Weaning off steroids too fast

Gradually weaning is much better then going cold turkey…your breasts thank you! Your instincts are correct. The fact that you have a lower supply may help you in this catagory. I would start eating peppermint altoids or peppermint tea as this alone will bring down your supply. If you are pumping at all, I would stop and stick to just feeding. I would start by eliminating the middle of the day feedings first, as this is when babies are more likely to not notice. So for example if you have been feeding 4 x a day, pumping 2 x a day. Start gradually.
week 1. Continue to feed 4 x a day, eliminate all pumping
week 2. Feed in the morning, skip middle of the day, feed late afternoon, and at bedtime.(no pumping)
week 3. Feed only in the morning and at bedtime (no pumping)
week 4. ( decide which ever feed your baby enjoys more evening or morning, and keep that one eliminate the other.) Do this for 3 days, then by day 4 begin the cabbage treatment as stated in the article. By the end of the week you should be dried up. If you experience engorgement cold compresses and Ibuprofen will help. Good luck

​ Elevated blood concentrations of both lactate and lactate clearance rates have been used, with varying success, to predict outcome following trauma, sepsis, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Glenn 2003, Nguyen, 2016, Jones, 2010). What complicates the picture is that lactate, which was once thought to be a waste product of metabolism, has now been shown to be taken up by the brain and used as a fuel (Glenn 2003, Glenn 2015). Furthermore, while showing that lactate is an important gluconeogenic substrate following TBI, we have also shown that other compounds such as amino acids will increase during lactate infusion (Glenn, 2014 Wolahan, 2017). This research will occur at two UC level 1 trauma centers, and be a prospective observational study of blood metabolites. Venous samples will be collected 2 times a day for 3 days. The primary endpoints will be lactate concentrations over time. Secondary endpoints will be metabolomics analyses of blood samples and CSF, discharge outcome, GCS at time of blood draw, and microdialysis and CSF glucose and lactate. This study will be the most extensive study of blood metabolites performed to date in critical care patients.   Our aims are to: 1) Determine the time course of lactate blood clearance in TBI patients; 2) Determine a targeted metabolomic profile of blood following traumatic injury; 3) Determine if modeling/multivariate analysis of targeted blood metabolites leads to a better prognostic model of outcome compared to glucose and lactate blood levels alone.

I took Effexor for years too. I started on it right after it came out when they were still figuring out the dosage. I was on 450mg a day for 4 years when I decided I wanted to stop it. I tried telling my doctors that I had “electric head”(my name for the brain zaps)and horrible anxiety, nausea, etc. but they just didn’t believe me. My doctor said to me “you are the only person I know who could get addicted to an antidepressant”. After the DSM finally listed the withdrawal symptoms and I showed it to my doc, he started tapering me off. It didn’t come in a capsule then so I had to cut up the pills once I got to the lowest dose pill which was . I got all the way down to a little crumb and I just could not get completely off. It took a full year of reducing it by one a week, then every 5 days, 4 days, etc. before I was finally able to get off it. That was 10 years ago and I still have “electric head”.

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