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Posted on 11/20/19 3:12 AM
I been on this drug for about 2 going on 3 months. Before i new it weeks hr and min done passed. Do to this drug i almost lost eveyone that i ever cared about.
Im struggling to get off this drug, i need help im going crazy
Beginning of the discussion - 12/20/19Medication making me lose everyone I care for - how do I get off this drug? https://www.carenity.us/forum/depression/treatments-for-depression/medication-making-me-lose-everyone-i-care-for-how-do-i-get-off-this-drug-1325
Posted on 12/20/19 10:40 PM
I personally think that being on drugs is the worst decision of my life. I'm on 3 different drugs and I have weeks where I feel great and then I have a week where I feel like shit and everything feels wrong.
Weaning off the drugs and the withdrawals that come with it, is so bad. I feel like I'm an addict going through detox. It's not ideal, but you need to stop the meds (preferably with a doctor's observation) and just live through the withdrawals. I'm not sure if that's what you're referring to when you say you're struggling to get off the drug.
Posted on 12/22/19 6:17 PM
2 or 3 months is not long enough to know if a medication will work. The process of finding the right doctor and the right meds and the right dosage absolutely sucks. But it CAN help in some cases. It takes a while.
Since I was 15, I was prescribed nearly everything in the book. Most were awful and I gave up many times. I resisted and refused meds. I still believe too many doctors out there simply push too many drugs, even when it's not neccessary. You do have to be careful.
I finally found a combination that has literally saved my life several times. They keep me off the edge. They do not change who I am and they do not make me numb to everything. I still feel highs and I still feel lows. But I am more in control. I still have episodes, but I am able to stay out of the darkness.
Meds are not always the answer, but if you have a doctor you trust and will work with you through the journey, they can help.
If you experience pain or very bad side effects, that is different. You will need to adjust dosage or type. If you really cannot stand the way they make you feel after about 6 months, you know best and can adjust or stop. Do not stop cold turkey. That can be devastating and dangerous.
Please be careful when saying meds don't work and are unnecessary. The brain is full of chemicals and nerves and blood flow and sometimes the balance can be off. It's like any other illness and should be thought of as such. Mental health has such bad stigma which needs to be changed. Taking medication to control kidney function is the same as taking meds to help balance the chemicals in your brain. It took me a long time to realize that.
Dont give up, it will get better.
Posted on 12/23/19 1:28 AM
I agree with nangram. It takes awhile for meds to get in your system to see if they really help. I jave a high tolerance so my med dose get changed often . some times I fell like shit (like right now) but sometimes they do help. Give em a try maybe u just need a different med or a different dose. Dont give up stick in there. Things take time Even though we want what we want right now. Good luck I hope you feel better soon
Posted on 12/25/19 3:47 PM
Is any one there to chat. Depression and anxiety and today is Christmas. Everything closed and I feel boxed in. Looking for support. Anyone out there??????
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Posted on 12/25/19 5:07 PM
I'm alittle busy but I have time to talk or just listen. Idk if I wanna do it on site or over email . but I'm here to try to help if I can. Please just try to keep a positive outlook on things and fight the bad
Posted on 5/31/20 5:10 AM
@Drs921 I have been on a major high dose of medication for about 15 yrs. It seem to stop working so they changed it about 2 months ago. I have a bad chemical imbalance during to PTSD from childhood. I feel like I'm going crazy. I cant deal with anything without breaking down. Meds do help along with therapy. I havent been in therapy for 3 or 4 yrs. When ever I can get back in the dr. I'm gonna have them work on my meds and back in therapy. I just wanna hide in a hole away from every single person.
Posted on 7/8/20 6:44 PM
I start taking medicine for last couple of months but I found no impromentin me so try to stay away from boring thoughts
Posted on 7/9/20 7:07 AM
It's hard sometimes .I take 2 depression and 1 anxiety and I still have bad days . Sometimes sitting outside .or taking a hot shower .now I watch shows on Netflix that keep my mind going and I can't think about anything else
Posted on 7/25/20 7:57 PM
@Sheyshey. Hello! So many good things have already been said. I have taken meds for years to help correct a chemical imbalance and help me not to be as depressed. If taking meds allows me to feel healthy and function, I'm okay with it.
I tried to stop meds before to change over. Wow! One of the most difficult tasks I've ever undertaken. It's crazy. I know now that if I'm going to ever stop, it must be very gradual. My head was pulsing continuously, I was anxious, depressed, crying, etc. Dont want to cold turkey.
Keep sharing and dont be afraid to get outside help.