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Adderall and Tramadol low dose risks?

I am currently prescribed 200mg/day of tramadol and trying to slowly taper off to reduce withdrawal symptoms. I have seen there is a seizure risk when mixing adderall and tramadol, but I wanted to know if that risk is essentially eliminated if I am taking the adderall in the morning (10-20mg at... read more

I am trying to switch from 20 mg of Lexapro to Effexor. How Should I cross taper?

I have been on Lexapro for over 15 years and I feel it is no longer helping me at all with my Anxiety and Depression. How should I cross taper this. I already started on Effexor at 37.5 mg and I am going to double that starting tomorrow. I am doing this while still on 20 mg of Lexapro.Should I... read more

How to taper Lyrica correctly?

I'm on Lyrica, 75mg 3x a day. I'm tapering off 25mg at a time. Right now, I'm taking 75mg in the morning, 50mg early afternoon, and 75mg at night. How should I progress? Take one of the 75mg doses down to 50mg also.. Or take the 50mg down to 25mg? The doctor spreader the doses out... read more

How do I taper off 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline) with minimal side effects?

I've been taking Zoloft 50mg for about 7 months and I want to stop, I'm anxious because when I first started taking them, I had a lot of really intense suicidal thoughts (felt like I wouldn't be able to control it, like I was going to pick up a knife and just do it). I figure... read more

How long does Effexor withdrawal last?

I’ve been off Effexor for a little over 3 months. My doctor had me taper from 150mg, to 75mg, to 37.5mg with only 2 weeks in between each taper. That was probably too fast, my symptoms were really bad. Vertigo, nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, depression, bad stomach pains, vomiting. I’m... read more

Can a 15 mg capsule of temazepam be cut in half?

I want to taper down with this drug, and all I have at home is the 15mg strength. Thanks.

How long does the prednisone withdrawal joint and muscle pain last?

I was on 50 mg of prednisone for 6 months for a kidney disease called Minimal Change Disease. I started the taper in late July and slowly came down the dose over another 5 months to complete the regimen. I had Cushings while on prednisone, but it pretty much disappeared by the time I completely... read more

How to detox from Xanax XR safely?

I take 2 mg of Xanax XR twice daily and 1 mg XR in the afternoon. I am taking it for maintenance, not to get high. I want to safely stop taking it or at least lower my dose. I know I can't taper off without some kind of drug for detox. If I don't take it in the morning and wait until... read more

Will I have withdrawal symptoms from taking 0.5mg of Ativan a day for three months? Sometimes 1mg?

I have been taking 0.5mg of ativan as needed (usually once per day) for the last 3 months. I do skip several days sometimes. Will I need to taper off the Ativan to avoid withdrawal? I am scared of the withdrawal symptoms I have read about. I wish I never took this drug!!!

How can one reasonably taper off Abilify?

Let me preface this by saying, I was never schizophrenic in my life, and I was put on the medication as an adjunct to resistant depression in 2004. The important facts are as follows: I've been taking 5 mg of Abilify since July 17th , was at 7.5 mg for prior two months (May 24 - July 17),... read more

I want to stop taking Aimovig?

Currently on 140mg a month - for those of you that stopped do I need to taper or do I just not take it at the beginning of the month ?

Clonazepam withdrawal questions?

Is it possible to taper off to slowly on clonazepam. I have been tapering off 0.125 mg every two weeks. My initial dosage was 1.5. I’m down to 1.125 mg and having bad withdrawals. I’m wondering if I should just taper off 0.125 for a month verses every two weeks. Is that to slow?

How much 25 mg Librium can you take in a 24-hr. period?

I am a 15-20/day beer drinker and my doctor prescribed Librium. I found that one, 25 mg pill, every 4-6 hours on this first day is not cutting it. Feel like I need more than taper off, for a week.

How to taper the dosage of Zapiz (clonazapam) 0.5mg and discontinue its use safely?

Hi, I have been taking Zapiz (clonazepam) since last 6 days. My doctor prescribed it for anxiety and insomnia. He prescribed 0.5mg but did not provide guidelines about dosage tapering. I took 0.5mg for 1st three days and reduced the dosage to half for the next 3 days. What should I do next?... read more

Any adverse effects switching from amitriptyline to nortriptyline (after withdrawal)?

I was on 10 mg amitriptyline for 3 months for headaches and insomnia. I tolerated this dose well with some dry mouth and grogginess upon waking. After 3 months I decided to taper down, with the approval of my neurologist. I tapered to 5 mg (using a pill splitter) for 1 month and then 2.5 mg... but... read more

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