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Old 04-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: He went cold turkey last week

Andromeda--So sorry to hear about DH getting a DUI, I've never gotten one but people come to my AA group all the time by court order for them. If it is a first offence withluck it won't be too bad.

I can guarentee (this thing doesn't have a spell checker) that the paxil could cause his alcohol cravings. That's why I am going to AA meetings. The drugs make you want to drink and take away the willpower to keep from doing it, and makes it so you don't even care to stop.

Having been on paxil for eight months and then going cold turkey could more than likely cause some problems, but they might not show upright away. Seeing that he has only been off the drug for a week reinstating shouldn't be too hard, if he is aminable, that whould have him stable for the court date. Once that is past you could try to get him on a proper taper, 'cause CT is usually bad news in the long run.

Wishing you the best,keep us posted.

1994 started 20mg Paxil,1999 30mg,2005 40mg
2010 pooped out
09/2011 CTed from 15oz vodka a night
09/2011 36mg
06/2012 19mg (past halfway point)
01/2013 11.1mg
03/2013 10.0mg
01/2014 5.4mg
02/2014 4.9mg
03/2014 4.4mg
05/2014 4.0mg
06/2014 3.6mg
08/2014 3.2mg
09/2014 2.9mg
10/2014 2.6mg

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