If you have a good supportive family network are you more likely to try coming off meds?


#1

I ain’t got one. So I have to stay on meds for my own survival. But I’ve always wondered if I had a good supportive family network would I be tempted to try to come off them because I’d have this false sense of security that they’d “catch me when I fall”.


#2

I think the opposite is my experience.


#3

When I lived with my parents I came off meds a ton of different times. You might have a point. I’ve also got off meds because I thought it would help me work and move out of my parents house. Terrible idea.


#4

yeah its the opposite. my concerned family forces meds on me. I have to get away from them to get off meds


#5

My family is very supportive. They would never encourage me to stop my meds. They know that I would not do well without them. They often check up on me.


#6

I’ve got my husband and once my son goes off to college next year I might try. But then again it’s just a disaster waiting to happen so maybe I won’t.


#7

Don’t properly know. Part of me thinks I stay on meds so I am not a burden on my family but I have tried to stop meds on my own more than a few times.

I think it depends on the family. Some families don’t believe in psych meds and encourage you to come off them.


#8

My family wants me on medication. They can’t handle my craziness otherwise.


#9

I take Meds for myself and my family. I can’t stand the voices and the craziness is hard on my family


#10

From what I’ve seen most people feel the opposite because a good supportive family encourages their loved one to stay on medication and keep at their treatment.