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What To Do If You Are Already In Withdrawal
Or Quit Your Medication Cold Turkey
In Withdrawal Already
The key to handling withdrawal
side effects when you begin to reduce the medication
is: Put Control Back in the Process Again.
Roughly 80% of the people who begin The Road Back Program
have already started to taper off their medication or have
gone off their medication abruptly and are experiencing
withdrawal side effects. The recommendations or suggestions
offered in this chapter come from years of experience
assisting these individuals.
First, it is not YOU. That may be difficult to grasp at
first, but in time, you will come to understand it was not
you; it was the withdrawal side effect.
your medication or are reducing
the medication and you are having withdrawal side
Inform the prescribing physician
Go to the pre-taper chapter in this book that covers
Start the supplements in the pre-taper immediately
If you are or were taking an antidepressant and you have
head symptoms or an
electrical jolt type of sensation, go to any store that
sells vitamins and purchase a bottle of omega 3 fish
oil. Look at the back label of the bottle and look for
the highest amount of EPA content. This should get you
some relief quickly,
but make sure you get the Omega 3 Supreme TG from Neuro
Genetic Solutions (www.neurogeneticsolutions.com) for a
complete solution. You will need to take around 1,500 mg
of the EPA, so expect to take quite a few of the
softgels from a local vitamin store. Most stores only
sell omega 3 fish oil with low EPA amounts.
Relief should come shortly after you start the pre-taper
supplements. I understand you may have already quit the
medication and you are not actually doing a pre-taper now.
Just start taking the supplements
as described in the pre-taper and follow the
directions as outlined in that chapter.
The supplements are formulated to work quickly, even when
you have quit cold turkey.
You need to make a decision rather quickly about the
understand some of you absolutely refuse to go back on the
medication or to go back up in dosage, but I still need to
give you my viewpoint. This is only my viewpoint and should
not be taken as medical advice.
If you have gone off the drug cold turkey and it has been
more than one week since you stopped the drug, going back on
the drug may not help. It may compound the situation. Going back on the drug and doing a slow taper may be the
only thing that will help. This is a flip of the coin and I
do wish there was a better answer for you.
Start the pre-taper supplements and continue taking them for
45-days after you feel well again. Use the supplements based
on the drug you were taking.
If it has been less than one week since you stopped the drug
cold turkey, go back on the drug to the last
dosage you were doing your best
at, and do the pre-taper for
that type of medication and
gradually reduce the drug from that point.
You may feel this approach moves you backwards but it should
get you off the drug and feeling well once again.
If you are reducing the medication and you are
experiencing withdrawal side effects, you need to
determine the severity of the side effects. If the side
effects are too strong, go back up to the last dosage
when you were doing better. Start the pre-taper, get
stable again and then gradually reduce the medication.
If the side effects are on the mild side, quit reducing
for now, start the pre-taper for the drug you are
taking, after using the supplements for 7-days of the
pre-taper, continue with the taper and supplements.
There is really no need to expand on this further. You may
feel like death warmed over, but the options are few and
they are basic. Keep in mind, how you feel is the drug and
that it is not you. Make sure to inform your physician of
any choice you make.