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I had a mishap where I ran out of my meds for about four days during a holiday weekend, and I knew I wasn’t okay. Deeply considered hospitalizing myself by the third day of isolating myself in my bedroom. I knew I wasn’t stable to be around others. Wound up waking up in the middle of the night having bitten the bottom of my tongue about a 1/4 inch through. So I kept to myself until I could get to the pharmacy the coming Tuesday. The dumb physician’s office was quite rude with me, and I tried to explain that I need my meds ASAP, but they took their time. Eventually I got fed up with them and switched my prescription over to my psychiatrist’s office. I am NOT going through that again, and I’m switching physicians.

Psychiatric drugs are highly addictive and hard to get off from. Compounding chemist over many months or years it usually takes I found.

My sleep has been fine. I’m still oversleeping though. 10-12 hours. But maybe that’s because I’m out of work and have nothing to wake up for.

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Don’t do it, my brother went off meds and became psychotic

You guys might recall my post that I made a day earlier about this matter. I was really suicidal, wanting to harm myself, and feeling absolutely out of touch from reality.
It was probably my worst choice (although my doctor has told me to do so) to not take my medication.
I honestly think I would have ended up in a bad state if I continued this way.

Thanks everyone for answering!

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I got back on weeks later stopping but needed a hospitalization

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I skip doses at least occasionally for up to, but not exceeding, 3 days - and I’ve never relapsed either.

I was horrible when I got off my med’s. It can be very easy to start to see the med’s as punishment, and not therapy. Also, the med’s are so deadening that you don’t want to take them for that reason too. There was a time when the way I was behaving when I was off my med’s that I was lucky if I didn’t get badly hurt. If I was on my med’s, and I saw someone behaving the way I did when I was off my med’s, and he was getting badly beaten up, I probably would have just shrugged my shoulders and said, “He brought it on himself.”

Went off my meds in October 2017 and was psychotic from like week two just lived psychoticly there were some really high highs and some really low lows my family were really worried but i basicly just isolated myself and spent weeks talking to imaginary people and fearing the outside world then in early December my best friend i had not seen in a few months Died at 23 of a seizure. Lost my damn mind started hearing screaming like someone was being tourtured for a few hours a day thought it was all a set up to make me feel bad for not seeing her for a few months thought my family were drugging me plus 100 other deluded things lasted a week after her death till went back to doctors to get my scripts

Never been off. Came off because I thought I could do better.

Dumb move that!

So. I take what i’m given and do well from there. You know me from here. I seem pretty stable even in bad times!

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Im ALMOST off. I have unstable times, but overall i feel way better. Or perhaps just way more me.

I went off, again, with the discretion of my doctor.
I’m doing okay. Should I have symptoms, I’m going on it again.

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