I have had long stints completely off of medication. Though diagnosed in summer of 2012, I managed to stay off medication about 50% of the time up until now.
My situation IS getting better, whether off or on meds, but my pscyhiatrist utterly believes that without medication I will get worse. I KNOW that to be patently false, though. I do very well off of meds and would like to conquer this disorder via logic, nutrition, exercise, diet, and rest - not pharmaceuticals, which make me much lower-functioning than my norm.
What can I do? Is it possible to get off of meds? I can’t seem to convince anyone that I’d be fine off of them. I’m seeking a therapist to see if I can fully stay on an alternative treatment method; this psychiatrist and the social services being provided are simply NOT adequate to my diagnosis.