Lipitor withdrawal symptoms

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I used to never take any meds, but then had the big surgery and went from 0 to about 6 different pills, Nexium, Toprol, Effexor, aspirin, Xanax, Lipitor. I have decided to get off all of them. The Lipitor and Xanax weren't that hard, no major side effects. But I was totally not prepared for the hell getting off Effexor. I applaud each and every one of you for trying to quit this thing.
Lipitor 10 mg three times a week Trazodone 100 mg for sleep Approximately 4 weeks ago, I decided to try acupuncture for treating increased non-specific tremors in my left hand. Overall, I had 9 treatments. During the second week (toward the end of the 9 treatments), I decided to begin weening myself from the above referenced anti-depressant medications.
Continuing headaches, twitches, flu-like symptoms. I have read that this is all withdrawal symptoms. When I got aff Paxil there were no withdrawal symptoms once I was off. Now, with Zoloft and Xanax, I still am dealing with withdrawal symptoms. When I question the psychiatrist, who is not really tuned into me, I am told that Xanax is addicting and Zoloft is not. Zoloft was the worst drug I have ever been on.
I fully apprecite the value of SSRI's in managing depression and I may take another drug in the future, but not Effexor. Secondly, could I tolerate the withdrawal symptoms. Well I suppose time will tell. One of the few benefits of a mispent youth growing up in the late 60's and 70's is a very clear understanding that "normal" and "reality" is a plastic concept, the brain is quite malleable and I am capable of functioning under less than optimal circumstances.
I am wondering if stopping the drug Lipitor could be exascerbating the problem. My symptoms sound like those caused by taking lipitor but I'm wondering if going off of it could be a form of withdrawal? Any insight would be most helpful.
of 06 I lost my job, my insurance and my pain medication. Withdrawal symptoms were terrible! I went through hell and survived only to find myself on the streets of Houston, (went there to beg my family for help, a place to stay and was turned down), jobless, homeless and absolutely no support from anyone or anything. I have been without any pain relief since Oct. 2006. I am tired of drinking 18 to twenty beers in the time that I'm awake just so I can sleep!
My doctor started 450 mg tablet of Gemfibrozil and 30 mg of Pioglitazone in the mornings and 10 mg of Atorvastatin (lipitor) at nights with the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome and grade I fatty liver. after 4 months without any symptomatic drug side effects, the blood test results are: [WBC:8400, HG:15.4, HCT: 47.6 FBS:91, UREA:27, CR:1, URIC ACID 6.9, CHOLESTROL 178, TRIGLYCERIDE 242, HDL 32, LDL 88, AST 37, ALT 113, FE 110, TIBC 340, FERRITIN: 277, MG: .88, HB A1C:4.
Five days after that, I had my first allergic or panic attack after taking a 10 mg oxycontin. Symptoms were itching, hives , increased paresthesisas, a feeling I couldn’t breathe, a cough, cold extremities and an occasional hot flash, ringing in my ears and an increased heart rate. My symptoms felt similar to an anaphylactic reaction I had while I was getting procaine penicillin for lyme disease.
I was on fluxotine (I think it was called ) for a year five yeats ago, and it worked and I'm glad I took it during that period of my life as I needed something, i tapered off the drug and got no withdrawal symptoms. My doctor does not prescribe this one any more as he says the amphetamine-like side effects are too strong.
Without the ability to examine you and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of your symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information. Your symptoms are unusual; there are many many causes of tremors, but a visible tremor that continues during sleeping is distinctly uncommon. One of the most common causes of tremor is essential tremor, which is tremor with no clear cause.
p will spike high ( dont know the reason) but it happens! and you will have withdrawal symptoms - slight but there ! they always happen depending how long you were on the medication? and the doseage you took ! I had this happen to me ! the big problem is, most doctors in hmos or ppo plans -refuse to take people off this medication!
I have some of the rx left and have given serious thought to taking one and just asking my doc to start me on a small dose of something else that's not as hard to come off of. From what I've read on here a lot of people have had decreased to no withdrawal symptoms if they were able to take a second med at the same time they were coming off of Effexor. I need some sleep and to just feel like a human being again!
After prolonged administration, abrupt cessation of treatment may produce nausea, headache, and malaise. Gradual dosage reduction has been reported to produce, within two weeks, transient symptoms including irritability, restlessness, and dream and sleep disturbance. These symptoms are not indicative of addiction. Rare instances have been reported of mania or hypomania occurring within 2-7 days following cessation of chronic therapy with tricyclic antidepressants.
