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Silenor Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Are you looking for How to Wean Off Silenor?  Need Help for Silenor Withdrawal? Our nonprofit has helped people in 78 countries to safely Come Off Silenor.  We know its more than a slow taper to control Silenor Withdrawal Symptoms, so we take a natural, holistic approach to controlling Silenor Side Effects and Silenor Withdrawals.  Our 15 years experience, highly skilled team and kind, mentoring approach has made Point of Return the premiere at-home program.  Silenor is a Tricyclic Antidepressant that has side effects including fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, confusion, agitation, nightmares, anxiety, trouble sleeping, hypomania and confusion. Reducing Silenor slowly minimizes the Silenor Withdrawal Symptoms.  If you would like Help for Silenor Withdrawal,  Contact our experts.

How the Program and Tapering Process Works Silenor Dependence

Our Silenor weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Silenor under the guidance of our Prescription Experts; your Physician and Pharmacist.  

The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Silenor until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical.

Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help minimize Silenor withdrawal symptoms to improve mental and physical well-being.

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.

At-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Silenor alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts. 

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in antidepressant withdrawals.

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- Proven Program completed At-Home with Expert Guidance

- Our secret is a Slow Taper combined with Powerful all-natural

Nutraceuticals to help ease Silenor withdrawal symptoms

- Your program is customized for your specific situation

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- 15 years of experience helping people in 78 countries

- Free Expert Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board

- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)

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      Side Effects May Include

      drowsiness, Blurred vision, breast development in males, bruises, buzzing or ringing in the ears, changes in sex drive, chills, confusion, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty urinating, disorientation, dizziness, dry mouth, enlarged breasts, fatigue, fluid retention, flushing, fragmented or incomplete movements, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, high fever, high or low blood sugar, inappropriate breast milk secretion, indigestion, inflammation of the mouth, itching and skin rash, lack of muscle control, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, low blood pressure, nausea, nervousness, numbness, poor bladder control, rapid heartbeat, red or brownish spots on the skin, seizures, sensitivity to light, severe muscle stiffness, sore throat, sweating, swelling of the testicles, taste disturbances, tingling sensation, tremors, vomiting, weakness, weight gain, yellow eyes and skin


      Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

      aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes / issues, worsened depression


      Other names for Silenor Include:

      Doxepin, Sinequan, Aponal, Adapin, Deptran, Sinquan

      Silenor history and info

      Silenor is a psychotropic agent with antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. A study published in JAMA internal Medicine in early 2015 found Silenor (Sinequan) increased the risk of developing dementia.

      Because Silenor also blocks the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine, it is not recommended for patients with a history of glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure or urinary retention. Like all Tricyclic antidepressants, when given in high doses, Silenor can induce sinus tachycardia, changes in conduction time and arrhythmias of the heart.

      All Antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms if abruptly stopped or tapered too rapidly and Silenor is no different. It is recommended to taper slowly.

      Sinequan (Silenor) is a psychotropic agent with antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties that was developed by Boehringer-Ingelheim, now part of the Roche group. Sinequan was tested from 1963-1968 in different German and Swiss psychiatric institutions and was approved in Germany initially, then in other countries.

      Silenor is a Tricyclic Antidepressant that exerts its action on Serotonin and Norepinephrine but also blocks Dopamine and the histamine receptors. Histamine is involved in the immune response and Dopamine is a critical neurotransmitter that plays important roles in both the brain and body.  Serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system and in the blood platelets while Norepinephrine works as both a hormone and a neurotransmitter, stimulating the heart, sweat glands, blood vessels, large internal organs and the adrenals whereas Serotonin is involved in sleep, memory, regulation of the endocrine system, body temperature, mood and behavior and muscle movement.

      Like all Tricyclic antidepressants, when given in high doses, Silenor can induce sinus tachycardia, changes in conduction time and arrhythmias of the heart. A few instances of unexpected death have been reported in patients with cardiovascular disorders. Myocardial infarction and stroke have also been reported with drugs of this class. Therefore, Silenor should be administered with extreme caution to patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, those with circulatory issues and elderly patients. Since Tricyclic agents are known to reduce the seizure threshold, Silenor should be used with caution in patients with a history of convulsive disorders.


      According to the FDA:

      Withdrawal Effects

      Potential withdrawal effects were assessed in a 35-day double blind study of adults with chronic insomnia who were randomized to placebo, Silenor 3 mg, or Silenor 6 mg. There was no indication of a withdrawal syndrome after discontinuation of Silenor treatment (3 mg or 6 mg), as measured by the Tyrer’s Symptom Checklist. Discontinuation-period emergent nausea and vomiting occurred in 5% of subjects treated with 6 mg Silenor, versus 0% in 3 mg and placebo subjects.

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      * Testimonial results may vary person to person.

      *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.

      *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...