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Withdrawal And Side Effects From Coming Off Alcohol
Yes: Depending on the type, dose and duration, there can be. Talk with your doctor prior to stopping the medication. ...Read more
Caffeine : I assume lipton tea? Caffeine withdrawal whether tea, cola or coffee or energy drinks. Don't stop abruptly but reduce over time. Moderation is key with many things in life. ...Read more
Today i will be stoping my pristiq after almost 2months taking it per dr. And i will begin my qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) im worried of withdrawal and side effects advise.
Change reason?: You are stopping an antidepressant and starting a weight control medication. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
I have been drinking small amounts of rubbing alcohol for the past few days. When will I start seeing side effects?
Celexa (citalopram): Under supervision and correctly done usually no withdrawal side effects. ...Read more
Side Effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a good drug, but it does have significant side effects. It can cause high heart rate, appetite suppression, and even psychological side effects (hallucinations, etc) in some patients. It does have addictive/abusive potential. So, it does a good job when used correctly, but you just have to keep in close follow up with your doctor. You can be quite sleepy if you abruptly stop ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more
Yes: Starting or stopping adhd medications is a mutual decision by patient and doctor, and should not be undertaken by the patient alone. In so doing, the patient's discontinuation symptoms can be avoided or minimized. Your question also begs the question of why you would want to discontinue medications in the first place. Ineffectiveness or adverse reactions should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Will i get withdrawal from stopping pistiq 100mg after almost 6weeks of taking it? My dr. Advise me due to low tolerance in side effects.
Don't just stop: Strongly recommend going down to the 50 mg for a week to two. It will be smoother for u and not so rough. ...Read more
Alcohol: Excess sedation, confusion at high dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet pills: It depends on the type of diet pills. Some are in the category of stimulants, which suppress one's appetite. Therefore, one may be able to drink more alcohol without feeling sleepy, for example. This may lead to a dangerous situation, like trying to drive while under the influence. As such, i would be very careful. A single glass of wine or one beer is okay, but i would stop there. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any meds besides ssri's that help with stress and the least amount of side effects and no withdrawal connected to them?
I found out the effects of risperidone and i want to quit. I am getting fat and other side effects. But what about withdrawal? What do I do? Quit?
Discuss with your dr: There is no withdrawal per se, but there is a risk of relapse. Alternatives should be discussed with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Been off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 150 mg daily for 10 days now after being on it for 6months and was wondering when does the withdrawal side effects end?
It depends.: On whether you were slowly tapered down or abruptly stopped. Also, there is apparently broad variation in the duration. Generally , however, if it even occurs it is usually over in about two weeks. Prozac (fluoxetine) can block it and you may wish to talk to your doc about that, especially if it seems to be intolerably long. You have my sympathy on this. I had to stop it after 6 years. It was not fun at all. ...Read more
There are many.: Discontinuation side effects from Paxil (paroxetine) can range from mild anxiety and mood swings to severe agitation, panic attacks, confusion, dizziness and hallucinations as well as flu-like symptoms. It is recommended to proceed slowly and under the care of a specialist. ...Read more
Prob not a good idea: I am guessing you are taking it for mood stability. Alcohol is bad for mood stability. Also, not sure about lamictal, but with ssris, alcohol washes the medication out of the body, and the med is trying to build to a steady blood level. See the problem? In addition to alcohol being a depressant, it lowers the blood level of many meds. ...Read more
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