Posted by Emme on February 17, 2004, at 14:01:03
In reply to Re: I don't even know who I am anymore, posted by BJlass on February 15, 2004, at 15:35:38
Wiping the slate clean and starting fresh isn't a terrible idea. But it can be risky and you'd better be prepared and have some *awfully* tight supervision! If you should get interested in trying it, you and your pdoc would have to weigh the risks.
I did it once. It helped to see what symptoms were due to meds (physical symptoms, fatigue, etc.). BUT, a few weeks after everything was cleared out, I took a major nosedive and we had to get going with a new stragegy (which was more or less what we expected). My therapist thinks that if I were to ever try it again, I'd have to do it in an inpatient setting.
I do think a combination of three drugs is reasonable if you find a mixture where you feel okay and don't have terrible side effects.
I hope you're hanging in there.
> To: "I don't even know who I am anymore.": Can you possibly try to wean yourself off EVERYTHING? Then see how you feel. 3 drugs is just too damn many!