chemical withdrawal from psychiatric drugs- a brief note

it’s funny that even caffeine withdrawal is in the DSM-V, I think.  But not psychiatric drug withdrawal.

i’m so glad i’m sober from psychiatric drugs after 14 years.

psychiatric drug withdrawal is awful- sweats, headaches, flu-like symptoms, insomnia for days and days- and resulting psychosis…i wonder if it’s comparable to opiate withdrawal symptoms!  and the hallucinations, delusions, delerium is terrible…

to top it off- people think you’re crazy.  they say- oh it’s her ‘bipolar’ coming back. well guys, i never had ‘bipolar’.  my first psychotic episode happened when i tried to come off lithium cold turkey.

and why cold turkey?  Because no one would support me in coming off at that time, especially not my psychiatrist.

 

 

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One thought on “chemical withdrawal from psychiatric drugs- a brief note

  1. Gosh I was on those psychiatric drugs so long- a year makes no difference to me! It was actually 15 years, not 14- if you noticed the discrepancy between the title and the first paragraph!

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