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Old 04-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question about possible withdrawal symptoms?

Okay, so my PCP wanted to up my dosage to 15 mg. I had been taking 10 mg in the morning and 2.5 mg at night. I seemed to be doing good, so I was wary about increasing since that dosage was working for me. But I increased it to 15 mg (total) anyway. However, I didn't like the way it made me feel after three days of taking the higher dose, so I went back down to the 10+2.5 dosage. The problem is now a week later my anxiety symptoms are starting to come back a little, and I'm having like mini panic attacks that last not even a minute, though the physical symptoms linger for a while afterwards. I've got occasional dizziness and shakiness in my hands and body in general. It started almost exactly a week after I had went back down on my dose. I also have allergies though we think, so some of it could be from those.

But my question is, can such a small dose, that I'd only been on for not even a week, give me withdrawal symptoms? I just want to know if I can associate my symptoms with withdrawal or if it might just be allergies or something else. Any help would be appreciated!
Been on 50 mg metaprolol a day for past 7 years.
10/18/2011- diagnosed with severe GAD
10/18/2011- .25 mg Xanax daily
11/28/2011- off Xanax, started 5 mg Paxil
1/3/2012- start 7.5 mg Paxil
1/12/2012- start 10 mg Paxil, Xanax as needed
2/16/2012- start 12.5 mg Paxil, start 31.25 metaprolol

What helps me get through the bad days.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
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Re: Question about possible withdrawal symptoms?

I think it's very unlikely that being on 15mg for 3 days changed anything enough to give you withdrawal when you dropped back down. Anxiety can crop up for all sorts of reasons and it's probably not connected.

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:24 AM   #3
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Re: Question about possible withdrawal symptoms?

Hi schroern,

Were you prescribed metaprolol for a medical condition or anxiety?
Poly-drugged for 13 years (SSRI's and Lamictal for most of that time).
Ended up on 4 meds (Cymbalta, Lamictal, Vyvanse & Lithium) before losing my mind, then realizing the drugs were MAKING me ill.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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Re: Question about possible withdrawal symptoms?

Anytime I have went up and then down quickly I have felt off for a while, but it usually settles in a week or 2. Hope you feel better soon.
zoloft 2004-08 tapered too fast, severe WD-6 mos out hospitialized and restarted on ssri. Finally learned the problems were from WD.
Luvox 5/08 100 mg
07/10 40mg via small reductions, 08/10 39mg, 09/10 38mg, 10/10 37mg, 11/10 36mg,2/11 35mg, 5/11 34mg, 8/11 33mg, 11/11 32mg, 01/12 31mg, 03/12 30mg, 4/12 29mg, 5/12 28 mg, 8/12 27 mg, 11/12 26 mg, 1/13 25 mg, 3/13 24 mg, 4/13 23 mg,6/13 22 mg, 7/13 21 mg, 8/13 20mg, 10/13 19 mg, 11/13 18 mg, 12/13 17 mg, 1/14 16 mg, 3/14 13 mg.
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