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Are These Withdrawal Symptoms? (Prescription Drugs)

Mon, Aug 13th 2007

I have some serious problems right now and need an opinion and some help. This all started 4 years ago when at the age of 22 I was diagnosed with ADHD and was given Adderal. About six months later I had to be put on sleeping medication (Ambien). Then about a year later I got depressed and I was given Lexapro. And since then I have been taking the following: Lexapro - 20mg for 4 years Xanax - 2 mg for 4 years Zyprexa - 20 mg for 3 years Seroquel 600mg for 3 years Adderal 60mg for 3 years then quit Focalin 40mg for 1 year Ambien CR 12.5mg 1 year or whenever it came out with a regular 10mg tablet at night Three weeks ago I got off of everything but Focalin, Lexapro, and Ambien. I did my best to lower the doses of everything but I hope what I am experiencing is withdrawal from these meds. The day I took my last 5mg Zyprexa I started having weird feelings that ghost are around me and touching me. It has gotten worse pretty much every day since. Two weeks into this I finally told my parents because I couldn't take it alone anymore. Just to touch on what was happening a little more, I felt like these things around me were touching me and trying to pull me and I kept dropping stuff and I had what felt like uncontrollable arm and leg movements all day and they got worse at night. I went to my doctor a week ago and he told me to stop taking the Focalin, which I hadn't taken for a week anyway, and put me on the following: All at night: Geodon 80mg Lexapro 20mg Ativan 2mg (3 at night) I guess I hope I am going through withdrawal but I need an honest and educated opinion. My doctor said there is no way that I am having withdrawal from Zyprexa, but from all I have read he has to be wrong. On a positive note I have lost 25 lbs. of the 80 that I gained when I started taking Zyprexa. PLEASE HELP

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