Withdrawal from Medicines

Withdrawal advice is poor from medical authorities and the pharmaceutical industry.

Patient groups and forums are the best place to find sensible advice.


Liquid Prozac and possibly other drugs may help reduce slower for people having a difficult time.

Tranquilisers and sleeping pills - benzodiazepines and Z drugs,

The late Professor Heather Ashton (some of us refer to as an angel) carefully developed a Benzo withdrawal protocol which has helped many thousands of people. You may need to find support from your doctor if you are lucky enough to have an enlightened, well educated doctor.

This is a link to the Ashton Manual provided free worldwide yet our own BMA failed to make it availabel and we have begged them for years to provide this for doctors. We thank Ray Nimmo for his work on https://www.benzo.org.uk  on behalf of millions of sufferers of involuntary addiction to benzodiazepines.

Do not stop any drug suddenly that has been found to cause dependence - painkillers with codeine (morphine) antidepressants that may be called something else and not even referred to by the  prescribing doctor as an antidepressant. (do your own research before attempting to suddenly stop any drug) and of course the drugs that followed the barbiturates in harming millions of people, benzodiazepines/ tranquilisers/ sleeping pills.

This is the comment in a medical paper

Some advice from the UK's NHS (National Health Service)

Antidepressant Withdrawal: a Survey of Patients’Experience bythe All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence September2018

Advice from an independent patient centred organisation Rxisk.org