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Mon, Jan 27 6:22pm · Why are doctors anti-benzos? What about antidepressant dangers? in Depression & Anxiety

Hi Jim –
I have managed to get off lorazepam without much difficulty and am now tapering off clonazepam. So far I am taking three quarters of a 0.5 mg. tablet. So far so good. Soon I hope to go down another quarter tablet. The main thing I noticed with clonazepam was difficulty falling asleep but I started taking it earlier and that did the trick. My Dr. approved of all of this-he said just go slowly but don`t stop your antidepressant.
Best regards
Ainsleigh

Thu, Jan 2 3:07pm · What is the most cutting-edge Treatment for depression? in Depression & Anxiety

@cac-Could you try a Tricyclic Antidepressant such as Elavil

Thu, Jan 2 3:02pm · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

@carolxi– You can get little pill cutters at the pharmacy if you wish.
Best wishes Ainsleigh

Dec 25, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi Jake
We on Connect should be sending you- and I am- a huge thankyou for all your posts about tapering off meds
wisely! You may not be an official professional but you certainly are giving excellent suggestions to those of us
out in cyberspace who are struggling to move on without drugs and it is not easy so we need all the help we can get! So I hope you will stay with us!
To you and those on Connect who celebrate-Merry Christmas- and for you and those who do not-Happy
Holidays and to all my very best wishes! Thank goodness we are all here for each other!
Ainsleigh

Dec 19, 2019 · The value of an animal in Depression & Anxiety

Hi Jim-I was wondering if you would share how you knew how to train your dog to be a service animal. Thankyou .
Best regards
Ainsleigh

Dec 8, 2019 · Klonopin taper in Depression & Anxiety

Hi @marlaj– When I was first ill my doctor put me on Elavil which is a tricyclic anti-depressant. It helped both my depression and anxiety.I don't know if this is of any help to you but I think it is different from SSRI's. For some reason I don't hear anything about it anymore so am not sure if it is still being used. You may want to check it out.
Best wishes
Ainsleigh

Dec 5, 2019 · What is your anxiety like? in Depression & Anxiety

@patrick7– Hi Patrick-I know how you feel and I imagine there are many more like us. My grandkids were 4 and 7 when
their parents split up. It was very hard for them and for the rest of our family too. It is several years down the road now
and I am happy to say they seem to be doing well and have good relationships with both parents. I hope that will be the case
with your as well. Thinking of you…….
Best wishes
Ainsleigh