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Can i die from cymbalta (duloxetine) cold turkey withdrawals?

Can i die from cymbalta (duloxetine) cold turkey withdrawals?

No: You will not die from Cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal, but you'll make yourself very uncomfortable. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Withdrawing from Zoloft (sertraline) please help?

Withdrawing from Zoloft (sertraline) please help?

Taper, doc advice: Best to work with your doctor to know when its time to go off the med and what to expect. Taper slowly, lower dose about 25% a week but individualize this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)..What can I expect?

Withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)..What can I expect?

Ssri withdrawal: You can read on the internet all horrible things about withdrawal but it can be done safely and with minimal problem. Abruptly stopping the med can lead to flu-like symptoms as early as the next day and lasting for weeks. Also electric shock sensation or 'brain zaps'. None are life threatening or serious but unpleasant. When someone is in remission the symptoms are minor, see cont. ...Read more

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Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

No: Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. Effexor (venlafaxine) should be weaned off and you should be fine once the drug is out of your system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will i experience withdrawal from clonazepam?

Generally not: Unless you are on high doses and stop cold turkey. Clonazepam has long acting metabolites which is somewhat of a safe guard against withdral sx. Nevertheless I have had patients go thru withdrawl or modified sx. Therefore never go off of any medication unsupervised by a knowledgeable [who knows the medications in question] physician. There are no guarenties in medicine! better to be safe ...Read more

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How can I handle withdrawal from Lexapro (escitalopram) (SSRI)?

How can I handle withdrawal from Lexapro (escitalopram) (SSRI)?

Taper: It is recommended that one not abruptly discontinue Lexapro (escitalopram). One should taper off of the medication. Discuss a discontinuation schedule with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Are teeth tremors a withdrawal effect from celexa (citalopram)?

Are teeth tremors a withdrawal effect from celexa (citalopram)?

Hard to say: I researched celexa, (citalopram) and it appears that some people who take it may develop some types of tremors. Hard to say it teeth tremors are a side effect of taking, a side effect of withdrawal or both. I would consult your dr. Who may have to contact the pharmacy or the drug rep/company. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal effects from stopping prozac (fluoxetine)?

Are there withdrawal effects from stopping prozac (fluoxetine)?

Potentially: Ssris can have discontinuance sx--dizziness shocks in brain flu like sx--prozac has such a long half life you seldom hear pts complain. ...Read more

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How can I handle withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)?

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How can I handle withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Work with your doctor on plan to gradually taper and monitor for withdrawal or recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from topomax?

See below: Topomax must be gradually stopped under a doctors supervision to avoid side effects. Some of these include: confusion hearing loss vision loss fear or panic attacks convulsions speech difficulties imbalance eye rolling or fluttering foot stomping lip smacking, spontaneous grunting noises shaking or stiffening sweating twitching and tremors. ...Read more

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I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?

I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?

No: These two medications act on the body in separate ways, so the use of Vicodin is not recommended for symptoms of withdrawal from Zoloft (sertraline). I would recommend that you discuss this with the Doctor who prescribed the Zoloft (sertraline) so that you can be appropriately weaned off the Zoloft (sertraline), if it is indicated. ...Read more

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How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft (sertraline) last?

How long do withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft (sertraline) last?

About 5 to 7 days: Half life is about a day. So on a dose of 50 mg , every day there will be 1/2 left from the day before. Other factors include age of patient, frequency and amount used. ...Read more

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Can you have withdraw symptoms from paxil (paroxetine)?

Can you have withdraw symptoms from paxil (paroxetine)?

Yes and: Unfortunately Paxil (paroxetine) is known to have more withdrawal symptoms than any other ssris. Therefore, it is recommended to discontinue Paxil (paroxetine) treatment by tapering the dosage very slowly & carefully under the monitoring of your prescribing physician. Be well and good luck! ...Read more

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Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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How is Luvox different from Zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram)?

How is Luvox different from Zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram)?

Luvox, Zoloft, (sertraline) and : Lexapro (escitalopram) are all SSRIs. They're all 1st line agents in tx of anxiety and depression. They all work via the same mechanism -- inhibiting re-uptake of serotonin, thus increasing serotonin concentrations. the differences between the meds have to do with subtle differences in half life, serotonin receptors targeted, and slight differences in side effect profiles. Talk with ur doc abt the right med 4u! ...Read more

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How long do withdrawal effects from pristiq (desvenlafaxine) last?

How long do withdrawal effects from pristiq (desvenlafaxine) last?

Depends: The flulike muscle aches and irritability may last a week or two, but a transient increase in anxiety or a dip in your mood may last for several weeks or a month or so. ...Read more

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Could I feel withdrawal symptoms from tapering to .25mg from .5mg of clonazepam?

Could I feel withdrawal symptoms from tapering to .25mg from .5mg of clonazepam?

Yes: Klonopin (clonazepam) or any of the benzodiazapine medications suppress your nerves. They have an effect on the GABA transmitter in your brain. When you back off the dose your body becomes more excited. Try to stick with it, these symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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I'm switching from celexa to Paxil (paroxetine) to zoloft. Need advice?

I'm switching from celexa to Paxil (paroxetine) to zoloft. Need advice?

Stay adherent: Ok, well my advice is to remain adherent to your medications and follow the direction of your provider. ...Read more

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How long is withdrawal from citalopran 20 mg withdrawal of nausea, dizziness, jittery?

Several weeks: Most doctors will tell you that the withdrawal symptoms should subside within a few weeks of withdrawal. If your symptoms subside within a few weeks, consider yourself lucky and in the minority. Most people experience withdrawal effects over a month after they have quit their medication. Giving yourself at least 90 days before evaluating the withdrawal symptoms is a safer bet. See link for details ...Read more

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Switched from lorezepam to cirpalex and I'm experiencing side effects like nausea and shaking . Withdrawals from lorazepam or side effects from cipra?

Switched from lorezepam to cirpalex and I'm experiencing side effects like nausea and shaking . Withdrawals from lorazepam or side effects from cipra?

See a doctor: Lorazepam withdrawal can be deadly. If a larger dose is stopped suddenly, it can lead to withdrawal and citalopram will not help that. There are also dangerous side effects from SSRIs like citalopram that can happen after first starting. Best advice is to seek medical care right away to avoid serious consequences. ...Read more