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Abrupt Lithium withdrawal caused severe akathisia symptoms. 4 months later I still experience mild symptoms. What can I do? Doctors are confused.

Abrupt Lithium withdrawal caused severe akathisia symptoms. 4 months later I still experience mild symptoms. What can I do? Doctors are confused.

Get a second opinion: akathisia from drug withdrawal should, like ALL symptoms related to withdrawal, be transient and self-limited. However, I have seen many cases where such symptoms appear to persist, and it is never clear whether an underlying problems has been unmasked or it is an idiosyncratic individual response that is unusual/rare. Check for other diagnoses-eg restless leg syndrome) and treat symptomatically. ...Read more

Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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Can I go through withdrawal symptoms if I immediately stop taking lithium 300mg and Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg both once per day? And if so, what are they?

Can I go through withdrawal symptoms if I immediately stop taking lithium 300mg and Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg both once per day? And if so, what are they?

Unlikely: I think it unlikely u would experience withdrawal by discontinuing 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) and 300 mg of lithium. My biggest concern would be a return or worsening of whatever conditions these were intended to treat. Please speak to your doctor before stopping your meds. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of benzo?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of benzo?

Multiple symptoms: (not all are seen in every person) of anxiety, panic, trembling, shaking, muscle twitches/jerks, elevated blood pressure and pulse, dizziness, tingling, sensitivity to light and/or sound, feeling disconnected, sweating, insomnia, irritability, trouble concentrating, nausea/vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, seizures. Etc. ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms of cdp/amitrip 10.25 mg?

How much & how long?: A single pill, once daily, will not likely cause withdrawal, but could cause insomnia for a few nights. Two, three, or more pills daily and withdrawal will have two parts: 1) anxiety, restlessnes, insomnia, maybe sweating & tremor; 2) nausea, loose stools, drooling, perhaps vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. Your doctor can help you devise a tapering plan that is comfortable and safe. ...Read more

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What is a way to address withdrawal symptoms?

Depends on the cause: Different drugs are associated with different types of withdrawal. And how dangerous the symptoms are can vary quite a bit. Withdrawal from certain sedative or hypnotic drugs (downers) can be associated with seizures. Opiate withdrawal, while terribly painful, is actually less medically serious. Alcohol withdrawal is similar to sedative withdrawal and can be associated with seizures. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from Dulane?

Duloxetine withdrawa: Has a variety of symptoms see below:
http://www. Prohealth. Com/library/showarticle. Cfm? Libid=18811

These can generally be reduced greatly or even avoided altogether if the medicine is gradually withdrawn under doctor supervision - see gp or psychiatrist to discuss appropriateness of and specific reduction regimen if planning to do ...Read more

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How long do oxycodene withdrawal symptoms last?

Unknown: Everyone's metabolism is different.
It also depends how much you are taking.
Sorry you're having a problem with it. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation: Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more

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How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms after quitting weed?

Can be many: Research suggests that a cannabis withdrawal syndrome exists. Symptoms include; restlessness, anorexia, irritability and insomnia that begin less than 24 hours after discontinuation of marijuana, peak in intensity on days 2 to 4, and last for seven to 10 days. In my experience patients can also suffer from serious depression and anxiety symptoms as well, and sometimes vivid dreams. Can last longer ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal sxs occur: When sudden discontinuation of antidepressants occur. Symptoms may be physical and/or psychological and may include, dizziness, nausea, tremor, anxiety, crying, irritability, lack of focus, confusion and muscle aches to name a few. Some antidepressants cause more sxs than others and sxs can be avoided by a gradual taper. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are withdrawal symptoms from cutting?

Cutting: Not insofar as I know. I will say that I have suggested to patients who cut that, when they begin to decrease their instances of cutting, to replace those instances with something positive. Reworded, if you're going to take something bad out of your life, be mindful in replacing it with something good. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain & seizures. ...Read more

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How much time before smokers start having withdrawal symptoms?

How much time before smokers start having withdrawal symptoms?

Depend: Depend how much and how long you have been using
a doctor can help you in many ways there is now medicine can help stop smoking with a lot of success
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Do you always get withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of a drug?

