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Re: too scared to drop meds-- what would you change?

Posted by bleauberry on December 26, 2009, at 17:44:05

In reply to too scared to drop meds-- what would you change?, posted by inanimate peanut on December 26, 2009, at 0:53:27

I agree with Linkadge. You have to wean down over a long period of time in very tiny steps. Get good at slicing pieces off pills, crushing pills into powder to make your own capsules, dividing powder in capsules to make your own new capsules, and such.

For example, I weaned off Zyprexa after 8 years by dropping the dose from 5mg at about .2mg at a time, sometimes going back up to a previous dose if it felt like I went too far too fast.

I couldn't possibly suggest which meds to stop. I'm not even sure you should. I just cannot agree with taking so many meds and not being real close to remission. Makes no sense.

I understand the previous med stoppages went bad. The weaning process probably went too fast and the steps down in dosage were probably too large. Some people, ya know, can handle that. Some can't. We have to find our own comfortable pace and go with it.

Ultimately you have to do what you and your doctor think is best. Sometimes your gut instinct is your best guide. Try not to let fear cloud judgement one way or the other.




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