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Re: Stopping meds

Posted by floatingbridge on August 6, 2011, at 19:21:26

In reply to Re: Stopping meds sleepygirl2, posted by sigismund on August 6, 2011, at 14:45:30

sg, some good thoughts from sigi, maybe helpful? It isn't either or. Lots of people don't have their sh*t together. They are out waging war or other mayhem. I sometimes wish those folks would get drugged up to the gills and leave the rest of us with a bit more peace.

People can their sh*t together with or without medication. You can reduce and get off, but what is the hurry? Heck, be kind and go slowly.

Like BB said, and, well take my experience. I ended up in the ER because I was yelling my head off and having what I now realize were siezures. I would never expect anyone to
endure that. I had the worst reoccurrence of PTSD in my flipping unbelievably long life.

I ain't worried about you, sg, as just speaking bluntly. Hope it isn't out of bounds.

I might bump effexor up higher on the list after seroquel because it could be a bit of a bear. Maybe not. I hope not. But at least you would have the support of lamictal and klonopin. Some do use a Prozac withdrawal successfully to make the AD discontinuance easier.

> You could consider lowering the Seroquel to zero over a (say) three month period.
> If they were all lowered over three months, that would be a year.
> Allowing for backsliding and the usual crises, let's say three years.
> There is a mindset (certainly when it comes to addictive drugs) that looks at it in an all or nothing way, contemplating the present with dislike and the future with dread.
> It is better to try to forget all that and just tell yourself that you will no doubt take it again, but for the moment you will delay it until you need it.
> Perhaps that way could be useful to you?




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