STEPS NEED TO GET OFF MEDS !

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GiftOfGod
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   Posted 8/30/2007 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
SO I HAVE HEARD THAT YOU CAN'T JUST STOP TAKING THESE TYPE OF ANXIETY / DEPRESSION MEDS OUT OF THE BLUE . I TRIED THAT ONCE AND HAD NOTHING BUT NIGHTMARES AND COULDNT FALL ASLEEP , FELT REALLY TIRED AND WELL KINDA DROOPY . MY NEXT METHOD IS TO TAKE HALF OF WHAT IM TAKING NOW AND WELL I NEED SOME ADVICE ON THE WHOLE SITUATION.
 
    WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES ?  ARE THERE GONNA BE SLIGHT SIDE EFFECTS ?
 
    HOW DO I START THIS PROCESS ?  
 
    SO FAR ITS MY 4TH DAY TAKING HALF OF MY 5mg OF LEXAPRO WHICH IM NOW ON 2.5 mg !   HELP PLEASE  HAHAHAHHA .

Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/30/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Well first I would tell you too go to your doc and have a plan of action done up with him/her as to coming off these type of meds ......not to just do it on your own ....

Is the meds not helping or what is your reasoning behind coming off if you dont mind me asking

Please do take this to a professional though as it can cause some serious effects for you and your body


** Also could you pplease take off the caps as it makes it look as though you are yelling I know you are not BUT others might ....*** thanks

Keep us posted and remember none here are doctors or able to give advice for coming off meds like that we are here for fantastic support and understanding and hope you get thru this with a doc helping you

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stkitt
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   Posted 8/30/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

I agree with Lyn on this topic. I , too, wonder why you want off your med and all the literature strongly suggests that you do this under the care of your physician?  I have only  decreased or weaned off my meds with the guidance and supervision of my Pdoc.

If you get into trouble it is much easier to call them to see what you should do next than try to guess if you should go back to full dose or try something else.

I think this is definitely a safety issue for you to see your physician.

It can be done, I have done it as well as others so I wish you only peace and good luck with your weaning process.


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/30/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Totally agree it can be done I have as well come off of Valium and ativan daily and lg amounts only just when I need it

And like lil sis with the knowledge and input from my doc

Good luck and please see your doc or at least call and inquire on this
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