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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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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more


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Why can ssris (and similar medications) be considered non-addictive, yet can cause major withdrawal symptoms?

Why can ssris (and similar medications) be considered non-addictive, yet can cause major withdrawal symptoms?

You're right on both: Many medications have start-up side effects that go away after you've taken them for a few days, or they may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly. Stopping Clonidine suddenly can spike your blood pressure through the roof! antidepressant medications can cause temporary symptoms when you start them and again when stopping. Slowly increasing and decreasing the dose helps a lot. ...Read more

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Are there any medications out there to speed up the metabolism process of SRNI's and help the withdrawal symptoms decimate? So far on 7.5mg zoplicone.

Are there any medications out there to speed up the metabolism process of SRNI's and help the withdrawal symptoms decimate? So far on 7.5mg zoplicone.

Ask doctor: I really don't understand your question about speeding up metabolism and withdrawal symptoms, so I strongly recommend you make an appointment with your treating physician and discuss all of this with him or her. ...Read more

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What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?

What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?

See below: Gabapentin, and Depakote are helpful and commonly used. Many docs will use other psych meds like risperdal, seroquel (quetiapine) an d the like but these have lots of side effects. I usually substitute a long acting agent such as Librium or Phenobarbital and lower the dose is a stepwise fashion. ...Read more

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Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?

Excellent : Excellent advice by dr mcmullen. This needs to be treated at the hospital. However something to keep in mind once detoxified is that medical acupuncture can be very helpful (auricular / ear) with addictions. Take care. ...Read more

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When going off antipsychotics does one need to be tapered or switched to another drug to ensure no withdrawal symptoms? Need to ensure there is noleft

When going off antipsychotics does one need to be tapered or switched to another drug to ensure no withdrawal symptoms? Need to ensure there is noleft

Antipsychotic d/c: To try to get off your antipsychotic you need to do this in conjunction with your prescribing professional and tapered slowly over extended period of time. Also include your loved ones in the process as they may perceive early signs of decompensation. These medications generally take 2-4 wks to get full effect ; same time to see any - signs as u reduce same. Good luck ; please don't do on own. ...Read more

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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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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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Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

NO: Zofran (ondansetron) is an antiemetic. Whatever sedation you may experience that you may think is an "addiction problem" is not. Withdrawl occurs after long periods of drugs with such addictive properties which are abruptly stopped. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more