Off Lamictal completely... day 4 without it.

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Paulos
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   Posted 5/30/2008 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all... how's it going. Yup it's good old me again lol, been tryin to stay away from HW to not always give you my usual jargon and crap... I'm on day 4 without Lamictal... all I take now is Xanax... I felt bad in the beginning of the day but... it was an okay day, so... better than nothing... always worried about my intelligence though that I don't know the things like 9-15 year olds know... bleh... so ocd.
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power


wen4003
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   Posted 5/30/2008 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Paulos,
 
Congratulations on weaning yourself off the lamictal so successfully and doing it so gradually.  I'm glad to hear from you as I have been wondering how you have doing.  Please remember that you post here any time about anything  you want, even if it's just to update us every day on how you are feeling (i.e. withdrawals).  We are here to support and help you, not judge you.
 
We hope to hear from you more so that we know what's going on and how you are doing.
 
Take care,
Wen

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/30/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so proud of you and as Wen said do post more often you are family here and we would like to know how all things are going
Thanks for sharing your SUCCESSES
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stkitt
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   Posted 5/30/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Paulos,
I agree with Lyn and Wen...........congratulations and be proud of yourself. You did it and now go slowly and just stay in the moment.  Don't worry about yesterday.  Just keep telling yourself you are ok and you are smart.  You knew how to take care of you and that is one of the smartest things a person can do.
 
Keep posting and jump in on some of the fun things.  Check out all the jokes and smile. 
 
Many hugs to you
Kitt
 
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nervymeg
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   Posted 5/30/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Paulos yeah yeah yeah

You get some major happy dances from me. You have been through soo much and still did this by yourself.  You are genuis!

The withdrawl will get less and less and less..

Congrats! (and no it is quite normal to have cognitive dissruption at the moment - it will ALL come back)


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percycat
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   Posted 5/30/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Paulos,

All I can say is BRAVO! You have done it, my friend.

As the others have said, just take it slow and easy now and patiently wait to feel better and more connected each day.

And do please post any time - good news or bad can always be shared with family!

Hugs,
percycat

nervymeg
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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Percy Cat, if you have time I would love to chat with you (email) little envelope...no pressure..just if you want K?

Paulos..how are you going?


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Paulos
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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your support all again, nice place... but as for me I was having a nice day today then it slowly broke down, ... jeez I guess it's just an EXAMPLE of what is on it's way perhaps? I feel I CAN'T have happiness you see because of all the stuff I've gone through... I feel like a loser always having to reach out for help :\
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/31/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
YOU are not a loser at all
Reaching out for help IS A GOOD thing IMHO

I believe you will overcome this as well.....

Stay with us plz........Family is here for you

Luvs
LYN
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percycat
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   Posted 5/31/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Paulos,

I believe that you do deserve happiness, even though you're struggling to believe it for yourself right now. Depression and anxiety - at least for me - feed on self-doubt, so when you're going through a challenge - as you are with the weaning off your meds - it's easy to really doubt yourself and then WHAM! they pounce on you big-time.

Even if you feel bad about things you've been through in the past, or things you've done, you are taking steps *now* to change that. That says you're strong, my friend. It will take a while to overcome what you're feeling and going through right now, but it can happen.

Try to remind yourself of how you are different now than you were, say four weeks ago when you started weaning off your meds. I see things to be proud of: that you are reaching out for help when you need it, that you are following an organized plan that you devised, that you have avoided alcohol more than previously. These are all things that sound to me like moves in the right direction for the long term. They're just really tough right now.

But you hang in there, because yu've got all of us pulling for you. Feel free to post just to vent the low or bad stuff any time!

Love and hugs,
percycat

Paulos
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   Posted 6/1/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks... in response to one thing percy about reminding myself how different I am now compared to in the recent past I still feel like crap and horrible/depressed about myself... however the only good thing really is that I don't have as many BAD THOUGHTS, but I did wake up yesterday feeling pretty darn bad I'll tell you that. Autism... why did it have to happen to me... I coulda been somethin great... can't drive, can't live outside in the real world, can't do a dam thing right :(
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power


wen4003
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   Posted 6/2/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Paulos,
 
You are a wonderful human being, Autism or not, you are able to do things right.  Maybe you just have to work a bit harder or a bit differently than others in order to accomplish what you want to do.  There is nothing wrong with that and you need to give yourself a break.  Stop beating yourself up if you cannot accomplish something.  It's part of life, there are things that we all have that we can't do and it's darn frustrating, no way around it.  Please stop being so hard on yourself when you have a slip up.  I'll say it again, you are able to do things right! 
 
Regarding the Autism, we all go through periods with our various ailments of the "why me" syndrome and you know what, it doesn't do us any good.  We have to do our best to accept it and live with it the best we can.  We don't have to like it, but just try to accept it.
 
Please keep posting so that we can continue to help and support you.
 
Take care and lots of (((((HUGS))))),
Wen

Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders

Every little bit helps, please donate to HW if you can!   http://www.healingwell.com/donate 

I am not a medical professional, any advice give is purely from personal experience.

Always seek professional advice from your doctor.

Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea

Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium

 “Be a good listener.  Your ears will never get you into trouble.” - Frank Tyger

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