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Dr. Z, Psychologist
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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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I have been on Prothiaden for over 20 years and have

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Hi , My name is ***** ***** have been on Prothiaden for over 20 years and have recently been in hospital and under a phyciatrist, who has said i have been misdiagnosed as having depression, and the meds have vitually been turning my body toxic. I have come off the meds a dose of 375 over 7-8 weeks, feeling the nausea in the latter 4 weeks, body agitation, with withdrawl, when should i turn the corner. The odesetron tablet dont seem to help or maxilon. Just wondering how much longer and if their is anything else to help, or just keep riding it out. Thankyou...leanne
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.
This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area.
Hello, I am so sorry that you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing the Prothiaden, I can understand how distressing this must be for you. What you can do to help lessen some of your symptoms of withdrawal would be to ask your doctor for a benzodiazepine like Clonazepam to be taken twice a day, as this is a strong medication that has been shown to lessen withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants including the nausea related symptoms that you have. This may be more effective than the Maxolon and Ondansetron you are currently taking. Other than that, these symptoms could last for several more weeks given how long you were taking the Prothiaden. In uncommon cases (10-15 percent) there could be protracted withdrawal that can last for several months, but hopefully this will not apply to you.
I hope this answers your questions and gives you some guidance on this issue. I truly wish you all the best and I hope that your withdrawal symptoms lessen very soon. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.
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Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.
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