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Old 07-19-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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Alternative Medicine...Any Advice?

Hi all. I just started tapering off paxil about 5 days ago. I have been on 25mg for about 8 monhts and I reduced it by about 4.25mg. So far, I have felt very VERY tired and just want to sleep all day. I have no motivation to do anything and get some nausea, headache, and dizziness. I am about to move to Houston to be a kindergarten teacher and I am so nervous because I want to be FREE from Paxhell, but I want to be alert for the kids. Any ideas or suggestions on some herbal remedies? I have 5htp but I have read it isn't good to take if you are still ON paxil. Need some help, some energy, but mainly some piece of mind that I'm not BONKERS!!!!
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Old 07-19-2004, 09:08 PM   #2
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Herbal Remedies

BonkersLady,
A couple of things that I have found to be helpful in reducing my paxil dosage are l-glutamine powder and gaba. L-Glutamine provides good nutrition for the brain & the gaba improves brain nuerotransmitter function. I felt some positive affects within a few days of beginning use.

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Old 07-25-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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Alternative medicine

I've tried a lot of stuff so here's my suggestions:

If you have a naturopath in your area, that is someone with an N.D. degree, you might want to get some supplements prescribed. There are so many suggestions on what to take from people it's hard to know what to decide. The two just listed above were given to me by a naturopath but in conjunction with a formulation of some sort. The 5-htp made my muscle twitching worse but I know it has helped some people.

I had colonic treatments and they did help quite a bit when the symptoms were bad. They help flush the toxicity out of your blood.

I had accupuncture treatments when I was shaking really bad.

When I was tapering my problem was the opposite, I couldn't sleep. So if you're sleepy, I'd say sleep.
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Old 07-26-2004, 01:56 AM   #4
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Someone on here posted about a detox kit from gnc or something like that. I have been thinking about trying it. Other than that I havent had any luck with herbs and I never feel safe taking them anyway.
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:12 AM   #5
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herbs were placed on this earth for your benefit.. not so much with chemicals although they can be effective sometimes. herbs have been used for thousands of years.
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Old 07-26-2004, 09:01 AM   #6
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If you try nothing else then I think a good fiber might be helpful. For example, psyllium husks would be good. Because toxins in the body bind to the fiber and keep the bowels moving.


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Old 07-27-2004, 09:42 AM   #7
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A lot of people say "detox" but I tried a liver flush and felt horrible. I heard Nature's Remedy worked for some. Supplements that helped: kelp, chamomile, 5HTP, magnesium, lysine, vit c, ginger (1 tsp/day in AM freshly juiced in a juiceman). Questionable: fish oil, although I take it because its supposed to regulate the brain. Benadryl and Aleve have helped me deal with the pain and insomnia. Now at 11 weeks off and I can tolerate multi vitamins every other day. Skilled Relaxation for diffusing my anxiety.
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Old 07-29-2004, 06:46 AM   #8
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Silencefornow: What do you mean by you felt horrible on the liver detox? I have been thinking of trying one but wondering if it will make me nauseas or anything
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Old 07-30-2004, 07:33 AM   #9
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It just seemed to set me back and make my withdrawal symptoms like zaps, muscular spasms and nausea worse for a few days.
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Old 09-18-2004, 07:44 AM   #10
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I read that Burdock Root helps with Paxil withdrawal, but haven't tried it.

Also been reading more about 5 HTP and why you shouldn't take it with Paxil. 5 HTP helps to increase your serotonin level, while Paxil works to inhibit the re-uptake of serotonin. These 2 together can cause something called "serotonin syndrome" where you have too much serotonin. That's why its best to wait 2 weeks until most of the Paxil is out of your system. The 5 HTP will help you with the serotonin withdrawal by causing the body to make more serotinin on its own. But you need to combine it with other dietary changes and supplements to get your body back into balance.
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:02 PM   #11
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My naturopathic doctor told me not to start with detoxing until completely off the antidepressant.

Supplements can really work and herbs have been used with success for centuries.

Asperin is made of the bark of a tree so why not using something from mother nature?
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Yeh I heard that too elisa. And it's good for so many things. I think aspirin is now made strictly in the laboratory to mimic the original.

Interestingly, Aspirin and Heroin were once trademarks belonging to Bayer. After Germany lost World War I, Bayer was forced to give up both trademarks as part of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
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Old 09-18-2004, 01:24 PM   #13
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Interestingly, Aspirin and Heroin were once trademarks belonging to Bayer.
Heroin..........???????????? Please fill me in on that one. Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2004, 06:43 AM   #14
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Yeh, isn't that wild. You can search on the internet for Bayer and Heroin and find lots of info. Here is one link.

http://opioids.com/heroin/heroinhistory.html

Interesting also, that the inventor appeared to have died from his addiction.

Also, coca-cola used to containe cocaine.

Funny I think. The world of modern medicine/nutrition is experimental at best.
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Hi Silience, just read the info on the link you provided. Very interesting!!

Thank you so much.
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