What is happening inside me as my body adjusts to an unexpected lack of anti-depressant medication? [more inside]
I quit my job a few months ago to go to school and I no longer have health insurance. I've been taking Vyvanse/Adderall for exactly 2 years (to the day, actually) and I am going to run out in about 2 weeks. Please help me through it. [more inside]
I'm about to reach age 59 1/2 and poised to begin making monthly withdrawals from my IRA. What questions do I need to ask the broker about the fee structure for doing this? If the fees seem unreasonable, now do I shop around for a new home? Would anyone like to recommend a plan they have experience with in this phase of an IRA?
What would happen regarding residency and work permits for British nationals living abroad if Britain withdrew from the EU? [more inside]
I take clonazepam for anxiety. I take 1.5 mg around 6 - 7 times a week which avoids me withdrawal.
Lately I have been taking zopiclone for sleep. I take 7.5 mg about twice a week.
I know these two drugs are similar. Does taking these drugs like this increase my chance of going through withdrawal since they both act upon the same area of the brain? I know they are both addictive and have a similar structure, but do they create the same kind of withdrawal?
I took 1.5 mg of clonazepam yesterday and 7.5 mg of zopiclone to sleep. When can I expect withdrawal to start if it does and when do I know I am in the clear?
I do have a call in to my clinic's emergency on-call dr and my therapist and have talked to 2 pharmacists but wanted to get other people's experiences w/this. While I am diagnosed with severe mental illness (Bipolar II, GAD, PTSD, ADD, sleep disorder) and I take a lot of medications for it (Viibryd 40 mg, Abilify 10 mg, Clonazepam 2-4 mg, Adderall 35 mg), I've been on Seroquel 100 mg just for sleep for at least a year now. That is the only reason it was prescribed to me, and I'd tried Ambien, Trazodone, and Sonata as well for sleep with no luck. I was able to start falling asleep w/o the Seroquel last week so decided to see if I could go off it. I asked my doctor Tuesday and she said it was fine but not to be afraid to take it if I couldn't sleep. She didn't mention anything about withdrawal, but I have been feeling awful every day since with no energy, no appetite. (More info in extended area.) [more inside]
I usually take 1.5 mg twice a week but this week I took it 3 times plus another .5 mg.
I want to stop now.
When do I know I am in the clear as far as withdrawal goes?
I really would like to avoid withdrawal, if it isn't too late.
I took my last dose last night.
Does anyone have any strategies or OTC medications for dealing with the day after missing a dose of Effexor? [more inside]
I've been taking 1mg Ativan nightly for the last two months and am going off of it. I don't have any of the psychological withdrawals that could come for that amount but the physical sweating/cold chills have been going on for three days. What can I do to ease never feeling warm enough/sweats/chills in the meantime and how long is this going to last?
I took Klonopin as needed maybe once or twice a week. I took a 1 mg dosage.
Last Thursday I decided to come off of it and I haven't taken any for 6 days.
When do I know I am in the clear and I will not go through withdrawal? I know withdrawal can be horrid.
Tomorrow it will be one week since I took any medication but I know they do have a long half life.
I've been on 40mg of Citalopram for over a year, I'm also on medication to reduce my blood pressure. About a week or so ago I stopped taking them, initially I just forgot for a day or two, but I now feel like I want to stay off them. Am I making a really bad decision here? [more inside]
What are your experiences with long-term benzodiazepine therapy? [more inside]
Two days ago, I decided to cut down on my caffeine intake drastically. I now feel super duper out of it and fatigued, plus I have headaches (I never get headaches!).
