Numbness, Arm Pain and Tingling in fingers/toes

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P-Fit
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   Posted 7/22/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed these symptoms lately. I've been trying to ween off Lexapro and clonazepam (very slowly) but have had a few set backs. I usually get this way in the afternoon, I guess when my meds are wearing off. Anyone else get this way? My heart has been checked and is fine.


Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM)
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn or maybe GERD)
Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08

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nervymeg
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   Posted 7/22/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi P-Fit,

I've experienced numbness in toes and fingers when lowering doses of diazapam (same family as the clonazepam), I think you are right that when the body starts a withdrawl this can happen.

If the symptoms get worse or cause you pain it might be an idea to check with your doctor. All the best with you weaning!

Meg


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P-Fit
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   Posted 7/23/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Meg. Headaches started yesterday...ugh. I'm trying to drink tons of water, take my vitamins and lay off of caffiene and sugar. How long does it take to ween off of this stuff?

Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM)
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn or maybe GERD)
Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/23/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there and Welcome
Are you working with your doctor while doing this ??

I ask this only out of concern that you may be weaning to fast for the med or that something else is going on especially as you have UC...I have Crohns

I would really suggesst talking with your doc about this if you have not already ..just my opinion

Glad to have you here with us sorry for reason though
'I am sure you will come to care about the ppl here as much as I do and get all the support you need

Stay with us

LYN


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P-Fit
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   Posted 7/24/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I visited my GI Dr on the 10th and my Psych
 on the 14th. I told her I wanted to ween and she said I could try. I don't think its going well though. I was trying to do both the Lexapro (from 7.5mg to 5mg) and the clonazepam, but today I feel like I'm going to jump out of my skin! Very bad night last night-up at 3:30am. I feel I could have a panic attack at any moment today....very tingly feeling and fuzzy in the head.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM)
BUTALBITAL/ACETAMINOPHEN/CAFFEINE-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn or maybe GERD)
Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


stkitt
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   Posted 7/24/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   

P-Fit,

I am sorry it is rough going............I guess if I wanted off the AD I would use the Klonopin for the anxiety your going to go through during the withdrawal period.  Remember to go slow on the wean and only take on one med at a time.  Well that is how I did it...........I weaned very slow so my body would not  knee jerk into withdrawal.

Hugs to you and know we are all supporting you.

Kitt


 

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P-Fit
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   Posted 7/24/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much. After talking to my Dr, I've decided to go back up to my normal dose of Lexapro and wean very slowly off the clonazepam. She really feels the Benzos cause more issues in the long run and wants me off those. I think she wants to ease me up to 10mg of the Lexapro in hopes that will work for me w/o any other meds.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM)
BUTALBITAL/ACETAMINOPHEN/CAFFEINE-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn or maybe GERD)
Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


nervymeg
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   Posted 7/24/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   

P-Fit,

That sounds like a good plan. It's hard work weaning off one med without doing double duty! How are the withdrawls going? I find I am pretty weirded out and itchy/cranky for about two weeks, but it eases up fairly well if you do it slowly and are gentle with yourself. No marathons! Take care, and keep us posted. :-)

Meg


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P-Fit
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   Posted 7/24/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
nervymeg said...

P-Fit,

That sounds like a good plan. It's hard work weaning off one med without doing double duty! How are the withdrawls going? I find I am pretty weirded out and itchy/cranky for about two weeks, but it eases up fairly well if you do it slowly and are gentle with yourself. No marathons! Take care, and keep us posted. :-)

Meg

I took my normal dose of Lexapro this afternoon and felt so much better. I've taken a lesser dose of clonazepam and feel ok so far. We'll see how much sleep I get tonight. I was able to go out to dinner w/my girlfriends tonight and I didnt think I was going to make it with the way I felt before taking the Lexapro. My son's birthday is tomorrw and we've got a big weekend planned so I'm gonna try not to upset my apple cart too badly :-)
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM)
BUTALBITAL/ACETAMINOPHEN/CAFFEINE-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn or maybe GERD)
Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


skye_bella81
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   Posted 7/24/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hey P- fit,
    Well done! You seem like a very strong person to even decide to come off some of your meds. It always seems so easy to go on a medication, not giving a thought to the fact that one day you may have to come off it.  In the past I have come off similar meds and found that taking my time, at my own pace is what works for me (OH!.....and of course with my doctor on the side lines for any support or information I may need). If I pace myself  I usually do not even notice the withdrawels, and before i know it my head feels clearer and I am off the medication.
   So good luck with it all, I wish you all the best and I hope you don't even notice coming off the clonazepam.  
xx Skye

stkitt
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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning P-Fit

Kudos to you hun and I think your plan is good.  You only need one big challenge at a time and if you feel better at the 10mg of Lexapro that is awesome.

Keep on posting as we are here to support you.

Hugs to you

Kitt


 

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I am with Kitt it is hard but you can do it and
WE are proud of you

Plz kep us posted on how you are doing k

Lyn
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     Listen To Your Heart,Look Inside Yourself,Understand You
 
 
 
                    


percycat
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   Posted 7/25/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
P-fit,

Good luck! I'm so glad you're taking it more slowing, and that it seems to be going much better now. Weaning off two at once does seem to have been a tall order. I hope you're able to enjoy your son's party and your upcoming weekend comfortably!

percycat

P-Fit
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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
percycat said...
P-fit,

Good luck! I'm so glad you're taking it more slowing, and that it seems to be going much better now. Weaning off two at once does seem to have been a tall order. I hope you're able to enjoy your son's party and your upcoming weekend comfortably!

percycat
Thanks everyone for your encouragement. It means a lot. Today was a much better day. I will definately stay at the current dose for the time being.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM)
BUTALBITAL/ACETAMINOPHEN/CAFFEINE-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn or maybe GERD)
Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear you had a better day today
I think you have made a good decision for yourself IMHO

keep us posted on how you are doing okay

LYN
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                                    Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
Moderator @ Alzheimer's,Co Mod @ Anxiety/ Panic,Co Mod @ Crohns 
 
                                    FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
               Look For The GOOD,Even At Your Lowest
 
     Listen To Your Heart,Look Inside Yourself,Understand You
 
 
 
                    


percycat
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   Posted 7/25/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great news! Give yourself a big pat on the back and let yourself enjoy the good times of the weekend.

percycat

thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 7/26/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there,
I know weaning off meds is very hard. We would all like to be med free I'm sure but sometimes it's just not the right time to do it. I know that if I run out of my Paxil and dont take it for about three days I get strange sensations, like I'm holding on to an electric fence and the electricity is pulsing through my whole body. But once I take my medicine I feel better after an hour or two. Keep your head up and stay strong my friend. I'm sure there will be a day when you will be able to get off the meds. For now just try and enjoy your life with them. And never ever feel guilty for taking them. Who wouldn't take a tylenol if they had a bad headache? I will keep you in my prayers. Sending love to you!!!
Rachel
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/26/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
YOU will get thru this I know you will

Let us know how you are making out........LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
                                    Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
Moderator @ Alzheimer's,Co Mod @ Anxiety/ Panic,Co Mod @ Crohns 
 
                                    FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
               Look For The GOOD,Even At Your Lowest
 
     Listen To Your Heart,Look Inside Yourself,Understand You
 
 
 
                    


nervymeg
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   Posted 7/26/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You are doing so amazingly well, you brave you! My hat is off and I am dancing a jig (badly) lol! :-)
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