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Symptoms Of Going Cold Turkey
Alcohol withdrawal: Three to seven days. But, if you have been drinking heavily or have the sweats or tremors you can seize and die in withdrawal. Please please have someone around or get to a detox unit to make sure you are safe and have understanding professionals around you as you enter sobriety and begin to treat the disease of alcoholism. ...Read more
I have been taking celexta 10mg for 18 days went off it cold turkey how long would I get these symptoms?
Don't worry: It's such a small dose and you took for such a short time, I expect that you will have no symptoms from stopping it cold turkey. ...Read more
I was a chronic mj user for many years stopped cold turkey for two months I have had anxiety I used again and symptoms stoped how can I quit mj?
Self medicating: You were apparently self medicating with the mj. You can see a dr. And tell them your history, get an evaluation, and they may be able to rx a medication to help you with your underlying anxiety, where you would not need the mj, and may eventually be weaned off the medications if at all possible. Best wishes. ...Read more
Symptoms vary: It depends on how long and how high a dose you have been on and how frequent you have been taking it. Narcotic withdrawal symptoms vary but restlessness, jitteriness, insomnia, pain, agitation, abdominal pain, heart beating rapidly, headaches may all be signs of withdrawal. ...Read more
What kind of symptom: Although not usually encountered, I suppose that there can be some withdrawal symptoms if one has been taking a high-dose (>50 mg) of this medication regularly for a long time. However we do need to know what kind of symptoms you are thinking about since most will likely be unnoticeable. ...Read more
WIthdrawal: If you are on a dosage higher than 75mg, and sometimes even on 75mg you may have flu like symptoms, nausea, dizziness, internal discomfort, "malaise" just feeling unwell, difficulty sleeping, excessive sleeping, fatigue and gastrointestinal disturbances. It is better to taper off. ...Read more
How long will it take before I getting widtrawal symptoms from cold turkey Abilify (aripiprazole) 7 mg? A month?
Consult your doctor: Do not stop a medication without checking with your doctor first. It depends on how long you have been on it, what it is used for, as well as your symptoms. Without knowing all this, we cannot advise you better than the person who started you on it. ...Read more
Are there any physical withdrawl symptoms of bulimia after you stop cold turkey? If so what are they and how do you cope with them?
Likely psychological: Since bulimia is an obsession/compulsion to eat and then throw up everything, the patient's body doesn't retain food to digest. The "withdrawal" would be the psychological stress of trying not to succumb to the strong obsessive/compulsive forces. There may be some physical symptoms if the patient eats a lot, and actually keeps it in and digests it, since he is not used to digesting that much food. ...Read more
Opiate withdrawal: Going "cold turkey" from vicodin (active ingredient is the opioid hydrocodone) means stopping vicodin completely and abruptly (all at once), and then going into opioid withdrawal, which consists of general malaise, muscle aches, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, goose flesh, and generally feeling quite miserable. While agonizing, this condition is not fatal. ...Read more
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
I'm on day 4 of withdrawals from cymbalta (duloxetine) am I there yet? 20 mgs and symptoms cold turkey
What could happen if you quit seroquel (quetiapine) cold turkey after 2 years at 100mg. What if any symptoms could happen from just stopping taking it?
Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) is a mood stabilizer of the antipsychotic type. If you were prescribed it for improving your mood or for your insomnia, most likely stopping it will result in insomnia or mood instability. At higher doses, the anti-psychotic effect is more noticeable. Stopping a medication abruptly is never a good idea, because you may experience rebound of the symptoms. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more
If I stop taking paxil (paroxetine) cold turkey then after about 3 or 4 days begin withdraw symptoms is it safe to start taking it again and ween myself off?
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
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
Whil the widtrawal symptoms I have from quitting Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg and Zoloft 50 mg cold turkey, go away again and I will be mentaly well in my head?
Who recommended STOP: If you were the one to execute the sudden stoppage of these medications then, my suggestion is to return to them and check with your doctor to get a weaning schedule. If it was your doctor's recommendation that you go cold turkey then, have you communicated with them to let them know you're not feeling well to see what options are available? ...Read more
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
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
I took oxycodone 560-100 mg daily. Detoxing 14 days now. Cold turkey. What makes the symptoms more tolerable? I'm dying here!
Not wise to do: While it's admirable that you want to remove opiates from your body, going cold turkey is never advised. Ideally, a slow wean over a few weeks, depending on how much your were on, along with some low dose Valium and/or catapres (clonidine) would allow you to feel better during the process. ...Read more
How long does SSRI discontinuation symptoms last? Stopped cold turkey (bad I know) fromm Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg once a day??
Have been taking 75mg of Hydroxyzine PAM for about 4 months. Stopped cold turkey on Aug 25. Could this be causing withdrawal symptoms?
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?
Started 25mg daily of sertraline today is day 6. I CANNOT DEAL WITH SIDE EFFECTS UNBEARABLE! Can I just quit it cold turkey and have no symptoms?
Yes- BUT---: That is a response from a clinical safety perspective. You still need to discuss with the treating provider. ...Read more
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
Have been taking about. 5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) daily for 4 months for anxiety. Will withdrawal symptoms be severe if I quit cold turkey?
43yrold-progesterone 200mg (day1-15)-400mg (day15-28)and dhea 50mg-for PMS symptoms x2yrs. What happens if I quit cold turkey? What will side effects be?
Why cold turkey?: Discuss with your GYN about changing your hormone regimen. You have an interesting combination since the progesterone is likely turning down (if not off) your natural estrogen/progesterone production while the DHEA is a precursor for hormone production. If it's doing anything for you, stopping cold turkey is going to leave you feeling fairly crummy. ...Read more
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