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Re: Withdrawals or mood stabilizer?

Posted by jwill on June 4, 1999, at 13:12:31

In reply to Re: Withdrawals or mood stabilizer?, posted by ruth on June 4, 1999, at 12:47:54

> Oh my god. All I can say is I totally relate to
> your confusion/suspicions, and I hope someone
> has some good insights into your post. I can never
> tell what's depression, what's withdrawal, how
> to handle the whole going off meds thing. I DO
> wish, like you, that I could just check into a
> mental hospital or a motel room and just get it
> over with without having to do with real life, or
> other people. There's so much info. out there on
> what to expect when going on meds and not nearly
> enough on how to transit off--I mean something
> alot more in depth than just a clinical taper off
> point of view. It's a VERY emotionally violatile
> time and there needs to be more help from professionals
> on this issue. It shouldn't be one of these things
> where your left feeling crazy and alone and stuck
> with confusing emotions and not have any insight on it,
> but that's often what it is.
> Anyway, like I said, I hope you get some good
> insights, unfortunately all I have to offer is my
> empathy and support.

I think Ruth's response nearly says it all, and very eloquently. Just remember that you're not alone, and, remember all of the difficult challenges you've successfully dealt with in your past. That might give you the strength you (and many others of us) need to deal with this issue. Hope all works out well.




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