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Can anyone give me a schedule on how they reduced the dosages. The folks on this board seems inwilling to do so. They seem very vague on the specifics. Cmon folks, help someone out. Because most doctors are too scared to help. (Liability issues) its a sad state iof affairs we have in the US.
I had to take action against my doctors advice, over and over again, to get her better. After tapering her original dosage fown from 40 mg to 15, she started urinating better -- signaling better. Her BM management improved greatly. She was on the 30 mg for 4 months before we tapered. I kept her at 15 mg for a month, then we went to 7.5 for two weeks, then to 3,5 for two weeks. That's where we are today. Should I fall off now? She!s sleeping ok, with a little help from ibprofuen and an occasional antihistamine. Her side effects now are headaches, itching, confusion, and some hullceinations. But she had suffered these and more while on the drug. (Entire duration) she will always have headaches, etc. doctors say. She had a brain hemmorage, then had more complications. She sufferes from encephalomalacia now. She was in the hospital for 6 months. ( meningitis, c-diff etc etc) To say the least, the girl has been through hell. But she fought through it and has been home for 4 months. The doctors put her on this terrible drug because she wasn't eating. Ok, I will admit, after a while she began too eat. She's been eating just fine since tapering. The doctors never really though she had depression. But, after all she had been through, who wouldn't be depressed? But I think another, non lethal, appetite enhancer should've been used.
This is just one of many issues we had with drugs that were given to her hastily.
The other was Keppra. That was a pure, and unnecessary, nightmare that we finally stood up agains, after much dansge was done. Another story for another day ..,
Words of advice. You must take charge of your own healthcare. Research, research, and pray.
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