Posted by yxibow on October 20, 2009, at 15:10:35
In reply to Is Becoming Med Free a Reality?, posted by Buckeye Fan on October 20, 2009, at 10:18:11
> Just wanting some opinions gang....after 10-15 years of using an AD and a Benzo....is there any hope I could become med free ?
> Would my system eventually return to it's pre-med state?
If you want the short answer -- it always was and always will be.
The choice to treat yourself with medication, or alternative (more so in the US), or none, is yours and yours alone.
Some people find the palliative.................
(remember, there really aren't any definitive cures at least in my opinion... maybe stem cell research will get something... you take medication when biochemicals change and shift in your head and you need them)..............
worse than the disorder.
That doesn't mean a lifetime of one or another or any medication. You could go into a residual / remission stage of biochemicals / transmitters and not need medications.
But don't think of them as a crutch.
They are there to help you (hopefully), and some people just go off their medications when they feel great, and discover that "feeling great" meant that the medications were at their peak and their functionality was.
And then things break loose on a decision to drop the medications.
I think some day that becoming medication reduced will be a reality, and that fewer side effects will be a reality.
Whether there is a "cure" or being medication free for life for a particular biochemical disorder (which most of us are born with or have a tendency towards), I can't say... only research and time will tell.