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Re: Is Becoming Med Free a Reality?

Posted by Buckeye Fan on October 22, 2009, at 6:20:18

In reply to Re: Is Becoming Med Free a Reality?, posted by bulldog2 on October 21, 2009, at 10:01:54

> > Just wanting some opinions gang....after 10-15 years of using an AD and a there any hope I could become med free ?
> >
> > Would my system eventually return to it's pre-med state?
> >
> > BF
> I don't think anyone wants to be on meds. I wish I didn't need high blood pressure meds but I'm glad their available to keep my bp under control.

Hi Bulldog2, thanks for the reponse
I have heard and used the same reasoning in the past of comparing psych Meds with other Meds. Over the last couple of years after my research, I have begun to question whether or not my using that comparison is valid.
BP Medication clearly has a cause -and-effect for example, as does Aspirin,Antibiotics and of course Insulin.

Psych Meds are different.

Most include the phrase- "is THOUGHT to work by inhibiting this or that"..... That phrase and the entire air of uncertianty concerning the operation of these chemicals ( Meds) on our Brain's chemicals....has caused me reason to at least question the validity of comparisons to other much more provable Medications.
Just a thought...........

> If you want to try living without meds give it a shot. But my advice to you is get back on them asap if you find yourself spiraling back into mental illness. My friend maybe be greatful they work for you and give you a life. How many here are still looking for a combo that will take away their misery and achieve remission. Just some of my thoughts.

As I stated in my beginning post....each time I have tried to wean myself off, I have not been able to deal with the side-effects of the withdrawl. You do make a good point though...and you are right, I am thankful that I have found a measure of relief of the symptoms through PMeds.
One of my fears is...will there come a day when they no longer work? Then what ? I know that the experience of many is that the AD stops working after a time...and the person is left to try and find something else that accomplishes the same relief.





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