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Dr. Ed Wilfong
Dr. Ed Wilfong, Psychologist
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Experience:  Twenty-five years treating all ages; Specialities: psychopharmacology & diagnosis, MMPI-2, testing.
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I have been taking remeron 45 mg daily since beginning of 9/09.

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I have been taking remeron 45 mg daily since beginning of 9/09. I also take 2 14 mgs of klonopin every day (have been taking that for years). I want to wean myself off of these drugs. please advise how to do this. thanks
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 7 years ago.


Given all are different the weaning process is different for all. The klonopin as to e carefully done to avoid benzodiazepine withdrawal which can lead to seizure or worse. The remeron is important to avoid the discomfort o seratonin and norepinephrine withdrawal which is is uncomfortable but not dangerous. That is why the taper should be supervised by a physician and adjusted to you,


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
this does not help me...does not advise me as to the weaning dosage I should follow.If my psychiatrist was helpful in this are I would not have posted the question on line.
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 7 years ago.

Sorry this is not a precise answer, but not being a physician I am reticent. Address your question to Dr. Krauhauk who is a psychiatrist. I hope tat will help-good luck.


Ralph LMHC

Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 7 years ago.

I sent your question to a specialist-hope that helps.-Dr. EWilfong


Ralph LMHC

Expert:  Dr. Ed Wilfong replied 7 years ago.
First of all, I want to caution you that you are at high risk of relapse by quitting remeron so soon. You should stay on it from a minimum of 6 months to a year, longer if you have been antidepressants, for either anxiety or depression before. If you quit and relapse, you may go thrhough severe depression for a month until you get back on track, Please carefully consider this before deciding to quit. Often relapse does not occur until you have been off medicine for 2-6 weeks.

Please don't taper both at once. Start with Klonapin. I apologize, but I need you to clarify dosage. You write 2 14 per day. I am not sure if that is .25mg twice a day or something else. I will give you a taper schedule once you clarify dosage, for me.

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