Originally Posted by ekblad9
I noticed on The Road Back website that they recommend a number of supplements. I found a website that sells them but they are really pricey. Now, if they worked I'd be willing to sacrafice other things to use them but I wonder if it's necessary? I mean, could I do the same things myself for significantly cheaper?
I never order supplements online. I did buy some of that Super Barley Formula at our local health store for my SIL when she was coming off Ritalin and Wellbutrin.
Breggin recommends the 10% method of withdrawal in his book: Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to stop taking psychiatric drugs.
Basically you get a prescription for a 10% lower dose, then you take that for 7-10 days and keep doing that until you are off. But this is usually if you have been on the drug for quite a while. If you have only been on it a few weeks you can pretty much expect it to be much easier. When I tapered off Zoloft I went from 150 to 100 for two weeks, then from 100 to 50 for a week, and then from 50 to 25 for a few days and then stopped. The problem with the 10 % method I've found is that many drug companies do not have dose increments that small, probably because they want you to have problems stopping the drugs.
If you're on a lower dose or haven't been on it very long it shouldn't be as hard.
The super barley formula is basically a super greens formulation which you can buy basically anywhere that health supplements are sold. And Omega 3s, I would take at least 3 per day or more. Calcium / Magnesium can help with sleep if you have insomnia during withdrawal.
Expect bad things during withdrawal, you may need a more supportive doctor or a support network at home and locally if it isn't going well. But realize it's most likely withdrawal and not a relapse.www.breggin.com
Another thing to keep in mind is whether if you had a really bad reaction to Zoloft or it didn't work for you whether it is worth trying Celexa. The drugs are basically copycats of Prozac, with one of the only differences being that Prozac has a fluoride atom that often breaks off of it.
You might want to try the Omega 3 and Barley Formula and other things for a while after tapering and see how it goes.