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1/6/11 9:05 P

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I wish I had advice, but only words of encouragement. Definitely do this under Dr. supervision, and titrating the dose down is the way to go. If you feel s/he's being too aggressive, talk to her/him about it.

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you will but I defintley say GO TO A DR.!!!!!!!!!!

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When I was in the hospital last year they prescribed a heavy duty sleeping pill. They also wrote a prescription for this pill for after I left the hospital. the drug is called Lexotan and I was taking 6mg which is like for a 300 pound man and I am only 102 pounds. I have been taking this for a year but then started having digestion problems and waking up with a foggy sleepy hangover feeling. At firs my husband and I did not associate my problems with this medicine. I continued to take it as we went from doctor to doctor to find out what is wrong with me. Finally I looked the drug up on the internet and was shocked to see how many side effects there were for taking it as well as how hard it is to stop. At any rate I am cutting it back slowly and have been on 1/2 3 mg for about a month. I am ready to taper more and a doctor down here put me on an aggressive taper program that has me ending it on December 25th. I feel aweful. I am having anxiety attacks and no energy at all. I was wondering if anyone else out there has gotten safely off a prescription sleeping pill and if so please let me know how you are doing. I am so looking for some positive feedback and want to know that eventually I will feel normal again. Thanks to anyone out there that might help me.

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