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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.

Cheers,
Susan


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