I Am Going Off My Medication

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    Going Off / Stay On

    When it comes to depression such as Schizophrenia, Schizo affective and Bipolar...I believe these people affected by it need meds for life to function well and have a good life.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2012

    One Down, One More To Go

    I've been on Effexor XR and Lexapro for a few years. A couple of months ago, my psychiatrist started tapering me off of the Effexor, and I eventually got permission to stop taking it altogether. I was so relieved to be done with it, because Effexor has been so difficult to...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    I Hate It!

    I want off now! I can't stand it... I can't even come up with a freakin' story! *grumble* I want me back... me me me me me *stomps foot*! Maybe if I just take the pack and be done with it... Can you take a months supply and not have to worry about taking them the rest of the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2007

    Overmedicated And Pissed

    The idea seemed to be to add more meds, and change some randomly, if they didn't work. After being put in lithium put me in such a haze I almost lost my job, I started getting angry. I told my shrink that there was no way either of us could know what these things were doing. I...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1
    51-55, M
    3 Responses May 24, 2012

    Conceptual Artist Needs Pills For Sculpture - Critique of the Corrupt Drug Industry!

    John Delk is a conceptual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Currently he is creating a sculpture which requires a large number in antidepressants. Once completed "BANG" will be installed in a gallery hanging from the ceiling. If you have any antidepressants...
    artist39 artist39
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    Five Years

    I am going off all my anti-depressants for the first time in five years so they can scan my brain and tell me exactly what pills will make me happier. I'm down to the lowest dose I've been at in years right now and I can feel the effects. I'm not suicidal, not by a long shot, but...
    wanderkid wanderkid
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2007

    Kicking It Doing Ok

    I have bin on Xanax for 3 years and about 2 months ago I kicked it . I had my script stolen and going to the Dr for help was not a option . So I suffered for a couple weeks and feel better . I was on it for anxiety and panic attacks but I'm doing well . I did go through a week of...
    matydreadz matydreadz
    36-40, M
    Jun 15, 2012

    Tapering Off Lamictal

    I think it's been over a week now that I reduced my Lamictal dose from 400 mg. to 200 mg.   I'm sick of the psych. medication cocktails if been given for the past 7 years.  I went through a really rough time and went to a psychiatrist to see if medication would get...
    thoughts thoughts
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2009

    Or At Least Taper Down..

    I've been on and off phsych meds for ages. I take celexa and i used to take Clonazepam...it took me forever to get off Clonazepam, tons of failed attempts, but i hung in there, knowing i could do it. Now i want to at least get down to a lower dose of Celexa. Especially after...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2012
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