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What is the best way to taper off lexapro?

Posted 26 Jan 2012 by j1091 17 answers

Please share some of your thoughts, The doctors seem to think tapering off by 5 i can off in two weeks after being on for a year. I do not see in any way how this is possible. The withdrawals i have are, headaches, extreme tiredness, dizzy spells, shocks, stomach cramps.. and that just the ...

Anxiety - Properly tapering off Ativan?

Posted 10 Mar 2012 by bluejay47 16 answers

Hi everyone So glad to have found this place. I have suffered from severe anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, stress-intolerance, Agoraphobia and a few other anxiety-related disorders for about 12 years now. I've also been taking Ativan (1mg) for the last 4 years and was splitting my pills in half. ...

Prednisone - Does predisone cause edema inankles & feet? Is it a concern?

Posted 31 Aug 2013 by cityglo 4 answers

My husband is taking a 10 day regime of 10 mg and tapering off over a 10 day period. This is after being on solumedrol iv in the hospital for an exacerbation of his COPD. He has only had the edema for 2 days.

Does anyone have a good tapering schedule for tramadol?

Posted 6 Jan 2014 by Determined89 7 answers

I have been taking tramadol now for about 2 years. I am up to taking 600 mg. (3 in the morning and 3 in the evening). I started out taking it for back pain but really liked the way it gave me energy and I could get a lot done. Because of this I feel like I'm abusing it and want to get off of ...

Tapering off amitriptyline, feel so sick, anxiety so bad, flu pain etc, should I go to hospital ?

Posted 5 Aug 2012 by islgirl 10 answers

I developed severe anxiety last May and my docs said the amitriptyline wasn't working for me. I began taking it 7 years ago for migraines that wouldn't go away and it worked except for having to increase dosage after trying to come off and couldn't. I got myself down to 10 mg 6 days ...

How long did your side effects last after tapering off Topamax?

Posted 1 May 2012 by Lyssa0124 3 answers

I was on topamax for about 3 months and at 75 mg. This drug was highly changing my mood and personality and it was only mildly effective at helping the migraines. I spoke with my doctor and he told me to wean off by 25 mg every 4 days. I took my last pill on day 12. I am currently 9 days free of ...

Can you abruptly stop taking prednisone after taking 25 mg a day for 30 days?

Posted 4 Oct 2013 by javierdfm 3 answers

The doctor told my father to take 25 mg of prednisone for 30 days... He didnt mention anything about tapering... Does 25 mg for 30 days require tapering? or can he just abruptly stop taking it?

Need tapering schedule for Klonopin, 2 mg?

Posted 31 Dec 2012 by w31961 2 answers

caucasian male, 51, 157 lbs. 51 year old caucasian male, 157 lbs here in need of klonopin withdrawal advice: I have been taking 1-2 mg klonopin and 0.25-0.5 mg halcion, at bedtime as needed, for about the last year and a half for anxiety and insomnia. Due to stresful events this past summer, I ...

Tapering off Effexor XR and scared?

Posted 1 day 15 hours ago by CareBear34 3 answers

I have been on Effexor XR for 6 months now, and have been having some side effects which my psychiatrist has deemed are due to the Effexor. I just started tapering off yesterday and am worried the tapering regimen. I was on 75mg and my dr told me to go to 37.5mg for 2 weeks and then stop. From ...

Why do I have a reaction to Percocet but not straight oxycodone?

Posted 19 days ago by SoConfused80 2 answers

I had back surgery a few months ago, and I am now on a low doseage and tapering down of Roxicodone, which is oxycodone immediate release. I only take 5mg every few hours. I have had a few complications which landed me in the emergency room, The first time they prescribed me 10mg Percocet which is ...

Anxiety - I'm going off Effexor and switching over to Zoloft. I am doing the tapering of the?

Posted 27 Jan 2017 by readingfairy 1 answer

... Effexor at the same time as I am going up on the Zoloft. I am having my period at this time and I am dealing with overwhelming feelings of guilt over the past. Little things that I might have said or did that I didn't think would be a big deal ends up in my head like a big deal. Sometimes ...

Quitting Antidepressants and Sudden Bruising ???

Posted 24 Jan 2017 by migrainesuf1166 0 answers

I recently stopped (about one week with no meds) antidepressant medication after switching medications and then tapering off completely and I am having bad bruising. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Or know why this could or would happen? Thank you!

Tapering off tramadol?

Posted 18 Jan 2017 by abusaud1980 0 answers

Hello there I've been taking tramadol in the amount of 400mg for the past two months and I want to stop taking it all together. I need help with a tapering schedule so the withdrawal symptoms are not severe. I feel like I've been abusing this drug but the good thing is that I've ...

How do I talk to my pain doctor about getting off Norco 10.? I am scared he might just close mycase?

Posted 7 Jan 2017 by Tired40 1 answer

I have been on Norco 10 since 2014. I take 4 a day. I don't want to be on them anymore. I am a single mom with a 3 year old son. I am scared my doctor will just kick me out instead of tapering me down. Any advice is appreciated.

Tapering off of Xanax?

Posted 20 Dec 2016 by lbrown6693 1 answer

Hello everyone, I was recently diagnosed with anxiety and was temporarily prescribed .25mg of xanax up to 3 times a day as needed (a 10-day supply, 1 refill available), while waiting for zoloft to take effect. I did that for 2 days and did not feel relief, so my doc said I could up the xanax to two ...

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