The Wellbutrin may actually help with the withdrawal symptoms so don't delay - Quit today! Carefully watching your sugars and working on getting the weight off will also help tremendously.
It is almost impossible to understand unless you have been in withdrawal. Your doctor does not sound as if he/she is taking very good care of you. You have a number of illnesses that are going to cause chronic and very severe pain. Codeine is a weak opiate but if it helps with the pain that's what your doctor should be giving you.
It took me 3 months to completely get rid of that stupid drug from my system. I had lots of withdrawal symptoms so i don't want to start any other antidepressant. I am male , i know it is odd to be thyroid in male but i guess i am the unlucky one. Currently my doctor switch me to Synthroid 75mcg which i was started from today plus selienum 200mg /day to help reducing the Ab level . My issues i have these days are Muscles cramp/pain /twitching.
The horror stories that I've read scares me, but I have no other choice. Can you please tell me what withdrawal symptoms I will experience and how long they will last?
But they went away after about 2 weeks. So I assume if they can worsen upon withdrawal, perhaps they can worsen at onset. I read that in other posts as well so I knew not to worry about it. I feel I need meds, but I just can't gain more weight!!
I took the pill because I worked an overnight 12 hour shift and I had trouble sleeping in the daytime. I have never experienced these horrible symptoms before I took this pill. 8 hours after I took the Lexapro, I jumped out of bed and started running around my house like a crazy fool.
It seems that the medical community is not very interested in finding out why these replicating viruses remain after SVR, and even less interested in any symptoms you might have after your 'cure'. Its a real shame, because until the real facts are looked at squarely, and acknowledged, we won't have more than a partial 'cure' with a very small 'c'. I hear people say that: it can't be true, shouldn't be true, is too terrible to contemplate, the HCV docs all say it is not true, etc. etc.
Today marks 29 weeks and 2 days clean for me and never, not once, did I ever experience any cravings or most of the physical w/d symptoms that come with opiate withdrawal. Now if that's not a miracle I don't know what is.
The humidity was killing me. I have had the same pain and symptoms that you mentioned since November 2007 and I don't seem to be getting better, it seems to be getting worse. It sounds like fibromyalgia to me but of course I am not a doctor. Although, they don't seem to know a heck of a lot themselves as far as I can see.
sally, i've looked back at your post. Its difficult to tell what is causing your symptoms, given you have coronary disease. To simplify a angina classification to you: Stable angina refers to people with set blockages that cause flow limitation of blood with increasing demands such as exercise. Rest or nitro can relieve the symptoms. The symptoms are reproducible and do not vary or increase over long periods of time.
At 58, I'm the youngest male on my father's side of the family (including uncle's, first cousin's etc.)that has not had a heart attack. So, for example, when I hear people say Lipitor (statins) are bad for the liver and to NEVER take them, I chuckle a knowing what the odds are in my case of dying from hep c versus heart disease.
Listen, I know you are doing a short taper but you should be through the major withdrawal by now. You should not be having any severe symptoms. Please don't forget that this is very much a mental game right now. Don't concentrate on the symptoms because your brain will find more reasons for you to pop a pill---that is a promise. Also, did you get rid of the Morphine and cancel that OXY script? You need to think long and hard about that.
The bad news is that ive been treated for thrush 3 or 4 times in my 4 year quest to get rid of this. Your symptoms sound like thrush as does mine. My symptoms have alleviated in the past year or two but it is still slightly there. I smoke so it could be trapping the yeast infection there. I dont know. You should also look into Burning Mouth Syndrome.
They come and go throughout the day and are very disruptive to my thinking of 'what's going on with me? - which I'm guessing only breeds more anxiety. The only other med I'm on is Lipitor for cholestorol. I'm reluctant to try any anti-anxiety meds since I had a bad bout with cymbalta a few months back and I really don't feel as though I need it. I just want the pain to stop. I've tried numerous relaxation and meditation methods which are very calming and helpful, but still the pain comes.
SEVERE FATIGUE, nerve pain, difficulty walking, intenstinal pain, blurred vision, depression, SEVERE NAUSEOUSNESS, headaches, muscle weakness, dizziness, vertigo, hopelessness, etc. etc. etc. I am using a special diet from a book called "Patient Heal Thyself", which includes a lot of fresh, organic, whole foods. And I have a lot of support from friends and family to walk me through this trying experience.
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