Last night marked the beginning of getting off of antipsychotic drugs. This first day has been okay. I am also about a week or two out from being off of my antidepressant as well. So far that has gone fairly well. I haven’t had any major withdrawal symptoms that I’ve been able to notice.
I’ve made this decision because my life on these drugs hasn’t been any better than being off of them. The only benefit I’ve seen from the antipsychotic has been the ability to fall asleep at night. However, this is not what it’s prescribed for so I see no point in continuing a medication that is not tackling the very symptoms I need it to tackle.
I’m also extremely angry and aggravated at the amount of weight that I’ve put on over the past two years while trying out different drugs. It’s time that I reclaim my life. If that means sleepless nights for a little while then so be it. This group of meds I’ve been on hasn’t benefitted me in the slightest for the past two months.
Even though it may prove to be a challenge, I am now ready to face that challenge instead of avoiding it. I just hope and pray that I can readjust quickly and that after the meds have been out of my system for a while, that my body will return to functioning the way it did prior to all of this. Thanks for reading and God bless.