Because my meds do such a good job of controlling my symptoms it's easy to forget I have a problem. But the fact that no one has ever suggested I so much as reduce my dose is a pretty clear indication that the underlying illness is still an issue.

Even with my meds I don't function very well. Without them, I dread to think what would happen.

cyberkitty cyberkitty
8 Responses Feb 13, 2009

are you sure you are the one with the illness? maybe it is all the ones not on meds.....<br />
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everyone has issues and at some point we all need some sorta help of some kind.<br />
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Be thankful you were able to get to the root of yours and find a way to deal with it. There are a lot of people who have not been as lucky.

oh - I think all of us with this condition have tried at one time or another to come off the meds. Physically painful!

Oh I've tried coming off my meds in the past. The worst thing is the withdrawal effects. Never mind the fact that the depression returns.

i know what you mean. i decided myself when the time was right for me to reduce my dosage/come off medication altogether. only you will know when it's right. from my experience, i have actually handled my depression BETTER that any of the so called professionals!!

lol have you seen prozac nation its good and yeah i agree

I'm on meds too rh...I am starting to think perhaps everyone is! Prozac Nation :-)

Not by a long way!

Thank you for sharing this. There are so many people out there in the same situation, I am one of them. It's nice to know I'm not alone.