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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I was on antidepressent prothiaden-0.25 2 tablets a day for 3 months then i took it 1 tablet onces a day for 2 months then dr told me take it every alternate day 1 tablet which i did not take .and stopped taking it at all. since its a month i have stopped the tablets. now i hv appointment with the doctor should i tell this to him . is there any side effect stopping it abrubtly ?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   Pls. give me few secs. to go through your query.
User :   can u give me ur opinion about this
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Pls. do not worry, You have not caused yourself any harm as the dose has been waned already to a large extent.
Doctor :   You have to discuss with your Psychiatrist about this openly.
User :   i am scared as he told me not to play with his medication
Doctor :   You are true, but it is always better to reveal what has happened .
User :   i am feeling much better personally and as i hv already stopped medicines do i still need to visit him
Doctor :   Yes, it is always better to discuss with him, tell him what just you have mentioned to me.
User :   Its already a months i hv stopped med. is there any chances of any side effect now?
Doctor :   Usually You should be ideally finishimg off the prescribed dose, but if you feel better, just discuss with him, once he assesses you and he feels the same , he may not prescribe you medication any further.
Doctor :   If not he may extend it by another 15 days on alternate days.
Doctor :   No major side effects with the stoppage , apart from might be you have to extend the time line for taking medication.
User :   so i shouldn't be expect any side effect like it says boold clot or dizziness now
Doctor :   There might be some amount of anxiety, blurred vision, aggression, anger, balance issues , do you have nay of these , but very rarely ?
User :   no i dont s have any of these
Doctor :   Ok, That is very encouraging, then you can happily go ahead and discuss with the psychiatrist and may be even stop your medication
User :   ok thanks a lot
User :   can i ask you where do you practice?
Doctor :   I practise in Visakhapatnam/Vizag.
User :   are you a pshychiatrist?
User :   just asking to know how this site works
Doctor :   I am A General Physician but have experience in psychiatry.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   thank you for ocnsulting me
Doctor :   take care, bye for now.
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