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Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By nickels
Re: Help

Hey 442,

I'm so glad you took the advice here and reinstated. Once you get stabilized, there's a sticky that can help you figure out a weaning schedule. It's recommended to drop 10% of your dose...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By nickels
Re: non stop raging anxiety how do YOU cope?

YES! This is why I love Tex ^

This takes lots of practice and time. Use every opportunity that anxiety arises as a time to work on acceptance. The more you fight, the harder it becomes. Let them...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By nickels
Re: how do you know if it's just your original symptoms returning?

I don't think it's the real you at all. As long as you are on medication, and a medication that is altering your brain, it's just adding to your problem. This is not to say you won't have anxiety...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By nickels
Re: Nausea coming back

Hey Blasteen2,

I'm not entirely understanding what you are questioning. Are you wondering why a particular symptom (nausea) has returned after a while of not having it?

I don't know if this will be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,300
Posted By nickels
Re: All members, please read

Scotty, whatever you decide, I'm behind you. You have to be burnt out and even with Drew and Laurie's help, it's still has to take a toll.

I don't post too much anymore. I pop in every now and then...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,279
Posted By nickels
Re: VERY IMPORTANT SURVEY - PLEASE READ

Sorry I'm more of a dog person, but I filled it out. Come on people! Let's go!
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,265
Posted By nickels
Re: Permanent damage. Nobody likes to talk about it......

After SSRI/AD/benzo use, you will still likely be dealing with the problems that brought you to the drugs in the first place. What exactly are you experiencing today...what are your symptoms?

I ask...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,265
Posted By nickels
Re: Permanent damage. Nobody likes to talk about it......

I realize it's hard to stay positive and to think healing is possible while in the depths of withdrawal. I get that, been there! But to hold onto the possibility that permanent damage is possible...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By nickels
Re: Embarassing things you did while being manic/under the influence?

Luckily Paxil never made me manic. I had some highs and lows but nothing too extreme. I will say though that I had zero filter while on Paxil and often said some really stupid things. I slap my...
Forum: Health Challenges 03-23-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 759
Posted By nickels
Re: diagnosed with IBS-C, Levsin?

When I was on Paxil, my IBS was barely an issue. Coming off it, and BCP, all hell broke loose. Do a search on birth control and gut health, it could have been something that years of medication...
Forum: Health Challenges 03-22-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 759
Posted By nickels
Re: diagnosed with IBS-C, Levsin?

I have had IBS, pretty much since my youth. Since everything else was ruled out, I'd say this is an accurate diagnosis. IbS can be very painful and debilitating. You are likely have the pain from...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By nickels
Re: Just started taking Paxil CR 12.5mg & worried

Therapy and dealing with your issues is the only way to actually change them. Sure, Paxil may numb you enough into not feeling the anxiety, anger and OCD...but at the end of the day, you still have...
Forum: Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia Issues in Withdrawal 03-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By nickels
Re: Podcast Episode 1 - Anxiety Is Physical. Anxiety Disorders Are Cognitive.

Sorry for being silly. I'm really proud of you Drew! Kicking anxiety's *** one podcast at a time ;)
Forum: Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia Issues in Withdrawal 03-08-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By nickels
Re: Podcast Episode 1 - Anxiety Is Physical. Anxiety Disorders Are Cognitive.

No the werld isn't ready for two lawn guyland accents in one place. I was just kidding tho!

I'm not as eloquent as you Drew. You sound like a pro!

This is what came to mind if we did a...
Forum: Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia Issues in Withdrawal 03-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By nickels
Re: Podcast Episode 1 - Anxiety Is Physical. Anxiety Disorders Are Cognitive.

Well done Drew! I'm very impressed. Great stuff! Way to give back!

If you ever need a guest on your show, I'd love to come on...can't say I won't start talking about schweddy balls though. :wink:
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By nickels
Re: Update from Bilo

Bilo! I'm very happy to hear that you are stable and in a better place. Your quality of life has improved tremendously, I'm so sorry that you've been thru the ringer. Don't be a stranger!
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By nickels
Re: A letter to my wellbeing support team.....

Good for you! I have no doubt that you will find success with this plan of action. I'm happy to know you have a support system that lets you call the shots. I hope all of them are as receptive as...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,985
Posted By nickels
Re: I don't know what to do

Welcome Kelsey,

What dose of Zoloft were you on? I am leaning towards Scotty's suggestion of tapering the Zoloft slowly...if your goal is to be med-free. Is there any way you can tell your GP that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By nickels
Re: can i ever be pregnant?

Welcome onka86!

First, one thing at a time. Follow the guidelines here with a slow taper and once you get the hang of tapering and how your body responds, then work on your original "issues"...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By nickels
Re: Weight Watchers

I agree with Scotty. Keep doing it and it will become a lifestyle, which is really the goal. Not a diet.

I did WW about 8 yrs ago while still on Paxil. I was so frustrated bc I got down to about...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,735
Posted By nickels
Re: Is going back to school during WD a bad idea?

Way to go Jess! You should be proud!
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,957
Posted By nickels
Re: School shooting in CT

Sorry posted before I saw your response Kathleen. I agree, good thoughts and prayers going out to Newtown.
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,957
Posted By nickels
Re: School shooting in CT

Hmm okay. Fair enough. I agree that everyone is entitled to their opinions! Just didn't think name calling was an appropriate response, that's all. Well, a direct insult disguised as a generalized...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,957
Posted By nickels
Re: School shooting in CT

I'm not looking to argue here but JessG was the first quote and the Lexaprogress responded with the second half.

I thought he was stating the original intentions of our right to bear arms. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,957
Posted By nickels
Re: School shooting in CT

I agree with paxildream on the 2 posts above. I understand this is a touchy subject but we don't need to insult each other.

And also see I missed georgiagirls post which covered what I basically...
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