:05 PM

For goodness sake! That is just not right. Not as if it is an uncommon drug now is it...

 

Same for the wife at the moment with her Valium. Got ordered on the 6th, approved 7th, dispatched same day. 10 days later - not a sausage. And they say the Internet pharmacies are the way to go! 

 

They have been good insomuch that they are always well in date, and they use the good well-known pharma. But if it should get lost in the mail... well....

 

Hang in there AJ. Just remember, these meds are like toilet roll. You ALWAYS need spare for emergencies!


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 11:09 AM

Thank you guys it is not going the greatest but I am trying my best to stay postivie


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 07:48 PM

Slowly does it mate - and keep on with that self compassion


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 03:34 PM

Called the VA yesterday they said the request was sent to my provider and and he signed it but it stopped there. I asked what do I do now they told me I could call back in later and see if there is any changes and they will try again. I told them I am 4 days in and starting to go through withdrawal im not doing well that didnt seem to matter. Thank you all for being here for me I am very anxious and overly stressed I am severely fatigued and having a tough go at work. 


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 06:22 PM

I remember once many years ago when I was on Klonopin my subscription was screwed up 4 times in a row and I went into cold turkey benzo withdrawal 4 times in 8 months. Ridiculous that these things happen.


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:15 AM

Exactly where the wife is now. I really feel for you. It is ridiculous that there isn't anything more stringent in place to ensure these things do not happen. 

 

But AJ - you have reason for the way you are feeling at the moment, so don't be too hard on yourself. Give yourself the compassion you deserve.


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Posted 23 November 2020 - 04:02 PM

Finally got my meds a bit stable now and hanging in there. Thank you all for the support. 


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:08 PM

Glad to hear it AJ - sorry for the delayed response. Had a mild crisis with the wife's medication this end...

 

Keep us posted and hope this is the last of the mess ups you have to deal with.





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