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Trazadone cold turkey

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Bryan
16 years experience Clinical Psychology
Other relief availab: The Trazadone is one medication which you can stop and it will leave the body completely within 4-6 weeks. However, there are other medications that c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Birth Defects: occur in 1 percent of pregnancies. Thats excluding those that end in spontaneous abortion. Neural tube defects occur in the 3rd and 4th week of the pr ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
See your doctor: It is generally not advisable to stop any prescription medication "cold turkey", especially not antidepressants. These medications are typically star ... Read More
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Dr. Nelly Cohen
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Wean off: These kind of meds are not recommended to quit cold turkey due to a possibility of serotonin withdrawal syndrome. They should be slowly weaned off wi ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa/Trazodone: Concern, having been on them for that long, is withdrawal & more importantly, recurrence of the original symptoms they were prescribed to treat in the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
46 years experience Clinical Psychology
May take a while: Larry, It is best to taper these drugs gradually when discontinuing use. Anxiety, agitation, and trouble sleeping can occur if the drug is suddenly st ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Wheatley
38 years experience Psychiatry
Safer than Xanax (alprazolam)...: The degree of discontinuation would be impacted by whether you took prn, dosage, and what it's being replaced with.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
See provider: Please talk with your health care provider about your symptoms to see if you need to be back on trazodone or be checked for something else.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
40 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Pretty much any medicine can cause bruxism -- tooth grinding, although this medicine certainly doesn't do so commonly. Discuss this with you prescrib ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
Turkey Empathy?: Given the medications you mentioned, your reaction could be related to heightened anxiety around Thanksgiving and the whole formality, family, carving ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Difficult to say: That is a very complex regimen for sleep and I am glad you are not taking any of these since you are pregnant. Restoring is the most likely of these t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You may become sleepier than usual if you were just begun on Trazadone...however the use of Nyquil is not contraindicated Hope this is helpful! BTW N ... Read More

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