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lovelaughlive
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   Posted 11/20/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband is in the process of ssri whithdraw!  Does anyone have any suggestions.  We are beginning acupuncture.  Particularly with the emotional  blunting that has taken place?  I just want my husband back!

quincy
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   Posted 11/20/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
What is he on and what's the dosage?
Does your husband have UC?

q


*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


expecting226
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 11/20/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgive me for my ignorance, but what does "ssri" mean?
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


quincy
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   Posted 11/20/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Some us take SNRI's
 


*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 11/20/2007 1:14:21 PM (GMT-7)


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 11/20/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
If the taper is done under the guidance of his physician I would think the side effects would be minimal. I tapered off once and the side effects I experienced concerned my doctor and she believed I needed a couple more years on them. The second time I tapered, very slowly, I had no side effects. Is your husband following a tapering program? If the emotional impact is great he might want to taper more slowly. In any event I think a doctor should be involved.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 


UC Dude
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 438
   Posted 11/20/2007 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Google zoloft side effects and withdrawl and you will be amazed. 

My wife got a script for liquid zoloft and took 6 months to taper to zero to avoid the dizzyness etc.  I can be done, but it is hard!


 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29843
   Posted 11/21/2007 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the OP is in the wrong forum
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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