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Re: Trileptal, why do you do this to me?

Posted by ed_uk2010 on April 5, 2010, at 12:43:43

In reply to Re: Trileptal, why do you do this to me?, posted by qbsbrown on April 5, 2010, at 12:23:45

>I don't think that any amount of benzo could cover what my wd symptoms are/were.

I don't know Brian. Not all of your symptoms are caused by withdrawal, only some of them. No amount of any benzo will get rid of all your symptoms, but an appropriate dose should be effective in reducing the withdrawal symptoms.

>I could drive, but it would cost 300 dollars to get my license back, don't think it's in the cards,

I don't think now is the right time. High doses of medication + your underlying condition make driving risky. You might get hurt.

>Do you think hold 900 trileptal, or any plans of increasing this?

I think you should keep it the same for now. It sounds like you've found a reasonable dose, so I don't think you should rock the boat.

>The teaching job in korea could begin in perhaps 2 months, maybe good timing?

A lot can happen in two months. Things could be a lot better then. It's really something that you want to do, isn't it?

>In your heart of hearts, think I need off the benzo, and that it's the problem Ed???????

I think it's part of the problem, but not the only problem. I certainly think that you need to get down to a lower dose. Whether you will stablise on a low dose or withdraw completely, I don't know.

>I believe PDOC said hold it at least 2 weeks, and maybe on it long term, but i should give a crap what that guy says.

Diazepam and its metabolites accumulate due to their long half lives. Your blood level will be substantially higher now than it was on the first day that you went back on it. 2 weeks is a possibility but if you feel signs of sedation or intoxication, you could probably reduce earlier. Like a said, the 60mg/day starting dose was essentially a guess, and it may have been a little bit too high. I think your doc wants to be cautious, which is a good idea, but I don't think it would be a good idea to stay on 60mg/day on a long term basis.

I think you should wait and see how you feel in a few days time. I think you will know whether you are ready to make a small reduction based on how you feel. We're only talking about a small reduction anyway, nothing drastic. You'll still be on a high dose.




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