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#151 kmrekl217

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 01:29 PM

Great to hear Kmrekl... sounds like you have got onto an even plateau with it all. Hope this can be maintained for you and that you have some relief from previous symptoms.

It'll be an adjustment whenever I go down in dosage again, but for the moment I'm staying where I am and building coping skills and working through trauma.

 

Hope that you're doing okay!


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

That's a wise move. Get some confidence in reserve before considering another move. It will serve you well.

 

I am doing exactly the same. I have had some really good days recently, which I am sure has something to do with the homeopathy I am taking, but am also getting some confidence back before I consider dropping my Citalopram. It will happen, but not yet. I want to enjoy more of these good days while I can!!


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:45 AM

Been a while since I checked in. Still at 12 mg and no withdrawal symptoms because I guess my body is really used to the lower dose now. I didn't think this would be such a long process ( I thought max a year), but it's been almost a year and I am not off Effexor yet or even that close. (For anyone wondering, I was on Cymbalta for over a decade, and to taper my doctor put me on Effexor, which is quite similar.)

 

It's an added expense to do the compounded medication (with shipping $69/month), but it's so worth it. Still $828 a year is a lot, and it's hard not to want to rush this process so I can quit spending so much money. Insurance does not reimburse. Anyway, I just can't think about the money. This is what's best for my health. Slow slow slow. 


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:51 AM

Well done kmrek - you cannot put a price on your health - you are doing well...

 

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 02:01 PM

Great job Kmrek, about time for another drop?


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

Down to 10 mg now from 12. Doing okay so far. Just the weird shooting pains in my limbs returning. That's really manageable though and will eventually go away. I can't believe I've been weaning for over  a year ( to be fair, I sort of stopped weaning for months and just stayed at 12 mg) and am not done. I need to talk to my dr about how long I'm going to stay on 10. I don't know if there's really any time table, but I don't know that I want to spend $60 a month on compounded meds for several more years. 


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 06:17 PM

Hello stranger!

 

Good to hear from you. I am going to be in the same boat with my Celexa so I know how you feel. It is a tough call, but ultimately there is a price on health. Keep us posted and we'll do what we can to guide you through the remainder...

 

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 10:16 AM

I'm practicing social distancing and staying home (seriously not even going to the grocery store). I wish more people would take this seriously and also stay home, but I digress!

 

It's going to be hard to be so isolated. I'm trying to stay busy with work projects, home exercise routines, books, movies, and puzzles, but since I intend to stay home for weeks, I worry about falling into depression being so alone.


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 10:59 AM

My wife and I have practiced the type of protective steps during the flu seasons each year for about 15 years and during that time she had the stomach flu (food poisoning/) once and other than that not a sniffle.


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 04:40 PM

This is what worries me too. Spent the last two years getting used to being outside and not fearing it, and now we are being told not to. It worries me that it will reverse all the hard work...

 

For me it is worth the risk of getting a bit of a cough, letting the statuary 14 days pass, and then get out again rather than stick at it for months trying to avoid it.

 

The UK is once again the laughing stock of the world deciding first to adopt a herd immunity approach, and now Boris is suggesting everyone to stay indoors. Why do we have these fools running the country? I know some people have harsh words to say about Trump, but at least he says it like it is.


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:32 PM

This is what worries me too. Spent the last two years getting used to being outside and not fearing it, and now we are being told not to. It worries me that it will reverse all the hard work...

 

For me it is worth the risk of getting a bit of a cough, letting the statuary 14 days pass, and then get out again rather than stick at it for months trying to avoid it.

 

The UK is once again the laughing stock of the world deciding first to adopt a herd immunity approach, and now Boris is suggesting everyone to stay indoors. Why do we have these fools running the country? I know some people have harsh words to say about Trump, but at least he says it like it is.

yeah, I don't want to get political, but poor leadership that doesn't know what to tell us is making my anxiety that much worse


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 07:16 PM

You in the UK kmrekl? You might have already said, but so many members....





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