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"I have made the journey off both my SSRI, Lexapro and my
benzodiazepine, Alprazolam. I sleep much better, not having
as intense hot flashes, and my moodiness is gone.
I have some anxiety, but nothing I cannot handle if needed
as I have my Body Calm. Again, thank you for all that you
have done for me. Being off the Alprazolam is wonderful. I
never thought that was possible. And since going off the
SSRI my white blood count continues in improve. However, my
doctor still believes the SSRI could not be the culprit." R.D
"I was able to get off Effexor, after 8 years of taking it,
by using your products. And now, I use JNK Liquid
Booster and with diet and exercise, I have lost 20 pounds in
14 weeks, and I feel and look so much better!
I continue to take JNK Capsules so that I remain
depression-free. When I stopped taking them for a bit,
my depression returned, but with them, I don't experience
depression and I feel great and have none of the
side-effects of Effexor.
I can't thank you enough for your wonderful products.
They have enabled me to get my life and my health back!" L.
"My journey with The Road Back may seem a little wacky. I
was taking Cymbalta, Tramadol and a cocktail of other
medications for Fibromyalgia and back pain for three years,
and had to stop taking Cymbalta because it was causing liver
problems. I decreased the dosage under doctor's orders but
still experienced the "head zaps," restless legs, anxiety
This particular doctor did not believe that stopping the
drug after the lowest dose could cause the withdrawals I was
complaining of, especially the head zaps. One morning after
a night of vomiting (so I also could not take my tramadol--double
withdrawals unbeknownst to me) the withdrawal symptoms were
at their worst (add hair pulling and rocking back and forth)
and as I was waiting to be driven to urgent care, I stood up
from the couch hardly knowing what I was doing, my legs
carried me to the computer, and I Googled "Cymbalta
One of the web sites that came up was The Road Back, and I'm
so grateful. When I got to urgent care I had to explain that
I am not on illegal drugs! The worst part was having my
four-year-old daughter see me in that condition. It still
brings tears to my eyes to think of it.
At first I was skeptical that it was just another gimmick,
since I've been disappointed time and again by phony chronic
pain "cures," but thanks to The Road Back I have been off
Cymbalta for a year and a half. Your caring staff answered a
couple of questions for me when I needed to call, which was
an added comfort to me.
Not only was I helped through my crisis, but I continue to
use the Body Calm products to help with Fibromyalgia-related
sleep difficulty, and more recently have discovered the new
Relax Night with Melatonin for the nights I need extra help
"Thank you" seems inadequate for the gratitude I feel, The
Road Back, You are truly Heaven-sent. God Bless you!!! Love,
“I'd like to thank you for your website and the important
mitzvah you're performing.
I was on psychoactive drugs for a total of two years. It
started with an antidepressant and a sleeping pill. I got
worse. The dosages were upped. I didn't improve. The doctors
added on a "mood stabilizer," then an anti-anxiety drug (a
very low dosage of an antipsychotic). I figured the drugs
were making me worse, not better...and in my total ignorance
went off them cold turkey. Guess what happened. Back on the
drugs. Eight months later, I was also prescribed a
benzodiazepine "as needed" but no more than once a day. I
felt like a zombie.
My doctor wouldn't reduce my drugs until I "stabilized." I
figured out that there was no stability, that I had to get
off the drugs. How I
wish I'd known about your website three years ago when the
nightmare began! Anyway, I'm following the diet advice you
give and have so far lost 20 pounds of the weight I gained
while on the drug cocktail. My health continues to improve.”
Thank you from my heart. C. R.
“My best friend decided to go off Pristiq cold turkey back
in November 2011.
We had been talking about it for awhile about him getting
off these pills and one day when we arrived at work he
forgot to have the pills and he decided then and there to
stay off them.
We work in an IT department and have extremely stressful
jobs, for the first week while he was off them he seemed ok
to me, I even mentioned he was doing really well.
What I didn't know was that while we were under
pressure he seemed totally normal but as soon as he was not
under the stress he was falling apart.
By the second week, he was irrational, angry, sad and it was
always really hard to calm him down.
He actually resigned from work, everything he was
saying behind the reasons made perfect sense he said to me
that he can see everything more clearly now that he is off
the drugs, he felt like the drugs were holding him back but
after he had resigned he fell apart and he would constantly
This went on for a few days, I didn't know what to do, I
knew it was withdraws of the drugs.
I started to research on the web about drug
withdrawals and I came across the road back website. I
emailed off a request for the ebook with a little note about
friend going off cold turkey.
The team was extremely helpful and sent the book and
even highlighted the chapters to go straight too. I read the
entire ebook in a matter of hours.
