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Coming Off Propranolol
Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?
My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?
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
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?
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
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
I was on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 30 mg remeron.Dr increased remeron to 45mg. can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning off.
Lexapro (escitalopram): Not recommended. Gradual tapering works best. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
Since coming off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and on 10mg lovan to deal with withdrawals. I've been having increased appetite? Hungryyyy! why?
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
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 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
Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alprazolam can result in life-threatening withdrawal seizures if an appropriate/safe tapering does not take place. What does of Xanax, how often taking? High dose/daily use may require inpatient detoxification. ...Read more
Straight switch from Zoloft to lexapro (escitalopram). Doc told me to just switch without tapering off. Is this ok. Was on 150mg Zoloft going to 20 mg of lexapro (escitalopram).
Zoloft to Lexapro (escitalopram): Many physicians will do a cross taper gradually lowering the dose of one antidepressant while raising the dose of another. If however it has been determined that the zoloft has been of absolutely no benefit than there is no need for a cross taper. The Lexapro (escitalopram) should block any possible ssri discontinuation syndrome. Discontinuation symptoms with zoloft have been reported to be 1 to 2% but in my clinical experience have actually been far less than that. You should have no problem doing this. Best wishes. ...Read more