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Staying at 10 for a Minute

I’ve stepped down from 15mgs of this demon pill to 10mgs this week. Perhaps I shouldn’t call it a demon, because it may be helping you. It helped me for a while there. But not now. If you’ve been following my blogs over the last month you know that I have been weaning myself off of an anti-depressant that was depressing all of my emotions. I was starting to feel much like a robot.

Anyway, I’m at 10mgs and on the toughest schedule I’ve had in years, I survived. Let me tell you, it was not easy. By this afternoon I swore I was having a heart attack. Nope. Acid Reflux. I’ve been edgy, moody and forgetful. Thank God for my Palm to keep me on track.

Right now I have a doozy of a headache and will release the computer until sometime tomorrow. I need to rest. I’ve found a new website to help me with this, it’s Paxil Progress If you’re trying to get off of any med like this, talk to your doctor and do your research. It’s help me a ton to know This Too Shall Pass

THE MANY MOODS OF TESS

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5 down, 15 to go


No, I’m not talking about pounds – although that would be nice. I’m talking about milligrams. I’ve chopped my “emotion blocker” from 20 to 15 this week and have felt a variety of symptoms. They haven’t been overwhelming as I thought, although Manchild would surely beg to differ. Ask him about the night he wouldn’t cut the music down and I had to get up at four in the morning.

I have had a couple of dizzy spells, a bit irritable and noticeably achy. But again, nothing I can’t handle. My thoughts are to take it down another 5mgs as I increase my vitamins and exercise routine this week. Walking about 3 times a day with the dogs helps a lot.

I’m committed to ditching this devil so keep me lifted in prayer. Hope to update you with more good news next week. Check my previous blogs if you’re all confused and stuff about what I’m talking about…LOL!

This website has helped me tremendously: http://www.quitpaxil.org/ If you need help, it’s a good starting point.