Being in Australia I had to track down where I could
find all the vitamins it was going to take about a week to
get them. I was
really worried about him at this stage because he was in
such a dark place I really thought I was going to find in
floating in a pool when I got home from work.
I went to the chemist and found the best of the best of the
omega 3 fish oil capsules, I printed out the book and
highlighted the pages we needed.
I convinced him that none of this was his fault and
that this is all part of the ride from getting off these
drugs. A week
later all the vitamins arrived I placed them in plastic bags
for each dosage for morning, mid morning, lunch etc, I sent
a timer of when he should have them and got him to take
After a week of being on the vitamins he was a completely
different person, I actually got him to laugh.
By the Friday he came to me and said you saved me and
he was feeling better like a normal person.
I knew that we would still have good days and bad
days and we did but we agreed he would stick it out for the
45 days. I ensured that we walked nearly every day by the
beach, we walk for hours.
The exercise really made a difference, if I could see
that he was getting worked up, I would say let's go for a
walk, he always felt better after walking.
Some days we would talk and some days not but just
getting out there made everything better.
For the first couple of weeks you could tell he was getting
better but every now and then you would see his mind wonder
especially in the middle of a conversation and he would lose
his train of thought as the weeks went on this all went
By day 30 I had my mate back, he was really good.
It's now March and I can't thank the team at the road
back enough for the encouraging emails and assistance.
I really could not have helped my friend without you.
He is happy, healthy and coping with life drug free.”
Thanks again “K”
“Wow, who would have thought that just adding a few
supplements would pull you back from Lexapro withdrawal
hell!! I started taking Lexapro 7 years ago & have
tried stopping many times - I have tried gradually reducing
my dose & cold -, turkey, neither was successful. I
always returned to taking the pill - despite the fact that I
gained weight, experienced constant stomach upset, was
always ready for a nap, had little sex drive, and did not
feel much emotion (good or bad).
For someone that does not know what withdrawal feels like -
I would tell them that the side effects from the meds were a
walk in the park compared to withdrawal. However, I
recently decided to give quitting another shot, and after
about 6 days of persistent & worsening withdrawal, I typed
"over the counter relief from Lexapro withdrawal" in the
Google search engine & stumbled upon The Road Back Website.
My first thought was that it was another company that wanted
to sell me something, but I soon realized it was free
content so appeared to offer some solid advice - I didn't
have anything to lose besides a few bucks on supplements so
I headed to the supermarket & went home to take my fish oil
& vitamin E. I went to sleep for the night a couple
hours later already thinking about calling into work the
next day because I felt so bad.
When I woke up the next morning, I felt fine! I kept
waiting for my symptoms to return, but it has been four days
& I just keep feeling better! Thank you so much for
offering this free content on the internet for those who are
suffering & not getting the answers they need from the docs
who gave them the meds in the first place!!!!!!”
“WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP THAT WORDS
CANNOT ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE OUR FEELINGS.
“D” returned to work last week. She has been off all
psychiatric medication for about ten weeks. While her
detoxification was not quite as smooth as it could have
been; it would not have been possible without your help and
guidance. It probably would have been impossible without the
dietary supplements and The Road Back program to follow.
The doctors here were of no help, they abruptly took her off
medications and when she did not feel well they said there
were no such thing as withdrawals from those medications.
They, of course, offered more drugs.
“D” is no longer experiencing unexplainable
intense feelings of hot, cold, pain, pressure ect. There
were many times when “D” was in so much pain it was keeping
her awake. She also woke up at night crying out in pain. On
two separate occasions I gave her two Tylenol #3 to help her
sleep. They seemed to work as a break through drug that
stopped the pain and allowed her to sleep. The pain seemed
to build back up after two weeks and keep her awake. Two
Tylenols worked again. I suspect this pain was the result of
coming off the drugs and her body/brain not producing enough
serotonin or dopamine to cover the extra receptors her brain
grew in response to over a decade of drug blocked signals.
The pain and lack of a proper sleep cycle just continued
situation was probably cause by a lack of supervision while
I visited my elderly parents on the east coast at Christmas.
“D” had a bit of a stumble in November but we doubled up on
the JNK and went back to 2.5 mg of zopiclone per night while
she stabilized. The week before I left we reduced her to
1.25 mg with the instructions to stay at that dose until my
return and double up on the JNK again if she started feeling
For some reason she thought she was to reduce again and
around Christmas she stopped taking the zopiclone, as well
as the 25mg of Seroquel. I think this may have resulted in a
high or manic state, she totally cleaned my house. When I
got back she was having trouble sleeping, waking up in pain,
slowly deteriorating. This time she was desperate and went
back on a blocker drug gabapentine . She did not like the
way it made her feel but it stopped the pain. She did not
want to continue with the blocker drug and stopped it after
eight days. She felt that was only going backwards. When the
pain came back so strong she could not sleep we tried and
had success with the Tylenols.
