Free Giveaway ~ New Book “15 Tips for Quitting Antidepressants”

June 17, 2016By WendyAbout SSRI-s, Discontinuing Antidepressants, Giveaway, Survivng Antidepressants, Tapering No Comments

Limited offer:  Subscribe here and you’ll receive a free PDF of the Introduction & Chapter 1~ FREE Subscribe to our mailing list “In this personal and beautifully written account, Wendy prepares you for the journey by telling you what to expect and provides essential tips to obtain an antidepressant-free life.”             —Todd … Read More

Quitting Antidepressants, 3rd Try ~ Stepping Off the Plank

May 14, 2016By WendyDiscontinuing Antidepressants, Survivng Antidepressants, Tapering, Third and Final Attempt, Wendy's Story No Comments

The previous post highlights the eleventh-hour — almost miraculous — help taking specific supplements brought to these last tortured milligrams of the discontinuation process. Step by step I was able to continue slicing down my tablets until, at long last they became too small to slice. At this point I started skipping days: I’d take … Read More

Quitting Antidepressants, 3rd Try ~ The Saving Power of Supplements

May 10, 2016By WendyDiscontinuing Antidepressants, Survivng Antidepressants, Tapering, Third and Final Attempt, Uncategorized, Wendy's Story 1 Comment

When I was down to 6mg of Zoloft I began to hit a wall. This was the same point during my previous taper when my symptoms had deteriorated to the extent that I went to a (so-called) specialist who reinstated me at 25mg. (You can read about it here.) It almost felt as if there was … Read More

Quitting Antidepressants, 3rd Try ~ Be Patient

April 20, 2016By WendyDiscontinuing Antidepressants, Survivng Antidepressants, Tapering, Third and Final Attempt, Wendy's Story 2 Comments

During the long hours of reckoning and reclaiming my mind and spirit while discontinuing, I found myself drawn to the writings of a group of religious ascetics known as the “Desert Fathers.” They were a small band of religious monks who had renounced the world, wealth, and earthly consolation to live in the desert of Egypt … Read More

Quitting Antidepressants, 3rd Try ~ Dealing with Insomnia

April 18, 2016By WendyDiscontinuing Antidepressants, Survivng Antidepressants, Tapering, Third and Final Attempt, Wendy's Story No Comments

(Previous posts about my Third Attempt can be found here and here.) Among the most daunting physical side effect of getting off antidepressants is insomnia, a signature feature of discontinuation. It also carries the potential to derail the whole project. It is during the long hours of insomnia where (it feels like it anyway) the … Read More