Stopped Taking Meds
Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:05 PM
Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:52 PM
God will give you no more than you can handle. This is all a test to see if you are really ready for the good things that are going to come your way. All this pain is going to come back and make me stronger.-Clarence Clemmons 1942-2011
Everything I know, I know because I love. Leo Tolstoy War and Peace
Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:32 PM
You know you have a very valid question. I often wondered that too. Because I took the meds so long, my brain has come to rely on them, so after being in balance for so long with meds, it can carry on being in balance without the meds. I would ask my doctor about that and let us know what he says.
I can tell you this from my experience. I was on Paxil for 10 years. Decided hey maybe we got on track now and my brain can carry on its own normally and in balance. I did taper off.
I went thru the worst depression ever!!!!! It lasted 8 months. So, that should have been enough time to get straight. But no, and it was bad!!! Only this time, meds werent working for me. It took many tries of meds to get me out of the depression because it was so severe. My pdoc hung in there with me trying different ones. Finally.........a combination worked!!!! I know I could not have waited much longer. Life had no meaning.
Now I am ME again!!! If it takes meds to keep my chemistry in balance for life, so be it!! I am so very grateful he was able to find something that worked. Just wanted to share that with you. Hang in there and see your doc!!! Let us know how it goes!!! Best Wishes!!!
"What do I need to do right now to take good care of myself?"
Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:40 PM
With his oratory prowess,
His lame-brained antics and his jumping in the air.
And every night his act's the same
And so it must be all a game of chess he's playing--
But you're wrong, Steve. you see, it's only solitaire.
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