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Just quit my antidepressant!


#1

I recently stopped taking my Wellbutrin and so far my depression hasn’t returned and my mood is stable. I didn’t tell my psychiatrist and went cold turkey. It was causing me serious constipation and my bowel movements are back to normal. I feel so happy that now I only take 2 medications instead of 3. Yaaaay! Just thought I’d share my progress.


#2

I am sure if I quit my medication, which is an antipsychotic, the effects would be disastrous and psychologically devastating. That is quite certain.


#3

I came off my antidepressant at one stage without telling my psychiatrist. I got worse so slowly that I didn’t realize what was happening and next thing you know I’m having suicidal thoughts all the time. I came off mine slowly, not cold turkey. Maybe talk to your psychiatrist about something else you can go on? It’s good that you’re not constipated anymore.


#4

You will crash.


#5

I wouldn’t advise just coming off your meds without talking to your pdoc about it. I hope your symptoms don’t come back. If they do, please see your pdoc promptly.


#6

I quit wellbutrin because of side effects. I’m feeling better now. I might go back on cymbalta.


#7

I wouldn’t dare quit my antidepressants it would make me really ill


#8

I had to stop wellbutrin because I had a seizure.

Wellbutrin didn’t cause the seizure, I was abusing a different drug that I was not prescribed (a drug that is gray area legality in USA and not fda approved) that made me have a seizure.

It was working well for me but my pdoc said he cannot ethically prescribe it to me unless I get an OK from a neurologist.


#9

Im going to see a neurologist next week hopefully !!!


#10

Well I hope nothing happens. I was never a depressed person anyway and I think it was temporary. So far I’m doing good.


#11

Is it winter where you are? Because winter makes me more depressed than mild weather. So I would not consider dropping my Lexapro until spring, if ever.


#12

I live in South Florida so it’s hot year round. Right now the weather is a little bit chilly but I’m doing alright so far. It’s been a week so far.


#13

Please at least call your doctor and tell them you stopped the medication due to side effects. They can’t do their job properly if they don’t know everything.


#14

I understand wanting to go off of medication because of side effects. But why didn’t you tell your doctor?


#15

@LouiseG - I don’t know. I just didn’t want a big fuss over it I guess. I’ll tell her next time I see her which is towards the beginning of next month. But so far I’m doing good. But thanks to everyone for there concern I appreciate it a lot.