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Coming Off Lopressor
Just got off propranolol 60 mg ER & got on bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg. Now doc wants me back on propranolol. Can i just stop bystolic (nebivolol) & go right back on propranol?
Yes: If your doctor is monitoring you...It should be ok...... ...Read more
Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?
Dr. switched me to lorazepram from Xanax (alprazolam) to help ween off benzo.. Cannot reach her tonight. Side effects of switching same day? Been on .5 2-4x daily
My wife was just taken off of metoprolol. Without being weaned off. She is having high BP and fast heart rate does she need to be weaned off slowly?
I am coming off lyrica (pregabalin) after being on it for 5wks to stop nerve pain cycle. Halved my dose to come off slowly 150-75 per day, how long b4 pain returns?
Time: Time will tell. It might never come back. ...Read more
On 600mg lyrica&30mg oxynorm daily 6/12.Had back op now and going cold turkey off both as consult wont start weaning yet.How long to withdraw?
Side effects of weaning off metoprolol for high blood pressure my doctor wants me off I did 50 mg a day then down to 25 mg a day now every other day?
Cousin went off of anxiety meds and gained 15lbs in the weaning process. I start weaning off Lexapro (escitalopram) July 10th. Will this happen to me also?
Tracheostomy : Oftentimes, you're correct; however, you should discuss the exact circumstances and prognosis with the healthcare team. ...Read more
I was taken off my BP meds olmetec 20mg will I have any withdrawles from stoping them cold turkey?
Why?: If one is taken off BP medications because the BP is too low, it might be helpful to check ones BP sitting and standing each am to determine if it's adequately controlled. If one has had an allergic reaction to the med, avoid arb's (angiotensin receptor blockers). If taken off because of pending surgery, resume it after surgery when BP rises again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?
Dr thought I had hives, put on prednisone 50mg 9 days now, then taper off. Turns out its bed bug bites. Can I stop taking the prednisone now or taper?
Here is the issue: You are under another doctor's care. Once I direct you how to discontinue this medication, I have now interfered with the care you are receiving. I know what the answer is, but this site is for general medical education. I believe it would not be ethical for me to give you information, that would enable your medical provider to be by-passed. ...Read more
Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral.Aspx?Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www.Drugs.Com/elavil.Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more
They stop me cold turkey on my klonopin (clonazepam) and put me on Depakote for a month had horrible racing thought back on klonopin (clonazepam) they are slowly going away?
If you were having: Tachycardia or palpitations that we're causing you anxiety can feel "fixed" by klonapin; however after daily use, you can get rebound anxiety, which makes symptoms worse. If you haven't had a tilt-table test to rule out postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome, you might ask your cardiologist. The inderal, (propranolol) in the meantime can help slow your heart rate. Also get a thyroid panel done. ...Read more
Off celexa (citalopram) for 45days now. Was on it for 6months. Didn't stop cold turkey. Tamp slowly. Still getting neaseous & shocks. When will this stop?
Usually Two Weeks: Two weeks would be a normal maximum time for withdrawal. Symptoms you are experiencing now are more likely from an underlying condition. ...Read more
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