I've been off of anti-depressants for two months now

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I stopped taking my med's two months ago after slowly tapering them during the month of April. I have also been going to an accupuncturist, exercising and taking supplements to keep my mood up. I have my good and bad days. After being on the med's for 8 years, I notice I am having real emotions again which is strange after not having them for so long. I also get annoxious some days and I am trying to work through them as best I can. This is a scary process but I think it is so much healthier not to take meds. I feel like the meds made me feel ok about the status quo and not move forward in my life. Has anyone went through something similar? I need to hear some positive stories to keep me moving forward.
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  • SHERRY28269
    I haven't been to a therapist in several years since being on the meds. I've thought about going back for some additional support as I continue this journey. I did discuss my intent with my psychiatrist (who prescribed my meds). He said he had not heard of cases where acupuncture helping with anxiety and depression enough where they could come off their meds completely. I am trying to take a natural approach. This includes changing my diet and exercising in order to help with stress so hopefully I will not have to continue with the meds. Thanks for sharing your story. emoticon
    1555 days ago
    All you can do is try, pay attention to your body, and see how you respond. Are you continuing to work with your therapist, to monitor your progress?

    I have attempted to wean myself off meds, but was never able manage it without my depression raging back.

    My husband however has been med free for a year, and is doing well.

    So, it all depends on how you respond. My fingers are crossed for you!
    1555 days ago
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