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antidepressant withdrawal info needed

I am currently two and a half months free from effexor. I was weaned off by my dr, from the 150mg. I was taking it for over 5 years.

The first month and a half was horrible. Brain zaps, panic attacks, non stop crying etc. Then I had a really good couple of weeks. I do not remember ever feeling so good. This past weekend however, I am back to where I was two months ago. Non stop crying, panicking over the smallest things, and feeling numb.

I am really considering going back on something, but I am holding onto that two week stint of feeling so good. I want that feeling back. Any suggestions or comments are really appreciated. I hope this is not the depression coming back.
 
  jlc123 on 2014-10-14
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QUESTIONS:
1. Your age & sex

2. Describe your appearance

• Weight

• Height

• Body type (Very thin, Thin, Medium, Chubby, Fat, Obese)

• Any significant feature (e.g. sunken cheeks, stooped shoulders, thin chest etc.)

3. Your profession

4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, suicidal, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)

5. How is your relationship with your parents, spouse, siblings, children etc.

6. If relationship is not ok, what’s wrong and how is it affecting you

7. Do you smoke/drink/drugs, if yes, details of why & since when

8. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

9. When did this main problem begin

10. What is the cause of this problem in your view

11. What non-medicinal actions make the main problem better (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

12. What non-medicinal actions make it worse (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

13. How do you feel mentally & emotionally during this problem (e.g. weepy, irritable, restless, sad, hopeless, fear of death etc.)

14. What other health problems do you have

15. List down all health problems and when did they start (approximate month & year)

16. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems better (explain each problem)

17. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems worse (explain each problem)

18. What animals or insects are you afraid of

19. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. loneliness, water, heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness, flying etc)

20. What occupies your mind mostly

21. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

22. Do you want to stay alone or with people

23. How is your sleep, if not good, why

24. Do you have any recurring (repeating) dreams, if yes, what do you see

25. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affects & how

26. Do you normally feel hot or cold

27. What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you desire)

28. Is there any food that you hate

29. What taste you crave & love (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

30. Is there any taste which you hate

31. Do you like warm or cold food

32. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, lead pencil, mud….)

33. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)

34. Do you have excessively dry lips or mouth or both

35. Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes

• Is coating thick

• Color of coating

• Where exactly (back, middle, sides etc)

36. Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour, metallic)

37. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc), upload here or email me a picture of the skin problem

38. Details about your perspiration (sweat), answer all these points:

• Where mostly (head, chest, back etc)

• How much (a lot, normal, very less)

• Any strong smell (garlic, onion etc)

• Does it stain, if yes what color (yellow, green, no color)

39. Any problems with eyes/vision, if yes, since when

40. Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, color of discharge)

41. How is your stool, answer all these points: how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.

42. How is your urine, answer all these points: color, smell, any blood etc.

43. How is your sex desire (e.g. no desire, low, moderate, high, very high)

44. Are you satisfied with your sex life, if no, why not

45. Males genitals (any problems with erection, any pain, any itching, warts etc.)

46. Female genitals (any pain, itching, warts etc)

47. Females menses details (reply to all these points)

• Regularity (early, late, irregular, duration of cycle)

• Flow (low, moderate, high)

• Clots (none, some, a lot, huge clots, bright color, dark color)

• Any discharge (color, consistency, smell)

48. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side

• Father’s side

• Siblings (brother/sister)

49. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, acupuncture etc.)

50. Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details

51. Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological), if yes, give details (what, when, where, why, the list of medicines used)

52. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
 
fitness 7 years ago
1. Your age & sex
30 yr old female
2. Describe your appearance

• Weight
145 lbs
• Height
5'4
• Body type (Very thin, Thin, Medium, Chubby, Fat, Obese)
medium
• Any significant feature (e.g. sunken cheeks, stooped shoulders, thin chest etc.)
larger chest
3. Your profession
forestry technician
4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, suicidal, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)
high energy, stubborn, easy to get along with, strong work ethic
5. How is your relationship with your parents, spouse, siblings, children etc.
Strong relationship with parents and siblings. No kids.
6. If relationship is not ok, what’s wrong and how is it affecting you

7. Do you smoke/drink/drugs, if yes, details of why & since when
Non smoker, non drinker, and non drug user
8. What is your main health problem & its symptoms
Effexor withdrawal symptoms: stress, panic, crying
9. When did this main problem begin
2 or so months ago when I started coming off effexor
10. What is the cause of this problem in your view

11. What non-medicinal actions make the main problem better (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
deep breathing, talking myself through the spells
12. What non-medicinal actions make it worse (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
not being active
13. How do you feel mentally & emotionally during this problem (e.g. weepy, irritable, restless, sad, hopeless, fear of death etc.)
lots of crying, feeling of hopelessness, panicking about minor issues
14. What other health problems do you have
n/a
15. List down all health problems and when did they start (approximate month & year)
no other health issues
16. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems better (explain each problem)

17. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems worse (explain each problem)

