Psycho-Babble Withdrawal | about withdrawal from medication | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Please list strategies for successful withdrawal:

Posted by catachrest on February 15, 2005, at 14:32:28

In reply to Re: Please list strategies for successful withdrawal: catachrest, posted by SLS on February 15, 2005, at 11:02:21

> Hi.
> > > Like Renee I'll reiterate, take it slowly! I waited a month or two between steps down and I had an incredibly uneventful withdrawal.
> > 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.
> Oops. It looks like I grossly underestimated the time it took for you to withdraw from your medication. You remained at each dosage for 1-2 months? Exactly how many weeks did it take for you to taper?
> - Scott

Actually, I don't recall exactly. I didn't keep track. If I really thought about it I could make a decent estimate, but I would say 4 or 5 or so months. Obviously not everyone can take that long, especially if they have been having bad side effects (which I didn't - my SAs were mostly mild), but my doctor was unsure I had been on the medication long enough, and I think that affected his decision. Also, when my father died this summer, I stayed at one dose rather longer than I otherwise would have, as I was not in the right frame of mind to be messing around with my emotional control, as I thought of it then. So that added time too.

So, I guess my withdrawal took longer than many others might. But it was also very successful and painless. So I am happy with the way it turned out.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Withdrawal | Framed

poster:catachrest thread:457546