Yes, it is possible to come off psychiatric drugs safely!
"I was on Klonopin for 27 years, prescribed by my doctor, who never told me that this was a drug to be used for short term therapy only. I started with 1 milligram a day and eventually through the years had to increase the dose to 3 miligrams a day due to the physical discomfort of not having that drug in my body. That's equivalent to almost 30 milligrams of Valium daily. I was always tired and sleepy. I had tried several times previously to taper off on my own but I couldn't do it. I trembled, had trouble falling and staying asleep and had a loss of appetite .... I tapered by 1/4 milligram every 3 to 5 weeks. The biggest challenge was falling and staying asleep. ... My life now is so much better. I have read that it could take several years for your body and mind to fully recover from this terrible drug. Each day for me now gets a little bit better. I have so much more energy and I think clearly." M.A.
What We Do
Our foundation researches and publishes information on ways to help you withdraw from psychiatric drugs.
Our program is based on tapering—a gradual reduction of the medication. We then recommend nutrients to minimize withdrawal side effects.
Those side effects often include insomnia and unwanted feelings that made a person to start taking the drugs in the first place.
If you are experiencing these but have not yet started taking psychiatric medication, the nutrition program may be able help you.
We also recommend that you get a thorough medical examination to detect any underlying conditions, such as allergies and hormonal imbalances.
Thousands of people have used our program to help them live a drug-free life.
Psychiatric drugs are chemicals designed to move from the blood stream into the brain (cross the blood-brain barrier) to influence transmission between nerves.
When you come off from a psychiatric drug, you need to give your body extra nourishment to help minimize withdrawal side effects.
Medical supervision and monitoring of withdrawal effects by a doctor can be important to help make your drug withdrawal a success.
To quit the drugs "cold turkey", even by someone who has used psychiatric drugs for only a short time, can be both physically and emotionally very painful.
Based on our research, the company Genext Nutrition has produced supplements as nutritional support during tapering.
We are a non-profit organization that offers free information to anyone who wants to withdraw from psychiatric medication. .
The key to successful drug withdrawal is tapering—slowly and gradually coming off a medication. This reduces withdrawal effects and gives the body time to adjust.
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