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Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Talk to your doctor: It depends on the type of medication and how many and how often you are taking them. Stopping cold turkey is likely not dangerous in itself, but can be stressful, which is not good for pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor about the best way to safely wean off pills. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My dr is taking me off 50mg metoprolol and putting me on a diff bp medicine. She said its ok to stop cold turkey. Is this true or should i wean off?

My dr is taking me off 50mg metoprolol and putting me on a diff bp medicine. She said its ok to stop cold turkey. Is this true or should i wean off?

Depends: Your Doctor might be changing you to a medicine in the same family as the one you are taking, so there would be no consequence from stopping the one you are on. The new one just might be stronger or longer lasting. The only way to know for sure is to ask your doc if they are related. ...Read more

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1st Gyn advised me to stop HRT cold turkey. 2nd opinion Gyn told me to be weaned off HRT in 2 yrs. Isn't this too long? 56 y.o. hx of fibroids/polyps.

1st Gyn advised me to stop HRT cold turkey. 2nd opinion Gyn told me to be weaned off HRT in 2 yrs. Isn't this too long? 56 y.o. hx of fibroids/polyps.

Answer is variable: There is no "cut in stone" answer to how to stop HRT. You will find DR's will vary in their opinion on how to accomplish this. Your past medica2l history and current meds, would be factoring into an answer. Since those are not available to me, I would have to suggest asking either of the DR's you have seen about the answer. Just inform them of the different opinions, and ask why they are diff. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop recreational use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IR (60 mgs per day for 5 straight days) cold turkey or should I wean off dosing over a series of days?

Is it safe to stop recreational use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IR (60 mgs per day for 5 straight days) cold turkey or should I wean off dosing over a series of days?

Either is safe: Since Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is,short acting, you can just stop although weaning will be more comfortable with less of a crash. What do you mean recreational use,of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Is this prescribed for you? 60mg is the maximum daily dosage and this,sort of use could be dangerous without supervision. ...Read more

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Can i stop hormone replacement therapy cold turkey or should I wean myself off of it have been taking estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) HS for many years. I am now 53 and want to stop

Can i stop hormone replacement therapy cold turkey or should I wean myself off of it have been taking estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) HS for many years. I am now 53 and want to stop

Seek Gynegologist : I would encourage you to talk with your gynecologist before stopping any hormone therapy. There are many benefits to hrt that are not obvious the most vital one is preventing osteoporosis. Other therapy is available and should be considered if one stops hrt. ...Read more

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Quickly weaned off of hydrocodone. Jumped cold turkey at 5mg 3x day. 13 hours into withdrawal. Feeling like jumping out of skin. What can help this?

Quickly weaned off of hydrocodone. Jumped cold turkey at 5mg 3x day. 13 hours into withdrawal. Feeling like jumping out of skin. What can help this?

Time and your Doctor: Narcotic abstenence syndrome (withdrawal) symptoms, while unpleasant, are not life threatening. They will resolve over 5-7 days. Your doctor can prescribe medications (ex. Clonidine) to help reduce these physical symptoms if he deems it appropriate. ...Read more

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Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Infertility & meds: If you are planning a pregnancy, and use high doses of narcotics for pain, it's best to talk to your pain management doctor about weaning off the medication before you try for pregnancy. Being on the medications shouldn't make it harder for you to get pregnant, but they can make a pregnancy more complicated and can cause problems for your baby. Talk to your ob-gyn for more information as well. ...Read more

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I'm on 16mg of Suboxone a day how can I wean my self of and sometime soon quit cold turkey also how can I wean myself from smoking?

I'm on 16mg of Suboxone a day  how can I wean my self of and sometime soon quit cold turkey also how can I wean myself from smoking?

Don't : Don't try to wean yourself off of anyhing on your own. If you want to wean yourself off of suboxone or any medication do it under the supervision of your physician. You can go through withdrawals if you do it on your own. Smoking ypu can discuss with your physician as well as there are many options including cutting down by number of cigerettes daily or the patch or gum. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more