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Going off your medication?

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by cvb2377, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. cvb2377

    cvb2377 Well-Known Member

    Have you ever gone off your medication for any reason? What was that reason and how did you feel? If you went back on your medication, why ?
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Hi @cvb2377 I came off xanax and valium because they were too addictive and I grew a tolerance to them. I felt good actually, my doctor reduced the doses every week and had very little withdrawal. Some days were a struggle but you will feel better once off it. And nope never craved or wanted them again. Is there a drug in particular you want to come off? We might be able to help you but you MUST consult your doctor about it and follow his/her guidelines.
  3. cvb2377

    cvb2377 Well-Known Member

    The reason I asked was because I forgot to take my medication for 2 day and I felt fine so I continued not taking them for like a week then all of a sudden i had the worst panic attack ever! I got so scared they I might end up back in the hospital that I started taking them again and I feel fine now (that goodness!) I just wanted to know other people's experiences
  4. moxman

    moxman The "Perfect Life" YouTube channel is neat

    Sounds like your body went through a big withdrawal from your medication. You still had the medicine in your system, felt fine for two days. Over time the amount of medicine in your system got less and less. Your body, couldn't handle this big change and it sounds like had a major negative impact on you. I am glad it was just a panic attack, and you are safe now. It could have been worse.

    cvb, what kind of support network do you have in your life? family/friends?

    wishing you the best

    take care
  5. cvb2377

    cvb2377 Well-Known Member

    My family is the best support ever! They really care about me and try's to understand what I'm going through as much as they can.
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  6. moxman

    moxman The "Perfect Life" YouTube channel is neat

    That is so awesome, I am happy for you. *hug
  7. PhoenixFailed

    PhoenixFailed Survivor of 2016, Fighter in 2017 Study Facilitator SF Supporter

    I have only done Dr. supervised changes when a medication is no longer seeming to give the help it used to. If I ever realize I miss a dose. I take on schedule again right away because of what Moxman describes. I might have enough in my system for a missed dose or two, but I do not want to crash without. Also, some medications are physically unsafe to just quit and need to be carefully stepped down. Best to have the doctor oversee that.
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