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Coming Off my Meds

Postby Pairou » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:12 am

Hey guys... I'm brand new to Anti-Psych (obviously). I'm on different meds for Bipolar and I've decided that if the latest cocktail doesn't work, I'm going to ask my pdoc to wean me off all my meds. I want a "baseline;" I need to know how I am off my meds for a while.

I'm just looking for some support.

Thanks!
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Re: Coming Off my Meds

Postby JoseMaria » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:54 pm

What is your cocktail and diagnostic?
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Re: Coming Off my Meds

Postby Pairou » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:32 pm

JoseMaria wrote:What is your cocktail and diagnostic?


Just started Cymbalta; Lamictal; Geodon. For my GAD and BD.
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Re: Coming Off my Meds

Postby Theymakeyouwait » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:29 am

The Geodon and cymbalta can give you withdrawal. Some people get really bad withdrawal others experience only minor symptoms. There are a few drugs you can take to help with withdrawal symptoms. If Cymbalta and Geodon are not making you happy you should go off them. Chances are they will fail. Antipsychotics and antidepressants have needed to treat numbers around 8. Meaning 8 people need to take the drug to get a beneficial response. Furthermore these drugs have serious side effects. I’m currently on an antipsychotic and I’m having horrible side effects but I get mine in a shot and I lack the courage to go off. I wish you luck.
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Re: Coming Off my Meds

Postby Pairou » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:06 am

Thank you, Theymakeyouwait. My body seems to be anti-meds... that is, something will work for a little while, then just stop working. The longest I've had the same medicine is a year and even that was the second time trying the same medicine before it worked.
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