18. What animals or insects are you afraid of
bears and cougars, because of my work.. and spiders although I will not kill them
19. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. loneliness, water, heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness, flying etc)
I am scared of loneliness, and lately tight spaces have scared me, not much though. just something new.
20. What occupies your mind mostly
What I want to do for the rest of my life, what career I should choose, should I go back to school
21. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy
I am shy to both.
22. Do you want to stay alone or with people
I like time alone, but I also enjoy being with friends and family
23. How is your sleep, if not good, why
I sleep great.
24. Do you have any recurring (repeating) dreams, if yes, what do you see
No recurring dreams
25. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affects & how
Grey weather does affect me, but I try to make the most of it
26. Do you normally feel hot or cold
I do not feel hot or cold, except my feet, my feet are always cold
27. What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you desire)
pasta and bread
28. Is there any food that you hate
mushrooms and olives
29. What taste you crave & love (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
sweet and salty
30. Is there any taste which you hate
no
31. Do you like warm or cold food
warm
32. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, lead pencil, mud….)
no
33. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)
excessive
34. Do you have excessively dry lips or mouth or both
no
35. Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes
no
• Is coating thick

• Color of coating

• Where exactly (back, middle, sides etc)

36. Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour, metallic)
no
37. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc), upload here or email me a picture of the skin problem
normal skin, other than small acne around lips, chin and neck area
38. Details about your perspiration (sweat), answer all these points:

• Where mostly (head, chest, back etc)
head, lower back, sometimes armpits
• How much (a lot, normal, very less)
a lot
• Any strong smell (garlic, onion etc)
no
• Does it stain, if yes what color (yellow, green, no color)
sometimes arm pits are stained yellow
39. Any problems with eyes/vision, if yes, since when
no
40. Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, color of discharge)
no
41. How is your stool, answer all these points: how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.
regular movements, solid, 'normal' smell
42. How is your urine, answer all these points: color, smell, any blood etc.
bright yellow, I take vitamin b and omega 3
43. How is your sex desire (e.g. no desire, low, moderate, high, very high)
average, since coming off effexor, it has been lower than normal though
44. Are you satisfied with your sex life, if no, why not
yes
45. Males genitals (any problems with erection, any pain, any itching, warts etc.)

46. Female genitals (any pain, itching, warts etc)
no
47. Females menses details (reply to all these points)
I have an IUD, mirena
• Regularity (early, late, irregular, duration of cycle)
bi monthly, and lasts two weeks
• Flow (low, moderate, high)
low
• Clots (none, some, a lot, huge clots, bright color, dark color)
dark red/purple
• Any discharge (color, consistency, smell)
no
48. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side
mild MS... sometimes her arm goes numb, not very often
• Father’s side
dad passed away from non hodgkins limphoma leukemia in 2006
• Siblings (brother/sister)
all are healthy
49. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, acupuncture etc.)
wellbutrin 150mg, vitamin b and omega 3
50. Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details
no
51. Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological), if yes, give details (what, when, where, why, the list of medicines used)
no
52. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
none
 
jlc123 7 years ago
Dear Jlc,

Fitness will be talking to you about more details needed
for his questions.


I have a question as I am following your case for study.

You were on wellbutrin and effexor at the same time-
and now still on wellbutrin?

When did you start these medications and what was going
on in your life at that time?

When did you get the Mirena IUD?
Are you aware that many people have a lot of issues
with that IUD including hair loss and mental problems,
and when they go to the gyno to ask about it or
removal a lot of people are offered an anti- depressant
instead of attributing the problems to the IUD. When they
finally insisted that it be removed their health returned.
[message edited by simone717 on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:54:47 BST]
 
simone717 7 years ago
Hi Simone717, thanks for responding.

I have been on effexor and wellbutrin at the same time, for over 5 years, not sure the exact time length. I was put on them for self harming, and depression. I was a heavy drinker at the time I was harming myself, and was also getting into the drug scene. I no longer drink at all, or use drugs. I do not ever feel like hurting myself anymore.I love myself

I have had the mirena for about 4 years or so now. I do not remember the exact time, and I do not remember the exact time I went of antidepressants. I have been on antidepressants of one kind or another longer than the iud though. Good to know they are connected though. I do like the mirena though, as I do not have to remember to take pills, I have not had much weight gain, and my period is almost non existant.
 
jlc123 7 years ago
Hi-

The pill and the IUD's can have big effects on a person.
I know it is a pain, but natural is better, using a diaphram
etc.

Fitness will be on in the morning and he will want
a lot more information, so I leave it to him now.
He is very good and this is the right way to go at this.

Take care,

Simone
 
simone717 7 years ago
A few quick observations about your case and my approach, if we are in agreement, then I can take up the case otherwise it would be better someone else takes it up.

I am against persistent influx of chemicals in the body so you have to get rid of the IUD. I can guide you for very safe & very reliable form of natural birth control.

I'd need more details on the questionnaire, we will get to it in a bit.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Please read this and google the main site. I see ads
about once a week on tv for people to contact
lawyers about this.

But the list of unwanted side effects of Mirena is quite long. These include amenorrhea, intermenstrual bleeding and spotting, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, headache, migraines, acne, depression, and mood swings. The Truth About Mirena website contains hundreds of detailed accounts of such side effects by women who have personally suffered from them. It makes for grim reading.
 
simone717 7 years ago

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