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Re: Please list strategies for successful withdrawal: catachrest

Posted by SLS on February 15, 2005, at 10:29:58

In reply to Re: Please list strategies for successful withdrawal:, posted by catachrest on February 15, 2005, at 8:42:26

> Like Renee I'll reiterate, take it slowly! I waited a month or two between steps down and I had an incredibly uneventful withdrawal.

That is sometimes an unacceptable period of time when one must discontinue one drug so that they can begin another.

> Ed,

Ed is innocent! :-) I think you are reacting to my post.

> I have no doubt that you know what you're doing and that you have gone through this before.

I don't profess to know what I am doing. I am merely asking for people whom have successfully discontinued medications without suffering a severe withdrawal syndrome to describe how they went about it. I contributed. I have not suggested to any one person what they should do for themselves. I was hoping to begin compiling a compendium of alternate methods. Not everyone is successful using yours.

> Don't let your good mood and enthusiasm (after depression, these feel almost like drugs themselves!) blind you to the necessity to take your cessation slowly and carefully.

You don't know the first thing about my mood, my degree of enthusiasm, nor my state of depression.

> At each step, before you reduce further, take careful stock of how you're doing emotionally and physically, and discuss it with your doctor.

> That's my two sense. I'm not a doctor, just someone who's been through this recently for the first time.

I am happy that you have been successful using a 4-8 week taper. Yours is but one strategy. I am hoping to discover more.

- Scott




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