of taking this drug for so long, one being addiction. Her G.P. has been no help in giving advice about weaning off, they were obtained from a slimming clinic, but surely the doctor dispensing should have known the effects but still kept on giving them out, well over the dosage period ( some 9 + years over). What is the best way to wean, although she has not had any for quite a few weeks now, and it shows behaviourally, is there a safe alternative she can take, ian of Preston
Caffeine, either as coffee, an "energy drink" (e.g. "Red Bull"), or over-the-counter caffeine pills would be the first line for sympathomimetic support for your partner when she weans. Please have your partner contact her GP to make sure there aren't any medical reasons why she shouldn't take caffeine.
If caffeine doesn't work, over-the-counter decongestants may be the next alternative, but they generally have more and greater side-effects than caffeine. The same advice to consult your GP applies before taking them.
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