Posted by Ann5 on March 11, 2004, at 22:15:50
In reply to Me misunderstand? Well, maybe.., posted by Karen_kay on March 11, 2004, at 22:04:14
I think that you missunderstood again. I know all about medications and the dangers and benifit. I know about tapering off, in the last note I said I was doing research on how to saftly go off this medication to alternative methods. When I am ready, I realize some of the medication it will take me a year to safely get off the medication and then then a time to recover from it. One thing is I am not irrational about this. As I said I am taking one step at a time. Even though I am feeling better, but am overmedicated right now. I plan on taking weight training class every semester until I graduate, I figure excersise is the best mediation. So I do not need a lecture on medication. I was just searching for some answers like in my first post. I am just taking charge of my life. As for the diagnoses, I DO NOT CARE, its just a label. I putting my focus in other areas and away from the psychatric system, but doing so I am improving overall. My neck is properly realigned, excersising..walking, weight training, T'ai Chi Chaun, also I have a huge support system, and socializing more. Hopefully I have made my self clear, let me know if there is further missunderstanding u are having.
> I think what I said (only in a long version) is that you should not just stop taking your meds one day. You should taper down. And if you feel overmedicated, chances are that it's true. I was able to switch from several meds to only one and I function a WHOLE lot better. (That's the short version of what I said..)
> Now, if you think you can do it without meds, maybe you should take a med vacation. It's up to you to do what you think is best for your health and body. But, be sure you do it safely. I'm glad that you have control of your life once again, as it's a wonderful feeling to have. Personally, I can't do it without medication. Other people are different. I'm curious though, what are you dx? If you already said, I'm sorry... But, it's common for some people with Bipolar Disorder dx to stop meds when they're feeling better, which leads to a crash. I just don't want something similar to that to happen to you. But, meds are always there when you need them as well, I guess, as long as you don't crash too hard. I'm not trying to sound "lecturey" but I just don't want you to suffer needlessly. Take care of yourself, and I'm certain you know how to do just that... I'm so glad that you are feeling better and got your neck fixed up right and proper. Take care of yourself and good luck. Just please be sure to taper down, as the withdrawals can be nasty if you don't...