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few select supplements for use with our program
which you will read about below. The supplements are
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WHAT TO DO
IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN WITHDRAWAL OR
QUIT YOUR MEDICATION COLD TURKEY
In Withdrawal Already
The key to handling withdrawal side
effects when you begin to reduce the medication is:
Put Control Back in the Process Again.
Roughly 80% of the people who begin The
Road Back Program have already started to taper off
their medication or have gone off their medication
abruptly and are experiencing withdrawal side
effects. The recommendations or suggestions offered
in this chapter come from years of experience
assisting these individuals.
First, it is not YOU. That may be
difficult to grasp at first, but in time, you will
come to understand it was not you; it was the
withdrawal side effect.
Immediately do the following if you
have abruptly stopped your medication or are
reducing the medication and you are having
withdrawal side effects:
Go to the
pre-taper chapter in this book that covers your
supplements in the pre-taper immediately (Go to
or call TRB Health at 1-866-810-3809 for the needed
If you are or were taking an
antidepressant and you have head symptoms or an
electrical jolt type of sensation, go to any store
that sells vitamins and purchase a bottle of omega 3
fish oil. Look at the back label of the bottle and
look for the highest amount of EPA content. This
should get you some relief quickly, but make sure
you get the Omega 3 Supreme from TRB Health for a
complete handling. You will need to take around
1,500 mg of the EPA, so expect to take quite a few
of the softgels from the omega 3 found at a local
store. Most stores only sell omega 3 fish
oil with low EPA amounts.
Relief should come shortly after you
start the pre-taper supplements. I understand you
may have already quit the medication and you are not
actually doing a pre-taper now. Just start taking
the supplements as described in the pre-taper and
follow the directions as outlined in that chapter.
The supplements are formulated to work
quickly, even when you have quit cold turkey.
You need to make a decision rather
quickly about the medication. I understand some of
you absolutely refuse to go back on the medication
or to go back up in dosage, but I still need to give
you my viewpoint. This is only my viewpoint and
should not be taken as medical advice.
If you have
gone off the drug cold turkey and it has been more
than one week since you stopped the drug, going back
on the drug will generally not help. It will
probably compound the situation. Start the pre-taper
supplements and continue taking them for 45-days
you feel well again. Use the supplements
based on the drug you were taking.
If it has been
less than one week since you stopped the drug cold
turkey, go back on the drug to the last dosage you
were doing your best at, and do the pre-taper for
that type of medication and gradually reduce the
drug from that point. You may feel this approach
moves you backwards but it should get you off the
drug and feeling well once again.
If you are
reducing the medication and you are experiencing
withdrawal side effects, you need to determine the
severity of the side effects. If the side effects
are too strong, go back up to the last dosage when
you were doing better. Start the pre-taper, get
stable again and then gradually reduce the
If the side
effects are on the mild side, quit reducing for now,
start the pre-taper for the drug you are taking, after using the
supplements for 7-days of the pre-taper, continue
with the taper and supplements.
There is really no need to expand on
this further. You may feel like death warmed over,
but the options are few and they are basic. Keep in
mind, how you feel is the drug and that it is not
you. Make sure to inform your physician of any
choice you make.