Posted by floatingbridge on October 15, 2010, at 12:36:19
In reply to Thinking of coming off meds, posted by Maxime on October 13, 2010, at 22:32:42
My first reaction is no! Don't!
Gaining 65 pounds would concern any of us, even those of us w/o an ED. And the acne, besides being unpleasant, can indicate hormone issues.
What does your endo think about all
this? I forgot if you mentioned your age, but is perimenopause a factor at all? (I think that's fsh level?)
This might sound catty, but this friend you mention, did she know how badly you felt a year ago? I remember you writing back then. Now you have a job you enjoy and get out daily. You have some space from home issues. What she said about eating enough food to make you fat hurt me! That seems very unsupportive at least. She could have expressed concern over your health in general and not looks.
Maxie, maybe some change in meds is good. Really, what do I know? Meds change us eventually, time changes us, depression treated or not, behaviors, all change us. And the insult with meds is that they change on us as we age.
Getting off meds might not give you the results you want. It's a lovely idea that works for some--. Please Maxie, don't unless you have a real solid plan with your doctor.
MDD currently controlled. C-ptsd and comorbid health concerns. Chronic fatigue.