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what are the most likely discontinuation (withdrawal) symptoms for emsam? is there any information about emsam discontinuation available online?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Most likely=none: While many people experience a discontinuation syndrome from SSRI's and SNRI's (usually irritability, "electric shock" sensations), I am unaware of any reported with EMSAM or seligiline. However, especially in higher doses, all MAO inhibitors should be discontinued AT LEAST 10 days before starting another antidepressant, to avoid hypertension and even hypertensive crisis.

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How does caffeine cause withdrawal headaches?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Bloodvessel dilation: Caffeine withdrawal headache is the result of temporarily increased sensitivity to a natural body chemical called Adenosine which dilates blood vessel to cause headache. When caffeine is being consumed, Adenosine receptors are blocked and the body responds by producing more Adenosine receptors. If no caffeine then body has excessive Adenosine on receptors that dilates blood vessel that createspain.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is rapid heartbeat a withdrawal symptom?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Yes tachycardia can: Occur when you are withdrawing from various agents. It could however be related to hundreds of other diagnosis.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How severe is adipex withdrawal?

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Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 43 years experience
No withdrawal: Adipex is not addictive and there is no withdrawal when stopped. Someone who has used it for an extended time might notice increased hunger and some fatigue for a short time. Check with your doctor before changing your meds.
Dr. Lonny Horowitz
Bariatrics 40 years experience
I have been treating with phentermine/Adipex for more than 26 years and have never observed withdrawal symptoms in a patient. The judicious treatment of patients with this drug had been proven to be safe and effective only under the direct supervision of an appropriately trained physician.
Jan 17, 2012
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
I do addiction medicine as well as weight loss medicine, I use phentermine, I know what addiction looks like and phentermine does not cause it.
Nov 13, 2012
A 23-year-old member asked:

Is anxiety a withdrawal symptom or could this be something I just was self medicating?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Both?: It could be both, sometimes hard to say exactly, without more info, stopping alcohol or other substance, was anxiety strong before you ever used a substance. See your doctor or counselor to further explore this and possible treatment options.
A 37-year-old female asked:

Can u withdrawal from Suboxone and why?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Absolutely!!!!!!: Suboxone is a very long acting medication and it is an opiod mixed with another medication to block the addicting properties. It stays active for up to 3 days and most patients start feling severe withdraws in 2 to 3 days. It is very powerful and should only be stopped under the supervision of a liscences and certified Suboxone doctor.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
I think it is a misconception that the medication mixed with Suboxone (naloxone) blocks the addicting properties. The naloxone is to try and prevent IV abuse but does not block the addiction to buprenorphine. Suboxone can be and is abused.
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