Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Did I mention....?

Things that I should have told my therapist before I did it:
- Going off my anti-depressants

Things that she noted at yesterday's appointment:
- "Your mood seems low - your Seratonin has dipped again it seems."

Things that I told her yesterday that I hadn't told her before:
- "By the way, I took myself off my anti-depressants. I meant to tell you."

Her reaction was somewhat less than truly supportive of that decision.


Lulu said...

Is there a way you could wean yourself off.....so far I have never successfully been able to do it. But say you take two tablets a day...move down to one, then half etc...

I tried and it went ok for a little but eventually had to go back on them. But I have heard it works for some!!!

My doctor is never very supportive of my decision to go off mine either...Must be a doctor thing!

Best of luck...

Betty Boob Hug said...

hiya, I've popped over from Jules site. I've taken myself off zoloft twice and both times my doctor has not been supportive about my decision.
it is such a personal thing - (besides the actual withdrawal being HELL in a red suit) and I regret ever letting her talk me into taking them.
Yes, they took away quite a severe slump in depression but what it did/has done is make my brain wiring go crazy and I have suffered the worst panic attacks and mania in my life while on those things, or coming off them.

And yet - it is our body, our mind, our spirit, our everything. You need to do what feels right and so long as you are not hurting anybody else - your therapist needs to keep their disapproving tsk tsk's to themself.

sorry for the rant!