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.
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…
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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 POR 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!
Kelly (Montana) PROZAC WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORY
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MARILYN's PROZAC withdrawal success
Eighteen years ago I went to a counselor because of a troubled relationship. In order to continue her program, I was required to go on Prozac....thus started my journey. Today, after three months of faithfully using the products and following the directions in the POINT OF RETURN program, I am free. I sent in an email questioning if I should feel this good!! My greatest fear was that I would reach this emotional clarity and then crash to a new low.
To my joy, I continue to feel clear, calm and free. I am sleeping again, have energy and no longer suffer from constipation or anxiousness. My weight has started to come down to a normal range.
WHAT I FEEL TODAY:
Clarity- I can really see things around me with my emotional eye in such a clear state, no emotions to block.
My emotions feel like I am on a "high", but not exactly a nervous state, just a state of alertness.
I have not hit a brick wall, I have not been let down. As far as the eighteen year relationship...still there, but I am in a much better condition to take control of my life and make decisions based on clarity, rather that emotional turmoil.
Marilyn (California) PROZAC WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORY
ERIC'S PROZAC WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORY
Wow, it is hard to know where to start. Let me try! It has been quite a long road, but well worth it. I should probably start at the beginning. I believe it was in 2006 when I started having some issues with anxiety. My doctor put me on Prozac and Klonopin as a result. After about one year on the meds, I decided that I wanted to stop taking them. I spoke to the doctor and he was in favor of reducing the dose but did not support me stopping. I tapered off them fully outside of his advice and within a few months, I was having issues with anxiety again. He was furious with me for not listening, so I agreed to go back on the medication. His explanation of the relapse was that I just needed to be on medication and that was why I was having reoccurring issues. He never spoke of the possibility of withdrawal, even when I brought it up. After being back on them for quite a few months, I was not satisfied. I just didn't feel that this path was what I needed to do. I really didn't know what to do!
After some intense prayer and searching, I found the POR website. I read the information on the site and it immediately clicked that I was much like those on the website. I had made two attempts in the past to come off the meds and was not successful. I was hesitant that there might be a solution for getting off the meds. My doctor was frustrated with me and tried to convince me that I had a chemical imbalance and there was nothing I could do about it except take medication. The doctor made me feel so helpless. During this time, I felt so distant from the Lord and so focused on myself. I did not realize how inwardly I was focused until recently. I now realize that He was there the entire time.
I emailed the POR website and got an answer back almost immediately. As a matter of fact, I believe it was a phone call from Alesandra. I went back and forth for a few weeks concerning the decision to start the program before I finally placed the first order. I prayed so much and wanted to make sure it was the Lord's will for me to do. I was scared, but also encouraged that I had a potential solution. I must have emailed Alesandra two or three times a day for months after starting the program. I was constantly checking with her on every twitch, ache, and feeling that I had. She graciously helped me through it all. I admire her patience and care and believe that she has a gift to help people.
I tapered the Klonopin first and then the Prozac. Over the course of approximately one year, I was free from both medications. I have to admit, I did not always follow the protocol of the program. For that, I did have some set backs. That typically resulted in frantic emails to Alesandra looking for what to do. Almost every time, I had missed some of the supplements or done something not recommended by the program. I also
My advice to everyone reading is to follow the program exactly. Do not try to make your own version or modify it without consulting with the people at POR who know. I had such a desire to feel better, but frequently went my own way. Believe me, save yourself some hardship and stay on the path that has been established. was lacking faith.
Also, have confidence that there is a way out. Through my trial, I found the true faith I should have always had.
I need to take time to acknowledge Alesandra, who was always there when I needed support. I have emailed late nights, weekends, and other times and always got a quick response. Believe me, I was very needy! Alesandra, thank you truly, from the bottom of my heart. It is no doubt that God has you in the place where He wants you. You have put so much of yourself into helping me when there was nothing in it for you but seeing me succeed. I praise God that He worked through you to help me and all those who struggle with getting off the medications.
I also thank God for answering my prayers to find answers and for strengthening my faith. Our trials are designed to help us seek Him, not ourselves. That is still something I have to remind myself.
I also need to thank the whole POR staff, including Terry and Andrea. I called many times looking for help and always got an uplifting word or laugh.
For those currently struggling, try the program. Give the POR team a call or email.
Also, find faith to help you through. If you are a Christian, cling to Jesus!
Eric (New Hampshire) PROZAC WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORY
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