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A 57-year-old male asked:

I have an addiction problem to 3 meds. 25mg valium , 300mg neurontin, (gabapentin) 50mg trazodone. i have bad symptoms when i try to reduce any of them. who would be the best doctor to see to help me?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 12 years experience
Treatment Center: Congratulations on your desire to take control of your addiction. Withdrawal symptoms are never something to take lightly, as they can range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. You can start with your primary care but your best option may be to do inpatient detox where they can manage your symptoms effectively and keep you as comfortable as possible.
Dr. James Cocco
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Valiumdose dangerous: Your neuron tin and team adobe doses are not bad, start weaning the valium though. That dose is very high and abrupt withdrawal can be very dangerous(seizures). Start by lowering your daily valium dose by approx 10% (2.5mg) every 5-6 days, that should be slow enough to prevent withdrawals. If you are using this med for anxiety, it is important to speak with your doctor about treating this properly.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
What is "team adobe"?
Oct 12, 2013
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Med Withdrawal: A psychopharmacologist would probably be the best person for you to see, ask your doctor or insurance company for a referral. Best wishes.
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Addiction Med /Psych: Neurontin (gabapentin) and trazodone are not addictive. Valium, as some of the other docs have indicated, is very addictive and you should see an addiction medicine md (ideally a psychiatrist with addiction med training, as it sounds like there may be mental health issues as well. Detox from benzodiazepines is often done outpatient, while in a group treatment program. 12 step groups are also important ongoing.

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