I posted a few times last month as I ran out of 37.5mg ER. I had been taking them for several months. Kaiser wanted me to visit an NP or they wouldn't renew. I started weaning by taking 37.5mg every other day. Then I ran out.
2 days later my brain noise and attitude became annoying. I divided a 75mg into 4 gelatin capsules, 18.75mg each. 1 every 2 or 3 days, to keep the sideFX tolerable. 8 doses of 18.75mg over a couple weeks and I jumped off for good. Mild physical FX returned for a while, but the anxiety and depression didn't return.
I hear that below 25mg/day the effect is totally SSRI. You are already halfway weaned once you get comfortable taking 37.5mg every other day. This knowledge helped.
I vape CBD oil a lot. During this extended session I also ate 25mg of CBD oil every day. Props to AV and TryTheCBD.
My GAD is not coming back as an impairment. I'd rather deal with symptoms as needed than use crude chemicals with "therapeutic side effects" to anesthetize my lizard brain 24/7/365. I've seen both sides now. Those reuptake inhibitors are a scattergun solution to a tweezers problem. YMMV.
I will not be back. I love you all. Don't bother congratulating me, I will not be back. If any honor is due anyone, it is Charlotte. (x)Dave.
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