CAUTION: A person should always consult with their doctor before making any changes to their medication.
Thoughts on the poly drug situation.
More and more people are finding their way to the Yahoo Benzo Support Group in a poly drug situation from which they are trying to extract themselves. Many people are successful in getting off these multiple drugs.
Unlike the benzo situation, there is no blueprint that can be offered as to how a person withdraws from this situation. There may never be a standard for this, as every person's brain, medical history, types and amounts of drugs are very different.
However, there are some suggestions that may be useful:
Dr. Peter Breggin mentions the poly-drug problem in his
book, "Your Drug May Be Your Problem". He says to taper the "secondary" drug
first i.e. if you were put on a benzo for anxiety, and then got put on an
antidepressant, then taper the AD first. His rational is that you will need the
benzo more than the AD, since your initial diagnosis was anxiety, not
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Last updated 23 May 2013