Just finished reading your comments. Personally I wouldn't do anything myself until you see your doctor. I would wait for your doctor to advise you how to stop this drug safely. Most drugs you cannot just stop cold turkey because of side effects. I would let your doctor tell you how to get off of the Phenergan safely.
According to a resource health book I have on drugs and supplements
called " The Canadian Guide to Drugs and Supplements" published by Reader's Digest., here are the possible side effects of PHENERGAN
* If rare symptoms like palpitations or rash occur, discuss with physician
in all cases
Based on what I'm reading because you have taken Phenergan for approx 2 months I would definitely ask your doctor how to wean yourself off of Phenergan safely. I wish you well. Eve
I was relieved to find reading that toward the end you said you have a doctor tomorrow.
The challenge is for you to do an accurate report on what is troubling you and try not to suggest the diagnosis or corrective action. Of course if you have changed on your own the does, please confess this to your doctor.
Thank you Eve for your prompt, informative and respectful response. You will be pleased to know I did a reduction of 50% down to 10mg only.
I woke up even earlier than I have been but the symptoms were milder and I had quite a good day. You may not be pleased to hear that I didn't make it to the Dr as I received an invite from my sister to shop for my nephews and I went. I felt good and really positive so I thought 'why not?'.
Tonight though I will take it down to 5mg with the same cautious attitude. If I have worrying symptoms I will take another 5mg and stay on the dose of 10mg for a few days until I see the Dr. As usual I will be prepared to raise my dose slightly if necessary.
I feel I should explain that I beat a 7 year severe Valium dependence late last year and I know when the situation is dangerous.
Thanks again for your support, you have really highlighted the quality of this community for me.
Thanks Jerry for your reply, please see my response to Evewisewoman.
To anyone else who finds themselves on this page because of Phenergan dependence I hope my experience is a help. I will try and report on my progress but advise using your doctor before making any changes and to be very open with them. I will be seeing my doctor just to be safe.
I have made my decisions based on previous experience with Valium dependence and cautious steps backed up by contingency plans. If you change your dose KNOW WHAT TO DO IF IT GOES WRONG. You may get confused. This can happen even if following doctors' advice, trust me. If I can beat the big 'V', I can beat this......in time.
You are very welcome. I'm glad to hear that you are already feeling
better and that the symptoms were milder. I'm glad you found my
comments helpful. I wish you well. Eve
Did you manage to get Phenergan behind you?
Did you succees in getting Phenergan behind you ... Gregers.
ive been on promethazine for a year and dont fel good how do i get off it pleeeeeease