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I have been taking phenelzine for many years with a

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I have been taking phenelzine for many years with a successful outcome. I would now like to withdraw from it and wonder if you can suggest a strategy. I realise it could take several months but think it would be worth it. Thank you.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

Why do you want to stop taking the medication?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I recently hada serious accident where I broke my neck. When I advised the hospital I was taking phenelzine they realised that I couldn't be given morphine for pain. Even now, 6 tMt's later, my GP is still struggling to find a painkiller that works for me. I'm currently on propranolol but it has undesirable side effects for me so any suggestions as to an appropriate painkiller would be useful. You will see that this all stems from the phenelzine.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

The best thing for you to do, given your complex situation, would to have your GP refer you to pain management specialist. They are the most experienced and well trained doctors to come up with a solution for your problem and get you feeling better.

Does this make sense to you?

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