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****HOW TO GET OFF 4 MEDS? *****

Posted by holymama on May 26, 2004, at 9:05:54

I am currently a big blubbering mess, anxious, pacing, irritable to the touch, to sounds, very weepy, etc.

I am on 4 meds plus an anti-anxiety med for when I need it.

Lexapro 12.5
trileptal 300
geodon 20
wellbutrin 300

The idea of my crazy doctor that I only saw for 3 weeks was to wean me off the lexapro and trileptal and put me on lamictal(I got the rash, so we switched to geodon) and wellbutrin over a 6 week time period. Now I have switched to a more reasonable doctor because I have mede so many emergency phone calls, an ER visit, sent my kids away twice to be with their grandparnets, researched hospital inpatient programs...THIS WAS NOT WORKING FOR ME. My new dr. wants to slowly wean me off these meds, one at a time so we can see more clearly which drug is doing what to me. I just went down 1/4 pill of lexapro this week, and down 1/4 next this rate it will take months, and I am such a mess right now I can't stand months more of this. I seem to be fairly stable at this torturous state, not dropping into dangerous depression at least; it must be the new geodon that has stopped my cycling and mood spiking that I was having the last few weeks. But I repeat: I CANNOT BE LIKE THIS FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. IT IS UNBEARABLE and I cannot take care of my children propoerly. I am not functioning.

My question for all of you is this: Does anyone have any ideas I can run by my dr? My husband and I were thinking maybe I could go into a hospital for a week or two and sort of go cold turkey -- get off everything (or nearly everything) in 1 or 2 weeks. Then start from scratch. Would this plan work? I know I would need a hospital for that plan because my moods could spike dangerously and I don't feel safe doing that at home.

My new doctor's plan is eventually to have me down to hopefully one mood stablizer, maybe lithium. I have to go now. I can't focus, my muscles are so wound I feel like I'll jump out of my skin, and I feel like I'm going to puke. I hope someone has some advice. Thank you so much!!!!!!




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