Klonopin, Abilify and Prozac Cold Turkey
Thanks for checking in. You are not alone in just taking yourself off meds without your doctor knowing about it. I knew better, and I did it more than once (I am afraid I was a bit stubborn and thought I knew better than what I knew and others.Don't ask why, I can't even answer that question myself. ) Anyway, it is done, and the best thing you can do is call up your doctor and tell him, not later, but now. Leave a message wth his answering service that it is a priority. It needs to be addressed.
As someone else said, it really isn't a certainty that you will go through withdrawal or have any bad effects from just cutting yourself off. You know, just to let you in on something, I felt the same way you did, that I wasn't going to have medications rule my life. When I realized that I really needed the meds to keep me from ruining my life or lose things like myself, people and things like a job, I stayed on. I was on a lot of meds at one time, I just thought it was going to be for always until some breakthrough came through that would not require me to be on meds. The frequent analogy people use is comparing certain psych disorders and meds to diabetes and insulin. It really depends on the person, that is what I found. My condition was very resistant, severe and close to hopeless and very frustrating for years. I had worked on it too very proactively and changed things with me and in my life with practical things, because I knew that it wasn't just the drugs that were going to make me better. It was a concerted effort with me, doctors, therapists, friends, and people who just cared and knew me, plus a few dogs, cats and backyard animal visitors who gave me "animal therapy." I was surprised when my psychiatrist said he didn't think I needed all the meds I was on, so he started to take them off one by one. I wasn't sure if it was a good idea because a few of them i have considered my "basic absolute that helped me", but, sure, if he felt that way and because he proved to have my best interest and he really wanted me well, I went along with it. I knew him pretty well by that time in how he treated with me, and got a sense of his values. Anyway, I am only on one med. It doesn't feel like it rules my life or my mind. Who knows if I will get off even that one med. I make short, mid and long term plans and goals, but I learned not to predict future with certainty. I was often proved that my future predictions did not prove to be absolute. Things change. I didn't experience much of the horrorible things other people went through with devastating effects. Only a couple of times, but I generally survived them well, and I hardly get reminded of it these days. They were dealt with swiftly and dilgently. I have had a lot of practice surviving things.
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