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Need advice for stopping haloperdidol (Haldol)

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I've been on it 3 weeks if you count the week of tapering up.


Currently on 5mg (from what I understand a relatively low dose).


Can I just stop or do I need to taper off of it?


The side effects are horrible at this point and I want off this stuff ASAP.

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I used anti psygotics for 3 years it was a hell to come off buth you use it recently so you can try a quik tapper of if it to hard you should do very easy and its best to crush the lowest dose and continue tappering off

If you dont have liquid form

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well i cant tell you how its about haloperidol but im tapering of nicotine at this time...not because its not enjoyable anymore...i really enjoy to smoke cigs...but i think its not good for me in general..and i fear withdrawl symptoms too..since nicotine is also a very addictive drug...all i want to say is.. i can feel with you somehow.

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Why not contact your doctor? If you are hell bent on coming off the medication and you make that clear to your Dr. then they will simply tell you how to do it. I would imagine simply stopping the medication cold turkey would cause a flair up of your condition.

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Mainly because I don't have another appointment with him for another 2 weeks and I can't necessarily talk to him over the phone (he's booked from 8-5 on most days). I know his suggestion would be a quick taper since I've only been on it a few weeks (counting the taper week). I've stopped cold turkey on meds before, but those were of course different meds.


Anyways, I stopped cold turkey (I know, I know, you should never cold turkey any med) and haven't noticed anything adverse. I still have the pills on hand should things start to go south. I'm gonna give it a week, if nothing happens then fine. If something does happen I still have the pills so I'll be fine. 


I will talk to my doctor about it though.


Also, it's worth noting that my condition isn't that severe. I've managed my symptoms without meds for over a year, I just decided to try this because of it's potential benefits for HPPD and my other symptoms.

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