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I feel just awful and I just don't know where to go to for moral support.

I am trying to come off my anxiety medication, but it's very difficult. Over several months I managed to get down t the lowest dose available (this is all under the supervision of my GP)but now I'm really struggling to come off this. he medication is not addictive, but I have been taking it for 2 years and my body is used to having those chemicals there. As such, the side-effect are pretty instense and unpleasant...rather like having a flu.

I feel really groggy and generally lacking in mental alertness, and people at home are getting frustrated with this.

The trouble is if I complain about feeling this way to Evan or my housemates they just tell me I should take my medication, which ultimately is not helping me because it means I will never get off it.

I just feel like crying right now. I'm trying so hard to do this, while still going to work and doing at least my fair share of the housework, but Evan and the others are getting annoyed by how slow and unresponsive I am. I can SORT OF see where they are coming from. I mean, if someone is feeling sick and acting really weak and ineffective and they know that taking a pill will fix this, then to some degree it is logical just to want that person to take the damn pill. But why can't they see it from my perspective? Isn't it reasonable to want to come off a medication after over two years, especially when you no longer have the need for it.

I want someone to tell me I'm doing a good job and to keep it up, but instead people just seem annoyed.

Yes, I did just post this in the hopes of getting virtual hugs...I am not ashamed of this!


Welp. You have two choices.

1.) Tough it out, which is my preference - get you some b complex vitamins and make sure your iron is good, and make sure you're drinking enough fluids and be patient... or

2.) you can half them again (and again as you step down) yourself. You'll just need a knife and some wax paper to make tiny envelopes for the partial dose you wont be taking immediately - and a dry storage place to keep it. Mind you it may taste TERRIBLE, but you could always find a way to mask it with food if you need to.

That's the problem with medications, they're often geared to force someone to remain on them. Good luck with it and try not to care for now what people think. Just do your best to get back to normal. *hug*

Edited at 2011-08-15 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, yeah I think option one is my preference, too...for now at least. I might swing by the pharmacy on my way home from work today and pick up some supplements.

April 2012

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