Benzo's for weaning??
Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:38 PM
Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:16 PM
You can read the other posts to see what others have done to come off of Cymbalta, and that may give you some ideas for discussion with your doc.
I wish I could offer you more answers, I know how hard and scary this is.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:09 AM
Many doctors prescribe benzo's for many different reasons. In addition to Celexa, I was prescribed Clonopin and it did help me at my worst moments of withdrawal. But, I do not take it every day, only at the times when it feels like "there is an elephant on my chest", or in medical terms, I guess you would call it a panic attack. Which, fortunately, I don't have too many of.
Try to take the lorazapam (or any of the benzo's) sparingly, my old doctor gave me that a few times, for me, it was kind of useless and made me groggy. Some doctors prescribe this daily and that is something to work out with your prescriber, mine prescribed Clonopin daily, but I voiced concern about it and she agreed that it was correct to only take it as needed.
As far as what to do with your other prescriptions, I hope that you are able to work with your doctor and decide on a plan that works for you, we are all indivudal.
And congratuations on quitting smoking -
Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:56 AM
I'm curious as to how you are doing. If you are still taking the lorazpam. I'm about 12 weeks out and was just started on it a week ago 3 times a day for the severe anxeity I am having. Did it help you? Were you able to stop without any problems? I'm scard to death of this drug but I couldn't deal with the racing heart either that was causing severe anxiety attacks.
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