I've weened off my medication too fast....

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Paulos
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   Posted 2/13/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
This time I actually threw out all my booze and I intend to stay in my house for a few weeks, and be on some anti oxidants, L Tyrosene, L GLutamine, B Complex, a multi pill and such. I need to ask some questions as well...

First off I'm a 22 year old male, been on booze and light smoking for 2.5 years amazing how it passed so fast...

I'm very prone to OCDing about my life and fears about taking care of myself without my mother someday, I'm a highly functioning autistic adult and am currently having a rough time because I'm going off Lamictal, I was at 125mg now at 50mg *that's an anti Physchotic* I decided to go off them *I was on Seroquel as well* when I was on Abilify real quick, realizing how bad these drugs are they take forever to work and gave me even more anxiety. The only thing I'm staying on is the Xanax 3mg a day since that's the only thing that helps me, but lately it's not been helping as good.

I suffer from panic disorder daily, which started mainly from the day I went through my first alcohol withdrawal in Nov 2005, and I counter acted the anxiety by drinking it away for a couple of years.

I'm not worried about the DTs since I was off booze for 24 days in last December, but I'm curious about to any of you who have had panic disorder/anxiety... anyone suffer from these symptoms... These could also be a little more magnified lately since I've been going off my Lamictal for the past 4 weeks.

While in a car, you begin to feel like you're slowly dying.
Chest doesn't feel tight but uncomfortable.
Heart palpitations.
Major Shortness of Breath.
Fear about death constantly/ocding about the littlest of things.
*And lately, when walking you get short of breath fast if you have to do something big as well like carry a 100lb bag of something, and also as for today, GREAT fear in something that may occur while you are doing anything... just incredible, fear that is eating you alive?*

Well that's just the beginning of my post, sirs, maams, please help me out...

Also I'm going to my doc as soon as I can get an appointment, I should have never weened off so fast...
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power


stkitt
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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Paulos, I am not sure which meds you weaned off and the doses or why you were on those meds.  They are the bipolar meds usually to the best of my knowledge.  It is great you want to stop drinking but the DT's can be fatal if you are not under a physician's care.

My best advice to you as a member  is to make that appointment before you start doing anything with the meds and the alcohol, cut down but see your physician.  i have seen what happens when people take it in their own hands to go cold turkey off everythings at once.

Please see a physician.  I support you wanting off the alcohol and the meds, I cannot even guess on that if it is a good choice for you.
Bless you and know we care.
Kitt


 
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Panike
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   Posted 2/13/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Whats Up paulos! All those symtoms you have from P/A i have too! I always worry about dying and the people i love dying too,especially my mom and husband! They have been my strength through out these years i have been suffering from P/A.Them and God of course! I sometimes wonder how i will make it without them and the thought alone brings me great sorrow! I also OCD about alot of things especially cleaning! When things around me are not clean i feel out of control and i get very nervous! I also have been in the car and felt the feeling like my life was slowly slipping away from me! I go through phases when i dont feel those feelings as much but they are never far away from my thoughts! It can be A very miserable lonely life but know that you are not alone! You have HW! As far as you stopping the booze,i think thats great! But like kitt said make sure you are under the care of a Dr because i've heard horror stories about alcohol withdrawls being fatal! I also hope it was a DR's decision to ween you of those meds too because thats quite a cocktail to be weening off on your own without being under medical supervision! Just be careful Paulos and dont hesitate to post whe you need to!

Paulos
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   Posted 2/14/2008 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I made some mistakes on going through the weening without the doctor's care, luckily I called him and I'm back on track but I'm still very nervous/anxious, he's putting me immediately on a drug to help me called "Invega" 3mg... hope it helps soothe this constant anxiety/fear/shortness of breath I have.... and also all I went through DT before it wasn't major, last December I went off booze for 24 days!!! That's incredible and past most of the DTs, still nevertheless I'm on anti oxidants, other pills to keep me from going haywire... just going off the Lamictal has been making me haywire... and I'm so scared of everything... even talking on the phone and such... so scared.
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power


badfish
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi paulos, I made mistake off weening myself off to early and within 2wks relasped into anxiety. Would recommend any1 trying ween themselves off only to do so under doctors supervision and with the docotrs authorisation. This thread raises a question im always wondering about wen is the rite time to ween urself off.
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
HI there
Please DO always have your doc in your corner when weaning off of meds.Can be dangerous .

Congrats on your not drinking
I am a sober alcoholic since 1979........

One day at a TIME

WE are her for you

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LYN
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Paulos
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   Posted 2/14/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all very much, anyone feel like you just don't want to do a darn thing when you're goin through alc withdrawal or depressed or such?
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power


stkitt
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   Posted 2/14/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Depressed people often suffer from low  energy and lack of interest in things around them.

I agree as I mentioned before that weaning off meds should always be under a physican's care.  It is the only safe way to do this.  As far as when is the right time, it would depend on your diagnosis and how long you have been on the meds.  Also if your physician and you both agree on your plan of treatment.
Take Care.
Kitt


 
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Mochiah
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
From my limited understanding, Invega is an antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia. PLEASE have your doctor in your corner before going off your meds. I do not know what you are going off of and staying on, but this is a disorder that cannot go without some form of medication.

KUDOS on getting off the booze. You are going to go through almost a re-birth, seeing things in a different light than you have ever before. The world will not look as grim. You are amazingly strong to do this. Remember AA if you are ever feeling low, it always is an extra strength to have a sponsor.
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Paulos
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   Posted 2/15/2008 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all.
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power


stkitt
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   Posted 2/15/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Paulos,
You are family here, we care so stick with us, remember we are not judging only supporting and sending you Hugs to help you through the tough times.
Kitt

 
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