If you are on medication for any type of mental illness, NEVER stop taking it, no matter how much you think you don’t need it. You have no idea how much that will fuck you up until it’s too late.
This is very appropriate to me today.
No that’s bullshit. Sometimes it’s necessary to stop taking it. So what, once you start talking an antidepressant its for life? Maybe you mean don’t stop cold turkey without supervision?
yeah I think that’s what they mean. because it’s normal for doctors to take you off meds by weening you off of them, but if one day you just think, “well fuck it, I don’t need these anymore.” you can get KILLER withdrawal symptoms and feel worse than you have in your whole life. antidepressants can be changed, and it’s common for doctors to either switch your meds or can decide that you really don’t need them anymore and have successfully escaped the hole you fell into. of course if you don’t feel comfortable with that or after the fact you realize you feel worse, you just talk to your doctor and work something out. sometimes your body even becomes immune and it’s necessary to stop them. Anyhow, as long as it’s done properly and with medical supervision, stopping antidepressants isn’t as big a deal as it’s made out to be.