Posted by jane d on October 9, 2009, at 19:39:23
In reply to Explain this, posted by Tabitha on October 9, 2009, at 1:53:02
I haven't noticed feeling better when I discontinue a med but that could be because that usually happens after I'm already sliding downhill.
I've found some meds work temporarily when I start them (including non psych meds that have an antidepressant effect so I don't think it's just expectation). I've also noticed that while I usually get worse when I'm under a lot of stress there are times when I get better. Monthly hormonal fluctuations are the same. Usually I'm worse but sometimes better. It's made me wonder if I'm not reacting to change rather than to the specific med.
This would seem to fit with what you're experiencing too. However perhaps the ADs have just done their thing and you will be able to hold on to this feeling now without them. Have you got any non med tricks lined up to help you do that?