Although I wouldn't recommend for others to go off any medications without their Doctors' okay, yes I did go off my anti-depressant many years ago on my own and haven't looked back.
I went into a deep depression I'll say about six years after I was dxd. with severe RA. I just couldn't deal with life anymore. I hadn't discontinued my anti-depressant yet but something strange happened that brought me out of that Bad mental state one night. Afterwards(still on the med.), I still had occasional depression but nothing like that.
about 10 years ago, I just quit taking the anti-depressant. I didn't feel depressed anymore and I found that the drug was just causing me to be more fatigued although it did help with my nightly pain some.
I can't say that I always have a clear mind lol since I am on other RA drugs and I definitely don't always have perfect sugar levels but mentally I feel pretty good considering, thankfully.
Hopefully you continue with a good state of mind. Life isn't meant to be all dreary. There is usually hope out there somewhere. :)
Type 1 Diabetes - Heart murmur - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Raynauds - other stuff
Folic Acid - Fosavance - Methotrexate - Tramadol - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Salbutamol - Actemra - Prednisone - Humalog - Fluconazole - Systane Ultra - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - depo Medrol injection - One A Day Multi Vit. - Cod Liver Oil Capsules - other otcs
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