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Becoming rude and losing control after discontinuing medicines. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Dec-2013
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User:Hello Dr
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I hope you would have seen my medical history now
User:if not i can explain you again
User:I am taking anti depressants for the past 6 years
User:and unable to stop the medication
User:if i stop for one day i wont get proper sleep and become restless on next day
User:I get anger, headache and all stress on my eyes
User:please help me to recover from this medication
Doctor:Which medicine are you taking?
User:Paxidep 12.CR, Lobazam 10 Mg and Respidone 0.5 Mg
Doctor:Are you trying to discontinue all of these at the same time?
User:yes, when i do that I get out of control and become rude
User:so i have started continuing these tablets
Doctor:it is natural to start again as you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms
Doctor:all these medicine can cause withdrawal symptoms
User:I have consulted a Phsycartist but no use
User:so how do i stop these medicines
Doctor:Thus the dose needs to be reduced slowly over a period of weeks
Doctor:First it needs to be halved for 2 weeks
User:i tried that as well but it happens to be worse
Doctor:then 1/4th for 2 weeks
Doctor:same thing happens again?
Doctor:How about stopping one medicine at a time?
Doctor:I mean withdrawing one at a time
User:yes, even if i reduce the above quantity or avoid taking any one of the 3 medicines I get headache and anexity
Doctor:Ideally withdrawal should take place in a hospital
User:okay what should i do now
Doctor:For headache you can take brufen
User:am getting eye pain as well
Doctor:I think lobazam should be the last medicine to be withdrawan
User:feeling insecure and restless
Doctor:It is just withdrawal
Doctor:once you are able to get through it, you will get back to normal
User:what is the solution?
Doctor:If you know a nice hospital where you get help,
Doctor:go there
User:then what help do you provide
Doctor:I can help you take a decision regarding treatment
User:how do i know which is a nice hospital
Doctor:You can discuss your doubts
User:as a doctor you must tell us
Doctor:Where do you reside?
User:Electronic City
Doctor:give me a min
User:you there?
Doctor:I have forwarded your query to our customer care team
User:thank you
Doctor:They will call you soon and assist you with the search
User:have a nice day
Doctor:Can you leave your phone number
Doctor:Do you have any other query for me?
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