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Re: Akathisia, is this it?

Posted by NealMcCoy on February 18, 2005, at 13:00:47

In reply to Re: Akathisia, is this it?, posted by NealMcCoy on February 18, 2005, at 12:52:37

Which benzo were you taking?

What dose were you on?
-10 mgs daily before deciding to withdrawal.

For how long did you take it?
-Took it daily for over 1 year before I started a long taper.

Are you still taking a reduced dose of the benzo or have you stopped it altogether?
-I tapered for 6 months and stopped for a week and then took 1 mg last night. It seemed to help a little. It doesn't take much benzo to effect me and that's why this little dosage seemed to hit the spot a little.

Are you on any other medication at the moment?
-Just the benzo and the propranonol to help with the akathisia.

Have you recently stopped taking any other medications?

Why were you taking the benzo?
-For anxiety related reasons.

Do you have any psych diagnoses?
-No. I was prescribed this drug by a shrink, but never given any diagonosis.

Do you suffer from any medical conditions?

Are your symptoms relieved by increasing the dose of your benzodiazepine?
-I took the 1 mg last night and I noticed a difference. Not 100 percent, but enough to give me some comfort.

Why did you stop taking the benzo? (or reduce the dose)
-Tolerance. The medicatin no longer worked and I developed tolerance withdrawal.

Did you have any side effects while you were taking the benzo?
-Yes. Increased anxiety, headache, muscle tension, blood sugar problems.

Has the propranolol helped at all?
-After 2 days of it, I cannot say it has helped much at all. It did help before, but that was when I was on 5 mgs of valium

Apart from propranolol, have you tried any other meds for your current symptoms?

Please can you describe your current symptoms in a bit more detail?
-Laying or sitting is sheer agony. I have this numbness, hard to describe sensation in my brain that makes me feel psychotic. I also have bugs crawling in my legs and this feeling in my spine. The feeling originates in my brain though. Pacing helps, but doesn't drive away the sensation completely.

Do you feel very restless and find it very difficult to sit still?




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