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    bryan blankenship
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      The current SSRI I am coming off of right now is Klonopin. I was only on it for a few short weeks, but already the effects of coming off are extreme.

      I also am coming off of gabapentin (used for the surgery I had in October 2023) and coming off of Pain pills (from October 2023 surgery)

      All of these were cut cold turkey close to a week ago, but again side effects are severe. I do not have a doctor that I am going to that knows about micro dosing, nor do we have any psychedlici psychotherapists here in OH.

      Does anyone have advice here? What the precautions should be? where to direct me to get more information? I do not want to do anything that would cause serotonin syndrome.

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        Dear Bryan,

        Firstly, apologies for the delay. We’re slowly being able to be more present in the forums and we wanted to take some time to properly reply to your post.

        Would you please provide us with an update? Have you started microdosing already?

        In your case, given the recent discontinuation of Klonopin, gabapentin, and pain pills, most likely it’s important to allow your body and mind time to adjust. Abruptly introducing psychedelics could potentially exacerbate withdrawal symptoms or lead to unexpected interactions.

        Remember, there are various non-pharmacological approaches to managing withdrawal symptoms, including relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and supportive social connections. These can provide valuable support during this transition period.

        As you continue to explore options for managing withdrawal symptoms and the issues that caused you to start taking these meds, please prioritize your well-being and seek guidance from qualified healthcare professionals, unless you find in a very careful and respectful way that you can do it otherwise, in a healthy way too.

        Please remember we’re not medical professionals so our advice can’t be taken as such, but I hope this reply helps either way and please feel free to ask us further here or via email or chat, and we’ll be happy to assist you further.

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          Also (one more thing), we highly recommend you and anyone here to read our (free) Microdosing Guide: https://soulcybin.org/free-microdosing-guide/

          It’s a very helpful and valuable resource. Please feel free to come back to us here in the forums or via email if you have further questions about the guide or anything else we might be able to help you with.

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          Marc Krulewitch
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            Klonopin is not an SSRI, it’s benzodiazepine or “Benzo”.

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            Natalie Simon-Joens
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              How do you know which ones are SSRI鈥檚

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              Marc Krulewitch
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                SSRIs are a type of antidepressant. Klonopin is an anti–anxiety med.

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                Natalie Simon-Joens
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                  I鈥檓 on a couple antidepressants are they all SSRI?

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                  Marc Krulewitch
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                    Talk to your doctor.

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                      Hello everyone! Particularly to natsimon88.

                      Not all antidepressants are SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). While SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant due to their generally milder side effects compared to other classes, there are several other categories:

                      These are the main types of antidepressants:

                      路 SSRIs: These work by increasing the availability of serotonin in the brain, a neurotransmitter thought to play a role in mood regulation. Examples include fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), and escitalopram (Lexapro).

                      路 Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): These affect both serotonin and norepinephrine levels, another neurotransmitter linked to mood and energy. Examples include duloxetine (Cymbalta) and venlafaxine (Effexor).

                      路 Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs): Older class with broader effects on various neurotransmitters, sometimes with more side effects than SSRIs or SNRIs. Examples include amitriptyline (Elavil) and imipramine (Tofranil).

                      路 Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): These require stricter dietary restrictions due to potential interactions with certain foods and medications. Examples include phenelzine (Nardil) and tranylcypromine (Parnate).

                      路 Atypical antidepressants: These don’t neatly fit into other categories and have unique mechanisms of action. Examples include bupropion (Wellbutrin) and mirtazapine (Remeron).

                      Having said that, please do consult with a medical professional and remember we’re not. As for the practical aspects, please refer to our previous comment in this thread 馃憖鈽濔煆

                      We wish you all the best!
                      With Gratitude,

                      SoulCybin

                      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by SoulCybin Moderator.
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                      david long
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                        I am not a Dr, but I wanted to share my experience with this. If you are searching for relief, are your RX meds helping? I cut down slowly on meds until I was on none. I use Cannabis, Nootropics and Psilocybin to manage moods. If you journal, and you should, how are you doing week in and week out on meds? Do not try and “recall” we are poor historians; write it down. I am early on, so it is hard to say how I feel. Not worse, better in most regards. In terms of fear of being off meds, I have meds. If I see things getting worse, or even not better, I can simply start taking meds. Benzodiazepines wreck your body and your soul; dump them. Read the info here. I am not going to a Phish concert or trying to get “fucked up” so I consume in quantities and variety that aides in me feeling better. The resources are here. Good luck

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                          I don’t know if this is permitted, but I will share a personal experience. I learned about this person from several colleagues (I am a therapist), who are certified in psychedelic psychotherapy. He has a wonderful reputation. You can watch his educational lectures for free on YouTube, watch free content on his website, or pay for a 1-time consultation to discuss your particular situation. I spoke with him once and was very impressed. Good luck.聽 spiritpharmacist.com

                           

                           

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