So how do you decide when its time to stop taking Anti-Depressants? Surely no one ever feels 'better' you just have to realise you were a bit better than before and give it a go to see what happens right? Or wrong?
My GP said only i can decide whats right for me, but i dont know! For some reason i was the one that brough it up with her, and i was the one that decided randomly May. I'm going to try and get a ticket to a festival in June, it takes two months for the ADs to be out of your system so i chose May to maybe stop taking my meds so i was clear for summer.
I'm better than before but not 'better', i don't want to stop taking them, just in case things get much worse and the only reason im a bit better is because of them, but i don't want to be on them forever so if you dont try, how do you know?
I've been on Fluoxetine 20mg since Oct 2012, GP wanted to double it but i was on a long waiting list for therapy and i didnt want to double it until i had started, just incase things eased off in therapy, i didnt want to become dependant on a higher dose. I decided to stay on 20mg because i get very tired and i think it effects my driving (i wrote off my car!). Anyway so whats the best way to come off? If its April next month should i take one every other day to make it easier than just stopping all together in May. Is stopping easy? I don't know, im not addicted or anything, i just take them in case they are helping me and im worried that theyre helping me more than i realise and im making a mistake by not taking them. I guess no one knows do they?
Does anyone have any experiences, guidance, opiions on the matter that might help me? Thanks so much xx