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Im stuck - May 2nd 2011, 09:49 PM

I've been taking meds for my depression and anxiety for a while now. Like a few years ish. I've really gotten to the point where I'm sick of taking them. I'm sick of having to go home to take a pill when I just want to sleep at my friends house. I hate having to hide it in public and in school. I feel like I'm not even my own person any more. It's almost as if my medicine defines me. For example, I give my parents a hard time about taking them every night. My dad will say "You need to take these" I'll reply no and he ill go on and on about how I MUST take them so I wont get "sick" and I can't function.

I'm so tired of this. I'm not and don't think I ever was at the point where I needed medicine to keep me sane. Yes, at one point it helped a great deal. But now it's not. The side effects have caused so much more pain then I would have had without it. I'm glued to the bed , exhausted as hell day after day just to have my mom yell at me to get out of bed and to miss more school work because I'm so tired. I have random twitches that annoy the hell out of me and sometimes keep me awake at night. And my hands shake when I'm trying to concentrate on something which was pretty much the reason I was failing art class.

So my solution? To stop taking them! That would be anybody's solution at this point right? I mean I've tried talking to my parents and they think I'll go insane or something without them. I've talked to my phyciatrist who told me to hang in there a little longer....6 months ago. The problem is I've been on medicine so long and I'm at such a high dose I'm not supposed to just stop. I'm supposed to weene (or however you spell it) off it by taking lesser and lesser amounts at a time. But, since no one is allowing me to do that and we only have the one size pills. I have just stopped. Yes, I know it's not the best thing. I've tried before and always ended up back on them but this time I'm not giving up. I'm so sick of being a puppet I just want to be myself. I don't even care how I am mentally at this point. I'm just so done with medicine. I mean, they can't force me to take the medicine right?


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Re: Im stuck - May 3rd 2011, 11:54 PM

Hey Alessa
First off, that is a gorgeous name. Wow! Now, as for your issue. Honestly, take it up with your doctor. If he/she feels like you are well enough to function without them, then problem solved. Just remember that you have to be 100% honest. If you disagree, try talking to another doctor. I'm in your corner, if you ever need a talk
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Re: Im stuck - May 4th 2011, 12:53 AM

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But that's the thing. My phyciatrist I won't see for another month and when I do, I doubt he will agree to taking me off the meds. I feel like my only way out is to just stop myself.


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Re: Im stuck - May 4th 2011, 01:18 AM

I have stopped taking my depression pills too I know how you feel. I dont know why I would rather be depressed than take the pills I guess Im just weird. i dont get why its so hard for me to take the pill. I think my therapsit is getting frustrated with me.

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Re: Im stuck - May 4th 2011, 03:14 AM

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But that's the thing. My phyciatrist I won't see for another month and when I do, I doubt he will agree to taking me off the meds. I feel like my only way out is to just stop myself.
Can you at least call your therapist and talk for a bit over the phone?


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Re: Im stuck - May 4th 2011, 09:47 PM

So I guess my mom called and I'm seeing him tomorrow. I just doubt he will agree to letting me go off of them.


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