I would like to hear personal anecdotes from others regarding their experiences with caffeine withdrawal, so I know for sure that what I am feeling is not just in my head. [more inside]
Everywhere mentions a 10% penalty, but nobody says whether this is pre or post tax, or whether it's added to your existing tax burden, or how these taxes actually get paid, etc. [more inside]
Long-ago diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, I am currently on Zoloft prescribed by my GP. Please recommend to me an MD/psychologist in Vancouver, Canada to assist me in the process of weaning off of the drug. [more inside]
Sometimes, people will hurt me - and then get so upset about having done so, that they want me
to comfort them
. Or else they become so inconsolable that we can’t move forward without talking about their feelings. How do you handle these situations when what you need is time to process your own hurt? [more inside]
I quit smoking a couple of weeks ago. I think I'm over the initial hump, but the second wave of side effects is making me CRAZY. Please help me :( [more inside]
I have lost my job, and I want to use some of the money in my 401k to pay my bills, but not all of it. I would like some details about the next steps, if you have experience with this. [more inside]
Looking at cashing in a post-tax IRA for purchase of a second home. Realizing there are tax and penalties to be applied, this still may make sense. Because the IRA funds are post-tax, however, what exactly will be our total tax liability be? [more inside]
Is 401k withdrawal income the same as McDonalds income? [more inside]
I accidentally took 40mg of lexapro, having not taken any for three months. Is there anything I should do/expect in the over the next few days? [more inside]
Help me get off of SSRIs! [more inside]
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I am at the end of my third day of not drinking alcohol after 5-10 years (I’m not exactly sure how long it’s been) of drinking almost every day. I have some questions about withdrawal that I can't seem to find the answers to. [more inside]
Can you tell me your Wellbutrin Withdrawal Stories [more inside]
How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal and insomnia. How do I get to sleep? [more inside]
I've run out of antidepressants. YANAD but can I take someone else's prescription of a different but similar kind? [more inside]
Can I safely stop using Fentanyl transdermal and hydromorphone "cold turkey"? [more inside]
I abruptly stopped Risperidone, Effexor XR, and Epival all at once and now I'm feeling like garbage. Is there anything I can do to mitigate the feeling like arse? [more inside]
I saw a comic online a few years ago; it featured a man surreptitiously putting nicotine patches on his girlfriend so that she went into withdrawal when she wasn't with him. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
I'm weaning off Lexapro under my doctor's supervision. Because I'm not going to keep bugging my doctor about this (she's on vacation anyway), I figured it'd hit up for guys for some withdrawal symptom advice. I've been having some fun ones, and I want to make sure everything is fine. I'd also like to find out what might help me feel a little bit better. [more inside]
How do I ease the process of tetrahydrocannabinol withdrawal? [more inside]
I took an early distribution on my 401(k) when I quit my job early this year. After doing some reading on the subject, I found my medical for the year is above the 7.5% threshold. Does this mean my early withdrawal penalty doesn't apply? You are not my accountant inside! [more inside]
I woke up today with strong feelings of fear, and I'm not sure exactly what's going on. I need help in getting a handle on them, figuring them out or otherwise learning how to deal because this is NOT how I wanted to start the new year. I'm also not sure if this is related to being sick, having surgery, and missing meds in the past 4 days. Please help!! [more inside]
Due to stupid administrative reasons outside of my control, I had to abruptly quit taking Cipralex for a few days. Now, I am having an extremely nasty case of SSRI discontinuation syndrome
. What can I do to help alleviate the symptoms? [more inside]
The smoking devil is working me. Why now? What to do? [more inside]
Advice on stopping Lexapro. [more inside]
Has anyone managed to successfully withdraw from zyprexa? [more inside]
YANMD-filter: I've been stupid. I realized today that by inconsistently taking my SSRI I have unwittingly caused SSRI withdrawal syndrome. Now what? [more inside]
Do you have any good methods for "hacking" nicotine-reduction insomnia? I'm quitting smoking, and I can successfully handle the withdrawal during the day using meditation, exercise and willpower. However, when it's time to sleep, I just don't get sleepy or tired unless I have a cigarette. [more inside]
What's the likelihood that, upon withdrawing from a PhD program at one institution, you would be admitted later into a similar program elsewhere? Is there a reason to believe one would be effectively blacklisted or disregarded for failing to succeed on his/her first attempt? [more inside]
What can I expect dealing with alcohol withdrawals? [more inside]
My wife is going to try to stop taking Fentanyl this weekend. She's been on it six months following a double mastectomy and reconstruction after a yearlong battle with stage 1 breast cancer (which she won). She is currently on a 25 mcg patch every 48 hours. After 24 hours withdrawal sets in and she's shivering and miserable for the next 24. [more inside]
I drink like a fish and smoke like a chimney. Help me survive a possible hospital stay. [more inside]
What is the real timeline of nicotine withdrawal? [more inside]
Which national banks in the US can be set up to require mutual authorization for withdrawals from a joint account? [more inside]
One week off Cymbalta cold turkey. Will it get better, and how soon? [more inside]
I have recently stopped taking Citalopram over 10 days, since then I've had a permanent headache which has lasted 4 weeks to date and seen me visit A&E twice. Currently I have been prescribed and am taking : Morphine, Voltarol, CO-codomol and Sodium Valproate which are only providing limited relief. I am also seeing a Neurologist and Psychiatrist who as of yet have failed to diagnose the problem. Has anyone had similar effect ?
If so, what was the diagnosis and resolution ?
Does anyone have advice for getting through difficult long-term Celexa (SSRI) withdrawal? [more inside]
Any positive (or at least relatively benign) experiences with short-term usage of non-prescribed dex-amphetamine as a study aid and appetite suppressant? [more inside]