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If a person stops taking femara (letrozole) cold turkey, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

If a person stops taking femara (letrozole) cold turkey, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

None: Never heard of any, have looked up the prescribing information and none is mentioned. This medication is not tapered, it is just stopped when it is not needed or is causing problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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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


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Can you stop bupropion/zyban/wellbutrin cold turkey? What are some of the withdrawal symptoms? Is it dangerous to stop suddenly? Thanks :)

Can you stop bupropion/zyban/wellbutrin cold turkey? What are some of the withdrawal symptoms? Is it dangerous to stop suddenly? Thanks :)

Withdrawal sxs: Please d/w your prescribing provider. It is recommended that dose be decreased by 50mg every 4 days - but in reality - dose is often v'ed much faster. Wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal symptoms can include fatigue, migraine or other types of headaches, zapped or tingling sensation, indigestion, abdominal cramping, loose bowel movements, worsening depressive sxs, anxiety, hostility, paranoia, & crying spells. ...Read more

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When do the all the lexapro 10mg withdrawal symptoms stop I've been taking it for about 4 years and quit cold turkey 5days ago? I take clonazepam 0.5m

When do the all the lexapro 10mg withdrawal symptoms stop I've been taking it for about 4 years and quit cold turkey 5days ago? I take clonazepam 0.5m

Hopefully Soon: In general it is not a good idea to stop medicines like Lexapro cold turkey especially after you been on it for several years. Usually you're supposed to taper yourself off of it. That is to say you gradually decrease the dose until you stop. I would recommend you ask your doctor or pharmacist about this. ...Read more

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I stopped the insane amount of OTC sleep aids I was on for 3 yrs, cold turkey, 2 wks ago. Are withdrawal symptoms normal? When will they stop?

I stopped the insane amount of OTC sleep aids I was on for 3 yrs, cold turkey, 2 wks ago. Are withdrawal symptoms normal? When will they stop?

OTC Sleep aids: I understand your distress of withdrawal symptoms and need for relief.
Being on OTC sleep aids for 3 years, you developed Dependence, going “cold turkey” led to withdrawal symptoms - nausea, sweating, shaking, extreme anxiety or other symptoms.
Your Health is Precious!
For Diagnosis of acute withdrawal symptoms and for relief of distress, go to ER ...Read more

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What withdrawal symptoms can you have with stopping an SSRI cold turkey?

What withdrawal symptoms can you have with stopping an SSRI cold turkey?

SSRI Withdrawal: SSRI Medications are for treatment of depression. They have benefits and side effects.
Withdrawal symptoms after stopping an SSRI can be-dizziness, electrical shock sensations diarrhea, anxiety, panic, agitation, insomnia and severe depression.

See Psychiatrist for lack of benefit with SSRI medication, decreasing the dose gradually, then discontinuing Therapy, Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga ...Read more

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I went of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg "cold turkey " about 10 days ago and experiencing multiple withdrawal symptoms. What should I do to minimize them?

I went of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg "cold turkey " about 10 days ago and experiencing multiple withdrawal symptoms. What should I do to minimize them?

Taper off Lexapro (escitalopram): Reduce your dosage by 50%. Take the smaller dosage for eight days as you would regularly. Always consult your doctor before reducing your Lexapro (escitalopram) or other SSRI intake. Good luck. ...Read more

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Released from hospital taking 18 mg/day dilaudid 4 weeks ago, tapered myself down to 1mg morning and night- if I go cold turkey tomorrow will I have withdrawal symptoms

You may: Going to nothing may cause some withdrawal, but it may be mild and tolerable, and within a week should mostly resolve. Expect fatigue, mild insomnia, loose bowel. Can take some immodium. Lots of fluids if having more symptoms or difficulty talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have been taking about. 5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) daily for 4 months for anxiety. Will withdrawal symptoms be severe if I quit cold turkey?

Have been taking about. 5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) daily for 4 months for anxiety. Will withdrawal symptoms be severe if I quit cold turkey?

Check with your doct: Stopping. 5 Klonopin (clonazepam) if only once daily should not cause problem. Anxiety may increase if no other treatment. Discuss with treating physician ...Read more

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Been drinking energy drinks consistently passed week n a half. Going cold turkey. How long will withdrawal symptoms like fogginess and headaches last?

