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I asked my wife to schedule our family’s annual check-up and she told me that it could be by mid-March of 2009, in time for the kids Spring Break. The moment she told me the schedule, I began to experience some sort of negative thoughts about the result. And because of a long waiting time, everyday was like a torture to me about my health. After a while, I began to experience those sleepless nights which I tried to alleviate with wine every dinner, heavy coffee every morning and some tea in the afternoon.  I didn't know I was brewing a disaster, because of sleeplessness, heavy caffeine plus alcohol.  

Gilberts desyrel withdrawal success story

March 3, I was at the office when I felt this troubling sensation, numbness of extremities, shortness of breath, dizziness; heart pounding and I thought I was having a heart attack.  I asked a friend to rush me to a hospital. I thought that was the end of me.  A nurse asked questions and put me on machines, checked my vitals and gave me Ativan shot.  In 15 minutes or so, the doctor and told me that my heart was good.  It was nothing, just a "Panic Attack" – that was some new words to me. They gave me a few more tablets of Ativan and sent me home.  The doctor told me to take one-half of 2 mg pill in the morning, the other half in the afternoon and take the whole 2 mg at night and I should be fine. There was no mention about the nature of this Ativan pill and how long should I take this or when to stop and how this would affect me.


The first two weeks, Ativan worked really well, but after that, the feel-good effects gradually faded. A few more days later, my anxiety and depression grew bigger in me due to sleeplessness.  I didn’t have depression before taking the Ativan pill.  So our family doctor added Paxil to my meds.  I took it and stopped immediately after 2 days.  It gave me body tremor and extreme anxiety.  Then he replaced it with Prozac, which I took only for a day for the same reason.  It gave me more body tremor and seizure-like symptoms. After a month or so, I developed this panicky feeling and chronic insomnia.  My doctor asked me to just stop everything including Ativan (cold-turkey) and he replaced them all with Temazepam 30mg and Desyrel (Trazodone) 100mg. My sleep went to zero the first few days then improved after a week then gone again.  At that point, my body was deteriorating and I was loosing weight fast.  The meds were not helping at all and the symptoms abruptly came with so much pain and mental torture.  

I was in agony day and night for months.  But I still need to work to support my family.  I couldn’t simply make the world stop so I could take a rest.  I have a young family to support.  At times, I just walk out of my office because of this overwhelming frustration and pain.  We have acres of tree-lined ground and a man-made mini-lake/water falls in the office campus.  Somehow the environment had a calming effect on me.  I walk alone praying and most of the time blaming myself for taking those drugs.  I couldn’t believe that those pills were capable of taking me hostage in my own body for a very short period of time since I started taking them.

One day I was in the office attending a meeting, I thought I was loosing my mind.  I was hyperventilating, my brain was aching, and my body was in tremor and in excruciating pain.  I ran to the bathroom and I soaked my head with water to alleviate the pain.  I was relieved for a moment then it came again.  It went on and on and getting worst everyday.  Then one crazy day, I stopped taking any medication in hope that the symptoms will go away.  I was wide-awake for several days counting the seconds and minutes.  I could hear the ticking of my wall clock the entire time.  I had a weak body, foggy mind, tremors in my muscles, and my sanity was fading.  My wife didn’t know how to help me.  It was extremely devastating to her, too.  I took my pills back but I gained no solace.  I was a full- blown train wreck.

I knew I had to do something about the situation and I need to do it quickly because doom was coming in too fast.  I analyzed my situation and contemplated on how to deal with it head-on. I realized, I need to tackle 4 areas in my life that would help my current condition, my health condition, my thought process, my sleep (or lack of it) and my spirituality.  I started to eat healthy and natural food with lots of vegetables and lean protein. Then I enrolled to a fitness gym to get a daily light work out. I saw some improvements especially after the work out.  hey say it’s because the body releases endorphins after the exercise.  At that stage, I take any form of relief, even for just a few minutes. I also attended a Christian Life Program about this time.  It was my wife who convinced me to attend. This Christian renewal 8-weekend program has helped me regain my spiritual footing and self-confidence. But that was not enough because I still need to work out my anxiety and thought processes.  I bought this popular attacking anxiety and depression program from the Internet.  I learned a lot about this program and it yielded a very good result towards my healing. There was a tremendous improvement since I started my all-out combat against the pills.  Weeks later, I planned to start tapering my meds all by myself so I searched the internet if there was anything out there that can help. I found the Ashton taper method but it was vaguely explained.  I need something to ease the body pain. The next day, I searched the internet again and this time I found a website that explains how to taper properly with supplements to help the symptoms and there was a lot of Testimonial, too.  I immediately called out the number and somebody on the line answered, she was Andrea, one of the sweetest voices I heard over the phone.  I almost cried when she offered me a solution to my problem.  My prayers have finally been answered.  And yes….it was the Point of Return office still taking phone calls even after office hours or maybe I was just lucky that day.

