Valproic acid withdrawal may impact many aspects of life, and if done correctly, and never too abruptly, can produce positive changes.
Anti-convulsant drugs are not entirely understood, even by the manufacturers. But research suggests that the drug acts upon the neurotransmitters (such as GABA) to boost their ability to quiet stimulating factors, hence its use as an anti-seizure medication.
Valproic acid is also prescribed to treat such things as migraine headaches, or mania related to bipolar disorder. In cases where the side effects become untenable, a person may decide that coming off the medication may be desirable. During tapering some persons may experience some adverse reactions such as depression, fatigue, headaches, weight loss, nausea, insomnia, mood swings, dizziness, confusion, and others. Our program is designed to mitigate these should they occur.
Coming off Valproic acid too quickly, and without proper nutritional and other support, may also trigger seizures, tremors, and suicidal ideation, which make a strong case for seeking medical care and oversight during the tapering process. This is our specialty and we can help.
The Alternative to Meds Center Program for Valproic Acid Withdrawal
For over ten years, the center has provided medication tapering programs and has helped many thousands of clients to reach their goals with success. Our program uses a multi-phase approach to ensure a gentle, safe experience. The speed of tapering will depend on individual factors, such as tolerance level, general health, dosage, how long a person took the drug, and many other factors. In most cases though, clients are typically able to get to zero within eight weeks. Where more time is needed, (no one is pushed faster than they are comfortable with) the client is given instructions to coordinate with their doctor so that they can continue and complete the rest of their taper when they get back home.
Clients arrive at the center, are welcomed and settled in comfortably. Then, they can proceed with the lab testing segment of the program. These tests, along with the intake assessment interviews, provide essential information allowing the clinical staff to plan and start the client’s tailored treatment. Each client will have been asked to bring their medication with them and will continue taking their usual meds until the taper process begins adjusting them. Before tapering begins, ten days of toxin removal is the next step. This sequence of steps gives the client some significant advantages. Clients typically start seeing improvements with sleep, appetite, energy, and general feelings of well-being, which will make the taper process much more comfortable to accomplish.
A wealth of therapies during each phase of the program provides support, such as massage, mineral baths, low-temperature sauna, nebulized glutathione treatments, Reiki, targetted nutritional supplements, exercise of a mild nature, yoga, relaxation techniques, and much more. Counseling sessions of many different genres are also available: CBT, Adventure therapy, art therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior therapy, and addiction counseling represent a few favorite examples.
The center also offers Orthomolecular/Biochemistry/Nutrition classes to help educate program participants to understand the protocols and therapies participated in during their Valproic Acid taper program. The curriculum covers an exceptional set of training videos the founder, Lyle Murphy, created for clients. The study of these materials also features question and answer modules, as well as open discussion periods. The course explains important details concerning medication withdrawal and provides instruction and insights on how the removal of toxins can facilitate the taper process, along with much practical, pertinent information on how supplements work to maintain a healthy neurotransmitter system during and after a medication taper.
Find Out More About Enrollment
It is easier than you might think to enroll in our program. Call the number on this page for more details on how you may benefit from our one-of-a-kind taper program. If you are interested in insurance information, we can get you a quote from your provider, which typically will cover at least a percentage of the fees. Call today and start learning more about what health benefits are available to you or your loved one as a participant in our program for safe and gentle Valproic Acid withdrawal.
Dr. Samuel Lee
Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.