In those cases, unless you are having clear adverse reactions from a particular drug, taper the antidepressant or stimulant first. My plan is to continue the alternating AD / benzo taper until I get to 75 mg of Zoloft (half of the original dose at 82 currently), and then taper the Klonopin down to zero / jump.
What I'm saying is don't further destabilize the GABA system with benzo withdrawal before antidepressant withdrawal, or you'll have double trouble. I'm not saying benzo withdrawal is going to be easier than antidepressant withdrawal. The withdrawal symptoms are very similar.
This won't work; you'll just end up dependent on all of them and multiplying your withdrawal problems. While some people find they need an occasional benzo to get through antidepressant withdrawal, I am not advocating ADDING any kind of sedating-type drug to your drug regimen in order to make antidepressant withdrawal easier.
I thought that in some very difficult instances anticonvulsants may help withdrawal and this was why you were put on this?
The atypicals are especially, from my experience, observation and correspondence with clinicians, nasty.
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Recently, I had to be put on an antidepressant (fluvoxamine/luvox), and a benzodiazepine (klonopin).
I also think no one on here has any right to preach about medications without knowing the situations because while they may do harm they have also saved lives. The benzo's may dull your experience a little but I also take Luvox and it hasn't affected my meditation.
My wife takes klonopin during the summer months but not the winter - she too has never experienced withdrawals. I have also taken an antidepressant and stopped abruptly (against doctor's orders) and while there was withdrawal, it was less uncomfortable than the feeling of being on them in the first place.
I've also spent years on antidepressants and over-prescribed benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, etc. for all you non-pillheads), but after successfully weaning myself off those addictive fuckers I now rely on natural substances for relaxation. A history of pharmaceuticals plus the ownership of multiple.
I a dog that has separation anxiety and has to take a version of Prozac. If they're constantly under stress in the home environment, and we're not addressing that, they might need to be on medication for life. It depends on the situation that causes the anxiety and how it can be resolved. How long do cats usually stay on this stuff? They could actually be on it for life. We also use acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
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They might not walk around as much; they could spend a lot of time lying down.
Quite often, she had to go through very difficult withdrawals before she could switch from one set of drugs to another. By the time she sought help at our clinic, Lisa had been on Wellbutrin (a mildly-stimulating antidepressant), Klonopin (a tranquilizer) and Paxil (an SSRI) for eight months, and was more productive than she'd.
Each needs a different amino acid fuel. The four emotion-generators in your brain are called neurotransmitters. The lower your levels of amino fuel, the more False Mood symptoms you develop.
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Although I’ve heard clients describe difficult past withdrawal experiences and seen the research documenting the withdrawal phenomena, I have rarely witnessed the problem firsthand. Why? At our clinic, we have been able to assist clients through a gradual, comfortable withdrawal process using the natural serotonin-building supplements 5-HTP or l-tryptophan.