For quite a while after “D” said that the first steps of the
day felt like she was walking across broken glass. After
awhile only the first three or four steps. The quality of
her sleep seemed to have an effect on how long this feeling
lasted in the morning. The poorer her sleep was and how many
nights in a row she was having difficulty sleeping seemed to
make the feeling last longer.
She has been pain free again for three days now. We had been
cutting back on the body calm supreme to at night time only
and body calm to once a day. About sixty days after her last
dosage of zopiclone and Seroquel we tried stopping the JNK.
She did not respond well to that, so she has been taking JNK
each morning again for the last four days. I just realized
that continuing the JNK for 45 days after the last dose of
drugs now refers to the GabaPentine or perhaps even the
She is still waking up at night but only once or maybe
twice; but not crying out or even feeling pain. We are quite
sure the pain sensations were the result of stopping the
I have been paying attention and guiding her through any
rough patches as well as I could but I think we are close to
the end of the road back. We now need advice on completion
of the program. I believe having some JNK, Body Calm and
Body calm supreme on hand would be a good idea. I think
having “D” carry on taking the Omega 3 and vitamin E as well
as the JNK multi vitamin, Femlife and Cal Mag supreme should
be a good maintenance program. Perhaps some vitamin D as
You have been such great help that any guidance on properly
ending would be appreciated
Thank you again for all your help we could not
have accomplished so much without your assistance. You truly
are lifesavers. Yours truly.” L.J. and D.R.
It’s been four years now since I got off Effexor with your
help. It took me nearly three months to taper off the
dose, which is funny I think I only took it for 3 or four
months before that. I was diagnosed with Major
Depressive Disorder in 2003 though I have had depression and
anxiety issues my entire life. Over the course of five years
doctors prescribed to me Prozac, Wellbutrin, Celexa and
finally Effexor. Each time a med would stop working I would
scour the internet to research other drugs that I could
convince my doctor to prescribe me. I began asking
myself what if this one doesn't work then what will fix me?
What began as a general annoyance that the drugs either
stopped working, caused rashes, or made me fat ended
with Effexor making me sleep like a zombie, have night
terrors so horrible that I felt physical pain in my dreams,
and cry uncontrollably if I missed a dose. My children would
ask me what was wrong and I would tell them not to worry I
forgot to take my medicine they would look worried and say
"then please don't forget anymore"
I knew I had to get off and that doctors were not going to
fix me. It is not their business to fix us it is their
business to keep us coming back and if we are ok we do not
need them. It became clear that I was the one living the
lifestyle that made me have the problems. I was the one who
had to find and make the changes to fix me. I Googled away
and I found you.
Finally honest straight forward advice to get off and
solutions to alleviate and minimize physical reactions to
getting off the drugs. Thank you Thank you thank you!
I have dropped your link in quite a few friends e-mails
after discussing getting off different drugs. Getting off
Effexor took a lot of time and dedication and even after I
was off completely I still experienced uncontrollable crying
(especially if I drank alcohol which is not that often) and
zaps in my ears for about 6 months after that. You
never said it would be easy, and you never tried to take
advantage of me and sell me stuff. Even today I hear
zaps from time to time and it just alerts me to get back on
my omega 3s and stop eating crap.
Thank you for reassuring me that it can be done and I do not
have to be dependent on a foreign chemical to feel normal.
Thank you for reinforcing the link between diet (especially
refined carbs) and brain function. I have
come so far but I am reminded with my relapse of negativity
and sadness anytime I deviate back to my old eating habits.
You must get thousands of thank you and testimonials each
day, and I know mine is just one more but it comes truly
heartfelt with immense gratitude.” Sincerely yours L.
We received the supplements and gave our 17 yr old daughter
the body calm and cal mag before sleep Sunday night.
She easily went to sleep with no Seroquel.
Monday she took all supplements as directed.
She has never been so calm and pleasant and relaxed in many
years (if ever)! Feels like a miracle!
Last night she did not fall asleep right away, but this
morning she said she slept soundly through the night-first
time in AGES!!
Today she went too many hours without the body calm and
nerve support second dose because she was out of the house
longer than expected. She felt flu-like and headachy etc,
but still, handled the discomfort better than ever. Once she
took the supplements again, she felt better all over again.
We can’t thank you and your team enough for publishing what
it takes to get back on the road to health, and offering
your guidance. This is already changing our family life.”
"I live in Nevada. I used your supplements to withdraw from
a number of medications, with great success.