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Off meds and feeling normal

Posted by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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Its been about 3 weeks since I stopped my psych meds and I'm feeling like myself again. The withdrwawls sucked but were worth it. My energy is coming back and my creatvitiy is blossoming again.  The meds blunted me so bad.  I still go to therapy and DBT weekly and that helps a lot.

I really encourage anyone on meds to read the books Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic, both by Roger Whitaker.  The both discuss how modern psychiatry has made psychiatric disorders much worse.

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casah4
by Silver Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 7:27 PM

 I hope it continues to work for you.

leahbeah143
by Leah on Apr. 21, 2014 at 9:23 PM
I'm so happy for you!
Mackiesgg
by Bronze Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM

goodKeep up the good work!


lyrick24
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 5:24 AM
Glad you are feeling better. Where can u get the books?
matreshka
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 6:58 AM
Amazon

Quoting lyrick24: Glad you are feeling better. Where can u get the books?
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lucy164
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 7:34 AM

simple smileI'm happy for you!

momwriter
by Silver Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:16 AM

For me, it would be really difficult to not take anything for sleep. How are you sleeping?

matreshka
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 8:46 AM
Im sleeping lightly but I'm getting better sleep then when the meds were in my system.

Quoting momwriter:

For me, it would be really difficult to not take anything for sleep. How are you sleeping?

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happyolechimp
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:03 AM
wisdom is power.. :-)
fudgybuddymom
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2014 at 7:46 AM

That's gr8 for you! Awesome! Wish I could sometimes but after a week without my Effexor XR & Abilify,my depression returned big time! I was crying all the time,happy or sad. I was irritable to the max & had difficulty holding it all together! And I remember distinctly how it was before I was ever on meds & I don't want to go back there-I was negative,cynical, always complaining with frequent thoughts of suicide.. Now while I am on meds I can see the forest for the trees & have a more positive outlook on life. I am a much better mom with them or so my dd tells me.

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