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I'm going off all of my meds!!!

Posted by Wilkie on June 20, 2002, at 15:07:36

I'm planning on going off all of my meds for several reasons. First, I am so sick of all of the side effects -- I'm seeing several other doctors and having tests done in response to things that are probably just side effects from my meds. If I stop my meds I will be able to see which of the side effects goes away, so I will be more informed when/if I go on meds again. Second, I am on too many meds. I am on Wellbutrin, Lithium, Neurontin, Tegretol, Risperdol, Adderral, and Geodon, I think that's everything. And I am on a high dose of several of these. It is very difficult to streamline my meds when my doc has so many/much with which to work. It would be much easier to start from scratch to find the right combination and dosages and be able to keep me on as few meds as necessary, which is what I want. Finally, for over two years now I have been trying to find the right meds -- for over two years now I have been more unhappy and miserable than I was before I first started taking meds, and this to me is an unacceptable way to live. If I start over I have a better chance of finding the correct combination and balance of everything so that I have a better chance of finding some peace of mind. I am going to be doing this under the guidance of my doc and my therapist, by the way, for anyone who is wondering. So after reading my rationale for doing this, what are people's thoughts on the matter. Has anyone had experience going off there meds before? If so, what happened, what was it like, what can I expect? Has anyone read any research on the matter and can anyone recommend good websites or journals or anything? This is a huge thing for me to take on, I realize that. I feel strongly about it, yet I am also scared about what could happen to me, so I am looking for input from others. Please take a second to share your knowledge, ideas, and experiences with me. Thanks.




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