Do you want to get off Lamictal? Searching for Tapering off Lamictal in a way that really works?
Here are just a few of the many Lamictal withdrawal success stories from people who have used Point of Return's Lamictal withdrawal program to taper off Lamictal.
Shanna's Lamictal Withdrawal Success Story
Just a note to let you know that as of a week ago, I am off Lamictal permanently (after my over two year journey). I tapered down, down, then five mg every two weeks for a while and finally one mg every two weeks and with patience, here I am. It's hard to believe!
I am very excited, even though I am still having side effects. I know that will taper off too...
I HAVE SUCH DEEP GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND LOVE THAT I RECEIVED FROM Point of Return (POR).
After the holidays, I intend to enter the different net pages on Lamictal that people have posted, chatting with each other about their situations. I want to tell them about Point of Return (POR) -- what an incredible resource and the (so important) emotional support all of you gave me through this long and arduous journey. The new website is so beautiful and appealing. I loved looking at it. At one time or another, I have read everything on it, including all the stories.
I know you get a lot of thanks for the wonderful work you do. May I add my thanks again and again. So many times when I felt desperate and I emailed or called, you were always there, encouraging, explaining the process, helping me through the dark days... It meant everything. I am so grateful to my supportive partner, Joseph, and he too thanks you deeply. We will stay in touch, and I am always available to be a resource to anyone who needs support.
Shanna M. (New Mexico) Lamictal
Rachel's Lamictal WIthdrawal Success Story
At the age of 13, I went to the doctor due to some stressful situations in my life. I was there for no longer then ten minutes when the doctor gave me free samples of Celexa, after taking those free samples I felt I could not live without them. I was told at this young age of 13 that I would need antidepressants for the rest of my life. I bought into the lie that I would need them because my doctor said so, and who was I to question my doctor, after all I was taught to respect people in authority so I thought the doctor knows best.
After several visits to the doctor I was diagnosed as bipolar, which I never liked or understood. The doctors tried several different antidepressants to treat depression but it seemed to get worse such as Paxil, Zoloft, Amitriptyline, Seroquel, Cipralex, Doxepin, and several others, to many to mention. With these different medications I had so many different side effects that seemed to make the depression worse. I had so many symptoms like insomnia, loss of appetite, and mood swings I felt like I was crawling out of my skin, being over sensitive, and suicidal thoughts.
I had a lack of self-esteem, I felt hopeless, and that I was a pain to everybody and had no purpose. I was taken to the hospital emergency ward and after evaluating me I was put into the psychiatric ward at the hospital. It was then I saw a psychiatrist who diagnosed me to have bipolar depression so they kept me in for two weeks trying to find a medication to treat the depression. At the time I was on Paxil and was taken off of it cold turkey with no tapering and put me on Seroquel right away, I then had a seizure as a result. In 2009 I was prescribed sleeping pills because I had difficulty sleeping when I first started sleeping pills they helped for a short time then a few months later my sleep got worse.
In January 2012 I went off of sleeping pills cold turkey, which I don’t recommend anyone doing. It was very difficult, the withdrawal symptoms were very strong but I was desperate and I wanted to make positive changes in my life. In May 2012 the craving for sleeping pills were so strong that I did search on my computer and typed in craving for sleeping pills and the Point of Return website showed up. I could not believe it, I read all the testimonies and I showed my father and got very excited.
The next day I called Point of Return (POR) and left a message and within ten minutes Alessandra called me back, I talked for about an hour and I made the decision that I wanted to join the program. I knew that it was God who guided me to Point of Return and I am so grateful for them. I ordered my product and read all the information about the program. In August 2012 I started to taper off of Prozac and finished on October 8, 2012, then on October 23, 2012 I started to taper off of Lamictal and I finished January 1, 2013. I am thankful to God for His daily strength and help.
I am 24 years old and so thankful that I found POR at this young age. I have my whole life ahead of me and now I can share with others my journey and give them the same hope that I have found. It is wonderful l to wake up every day and not depend on medications to control my day. It is nice to wake up every day without the horrible side effects that I had while on medication. Since I finished tapering I now find that food tastes better. I am able to enjoy God’s creation and the beauty around me. My friends and family have noticed such a change in me. They say that I have such life in me now and I am able to deal with stress and life without being numbed by medication. I love to dog sit for others and take their dogs for walks and enjoy nature. I am finding my sleep is improving each day and I know every day will get better. I have found that if you work the POR program that it will work for you. The results are there if you do your part and work the program.
I am also grateful to the Point of Return family on the forum who I was able to share my heart and what I was going through. They never condemned me but always had words of encouragement and ensured me that I would be able to do this and that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I thank God for Andrea, Terry, and Alessandra who always listened to me encouraged me and gave me great advice, without them it would have been much harder. I love and appreciate each one of them, thank you for being there. I strongly recommend Point of Return to others.
Rachel M. (Canada) Prozac, Lamictal
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