I want to stop my medication with the supervision of my pdoc of course but can I? I really need to know if I need to have them in my life… even if I relapse and become psychotic again it will be worth it to me because now I know I actually need to take them for life probably but if I could last a year or even two without them I think it would be worth it…
If I ever do end up quitting my meds and do not relapse for a year and eventually relapse and need to take them again could I take them for a certain period of time and stop them again?
oh and for those who know my pdoc made a mistake last time and will not be lowering my dose to abilify 5mg he will keep it at 10mg…
Do you mind if I ask why you want to stop taking them? Are there negative side effects, or do they impede your life in any way? a few months ago I was convinced by friends to stop taking my “unhealthy” medication and focus instead on meditation, diet, and exercise. The results were awful, and I wish I had never let anyone talk me into the trial in the first place. My meds keep me happy, and the only downside is I sleep a little more than I used to.
I don’t follow your logic. It’s like saying I want to stop wearing seatbelts and drive without insurance to see if you need them. If I get into an accident and get hurt, well at least I’ll know they were needed.
Now if you said seatbelts are uncomfortable or insurance is expensive, you’d still be taking a gamble, but at least it would be for a (however dubious) reason.
Stay with your meds it’s cheap insurance. If you have a good reason to lower or change them with help of a doctor that’s one thing, but it make no sense to stop meds alltogether just so you can prove something to yourself.