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Old 08-16-15, 03:38 PM   #1
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I stopped taking ALL my psych meds. Although I had high hopes for them, they weren't making a damn bit of difference.

It turns out that play -- or at least the anticipation of play -- makes a much bigger difference. If I have a chance to play the way I want to, I don't need the meds. If I don't, then no amount of meds will make any difference anyway.

And I don't want to hear any crap about talking to my doctor first or tapering off!

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Old 08-19-15, 12:56 PM   #2
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I am sorry your meds werent working How are you now Pat?
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Old 09-02-15, 01:46 PM   #3
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Even more depressed than ever. I'm finding it impossible to believe my life will ever be "good".

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Old 09-02-15, 01:48 PM   #4
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Are you sure the being even more depressed now isn't because the meds were actually helping a little? I know it can be hard to tell.
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good luck :) I really hope it works for you. be kind to yourself.
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Old 02-16-16, 02:25 PM   #6
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Hi there,
I have also quit my meds cold turkey. It's been about a month now and I can't say it's noticeably worse. I just quit because I ran out and had been thinking about how I didn't wanna be on then the rest of my life. However all I was taking was 20mg of Celexa. It is tough to decipher if the meds helped or not. I have been uber depressed, crying a lot. However since coming off I have stopped drinking alcohol to the extent that I was when on the meds (go figure). I delved into alcoholism after being on the medication. But yeah cold turkey was tough but after a week I felt great, week 2 stable, week 3 and that's when I started falling apart. I have been super aggressive and have been so wail to my fiancÚ recently. It's terrible. I'm trying to find natural coping methods.
The point of meds I think is to even out rather than completely cure. The lows aren't as low, but I also feel that the highs aren't as high. So I guess it depends on your preference as well as level of control.
How are you now? How long has it been?
Do you find that you wish you'd tapered off? Sometimes I do but other times I feel like I'd be in the same boat ether way.
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I was just telling my doctor today that I am very happy with my meds and impact they made on my life. I was super afraid to go on medication, but now I don't mind taking them till the rest of my life, even considering side effects.

I heard that going off meds cold turkey can make you feel worst for a long time. I don't see a reasonable reason to do that. Slowly getting off meds seems like not a bad idea and safe way to go
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