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Does coming off duloxetine cause insomnia?

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Does coming off duloxetine cause insomnia?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Yes, depending on dose and duration u been taking it. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Im 8weeks off off Suboxone and on naltrexone still no energy and terrible RLS .Just started lyrica (pregabalin) &doc is slowly raising dose will this ever end?

Im 8weeks off off Suboxone and on naltrexone still no energy and terrible RLS .Just started lyrica (pregabalin) &doc is slowly raising dose will this ever end?

Ask for specific : Treatment for rls. Narcotics such as suboxone do a great job blocking rls. Naltrexone on the other hand can have the opposite effect. Your doctor should order a ferritin level to make sure that your total iron body stores are not diminished. I would not be surprised if you also have periodic limb movements of sleep which often accompanies rls. This can cause a great disturbance in sleep continuity and daytime fatigue and sleepiness. The treatment is the same as for rls. ...Read more

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Can coming off co-codamol take months for the withdrawal symptoms to go ? Prickly itching sensations. Just started amitriptyline for nerve pain.

Can coming off co-codamol take months for the withdrawal symptoms to go ? Prickly itching sensations. Just started amitriptyline for nerve pain.

Unlikely: This is codeine. I suspect that the withdrawal would be on the order of weeks at most. The other symptoms may be part of your underlying neuropathy. ...Read more

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Stopped 30 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) in February switched over to 10 Lexapro for 2 months then 20.. april horrible headaches and dry heaves ,Cymbalta (duloxetine) (duloxetine) withdrawl?

Stopped 30 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) in February switched  over to 10 Lexapro for 2 months then 20.. april horrible headaches and dry heaves ,Cymbalta (duloxetine) (duloxetine) withdrawl?

Check with your: psychiatrist. This doesn't sound like withdrawal. It sounds like side-effects from your current medication. Probably ought to check this out STAT. You could go to an Urgent Care if appointments are not immediately available with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Wean: Stopping Clonidine abruptly can result in "rebound hypertension" which means blood pressure can shoot up very high. Clonidine should always be tapered under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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I suffer from G A D.My Dr took me off Lexapro due to Headaches and put me on Lyrica (pregabalin).Will Lyrica (pregabalin) calm me down. Thanks?

I suffer from G A D.My Dr took me off Lexapro due to Headaches and put me on Lyrica (pregabalin).Will Lyrica (pregabalin) calm me down. Thanks?

It depends. Lots: of people do better on one med or another. The problem is there is no reliable ONE way to know ahead of time. The doc's experience helps, but ultimately you have to do a little trial and error. That takes time and patience. In the meantime, seek out a psychologist to manage your anxiety. Here's a starter reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Why im not hungery after coming off effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg?

Why im not hungery after coming off effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg?

Appetite and effexor (venlafaxine): You mean you have stopped taking Affexor? While you were discontinuing the medication were you under medical supervision? Or you did on your own, just one day decided to stop it jut like that.? First option is OK, Second is VERY wrong. I need to know your height and your weight, before passing a comment. I do not know the cause. But may be good for you ...Read more

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What are the withdrawl symptoms of coming off zoloft (sertraline)?

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What are the withdrawl symptoms of coming off zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal: Irritability, agitation, dizziness, headaches, anger, emotional lability, bad dreams, insomnia. ...Read more

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How long do aches last when coming off effexor (venlafaxine)?

How long do aches last when coming off effexor (venlafaxine)?

Depends: Abrupt stopping from a high dose can last longer. Most withdrawal symptoms last about 3 - 7 days. ...Read more

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Took Xanax (alprazolam) and got really agitated coming off it. Why?

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Took Xanax (alprazolam) and got really agitated coming off it. Why?

Xanax (alprazolam): Agitation is common during rebound or withdrawal from benzodiazepines such as xanax (alprazolam). Gradual tapering is recommended. ...Read more

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I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?

I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?

No: These two medications act on the body in separate ways, so the use of Vicodin is not recommended for symptoms of withdrawal from Zoloft (sertraline). I would recommend that you discuss this with the Doctor who prescribed the Zoloft (sertraline) so that you can be appropriately weaned off the Zoloft (sertraline), if it is indicated. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips on coming off Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal?

Do you have any tips on coming off Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal?

Paxil (paroxetine): Gradual tapering, depending on current dose & how long u have been on it. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do headaches from taking cymbalta (duloxetine) go away.? Just started taking it

Do headaches from taking cymbalta (duloxetine) go away.? Just started taking it

Just started: It's possible headaches are a side effect. However, unless they are severe i'd continue for a few days and they may go away. If you stop and they persist follow up on this symptom and make sure there's no other cause. It may be an error to assume that the headaches and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are connected. ...Read more

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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more