I was taking daily for several months (even a few years) the following drugs:
- Propranolol. Prescribed by a neurologist to treat migraines.
- Fluoxetine. Prescribed by a general doctor to treat migraine crisis caused by stress.
- Sibutramine. self "prescribed" drug. Taken for about 14 months.
- I've been drinking a lot of alcohol in the last months too. I'm aware of these and I'm also trying to quit or at least reduce it.
From a few weeks I had been feeling bad about my dependence to all these pills, for both physical and mental effects. When a friend of mine with about 27 years old had a major heart episode I freaked out and I quit taking Fluoxetine and Sibutramine all at once.
It was almost two weeks ago, the first week was hell for me, I was sleepy at times, I felt very very anxious, I can't concentrate, my migraines started again with the worst pain I've ever had since I can remember (I suffer migraines since I'm 4).
In the ER they prescribed me Tramadol and other pain drugs but I'm really afraid to get addicted to them so I'm trying to cope with the pain. And all of these of course while I work about 10 hours a day.
Is there a way I can help myself during these days? I feel better after the first week (besides migraines I mean), I don't want to go back to Sibutramine or Fluoxetine, I just want to know if there is something else I can do during these first weeks.
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