Jun 25, 2012 - 7:16 pm
Have any of you weaned off of Paxil, Ativan or Ambein. I need any advice on weaning from these drugs. There have been times in a 24 hour period that I’ve only spelt 2 hours, due to insomnia. I want off this rollercoaster, but it’s easier said than done. I was on 20mg of Paxil since 8/11 and did get down to 10mg starting 5/12 after a month, but I can’t get to the next level without severe side effects. I went back to the doctor and was given Trazadone to help with the sleep issue, it didn’t work. I told the doctor I didn’t want to take the Ambein again because it’s so addicting, but I did start taking it again.
I was then given Ativan, and told to take up to 2 per night for sleep disturbance, it’s not working. This should be the happiest time now that I have finished chemo, radiation and returned to work 4/12, but I can say it worst than all the others treatments combined. I’d love for my pink sisters to let me know how you were successful with weaning off drugs. Oh 1 more thing I did try natural sleep aids and the most I would sleep would be for 2 hours then I'm up again. I’m a train wreck right now. Please help!