No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read more

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Am I experiencing withdrawal symptoms from medication? What should I do?

Am I experiencing withdrawal symptoms from medication? What should I do?

Withdrawal: You haven't stated which drug you're worried about. You could call your prescribing physician and ask him/her about your symptoms. Or, if you can't reach your doctor on call (it is saturday) you could go to an urgent care center for assessment. ...Read more

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Been taking. 50 colonizing daily for 6 months will I have withdrawal symptoms?

? Colonizing: I am not aware of any medication called colonizing? Check the spelling on your bottle and re-ask the question. (If the medication your are asking about is a controlled substance such as Clonazepam, they can often be addicting, and a weaning off period is recommended to prevent any withdraw symptoms). Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the possible withdrawal symptoms of not watching television and going online?

Nothing serious: I've never heard of any hazards from stopping tv and computer use. You might feel bored or restless at first, since your habit is to kill time in front of the screen. But you'll very likely get over it quickly and find other things to do. Try it and see what happens. ...Read more

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How long will you have to take a drug for you to have withdrawal symptoms when you stop?

How long will you have to take a drug for you to have withdrawal symptoms when you stop?

The withdrawal: Symptoms vary among individuals depending upon the duration of drug intake, medication dose, your physical structure, the condition of your liver and kidneys which metabolizes and excretes the drug, interaction with other meds etc. Hope everything is fine! ...Read more

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Could it be actually possible to suffer from withdrawal symptoms from not seeing someone?

Could it be actually possible to suffer from withdrawal symptoms from not seeing someone?

YES: Unrequited love is a good example. Pathological mourning is another.
Depression from the death of a pet can be relieved by a new puppy.
This, even though relationship is not considered an addicition. ...Read more

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I was on cocodamol 30/50 for 2+ years when I stopped had withdrawal symptoms how long does it last?

I was on cocodamol 30/50 for 2+ years when I stopped had withdrawal symptoms how long does it last?

A week or two: The acute withdrawal (aches, pains, nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia etc.) last a week or so and gradually improves. Some post-acute withdrawal (paws) may last several months with milder versions of the same symptoms, esp irritability, jitteriness, jerky muscle movements, sleep problems, but usually fully clear within 3 months, with very gradually decreasing symptoms - most people in less time. ...Read more

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I have been taking pain medication for several years now because of major medical problems. What kind of withdrawal symptoms will I have?

I have been taking pain medication for several years now because of major medical problems. What kind of withdrawal symptoms will I have?

Opioids?: None or very mild symptoms if you decrease your dose gradually - if you stop suddenly you may develop abdominal pain, tearing, runny nose, salivation, nausea, headache, diarrhea, muscle pain, restlessness / agitation. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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I'm currently withdrawing from sanomigrain (pitztofen). is it normal to get withdrawal symptoms and if so what should I expect and how long.

I'm currently withdrawing from sanomigrain (pitztofen). is it normal to get withdrawal symptoms and if so what should I expect and how long.

It should be tapered: There can be a sudden return of headaches, as well as anxiety, insomnia, irritability and other symptoms if this medication is stopped suddenly. It is recommended that the dose be tapered over several weeks. Talk to your prescriber or pharmacist about how to taper the medication. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

See below: Shakes, anxiety, increased pulse and pressure beginning 12 hrs, maxing 24-48 hrs and resolving by 72 hrs. In more sever cases there is agitation, confusion which in the most severe case is termed dts (delerium tremens) and can be fatal. Seizures and hallucinations may also seen but are separate from dts. In more sever cases- it takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin?

Withdrawal?: Only patients with diabetes take insulin. If they stop taking it, then blood sugars go up very high and may cause a life-threatening metabolic emergency called, diabetic ketoacidosis (dka). Though patients with type 2 diabetes don't normally get dka, high blood sugars will cause other problems. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Possible, not likely: Relafen (nabumetone) is a non steroidal anti -inflammatory. Stronger than Aspirin and less than cortisone products. It has many side effects. Withdrawal symptoms, meaning a consistent set of issues that arise when the drug is stopped abruptly. Thishas not been reported. However, I have had people describe a return of their original complaints when the drug is halted. This is relapse and not withdrawal. ...Read more

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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more