So here's the deal... as I mentioned earlier I've decided that it's time for me to try my hardest to be med-free and if that's not possible then to at least be on the least amount of meds possible and on the lowest dosages. In my heart I truly want this to work out - I no longer want to be on any medications whatsoever. This is not a decision I came to lightly, nor is it something I will not take seriously because it is serious, very serious.
A number of years back (maybe 6 or 7?), I stopped taking my medications because I thought I was feeling fine and no longer needed to take them. I was fed up with putting who knows what into my body... but it was a dumb move. It was dumb because I did so without any support whatsoever. I wasn't seeing my therapist at the time and I did not inform my doctor of my decision. As you can imagine it didn't go very well. I want to say it was around the fall of 2003 when I stopped taking them. Gradually my depression and anxiety grew worse. By February 2004 I had my first nervous breakdown. It was then that my life truly changed. Read more »