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Coming Off Norco
Wean of nardil (phenelzine): Do it under medical supervision and slowly.It also depends how long you have been taking avinza, (morphine) and what dosage.I can not advice you without knowing what dose and how many years you have been taking Avinza (morphine) and what other meds you are taking.But as a rule for weaning anypain med is to take your time and go slow and under direction of your physician it is to be done slowly and under supervision. ...Read more
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...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?
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
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
Can coming off co-codamol take months for the withdrawal symptoms to go ? Prickly itching sensations. Just started amitriptyline for nerve pain.
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
Take less: You could either cut the tablets if they are not extended release or use a smaller dosage formulation. You probably could reduce by about 10% ever three or four days without too much trouble. Some feel that you could reduce by 25% in that same period. Depends on your motivation and how much withdrawal symptoms you can tolerate. There are meds that will reduce those symptoms significantly. ...Read more
Was on klonopin 3 mg. oxycodone 30mg. norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 60mg. morphine 90mg. for 20 years new doctor took off all cold turkey. now cant get help for pain or panic?
Discuss with doctor : You might want to discuss as to why your were taken off those medications "cold turkey" as opposed to a Slower tapering process. Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine which should not be stopped suddenly if you have taken it for many years constantly . Withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepines can be life threatening . ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Im coming off of methadone can I take soboxone to feel better? I've been away from where i live and haven't taken my methadone for 2 days
Methadone & Suboxone: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for suboxone induction. Mixing Methadone and suboxone would cause withdrawal. The dosage for suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Methadone & Subutex: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for subutex induction. Mixing Methadone and subutex would cause withdrawal. The dosage for subutex will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On and off headache inside right temple started this morning. Took advil (ibuprofen) and it's still keeps coming. Anything serious?
Consider Migraine: 32 year old female gets, On and off headache inside right temple started this morning. Took advil (ibuprofen) and it's still keeps coming. Anything serious. If one had prior Migraine headache, could be. But there are many other possible causes; Tension, Trauma, Not Sleeping well, Infection in head and neck area, High Blood pressure, Eye Strain.. Consider repeat of Advil (ibuprofen) and if headache persists see MD ...Read more
I have been on Soma for 6 months and now being switched to robaxin (methocarbamol). How do I go about weaning myself off of the soma?
See your doctor: The detox period can last several weeks due to the need to taper off use of the drug, slowly lowering Soma (carisoprodol) doses until the dosage level reaches zero. However, tapering is recommended ONLY under a physicians guidance. Ask your doctor for more information and help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer