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I want to so badly come off my medication for schizophrenia. What would happen if I stopped?

I want to so badly come off my medication for schizophrenia. What would happen if I stopped?

Talk to psychiatrist: Call your psychiatrist for an appointment, and have a thorough discussion of your illness and treatment. You may have very legitimate concerns and reasons to stop or change your medication treatment, but it needs to be done with your physician's partnership. If you stop your medication completely on your own, you have a very high likelihood of relapse. Call for an appointment tomorrow. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone stopped their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

What would happen if someone stopped their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

See below: If you are in remission on medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis, under a doctor, s supervision and in remission long enough he may guide you to discontinue. Otherwise, you should never attempt on your own because it can recur worse than ever and the drugs that once worked may not if started again. This disease can damage your joints. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will happen if I stopped taking my anti-depressants and my anxiety medication?

Please tell me what will happen if I stopped taking my anti-depressants and my anxiety medication?

It is never wise: To stop psychiatric medications abruptly. Just as you start them slowly people stop taking them gradually. If you need the medications, and stop, the symptoms which led you to have a psychiatric evaluation will return unless the issues have been resolved in therapy. ...Read more

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I've gone to the doctors and gotten medication but it keeps coming. I stopped sshaving, using deorderants etc. It still keeps coming back.

I've gone to the doctors and gotten medication but it keeps coming. I stopped sshaving, using deorderants etc. It still keeps coming back.

It's not clear: Is your problem underarm itching, generalized itching or itching in another specific location (s). It's also unclear if there are skin lesions like lumps or bumps or scales where you have itching. While I love to be able to offer some helpful information without a more clear understanding of what's going on, I can't readily help you. Try to post more information. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I would like to know if there are examples from people who succesfuly stopped whit nortrilen and what is the safest way to stop whith this medication?

I would like to know if there are examples from people who succesfuly stopped whit nortrilen and what is the safest way to stop whith this medication?

Taper: Many people have success tapering off of tricyclic antidepressants. it usually takes a week to a month depending upon your dose. Speak with your doctor about a tapering schedule and if it's appropriate to discontinue ...Read more

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Can facial hair be reduced or stopped with medication?

Can facial hair be reduced or stopped with medication?

Fascial hair: Fascial hair can be secondary to hormonal
Imbalance and medications can be prescribed to reduce the growth. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I finished Vermox medication 5 days ago and the itching does not stop. Why?

I finished Vermox medication 5 days ago and the itching does not stop. Why?

?? pinworms??: Itching has little to do with live pinworms. It is caused by a skin reaction to the glue like material in which PW eggs are deposited around the anus. That reaction, like any allergic dermatitis can cause itching until it heals, which may be weeks. Application of hydrocortisone cream to the area can reduce itching and speed healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take the side effects of Dronabinol to wear off once the medication is stopped?

How long does it take the side effects of Dronabinol to wear off once the medication is stopped?

Few days to wear off: This really depends on the patient and their liver and kidney function. The liver breaks it down and the kidney helps to eliminate Dronabinol. It can take between 1 to 3 days for Dronabinol to be completely eliminated from the body. If dizziness is a problem please remember to rise or sit slowly to lessen dizziness! ...Read more

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Chest flutters started while taking Domperidone. Stopped when medication discontinued. Any permanent damage caused?

Chest flutters started while taking Domperidone. Stopped when medication discontinued. Any permanent damage caused?

Unlikely: Domperidone can potentially have the side effect of causing an arrhythmia which you may have detected as "chest flutters". I would advise that you avoid the medication in the future and let you physician know about the side effect that you had. That being said, it is very unlikely that any permanent damage was caused by what sounds to be a transient response. Again, avoid use in the future! ...Read more

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Hi. I'm not having my periods since the past 3 months (approx) I've taken some medications but I had them then it stopped again. Plz help?

Hi. I'm not having my periods since the past 3 months (approx) I've taken some medications but I had them then it stopped again. Plz help?

See your doctor: At age 13, it's common to have months go by without a period. The communication between your brain (pituitary) and ovaries (where hormones controlling period are made) is still maturing. Unless you are at extremes of weight (thin or heavy) you likely needn't worry. If you are worried you can see your pediatrician or a gynecologist, but likely they will tell you everything is okay. ...Read more

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My aniexty medication got washed in my shorts I stopped the machine while it was filling git it out and the pills were fine not wet safe to take?

If I understand: Correctly - pill bottle went into washing machine. You pulled bottle out and pills did not become wet. Yes, - I would still use them. ...Read more

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Since finishing course of Terbinafine sandoz tablets I have lost my taste, it never happened while I was taking the medication only when I stopped.

Since finishing course of Terbinafine sandoz tablets I have lost my taste, it never happened while I was taking the medication only when I stopped.

Terbinafine: Taste disturbance may resolve within several weeks after discontinuation of treatment, but may be prolonged (greater than 1 year), or may be permanent. If symptoms of a taste disturbance occur, Terbinafine tablets should be discontinued. ...Read more

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Ra develop each year even taking the proper medication and doing the right combination btwn exercises and rest so hw can it be stopped frm developing?

Ra develop each year even taking the proper medication and doing the right combination btwn exercises and rest so hw can it be stopped frm developing?

See your doctor: Even when the correct treatments are used, RA can progress. See your doctor and discuss your situation frankly. You could also consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Sir, its 4 years since I am on the medication for Tics. Currently I am on Escitalopram 10mg. Quetiapin stopped 6 months back. How long will this cont.

Sir, its 4 years since I am on the medication for Tics. Currently I am on Escitalopram 10mg. Quetiapin stopped 6 months back. How long will this cont.

Tics wax and wane: Tics wax and wane. They may be transient, but in some cases will last years or permanently. There is no cure. If you are still having tics, speak to your prescriber about an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Stopped Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg cold turkey two days ago in a spell of medication amivalence. Too late to resume taking it? Is it still in my system?

Stopped Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg cold turkey two days ago in a spell of medication amivalence. Too late to resume taking it? Is it still in my system?

Depends: How long the drug may remain in your system is dependent on many factors. An important issue for the length on time you were taking the drug. Keep in mind that abruptly discontinuing a drug like Lexapro (escitalopram) can be hazardous. Contact your physician for restarting concern. S. ...Read more

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Nocturnal dypsonea, fine during the day. Note medications listed are day time only I stopped taking at nite 2m ago wen sob started. What can cause it?

Nocturnal dypsonea, fine during the day. Note medications listed are day time only I stopped taking at nite 2m ago wen sob started. What can cause it?

See a doctor: Any time you are having compromise of your respirations you should be seen, examined and tested appropriately for multiple issues. This should not be ignored any longer. This is particularly true if you are still on dialysis. ...Read more

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Why have my periods stopped since changing medication? Will some medications do that?

Why have my periods stopped since changing medication? Will some medications do that?

Yes: Various medications may cause you periods to stop, as well as, the underlying reason why you are taking the medication. ...Read more

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If im having tendon pain from levoflaxin will it be ok to wait until this evening to see a doctor? I stopped taking the medication.

Probably: If pain is mild-moderate, you have full function of the affected limb, and you've discontinued, waiting a few hours is ok. The rare serious complication is rupture of a tendon, with Achilles (heel) most frequent. This usually has a sudden onset, is very painful, causes swelling, and may inhibit lower leg function. If any of these signs occur, seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Generalised anxiety disorder. Condition mild but flares up once drugs are stopped. Does it mean patient needs to be on medication for life?

Generalised anxiety disorder. Condition mild but flares up once drugs are stopped. Does it mean patient needs to be on medication for life?

Not necessarily...: Depending on the meds, the body may need more or less time to adjust to not having the meds anymore. Also, hopefully, underlying issues have been worked through in therapy and alternative ways of handling anxiety and life (eg relaxation, deep breathing, eft) learned. While meds are hopefully and usually not for life, coping with life is for life. ;) good luck! ...Read more

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My question is that I stopped using levothyroxine due to all the pain medications. I have still not got periods for the month of February.?

My question is that I stopped using levothyroxine due to all the pain medications. I have still not got periods for the month of February.?

Important medication: If you are taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) then that is a medication that should not be discontinued. In hypothyroidism the thyroid does not make enough thyroid hormone. Levothyroxine is thyroid hormone replacement. When the thyroid is out of balance it can lead to menstrual irregularities or even no menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I am having discomfort in my right testes from past 6 months. I'd visited a urologist but stopped taking medications because it's still the same.

I am having discomfort in my right testes from past 6 months. I'd visited a urologist but stopped taking medications because it's still the same.

Return: First it takes a prolonged time to treat infections down there due to poor tissue absorption and you didn't say how long you took the antibiotics. Second, if your car didn't work after being worked on would you just keave it in the side of the road or go back? ...Read more

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I have a microadenome in the hypophyse gland. I have 4 childs. I stopped the medication (dostinex) 3 years and until now. What a risk of this attitude.

Adenoma can enlarge: If you do not take the dostinex, (cabergoline) your tumor can (and will) enlarge and cause a variety of problems. It may enlarge very slowly, but can also enlarge faster as it gets larger. Please discuss reinstitution of Dostinex (cabergoline) with your physician. It is an easy way to prevent future problems. ...Read more

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I have tried 25 different medications for depression since 1982. Sinnequan only worked twice with bad side effects but then stopped working in 1995.

I have tried 25 different medications for depression since 1982. Sinnequan only worked twice with bad side effects but then stopped working in 1995.

Depression: You're not the only one with the same problem. A couple of considerations - first, there's a chance it may not be just depression. Chances are it's more than depression. Secondly, if it is depression, it's not just about medication to treat it. There must be a comprehensive approach to it - psychotherapy, support group, etc. I find that people would rather take a pill without resolving the cause. ...Read more

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I still have the symptoms of gastritis although I finished the medications given. What should I do I still feel the urge of vomiting when I excercise?

I still have the symptoms of gastritis although I finished the medications given. What should I do I still feel the urge of vomiting when I excercise?

Sure it's gastritis?: Vomiting reflex is controlled by 2 units in brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Maybe you have gastritis, but maybe your symptoms have little to do with GI tract. Get checked. ...Read more

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Took tavanic 500 for sinusitis and after 3 days of begining of medication all my body is itching with no rash. Stopped it and still itching. Wat to do?

Took tavanic 500 for sinusitis and after 3 days of begining of medication all my body is itching with no rash. Stopped it and still itching. Wat to do?

Levofloxacin: The antibiotic above is the active ingredient in tavanic, and the probability is that you are allergic to this, and that may take a while to resolve. Do not take any more, ever, and if you have any symptoms other than itching, see a doctor immediately. Also place this in your personal medical record so that nobody gives it to you again. Good luck. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I had a very bad bladder infection and finished my medication about a week ago. The past few days it feels as though it' came back, why?

Two weeks ago I had a very bad bladder infection and finished my medication about a week ago. The past few days it feels as though it' came back, why?

Underlying cause?: Several potential reasons: 1) more time was needed for medicating, 2) an infection from a different microbe is now occurring, 3) the underlying cause of the bladder infection hasn't been addressed. 4) the source of the infection has not been controlled. See the doctor how prescribed you the medication, to re-evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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I have stopped taking my Crohn's medication (methotrexate)i was suffering severe side effects. I'm still incredibly sick & wondering when it will stop?

I have stopped taking my Crohn's medication (methotrexate)i was suffering severe side effects. I'm still incredibly sick & wondering when it will stop?

Could be Crohn's: Some of the most common side effects can be similar to symptoms of crohn's. These include mouth sores, fever, diarrhea, blood in your stools, body aches and abdominal pain. You may want to check with your doctor and make sure this is not a flare up of your disease. ...Read more

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I have been struggling with severe ADD for years now, I recently stopped taking my medication because my doctor thought I was "cured". I no longer have a doctor to consult with nor do I have the time. I have been walking in circles and overwhelmed by inab

I have been struggling with severe ADD for years now, I recently stopped taking my medication because my doctor thought I was "cured". I no longer have a doctor to consult with nor do I have the time. I have been walking in circles and overwhelmed by inab

Make time: Sounds as though you are not functioning well off the ADHD medication, so it should be a high enough priority to get you to a Dr's office. Some Urgent Care centers do primary care, and usually time to get appointment is short. Good luck. ...Read more

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I stopped all my psychiatric medications but an having sleep problems. Will these go away?

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I stopped all my psychiatric medications but an having sleep problems. Will these go away?

Why stop medications: Assuming you don't have an illness that causes sleep symptoms, then your sleep problems will go away. On the other hand, majority of psychiatric illness cause sleep symptoms, especially insomnia. If your sleep problem doesn't go away, you will be wise to to talk to your psychiatrist and figure out a better treatment. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and depression. Stopped medication because of side effects and no results.

I have anxiety and depression. Stopped medication because of side effects and no results.

Seek help: There are many different types of medication used to treat depression as well as anxiety and each has different side effects. A mental health provider can help chose a more appropriate medication if your current ones aren't tolerable/working. Additionally, cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be beneficial with no side effects. Regular therapy in addition to medication is best. ...Read more

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I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol?

I am taking propanonalol how long when I have finished taking this medication can I drink alcohol?

Not recommended: Alcohol, when mixed with propranolol, may increase plasma levels of propranolol. Moderation as always the key. Ask your physician for more information. ...Read more

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Please let me know the 5htp dose for moderate anxiety and depression. I stopped my medication 10 months ago?

Please let me know the 5htp dose for moderate anxiety and depression. I stopped my medication 10 months ago?

See your doctor: Psychotropic medications cannot be start, re-started, stopped, or changed without closing monitoring for side effects, titration, and evaluation of response. Recommend you see your psychiatrist or primary care doctor for ongoing care and management. ...Read more