Shout out to NAS for wearing our Yacht Club Snapback hat last night when he was performing at the Hennessy Super Bowl after party! I cannot begin to tell you of the awful side effects he experienced; the worst part was, we had no idea it was from the medication. I quit smoking 2 months ago and almost instantly started to notice tinnitus that came the same day as a huge spike in anxiety from nicotine withdrawal. But you need to weigh the pros and cons. Quitting kratom wasn’t exactly cold-turkey hell, but then again it wasn’t exactly a piece of piss either. I fear that as per the Ashton Manual (read it too late) that I did IRREPAIRABLE damage to my psyche and brain due to going off the med C/T. But there is a reason that stimulants went from the first line treatment for depression to rarely if ever used for that indication.
I started Clonazepam around Christmas and used it pretty much every day since then: to help with my sleep, with the stress and also as a mean to come down from an epic coke binge around NYE. I hear from my colleagues of withdrawal reactions in about 20% of their patients abruptly stopping 20 mg/day of paroxetine, and in much higher percentages of those who abruptly stop higher doses. I was also prescribed an inhaler and the prednisone. I guess