The reason you’re reading this Testimonial is because I made it clean.  I am still healing and having a wonderful time with my beautiful wife and two teenage daughters.  Today is our 14th wedding anniversary and this is a wonderful gift to us.  This entire experience is life changing for the better. 

The last piece of my 4-piece puzzle was answered by the Point of Return program.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrea, Alesandra and Terry for a job well done.  God bless your hearts.  Special thanks also to Rachel and Wendy and the forum friends who were there with me all the way. It was like a family in the forum, no one is a stranger.  You guys are awesome!!!!! POINT OF RETURN ROCKS!


KELLY's DESYREL withdrawal success

Kelly's Desyrel Withdrawal success Story

I cannot say enough about this program.

I was prescribed Paxil 14 years ago for postpartum depression. Like most people, I figured I could get off it when I was ready. I also bought into the lie that I may need it for life because depression runs in my family. After starting anti-depressants, I developed sleep issues for the first time in my life. I tried several different sleeping pills and finally settled on Trazodone. Through the years, I learned to rely on pills to fix every emotional problem I encountered. I cannot even remember what all I have taken over the years.  

 I can not say enough about this program! 

About five years ago, I realized I was sleeping my life away. I know this might sound strange to some, but I felt like God was telling me to “STOP”, it’s time to let go and get your life back. By this point, I was on a minimal dose: 5 mg Prozac and 50 mg Trazodone so I thought it would be easy if I followed the doctor’s directions. It was a disaster…I had my first ever full-fledged panic attack and could not sleep for a week straight. I ended up in urgent care and back on Prozac, Trazodone and Zanax.   

After about a year I decided to get professional counseling and my counselor recommended a Naturopath physician. So my second time around I had some nutritional support with amino acids that were supposed to help. I was able to get off everything; however, I was so hyped-up all the time and had trouble sleeping. My behavior started to get erratic and I questioned if I was bipolar. I was afraid of what I might do so I got back on the meds. It was a sad day after being off for 7 months…

I spent the last 1 ½ years taking meds I did not want to take…feeling as if I lost my testimony. I really felt God would in some capacity use me to help others get free of antidepressants and here I was back on them. I wanted to give up but there was just a little spark left in me to want to fight for my life.

I spent the last 1 ½ years taking meds I did not want to take…feeling as if I lost my testimony. I really felt God would in some capacity use me to help others get free of antidepressants and here I was back on them. I wanted to give up but there was just a little spark left in me to want to fight for my life.  

It was Mother’s day this year, I was at Church with my husband (both of my boys at home sleeping) I was so sad. I had so much guilt…If I were there for my boys they might see what I see in the Lord. My faith must really suck if I have to take these stupid pills! I asked my husband to pray for me. 


He prayed for wisdom and healing. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking I can’t do this on my own. I need to find a new naturopath with new ideas or I can look online. I was very skeptical of anything online…but desperate. I found POINT OF RETURN read about them and realized this is just like going to a naturopath doctor only it is geared toward helping people get free of psychiatric meds. From my past experiences, this seemed legit. After speaking with Alesandra, I had an understanding as to why my past attempts were not successful. 

I thought wow, so you mean I am not crazy! For me this program was an obsession…I followed it closely. It worked a miracle in my life! This program is the best out there it covers everything. I am FREE and I got my TESTIMONY back! Thank you POINT OF RETURN…from the bottom of my heart you helped me achieve my dream!



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Our Desyrel in-home weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to step down from Desyrel under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician and Pharmacist. The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Desyrel until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help ease Desyrel withdrawal symptoms and support well-being.*  

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis. Our In-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start the Desyrel Withdrawal Program which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; goals; and interactions. Don't Wean Desyrel alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.*

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