Q: Will I Always Have to Take These Meds?
Evening...I have had BP for 15 years..will I ever be able to
get off these meds...Effexor..Lithium...Klonipin..I am 40 years old and my
life has been wonderful. Is there a chance to get off these meds?
Dear Ms. P' --
No good answer here. One comes to mind that I hope won't seem too
ridiculous: if life was clearly better on med's; and clearly worse off
them; would it make much difference about the pills? I guess that's what
you're asking, eh? Many of my patients ask; then we try ultra-slow
tapers of each agent, looking for the absolute minimum. No alternatives
beyond that at present.
Published July, 2001