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Old 10-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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Need off meds

I am a recovering drug addict/alcoholic with 14 years sobriety.

I just resigned from my job. my mental health issues and PTSD from prior sexual abuse got to the point of drug abuse. The PTSD makes me lose a lot of time where I know nothing that happens have been in therapy 2 times a week andsee psych doc once a month.
I need off all my meds ASAP----I take
Prozac 80mg
Lunesta total 6mg
propanalol 10mg tid
seroquel 200mg
Neurontin 300mg
metfrmin 500 bid
victoza 1.8 ml
lovaza 4 tabs qd
lipitor 40

I have anxiety, have been tod by a mini intervention that my behavior is erratic, Right now I want to get some dope and booze and hide out in a hotel in another city.

Now to my questions----these meds are not working. I need off all these meds. I don't know where to seek help because I have no confidence, I can't do this myself. I don't even know if the hospitals will focus on. I need off all these meds. I do have good insurance.
Any thoughts or ideas----sometimes I think I know too much about the system.
Any idesa on hospitals in USA.
Im begging for help.................

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Re: Need off meds

Hello. In regards to getting off of your meds, can you get in contact with the doctor(s) who prescribed them to you? I would expect any good GP would be able to devise a plan for you to safely come off of these meds and advise you if you experience withdrawal symptoms. I don't have much experience with the different hospitals in USA so I'm unable to make any recommendations in that regard.

Have you told your therapist and psych doctor about your <destructive thoughts and behavior> and your desire to relapse with alcohol and drugs? If not, I think telling them may make it easier for them to recommend a medication that could work for you. Another possibility could be to go inpatient while you get off of these meds and to ensure you don't hurt yourself in the meantime.

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