Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 240170

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Quality of life

Posted by Sebastian on July 8, 2003, at 19:50:11

Better on drugs, or off of drugs?

I've been taking my medicine ritualy for 3.5 years now. My life is prity boring, I'm faily succesfull though. I wounder if I'd be happier off meds?

I take all this medicine and still I'm not happy? Why? I should ask my shrink, but I don't have an appointment for 2 months, sorry. He started to take me off one of my meds last year. I got too anxcious and insisted on stoping right away, so I did, and I relapsed. I wonder if I would have better luck this time, I just can't see it happening. Still I not happy. The drugs make me feel great, and a sort of comfort to take, but at times I want off them? Would I have better luck getting off them now if I took it slow, or would I loose my new job with the free medical care, instead of my fathers plan? I want to try but afraid of what might happen. What do you think??? I take Zyprexa 10 mg (this is the one I was supposed to come off, last year), Celexa 60 mg (now, was 40 at the time as it was just increased as the Zyprexa was going down), and Wellbutrin (just added recently to counter the side-effects of the others).

Anyways I'm interested to hear what you would think, I will talk to my doctor first so don't be worried about me. Thanks! I use to injoy life now I don't (sorry to sound so negative).

Sebastian

 

Re: Quality of life

Posted by Jack Smith on July 8, 2003, at 19:55:56

In reply to Quality of life, posted by Sebastian on July 8, 2003, at 19:50:11

> Better on drugs, or off of drugs?

This is a truly personal decision. But, I have read several posts by people who have stopped taking effective drugs and then relapsed and been unable to find anyhting that they can respond to including their former drug or combo.

>
> My life is prity boring,

Boredom is not something you should expect to be cured by drugs. If you are bored you should figure out what is boring you and make a change. Job? Hobbies or lack thereof? etc.

I am confused by the rest of your post. You say the drugs make you feel "great" but then you say you are not happy.

JACK

 

Re: Quality of life

Posted by Sebastian on July 8, 2003, at 20:08:10

In reply to Re: Quality of life, posted by Jack Smith on July 8, 2003, at 19:55:56

I have not been able to find any hobbies? I try nothing interests me? I wish it would, maybe find a girlfreind, but none interest me?

Sebastian

P.S. I probably shoud be on psychological babble by now, thanks for replying so quick, I am very depresed, my life sucks?

 

Re: Quality of life Sebastian

Posted by jay on July 9, 2003, at 1:17:41

In reply to Re: Quality of life, posted by Sebastian on July 8, 2003, at 20:08:10

This is really a similar issue with me. I will say this, though...that completely stopping medications is not the answer. What I do think is the answer maybe is tinkering with your meds, as I think we have to constantly move some of the amounts around as our lives change. You are gonna have to do the research on your own, though...and check around the internet...see what others are doing or saying. I wouldn't say this if you where just starting meds...but it has been over a decade for me as well, and I find I gotta keep 'ahead' of the meds, so my body doesn't get used to them.

Just IMHO...YMMV...etc..
Jay

 

Re: Quality of life

Posted by starlight on July 10, 2003, at 11:40:21

In reply to Re: Quality of life, posted by Sebastian on July 8, 2003, at 20:08:10

Sebastian,
I agree that your meds probably aren't the problem and maybe your habits need to be addresseed. Getting involved in creative activites or hobbies is a great way to go. Take some classes or do volunteer work in your community. Besides, those are the best way of meeting someone anyway. Giving yourself to something is very rewarding and cures boredom quickly. If you came off your drugs once and sank, it could very well happen again. Take a hard honest look at yourself, you just might need a med adjustment.
starlight

 

Re: Quality of life

Posted by Sebastian on July 11, 2003, at 21:15:11

In reply to Quality of life, posted by Sebastian on July 8, 2003, at 19:50:11

Its been about 7 years now. I think I will stick with the ones I'm on now, I feel better now, sort of like getting something off my chest?!

Sebastian


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