Medication is killing me! What is the best way to stop?

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Over twenty years ago, I was diagnosed as having Neurelgic Amyotrophy .

Then it was Epilepsy.

Menieres flowed and a few years ago I was diagnosed with Dementia.

I have taken medication continually and progressively.

I am addicted and spend my day from the moment I wake to voices telling me to get up, get up, get up, feeling like a corpse... cold, sweating and terified! I take my first medication and then loss my day in a mix of unknowing if I am in dream or awake and lost inside my head and terified! My last medication and then all is black, nothing and the next thing is the voice again... get up, get up, get up! Fear! I can not go on like this. This is worse than death!

I have to do something, or end it. The doctor has agreed to help me reduce my medication over time. Morphine is first. I want to stop all the medication. This could take a long time, years, but not sure if I can continue like this. Medication is killing me! What is the best way to stop?

Aspirin 75mg 1 daily

Atorvastatin 80mg 1 daily

Bisoprolol 5mg 1 daily

Candesartan 16mg 1 daily

Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg 1 daily

Glyceryl Trinitrate 500microg when required

Risperidone 0.5mg 1 daily at night

Donepezil10mg1 daily at night

Betahistine16mg 1 - 3 times daily

Cinnarizine 15mg 2 - 3 times daily

Gabapentin 300mg 1 - 3 times daily

Lamotrigine 150mg 1 twice daily

Levetiracetam 1.5g 1 twice daily

Citalpram 40mg 1 daily at night

Mirtazapine 45mg 1 daily at night

Venlalic XL 75mg 1daily in the morning

Lorazepam-1mg 1 twice daily

Pregabalin 100mg 1 twice daily

Zomorph 50mg 1 twice daily

Oramorph 10mg/5ml when required

Salbutamol 100 micrograms every 4 hours

Salmeterol 50 micrograms 1 twice daily

Cleaning Modulite 100 micrograms 2 twice daily

Omeprazole 20mg 1 daily

Senna 7.5mg 2 daily at night

Ispaghula husk 3.5 1 twice daily

Simple Trident T2 Sterile Leg Bag 500ml replace every other day

Clear Advantage Sheath replace every day

Micro-Enema 5ml every other day

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    Hi Richard,

    I'm so sorry to hear about all this, it must be awful.

    As a former nurse - albeit not up to date with all current developments - I'd say at a glance that you're taking far too many medications. Some of these may be cancelling each other out, while others could be interacting, increasing the overall effects. Zomorph and Oramorph would be obvious candidates in the last category, and I can identify at least three antidepressants on your list.

    I suspect these medications may all have been prescribed by the different specialists treating your different conditions. Have you ever shown the full list to one of your doctors, preferably your GP (PCP if you're in the US)? If you haven't, this is essential.

    I'm glad that your doctor is going to start off by helping you to reduce the opioids. However, I suspect there might be one or two other medications that could be slightly reduced at the same time.

    I doubt whether anyone on here will be able to give you any concrete advice, as this is a patient forum, not a medical advice site. I can only urge you to stay in touch with the doctor who's helping you to reduce your meds, and follow his/her advice. If you're in the US , as I suspect you may be, you might even have a legal case against the doctor or doctors who prescribed all these medications at the same time.

    I hope you can stay strong and work your way through this drug-induced nightmare.

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    I have never ever seen or heard of someone who takes all these medications all in one day, my heart is shattered for you!

    This is beyond what a human's system can handle. A very dangerous mix too, I see at least 2 antidepressants and a benzo in this hell of a chemical cocktail you take.

    You are a warrior, now fight your way out of most of these.

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