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What are the possible side effects from going cold turkey and

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What are the possible side effects from going cold turkey and doing without my meds? Daily I take Proprananol 50mg /day. paxil 80mg/day, trazadone 200mg/day and motrin 2-4 tablets/day. I was being treated for depression, anxiety,migraines, high blood pressure, and I have experienced auditory and visual halucinations.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.



It would be dangerous to stop the medications cold turkey. There is a phenomenon called as rebound hypertension and your blood pressure can shoot up high which can be hazardous. Stopping the other medications too can cause rebound depression, anxiety and headaches and aggravation of them. Your hallucinations should be addressed by your psychiatrist and there is some need to modify and change your medications.


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