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It's Official.

Monday, November 05, 2012

I am done with anti-depressants. Saw my meds doc today. He indicated all of the minor side effects I was having from weaning off my anti-depressant (took one every other day for two weeks, took last one 10 days ago) are usual and should all disappear over the next 7 - 10 days...EXCEPT the tears. I find myslef to be very easily moved to tears emotionally, both from sad and happy events. You know, I'm the person who cries at the Hallmark commercials. Teasingly, Dr. B. said to stay away from the Hallmark channel, LIfetime, Oprah shows, etc. I realize now that part of the reason I wanted to drop this med was because my emotional life was feeling flat. I don't mind some tears here and there.... however they can be a bit embarrassing... as in have a catch in my voice when thanking someone for good service!!
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    I'm so excited for you! What a journey you have had.
    1448 days ago
    so glad for you
    1452 days ago
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    1452 days ago
    Iam thinking about going off Prozac too. I have been treated off an on for recurring depression. I see the Dr this week and want to ask him how to get off them. I am feeling uncertain about it but would like to see how I do with out them. I have made some improvements in life skills so I think that may be enough to keep me positive. I still do have some issues I want to resolve though. I need to put some effort into that so I hope I don't lose my motivation. Good Luck! I am with ya, Sister!
    1452 days ago
    HUGE congratulations!! That is such a big deal. As for the tears, that could be the last of the withdrawal effects from the med or, probably, you are feeling again. Perhaps you have regained being a full Homo sapien meaning one who feels, too. This is a wondrous and moving world in which we live. Welcome to it.
    1452 days ago
    I completely agree. I suffered through depression in my teens and early 20's, and had another episode in my early 30's. Long, long story short: Every time I was treated with antidepressants and was classified as a non-responder. Yet, the doctors kept me on the medications. They made me flat and that was always why I discontinued them. I'll take the ups and downs of being "emotional". That's part of my charm! It also flattened out my bubbly personality and that was unacceptable.
    1452 days ago
    Ok and you sound like me but I am not on anti-depressants, so to me you sound normal. Glad that you are off those meds, they can be hard on your body
    1452 days ago
    So happy for you.
    1452 days ago
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