Michael: What to taper first?

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Hello,my name is Michael.I would First like to thank everyone for having me.I hope this group can help with my tapering off of psych meds.I know to go slow and 1 at a time.I take Xanax 3mg,Cymbalta 60mg,and Depakote 1000mg daily.Which drug would be recommended to taper first.Any help or feedback is greatly appreciated

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Hi Michael and welcome.

Firstly, I would like to mention your user name, if this is your real name, you might want to change it for privacy reasons, if so you can request that here in your thread, or message one of the mods or admins.


You have come to the right place for help with tapering and its good you found us before starting, there is a lot of good information and advice here.


It would be great if you would put your drug and withdrawal history in your signature. Doing this helps people understand your context, it appears below each of your posts. Here are instructions for how to do it:


Please put your withdrawal history in your signature



You would probably start with Cymbalta. If you're not having an adverse reaction from the other medications, taper the most activating drug first. This is usually an antidepressant or stimulant. See this topic for more information:



Taking multiple psych drugs? Which drug to taper first?


Tips for tapering off Cymbalta (duloxetine)


You can use this thread as your ongoing journal to track progress, write about symptoms, ask questions and communicate with the community, add to it whenever you want. Its a good idea to bookmark it or follow it, so its easy to find again.



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Thank you for the advice and links.I will adjust my settings and change username and withdraw history

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