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Thyroid Medication Withdrawal Symptoms
My father has accidentally taken my thyroid meds (50mg euthyrox/levothyroxine) can this harm him and will he experience withdrawal symptoms?
Thyroid meds: Should not be a problem if only one ingestion. No withdrawal. ...Read more
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
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
I have been taking pain medication for several years now because of major medical problems. What kind of withdrawal symptoms will I have?
Is there any medication available to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Having cold sweats, some hand trembling and some chest pains this am?
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
Can I tell me how I can get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?
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
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
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
Am going to finish my 6month therapy of cipralex 10 mg and I should tapering my drug down to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. .. How I taper Down??
Hope you're better: OK. It's best to work w/ a Dr on the taper. That said, if you absolutely can't - as slow as possible is safest. Some say a drop of 10%/mth is great. With liquid cipralex you can do that. Otherwise, breaking tablets is ok but not easy. Best w/ help - Dr - or druggist - or as slow as you can. Glad it was short. Hope it was sweet! ...Read more
I started taking serax for withdrawal symptoms from oxycodone. I take 4 per day-15 mg each. I am very worried that this may show up on a drug test on Wednesday. I took my last dose at 6 pm last night. Will I be ok?
Yes: If it shows up as Benzodiazepam, you can inform them that is a prescribed medication. You could also get a note from your doctor stating that your receiving a Benzodiazepam. My concern is that you may need a real treatment for your opiod addiction. Only longterm effective therapy are with Methadone or Buprenorphine or Vivitriol with counseling ...Read more
I was taking 5 mgs of novarsc for around 2 months and my blood pressure is back to normal, so my doctor had me wean off the drug for 2 weeks at reduced dosages. However, now that I am off of it, I am having severe withdrawal symptoms. Here they are lis
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
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
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
I'm having really bad withdrawal symptoms and was wondering if there is any way to reduce the symptoms.
Please repost: And specify what you are withdrawing from. ...Read more
Several, but why?: Common: headaches & lethargy! but: coffee is the most consumed pharmacologically active beverage. It now has been shown to have many previously considered unhealthy, now found to have significant health benefits. It decreases risk for stroke, heart attack, diabetes 2, cancer, alzheimer's, and parkinson's disease. Some people will experience jitters and sleeplessness. They should drink less. ...Read more
Stop and see a doctor can help you manage the withdraw symptoms and help you find the appropriate medication
a doctor can find the problem and treated it and help you there is now medication that can help ...Read more
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