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Re: why do i feel blank when i taper off . . ?

Posted by mike lynch on July 25, 2004, at 1:22:36

In reply to Re: why do i feel blank when i taper off . . ?, posted by sageblue on July 25, 2004, at 0:23:43

> >
> holy samcakes! i feel the same way! _completely_. even while depressed when i was 'naive' to meds, my cognition was fine.
> so then the question is -- will our lives be better if we continue on meds, or would it be best to ride out the symptoms we now have which are possibly due to using them?
> i suspect that brains normalize with time, given that even hardcore drug users (illegal drugs) can normalize with enough time off of them.
> on the other hand, i once saw a pdoc who said that about 1% of people who take antidepressants cannot get off of them -- maybe, he suggested, because their brains are different than everyone else's and now _need_ the drug. i hate to be paranoid, but sometimes i wonder if i'm in that 1%.

I heard about that to.. I think that only pertains to the people who can't get off the meds without getting really not sure if it's related to cognition ie memory , concentration and's these i have the problem with now not so much
depression...although these are the problems that seem to be making me depressed once again in the first to be me..

But I think the most plausible answer is that if were off the meds long enough with time are brain should renormalize..I just hate being off em...or on them...On them i feel like an idiot....and off them I feel llike a brain dead idiot...It's like the medicine is improving and worsening my brain functions at the same time....ahh it's hard to explain..and with my poor ability to articulate stuff ill be hear all day so that is all..




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