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What is the best way to taper off Lexapro?

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... read more

Anxiety - Properly tapering off Ativan?

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.... read more

Does anyone have a good tapering schedule for tramadol?

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... read more

Prednisone - Does prednisone Cause Edema in Ankles & Feet? Is it a concern?

My husband is taking a 10 day regime of 10 mg Prednisone 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.

I've read increased sex drive with lamictal. Those that have experienced this, do you take it in the

... am, pm, or split dose? I take in the morning because I struggle to sleep, but increased sex drive would be nice. What dose did you start having this benefit? I'm tapering up pretty slow because it makes me grumpy for about a week or more with each increase.

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

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... read more

Please help tapering from Fioricet - I'm terrified! New here, please help me?

I am currently tapering from Fioricet. it's a combo med it has Tylenol 40mg of caffeine and 50mg of butalbital.I got my first script when I was having dental work.I wish I never took one!I have had many addictions alcohol (that was a bad one I went 2 detox 2x for that) then Percocet then Soma... read more

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Urgent need for information on prednisone dosage for PMR flares.

Have been tapering and now at 2 mg. But have had three flareups this year. Several doctors, including specialist at Duke, don't seem to know enough about PMR to provide enough medication to treat the return of painful swelling. How have you dealt with this in communicating with your doctor?... read more

Benzodiazepine withdrawal - Itching and leg edema normal?

My doctor started tapering me off of clonazepam 2 weeks ago. I had only been taking it about 6 months, .5mg 2x a day. He had me cut one of those doses in half only. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal, but oh my god, the symptoms. It's not anxiety, but a whole host of physical symptoms 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

Switching from Paxil to Prozac?

My Paxil doesn't seem to work anymore. My agoraphobia is bad again. Bad depression and anxiety. My doctor is switching me to Prozac from Paxil without any tapering. I'm very scared because Paxil withdrawal is awful! Can anyone give me any advice please?

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

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... read more

Need tapering schedule for Klonopin, 2 mg?

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... read more

I tried lexapro for 3 weeks and got WORSE anxiety, so I went off. Is it nuts to try again?

I have generalized anxiety, which has in turned really caused a lot of my depression. I initially tried lexapro, as it's worked for friends of mine, but found that even with tapering onto it slowly and adjusting my timing with the dosing, the onset has me EXTREMELY frightened, anxious- it was... read more

Zolpidem - Does taking this make you hungry?

I take Trazadone and Zolpidem to make me sleep. I take 100 mg of Trazadone and 10 mg of Zolpidem. I used to take 200 mg of Trazadone but I am tapering of of it. After I take birth this meds, I eat like crazy! I will eat anything! Does anyone know which med could be causing this? Thanks!!!

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