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Re your meds

Posted by rabble_rouser on August 2, 2005, at 14:13:24

In reply to Lott: My T never taught me self esteem., posted by Angela2 on August 1, 2005, at 17:22:45

In connection with wanting to reduce meds, I can totally understand that. I was on Effexor for a year, and combined with the CBT I was having, I felt brilliant - on top of the world. So much so that I figured I could do without the drugs.

One reason that your T may not want to let you reduce is that she may feel that there are still some skills or beliefs she wants you to have that will allow you to move in life in the most healthy way for yourself.

It sounds like she wants to share more with you, but with the support of the meds, before she 'lets you back into the wild' so to speak.

I personally had to end my CBT before my T said I was ready, and I came off my meds. Within 6 months I was very depressed again - the reason? I was still using the same behaviours that made me depressed, and the tablets were no longer there to mask the pain that resulted from it.

I hope that you find a solution that is best for you.





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