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I was diagnosed with Post Partum Stress when I was 7 months post partum. I have always questioned this diagnosis as my only symptom was severe dizziness. No other symptoms - only the dizziness. I was first given Paxil which did nothing other than make me dizzier. I then suggested Imipramine as my sister is on it for anxiety & it has helped her a great deal. My dizziness did go away after taking this drug for 2 days. I have been on it now for about 4 months. My question is this. I would like to get off of the drug since my husband & I would like to have another baby. How do I go about weaning off of it? I asked my doctor but to be quite honest I do not trust his opinion - he works at a walk in clinic & I have had many bad experiences with him - I had to tell him which meds I thought would work for me & he had no idea of the dosage so he told me to take 50 or 100mg, depending on how I was feeling, & I have learned that is not a good idea. Anyway he told me to just stop taking it, but I fear there will be side effects if I am not weaned off of it.
What would you suggest?
Another thing I have been thinking is that my dizziness was not PPS but a side effect of all of the Fenugreek I was taking - (12 capsules a day) to increase my milk supply. I have since learned that Fenugkreek causes low blood sugar - which would explain my dizziness.
Thank you in advance for your response.
The first thing you should do is to find a doctor you can trust. The standard program for weaning is reducing 25mg every 3-4 days, but you should have medical supervision if any complications or symptoms occur.
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