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Quitting the pills and scared - August 13th 2011, 04:57 AM

So I've been on prozac for about 2 years now and my doc is saying that by april of 2012 he wants me off of them for good. he wants me to stop because he doesn't think that i need them. I guess im just scared about the what if factor. I know deep down that it is me that's keeping me happy its just right now im afraid that i wont be good without them. i dunno if i've got a dependancy on them or something but it scares me to think that I have to come off of them and face it alone. can someone help me?


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Re: Quitting the pills and scared - August 13th 2011, 05:18 AM

i'll help you

thinking of positive things can help as much as pills and sometimes even more. Try putting on happy music, as well as doing happy things and helping people in a happy way. Basically, its all happy. try doing that and watch as the world around you changes to become a happier world.

because the world changes according to how you view it

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Re: Quitting the pills and scared - August 13th 2011, 05:58 AM

I'm in the same situation. I've been on it for a few years and my new therapist wants to see how i'll be doing if i go off of it.

Remember they won't just take you off of it, you'll be weaned off of it slowly over a course of lower dosages, so hopefully you won't have any withdrawal symptoms.

Also Remember that if you start feeling really bad after you go off of it, they can always put you back on it.

Just stay strong, and try to stay strong. Who knows, maybe you don't need it anymore.

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Re: Quitting the pills and scared - August 13th 2011, 01:20 PM

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I can totally understand why you're scared of coming off your medication, it'll be a big step for you! Try and remember you're doctor wouldn't suggest taking you off them unless he thought you were ready for that. He has faith in you, so have faith in yourself April 2012 is a very long time away yet, so it sounds like it'll be a really steady gradual process - which is really good!

Does you're doctor know you're worries about coming off you're medication? It might be a good idea to share them with him so he's aware of your feelings and he can reasure you about the whole process

Have you got any other support in your life at the moment? Are you seeing a counsellor or therapist? While your making this transaction make sure you lean on the other people that are around to support you. It'll make it a lot easier for you! It'll help you understand that you can have a happy life without medication

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Re: Quitting the pills and scared - August 13th 2011, 09:18 PM

thank you guys so much. I have told him that i feel very worried about going off the drugs but he has assured me that i'll be fine. i have been trying to be more happy but its hard for me as u guys probably know. :/ things just don't go easily for me so hopefully things will work out. it would be nice to be off all my drugs but i guess this is a start


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Re: Quitting the pills and scared - August 13th 2011, 09:52 PM

When you've been depressed it definately is hard to get yourself feeling more happy, so its a massive credit to you that you're trying to do that, well done It sounds like you have you're doctors support behind you, that's lovely! Keep opening up to him so he can help you the best he can throughout the process. If you start hiding things it'll make it harder for both you and him It'll be lovely for you to be able to be off the medication, really, really good! It's a great aim to have, and you'll reach it, and be happy and okay! I believe in you
   
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Re: Quitting the pills and scared - August 14th 2011, 02:22 AM

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When you've been depressed it definately is hard to get yourself feeling more happy, so its a massive credit to you that you're trying to do that, well done It sounds like you have you're doctors support behind you, that's lovely! Keep opening up to him so he can help you the best he can throughout the process. If you start hiding things it'll make it harder for both you and him It'll be lovely for you to be able to be off the medication, really, really good! It's a great aim to have, and you'll reach it, and be happy and okay! I believe in you

thank you for everything <3 you are really really really helping me. i love you! thank you for believing in me, you are the first and hopefully not the last. message me if you ever want to talk?


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Re: Quitting the pills and scared - August 14th 2011, 11:18 PM

Same goes to you too, I'm always here, espically through all these changes!!! Good luck and let me know how you're getting on, yeah? Take care <3
   
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