A 38-year-old female asked:
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i stopped the insane amount of otc sleep aids i was on for 3 yrs, cold turkey, 2 wks ago. are withdrawal symptoms normal? when will they stop?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
OTC Sleep aids: I understand your distress of withdrawal symptoms and need for relief. Being on OTC sleep aids for 3 years, you developed Dependence, going “cold turkey” led to withdrawal symptoms - nausea, sweating, shaking, extreme anxiety or other symptoms. Your Health is Precious! For Diagnosis of acute withdrawal symptoms and for relief of distress, go to ER
Answered on Apr 11, 2016
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