Posted by judy on January 9, 2000, at 15:55:19
In reply to Withdrawls from Respiridol, Depakote, Trazadone..., posted by ljm on November 16, 1998, at 19:56:32
I'm also in the process of tapering- I hope your under a doctor's supervision while you do this. 500mgs of depakote isn't very high- I started at about 1000 and have now stopped. My doctor had me going down 250mgs about every 4 days. I didn't have any physical symptoms- I'm assuming you're bipolar?, I guess he was watching for manic symptoms in me. I also took 3mgs of risperdal at one time and stopped suddenly and had "neuroleptic withdrawal symptoms". I felt incredible anxiety and had auditory hallucinations, but I guess not everyone goes through that and I should have tapered. You're on a high dose of wellbutrin- I bet your doc has you taper very slowly; some people are very sensitive (look at some of the posts from people withdrawing from AD's- headaches, rage, insomnia, etc.) I've never taken trazadone so I can't help you there. I guess the key is 1 drug at a time, slowly and under a doctor's supervision. Best of luck.