Author Topic: Six months out - doing well.  (Read 1382 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 03:17:30 pm »
[...],
Sorry to hear about the new wave.  Hopefully you'll start feeling better soon.  Everyone and every condition is different so you have to make your own decision but my doctor also prescribed me Olanzapine when I was really struggling with sleep and anxiety during withdrawal but I never took it for many reasons.  Now I'm glad I didn't because I am 6 months out post withdrawal and sleep and anxiety are much better.
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[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 08:26:22 pm »
[...],

Has your wave passed?  Iím hoping the intensity and length of time was short.

SS
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[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2019, 08:55:11 pm »
Getting off the other other drug(s) is probably a very good idea. A/D's are as bad for your brain as Benzos. All the best!
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[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 12:07:13 pm »
Yes, the wave has subsided - thanks for asking. Also, I am phasing out the Seroquel, hoping to settle at 40mg Paroxetine with a view to eventually phasing that out too. This whole process takes time but I'm definitely having more and more good days and learning that the only way to get through the waves is patience and distraction. For what it's worth, we've just got a couple of kitty cats (brother & sister) and caring for them and watching them play is a good example of what I mean by distraction. Plus a bit of self-directed CBT - pushing my comfort zone limits. Plus work. I took 4 months off last year to wallow in depression - in retrospect I think that wasn't a great strategy. It's not only about medication and dosages  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 12:54:12 pm »
Good luck with the Seroquel withdrawal, I have posted elsewhere the Maudsley detox which seems really very fast.  Ensure you still get sleep
Best wishes
Dick
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[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 02:30:54 pm »
[...],

Kitty cats should be a great distraction, such love and fun.  Two are more fun than one.  I want a cat!  May your taper from Seroquel be easy and uneventful.

SS
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[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2019, 04:47:56 pm »
Glad you are feeling better. I am also getting better but only 3 weeks out. I slept over 8 hours last nigh where the previous night was about 5 hrs.

My relationships are also getting better, clonazepam sucks the emotions our you and people dont want to be around that. They dont know your situation so. I always say: everyone has a story to tell so dont be quick to make judgments.

More on my end of benzodiazepine story as time passes. So far its been better every weeks. Feeling much better.

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[Buddie]

Re: Six months out - doing well.
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2019, 07:00:21 am »
Get well quickly! I'm six months pregnant too! These waves are just boring. Sometimes I feel almost 100% , and then wham, again and again. Hold on! Hugs!
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