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On warfarin for life.Gaining weight and dont hardly eat anything. Would others share how you keep?

Question asked 29 Sep 2012 2 answers

Support groups: warfarin, weight

Robert_325's comment: To answer properly need to know all your meds as there could be adverse interactions along with the cause of you requiring the norcos for so long. Getting a diuretic for water retention, but the warfarin on its own should not be causing excessive ...

Restoril (temazepam) for sleep. Pros and cons?

Question asked 2 Jul 2012 11 answers

Support groups: restoril, sleep disorders, temazepam, sleep, insomnia

Robert_325's response: Laurie ... we build up a tolerance to restoril probably faster than any member of the benzo family. I have sleep disorders due to autoimmune disorders. I don't like to take anything every night but I guarantee that restoril will become ineffective ...

Could anxiety be a genetic disorder? Father has anxiety and I do?

Question asked 28 Feb 2012 9 answers

Support groups: anxiety, alprazolam, generalized anxiety disorder, generic, anxiety and stress

Robert_325's response: Anxiety can definitely be a genetic disorder. It's not necessarily that way in all cases but it can be. Most commonly it comes with autoimmune disorders, most of which go undiagnosed most a person's lifetime.

Is there a drug for anxiety that if taken and eventually discontinued will NOT cause a withdrawal?

Question asked 27 Feb 2012 2 answers

Support groups: anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, withdrawal

Robert_325's answer: You can take an anxiety med like klonopin but it should only be used for very short periods, as in a week or ten days if possible. There are supplements like Kava, Valerian Root, go to a GNC or similar vitamin / supplement store and they can show ...

My doctor wants me to take Celexa(citalopram) for anxiety, is this a smart move?

Question asked 27 Feb 2012 5 answers

Support groups: celexa, anxiety, citalopram, generalized anxiety disorder, doctor

Robert_325's answer: I wouldn't advise it unless you've been on it before. You're almost done with your taper. Why start an antidepressant now? I would not tell someone already on them to get off, but would not tell you to do this at the point you're at in your ...

How do I tell dr I've been taking subutex not prescribed at 27 weeks pregnant?

Question asked 4 Feb 2012 1 answer

Support groups: subutex, pregnancy

Robert_325's comment: 1 day ... wasn't ignoring you, go over to the discussion forum and start a new thread. It's too difficult to be working with multiple people on this format. Click on "forum - discussion boards" at the top of this page and you'll go right there. Put ...

How do I tell dr I've been taking subutex not prescribed at 27 weeks pregnant?

Question asked 4 Feb 2012 1 answer

Support groups: subutex, pregnancy

Robert_325's comment: Jessa ... and you need to tell your OBGYN what you're doing. Trust me you won't be the first patient they have ever seen doing this.

How do I tell dr I've been taking subutex not prescribed at 27 weeks pregnant?

Question asked 4 Feb 2012 1 answer

Support groups: subutex, pregnancy

Robert_325's comment: Jessa ... we need to start you out reducing your dose by 25% about every four days. And I've done this with LOTS of girls that were pregnant and every time was a total success. You've got to tell me everything that is going on as we do this though ...

How do I tell dr I've been taking subutex not prescribed at 27 weeks pregnant?

Question asked 4 Feb 2012 1 answer

Support groups: subutex, pregnancy

Robert_325's answer: You still have time to taper off (possibly pretty easily) depending on how much you're taking. Need to know your daily dose before telling you what to do.

Suboxone - How if ever do I overcome the "marked for life", stigma attached to sub. use?

Question asked 4 Jan 2012 7 answers

Support groups: suboxone, pain, back pain, opiate dependence

Robert_325's comment: Patti ... I just did it for a short time. Did get some pain relief but decided I just didn't want to go with the opiate option. Good thing about subs for pain therapy is there is no tolerance built up so one is not so likely to abuse them and ...

Suboxone - How if ever do I overcome the "marked for life", stigma attached to sub. use?

Question asked 4 Jan 2012 7 answers

Support groups: suboxone, pain, back pain, opiate dependence

Robert_325's response: I don't think Artist was trying to judge anyone. She was offering an opinion from the eyes of a rehab professional. She is not a dr, doesn't claim to be, and only offered her professional perspective as someone who works with addicts in recovery. I ...

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