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08/27/2011 12:23 PM

stop taking antidepressants??

danzig621
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i have been on antidepressants for 17 years. i was misdiagnosed for 20 years as Major Depressive Disorder. i have started taking Lamictal and am doing pretty well. not perfect. but pretty darn good for me.

the antidepressants do not make me manic at all.

i am considering trying to cut the SSRI. has anyone done this after getting a diagnosis? i seriously doubt that they are doing *anything*. i would definitely wait until i'm at a therapeutic level of lamictal. just wondering if anyone has done this successfully?

ps~i totally understand that i would have to titrate down slooooowwly. Sick

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08/27/2011 12:35 PM
writer7489
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I wouldn't, but then again I am on depression, thyroid and lamictal. So, I wouldn't cut any of my meds since I have no idea what would happen.

08/27/2011 02:42 PM
InvisibleMe
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I would suggest you titrate down with the observation of your doctor. Some SSRI's are very difficult to withdraw from. Good luck in whatever you decided to do.

08/27/2011 02:55 PM
danzig621
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ugh...i've come off paxil before (inadvertantly) and so i will be titrating as slowly as possible. i could hear myself blink!

08/28/2011 06:34 AM
mem4809

I tried to cut mine down even on lamictal and I couldn't. I only did it with my pdoc's supervision and advice though.

08/28/2011 10:17 PM
danzig621
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selfish bump Wink
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