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Re: T surgery and h out of town and drug withdrawa Dinah

Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on January 8, 2008, at 16:30:53

In reply to Re: T surgery and h out of town and drug withdrawa llurpsienoodle, posted by Dinah on January 8, 2008, at 9:10:27

> My therapist says that people often see doing well as a sign that it's time to stop doing the very things that have them doing well.

you're probably right. your T too...

> You're doing well on medications. That's great. But it's not necessarily a sign that it's time to stop the medications. It might mean that you're doing very well on medications.

(insert whiny voice) but I don't wanna be on meds indefinitely...
> And if you have a choice on the timing, why not wait until everything else is back to normalish?

I wonder whether this is one of those crises that I am manufacturing so that I'll have some excuse to go crazy? It's about time for the anniversary of the big D.

> However, I'm no expert. What does your therapist and pdoc say?

pdoc wanted to start tapering last november, but i had this psychotic/dissociative episode and we ended up upping my abilify and adding zyprexa prn. goody.

T thinks I'm ready to start tapering down the meds, even starting last fall. I think he and I are planning on using exercise as a proxy for some of the mood stabilizing drugs, perhaps the lamictal?

I haven't discussed timing of surgery and stuff. I just happened to bring it up in session and observed a shadow crossing T's face, and upon probing him found out about the surgery. i don't think he was ready to tell anybody (haha I tricked him using T-trix)





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