Why You Should Always Talk to Your Psychiatrist BEFORE Stopping Your Psych Meds

A great article, and a good reminder, never stop your meds cold turkey!

My Bipolar Mind

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I have learned a lot in the 20-some-odd-years since I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder. No one really wants to be told that they will be on medications for the rest of their life, but that is just the way life happens sometimes.

Some people are lucky enough to be able to become stable enough to reduce their meds before tapering off them altogether; under a physician’s watchful eye. I am not one of those lucky people. I know my limits and know that every single time I have tried to go med-free (on my own) in the past, I always ended up having to be hospitalized in a Behavioral Health Unit. People might share some of the same symptoms as others when trying to stop taking their meds, but everyone deals with the situation differently too.

It is never advisable to…

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Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

9 thoughts on “Why You Should Always Talk to Your Psychiatrist BEFORE Stopping Your Psych Meds”

  1. Too many psychiatrists don’t understand discontinuation syndrome or recommend tapers that are too fast. Our friend Q has been trying to taper off Effexor / Venlafaxine.

    There are some solid psychiatrists skilled in helping patients taper though.


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