Dear Ask The Doctor: I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression, as well as suffering from Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy. I have seen several psychiatrists and also a pain management doctor over the years; however, I've received poor care from each, and recently their very competency has come into question. I've come to a situation where I have a two months' supply of my medication left, and I no longer have insurance, so am unable to see any doctor or refill my medications. I have no option but to cease them all over the course of the next two months. So, what is the safest cessation protocol that I can follow to come off each of the following medications I am taking daily?
My psychiatric medications are:
Fluoxetine, 40 mg, once per day
Clonazepam, 1 mg, twice per day
Oxcarbazepine, 300 mg, twice per day
Quetiapine, 200 mg, once per day (at night)
Propranolol XR, 60 mg, once per day
My neuropathy medications are:
Gabapentin, 2400 mg, twice per day
Carisopradol, 350 mg, four times per day
Thank you for your help. I have exhausted every option to keep from having to go through this cessation, but it is the only one I have, and I want to do so as safely as I can.
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