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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 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

Taper off of Valium from 5mg to 2.5mg?

Can I safely go from 5mg three times a day to 2.5mg three times a day to start taper off Valium. Will I suffer any side effects?

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

Does taking 0.5mg clonazepam for 3 months require a taper?

If I’ve taken 0.5mg once daily for 3 months. Will I experience withdrawal from suddenly stopping? And if it requires a taper, can someone give me an idea of how to go about doing so?

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal - Over the past 2 years I have successfully tapered off 3 medications.

200mg sertraline, 400 mg Lamictal, and 60 mg of Latuda with very few problems. Four weeks ago I started a taper off clonazepam. I have been on the drug for 10 years daily. 9 years at 1mg daily then increased to 2 during a particularly tough period. My first decrease was by 0.5 mg as instructed by... read more

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