You should be honest with your psychiatrist in order to get the best results from your treatment.
That being said, unless you are under court ordered treatment, why would you need to deceive or “tell your psychiatrist” certain things in order to stop treatment? Most of us have free will to stop treatment regardless of our pdocs opinions if we really want to.
It is of course best to get your pdoc to supervise your tapering off of meds also.
The most likely way I’ve found is to be med compliant for a long time, and then ask your pdoc to gradually take you off the med’s you want off of. Don’t be confrontational. Ask, don’t tell. Begging might help.
I stopped taking invega and switched to Abilify and I do remember having a few nights where I had insomnia. It passed though. As a matter of fact, I had to start taking caffeine pills recently in order to stop myself from sleeping too much.
I honestly attributed the insomnia to the Abilify myself though.
I’ve had insomnia for a long time, but it’s not because of psychotropic drugs. I think Geodon does help me sleep a tiny bit better, but I still have trouble falling asleep. I don’t think anything can fix that.
If you have to ask that question, you clearly have not recovered.
I would stay on your meds mate. Accept that most people with Sz are on some form of medication for life, and its that sole reason why they feel well. And yet people dont make that connection and decide to quit them.