Should I go off my meds"

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Give Me Strength
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   Posted 4/4/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband wants me to go off my meds that I'm on.  He say's they are not helping me anyway.  I think they are.   The reason why I think he wants me off of them is because he thinks that I'm thinking a little clearer and that he might not be able to control me the way he has done in the past.  I have noticed that he twist things into something that is not being said and he don't like it when I basically call him on it.  I just tell him that it was not said like that so you have no reason to feel this way.  I'ts almost like everythingis all about ME, ME, ME meaning my husband.

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   Posted 4/4/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been around this site for a while so I'll try to be careful about giving "advice". I quit my wellbutrin late last year and to be honest I don't think I made the "right" decision. I quit because I allowed myself the belief that I should be strong enough to cope without being medicated. Since that time I have stopped drinking completely (for the second time), and have started seeing a Naturalpath. In the past month I have experienced a reoccurance of the behaviours that put me in therapy. I used a business setback to explain why I couldn't continue with therapy and will start again next week. My situation is the oposite of yours in that I need help to change "from" me me me to Us. My wife has been the life ring that has kept me going and has supported me through some awful accusations. Controlling behaviour is awful and in my case the wall that I keep trying to build around us to keep her with me. In truth I know that it will only cause the need to be free stronger. You should very carefully way the consequences before stopping a routine, drug of other. The only person who truly knows if it's right is you.

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Give Me Strength
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   Posted 4/4/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your comments.  I just don't feel right if I go off these meds.  For one thing the prozac that I'm on is keeping my suscide thoughts at bay which is a good thing.  The wellbutrin I believe has also helped me.  The only thing that I can say has not really helped me is the Ativan.  I just have major anxiety.

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   Posted 4/4/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that coming off any kind of long-term meds has to be the decision of the patient. If you dont feel that its the right time for you then I wouldn't consider it. (Unless people were telling you that it could/is having an adverse effect on your health, in which case you would discuss it with your doctor) I think once you have made your decision you need to sit down and talk this through with your husband as well.
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   Posted 4/5/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Give me
Welcome to the board.
This is a hard subject,and quite frankly you have to do what is best for you.
My b/f helped me off of my meds and encourages me not to go back on because I was like a zombie.
It sounds like you have a trust issue with your husband and I am going to suggest couples therapy.
If he is really concerned about the meds then he should not mind going into counseling to be able to help you get off of them right?

Please keep us posted

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