What to do when the cure is worse than the disease

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The Professor

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#1
So, as a new member, my introduction posts along with this one have been written during my Easter Sunday in accident and emergency.

I suffer from PTSD with anxiety and depression.

The reason I am in A&E?
Suspected withdrawal symptoms after stopping taking my medication. Althoughit could be a neurological disorder caused by my medication.....

Either way, I am refusing to take any more of the meds. Despite being in some kind of semi painful, insomnia induced fog, I can still think clearer than at any point in the last 20 years. And yesterday I laughed....
Genuine laugh..... I have not done that for 20 years
 
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The last 6 years have been
Duloxetine (90mg mornings)
Lanzoprazole (30mg mornings)
Quetiapine 100mg nights
Zopiclone 7.5mg nights

Before that I have been on a wide range of meds, rispiredrone, pregabalin, various pain killers, anti depressants and others for the previous 12 years....

I have been medicated in some form or another for 2 decades.( plus or minus a year or two)
 
daffy

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I really understood the laugh bit. I been on meds for years and the last 12 included quetiapine which made me feelingless . I slowly came off it and now I can understand what people saw infunny or sad in programmes and life. I used tho think yeh that’s funny but not want to laugh.
Even thru losing my partner I didn’t cry. And felt so guilty about that. But now I’ve got my feelings back and yes I do get mood swings but not to a great extent

But youreally should be careful coming of those meds cos there strong stuff. And it should be done gradually. Hope your feeling better now

Daf
 
honeybadger

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People with mental health issues get used to it. It's SOP when diagnosed to expect it.
 
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stopping taking my medication.
Yep. What could possibly go wrong, there?

Personally? I'd have moved a nice, comfy, armchair into A&E ~ or The Ward ~ before stopping my med's. Just sat there and awaited the inevitable.

Great fun though, isn't it? Being able to climb walls, screaming, like Spider Man on masses of cocaine.

I hope ye never see this post. Because ye back on some level of medication. And feeling a shit ton better.