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I have been on and off of anti-depressant medication for the past 8 years. Multiple diagnosis's have been dished out and not a single psychiatrist has been able to effectively help me. By the time any of them start to develop a clear understanding of me and my condition, a new one takes their place as they seem to do a 9month rotation.
What I'm always left with is a new set of eyes translating my symptoms into what seems to be a different understanding of my condition altogether, every time. This then results in new medications and to be quite frank, I'm sick of being a guinea pig. I understand they are just trying to help, but I'm just sick and tired of it all. I'm sure they help millions of people every year, but for myself, it has never truly been the case. They don't even fully understand how the medication they dish out works. They just know it seems to work for some. I have given this system a good 8 years of my life and I feel it is time to walk away and return once they have a more concrete idea of how this all works. I cannot afford to be a zombie that is knocked out every night before bed, and spend 2 hours trying to fully wake up from a self inflicted coma.
My brain fog is taking over and I have never felt so off balance in all my years. My hand eye coordination has gone out the window as well.
Right now I am currently taking this combination on a daily basis:
800mg of Lithium carbonate.
225mg of Venlafaxine
40mg of Mirtazapine
I have been on all sorts before this.
How does one safely come off of this California rocket fuel cocktail with some added lithium on top?
I fully understand that my psychiatrist is meant to be the one to guide me here, but I would would greatly appreciate the insight of a community like this as well.
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