Hard to predict: Many of these have caffeine or other brain stimulants in their mix. Depending on the duration of use and volume per day you may set yourself up for some significant symptoms. Caffeine withdrawal can trigger migraine equivalent headaches for a week or so when you cold turkey. If you gradually cut back, it is less likely to be a problem. ...Read more

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Should you go cold turkey from paroxetine? My son decided 2 weeks ago to go off his 30 mg of paroxetine. He is experiencing all the withdrawal symptoms. He has anxiety and anger issues even without this drug. He had been taking it for only 4 months whe

Should you go cold turkey from paroxetine? My son decided 2 weeks ago to go off his 30 mg of paroxetine. He is experiencing all the withdrawal symptoms. He has anxiety and anger issues even without this drug. He had been taking it for only 4 months whe

A Paxil (paroxetine) no-no: Paxil (paroxetine) should not be abruptly stopped. He should return to the prescribing physician and let him know what is happening and his doctor will want to know why he stopped it. It can cause a number of side effects such as weight gain and sexual side effects. At any rate, encourage your son to see his doctor. If his family doctor prescribed, perhaps aa psychiatric consult would help given the anger. ...Read more

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I stopped Sertraline cold turkey after about 5 years on it. I only took a small dosage of 25 mg. My question is, how long do the withdrawal symptoms last? I felt swimmy headed for about 2 weeks, that finally went away, and now I just have random sudden

Most sx's resolve: Within 2 weeks. SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: flu-like sx’s, insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety, tearfulness, low mood, irritability, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose stools, loss of appetite, dizziness, flushing, sweating, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, sensation of electric shocks & other sensory disturbances, & hyperarousal. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 4 days ago (cold turkey) and was wondering when the withdrawal symptoms and urge to smoke would disappear? Any ideas guys?

I quit smoking 4 days ago (cold turkey) and was wondering when the withdrawal symptoms and urge to smoke would disappear? Any ideas guys?

Withdrawal: 0-2 packs a day cold turkey? Congratulations first off but you will experience withdrawal effects until your receptors renew and stop craving it. Some things to help include finding something else to do with your hands during that time, breathing exercises, perhaps yoga (i don't know any classes that allow you to smoke while doing it) and your overworked lungs will thank you for it. Congrats! ...Read more

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My new cardiologist told me to discontinue Lanoxin (digoxin) after taking it for 25 years. Cold turkey. Can I expect any withdrawal symptoms?

My new cardiologist told me to discontinue Lanoxin (digoxin) after taking it for 25 years. Cold turkey. Can I expect any withdrawal symptoms?

Lanoxin (digoxin): Symptoms depend on what it was originally prescribed for, & if that condition is resolved. Please get more clear answers from that doctor. ...Read more

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I take Valium 30mg daily, cut off cold turkey from my Ambien (zolpidem) 20mg taken for yrs. Has caused me bad withdrawal symptoms, but am I safe from seizures?

I take Valium 30mg daily, cut off cold turkey from my Ambien (zolpidem) 20mg taken for yrs. Has caused me bad withdrawal symptoms, but am I safe from seizures?

If still taking Vali: Withdrawal from Ambien (zolpidem) can be difficult but seizures would be very unlikely. Valium is an excellent drug to avoid seizure activity. ...Read more

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I stopped smoking & drinking cold turkey after my birthday july 4th. My balance is horrible, and have head congestion. Is this withdrawal symptoms?

I stopped smoking & drinking cold turkey after my birthday july 4th. My balance is horrible, and have head congestion. Is this withdrawal symptoms?

Congrats re: alcohol: This is likely not from alcohol. You have a number of problems. Please see your family doctor who can do a full evaluation. You may need to see an ENT doctor for your sinuses and your balance. You need to be evaluated and treated for depression (which is worsened by sinus problems and which can cause fatigue). Sinus problems can effect your inner ear and cause balance problems. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My doctor cut me off cold turkey from my daily Clonazepam Prescription, I am experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms due to this, . What can I do?

First things first: First, call the doctor that prescribed the medication and let them know this, they might agree to offer a plan to taper you off. If you are truly having severe withdrawal symptoms, visit an ER. ...Read more

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GAD/OCD, Panic Disorder. Prozac for 2.5 yrs. Stopped cold turkey 3mths ago. No withdrawal symptoms but ever since I have insatiable appetite+weight gain?

GAD/OCD, Panic Disorder. Prozac for 2.5 yrs. Stopped cold turkey 3mths ago. No withdrawal symptoms but ever since I have insatiable appetite+weight gain?

Multiple reason: Its always advisable to tamper medication with doctors' help. Please seek psychotherapy/ psychological help from professional if possible if you don't want to take any medication. It could be GAD relapse with some new symptoms. I would prefer to go for proper assessment and then work with professional for long term better results. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can I have withdrawal symptoms from stopping neurontin 600mg TID & seroquel (quetiapine) 300mg PM cold turkey together by order of dr? Was taking for bipolar.

Absolutely!: There would definitely be a risk of withdrawal symptoms from stopping both of those medications abruptly. A slow taper is better - I usually take people off one medication at a time if I'm trying to get rid of both altogether. ...Read more

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