Stop taking meds

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HEY CAN ANYBODY HELP ME I WAS ON PROZAC AND LORAZAPRAM AND I STOP TAKING THEM ABOUT A WEEK AND NOW I'M HAVING HEADACHES ON ONE SIDE OF MY FACE AND MY DOWN IN MY JAW AND I JUST WANT TO KNOW COULD THIS BE A WITH DRAW OR SINUS HEADACHES

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    It could be withdrawal symptoms, but I urge you to seek a medical opinion in case it's more serious.
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    Hi could you give us a bit more info. How much was you taking and for how long and did you stop cold turkey or taper. Thanks 
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    when you say you stopped taking them about a week ago do you mean you just stopped?! If you have done this of your own accord then you have made a big mistake as what you are experiencing are withdrawal symptoms - very unpleasant ones. If the doctor weaned you of these drugs slowly and you finished last week and you are now experiencing these problems it could be neuralgia, sinus headaches affect your ears and nose.
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    Can i ask what was your dosage? Did it help your anxiety. Reason i ask is i am on the sane stuff.Thanks
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      MY PROZAC IS 20 MG AND MY LORAZEPAM IS 1 MG AND THEY HELP ME JUST FINE MY ANXIETY WAS FINE U DIDN'T HAVE NO ATTACK OR NOTHING THAT'S WHY I'M BOUT TO START BACK TAKING THEM
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    How many MG of each med were you taking a day , you cannot just stop meds lorazapam is a nightmare to detox
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      Dear Takela

      Having read through the replies you've had so far, I fully support every comment. I am not speaking as an observer, but as someone who has been in a similar situation.

      There is a great deal I would like to say, but I will only be repeating what others have said by using different words. Having said that, there are two things I would like to stress.

      Firstly, Lorazepam is highly addictive and very fast acting. It gives you a short-term kick and is metabolised by your system more quickly than other drugs in the Benzodiazepine family. This can be an advantage under specific circumstances for some patients, but really only for very brief use.

      Effective though they are, the downside is that this is one of the most unpleasant drugs to withdraw from, and you can experience some really horrible symptoms.

      You are worrying about resuming your dose. If you have been taking them and stopped suddenly, then there is no reason not to resume pending expert advice.

      On your final point you made in reply to DYSLEXIC, I think most people would say if that is how you feel, then seek professional medical support/advice without further delay. This may be nothing more than panic induced by stopping your Lorazepam, but that is not guaranteed.

      If you are in distress, seek help now, even if you just ask for support from a family member or friend that can help you and decide if anything practical should be done.

      We will all be thinking of you and wishing you well.

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      Call your GP and explain. They may want to give you something now. Or emergency care if GP is not available. Don't get scared. It is just you needing to get back on track, and anxiety is trying to kick in. Give them a call. I am sure easy fix xx
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