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What is the best way to taper off exapro?

Posted 26 Jan 2012 by j1091 20 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 19 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 ...

Benzo tapering Valium?

Posted 15 days ago by Real123 2 answers

I came here to see if anyone can tell me if its normal to experience agoraphobia fear of leaving the house for fear id have a massive panic attack and fear of public places during benzo tapering. Like I am not even finished my taper off the Valium. I currently am down to 0.5mg of Valium in the ...

Sudden onset of leg cramps related to detox??

Posted 10 days ago by Flamencomama 0 answers

Today I suddenly fell in the parking lot with agonizing leg cramps. I started tapering 2 months ago from 3mgs lorazapam to 2 mgs. I didn't know that was too much to fast. Then 1.5 weeks ago I cut down to 1.5 or a bit more but less than 2. Hard to cut the little Pills. I have a panic attacks ...

Usually get prednisone for gout flareup?

Posted 22 Jun 2017 by daraken 2 answers

normally given prednisone for gout flareup. ALWAYS given script of big dose and then tapered off, for a few days. All of a sudden doc gave me script for 4 pills for 4 days. No tapering off. Voiced my concern but was told I did not know what I am talking about. Is this a normal treatment for Gout? ...

When tapering prednisone for myasthenia gravis, do I need to increase the dosage of Imuran?

Posted 7 Jun 2017 by clear363 1 answer

Trying to learn the relationship of how much to increase Imuran to replace prednisone Tapering - as the daily dosage of pprednisone is reduced, what is a reasonable increase in Mestinon to replace the effects of reduced prednisone? As an example: prednisone dosage at 20mg QD [once daily] and 50mg ...

How long did your Lexapro withdrawal last after tapering off according to doctor's recommendations?

Posted 11 May 2017 by Chansonetta 1 answer

I was on Lexapro for 8 1/2 months. Tapered from 10 to 5 mg for two weeks, then 5 to 2.5 for two weeks and now to 0 for several days. I am having some dizziness and brain zaps but nothing intolerable. Any advice on getting through this would be appreciated. Hoping to get back to normal soon. BTW the ...

How long will the withdrawal symptoms last after tapering off fentanyl?

Posted 10 May 2017 by Roy Dixon 2 answers

I started on 12mg then onto 25mg the onto 75mg and that is where the trouble started. I felt like a zombie .,and although I was using them for back pain, I was getting no relief. So I asked my doctor to take me off them. I started on 75m for 5 days then 50mg for 5 days, and lastly 25mg for 5 days. ...

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

Posted 24 Apr 2017 by Ahappygirl4u 2 answers

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? ...

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