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lallieth

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Yesterday and today I am starting to feel the effects of cutting back my meds.. shakiness, grogginess, nausea, headache etc.. Not anxiety as I can tell the diff between withdrawal and anxiety

Of course its worst in the afts, if I delay taking my meds I feel terrible.. I know that "this too shall pass" but it aint easy.

I feel like taking a nap, but I wil only feel worst after, so Iam trying to work through the tiredness. :yuck:

Ok EDIT I feel like *RAP....is feeling like this really worth it? My head feels like it weighs 100lbs and all wobbly on my neck....UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Been there.
I made it through.
It can be awful, but it's possible.
I really do feel for you.

:hug:
 

lallieth

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Been there.
I made it through.
It can be awful, but it's possible.
I really do feel for you.

:hug:
Thank you..I have been through this too,but forgotten just how BAD it can be..I also get one side of my face that tingles for a minute and it drives me batty... I am gonna head outside and play with the dog to take my mind off it,that's if I don't vomit first :(

OK honestly..I am angry..angry at my therapist for suggesting it and angry at myself for agreeing to it and having to go through this crap...putting myself through this seems pointless...oh I know its not,it's just the anger talking...blah blah blah
 

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Maybe go to the park and throw sticks for your dog?
Or have you got a ball you can throw at the fence or a safe wall repeatedly?
 

lallieth

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Maybe go to the park and throw sticks for your dog?
Or have you got a ball you can throw at the fence or a safe wall repeatedly?
I went outside with the dog for a few mins...but I just dont have the patience right now
 

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Do you think that you could write some of your poetry which may be helpful to release some of the anger?
 

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Thanks all for your suggestions...I have to remember that I am responsible for my own actions and so have to take what comes should I make a decision.I decided to reduce the meds to help with therapy and that being my goal,will stick to it despite the bad days

I have been feeling really good lately,save for today,and needed a good kick in the pants(thanks to my husband)
 

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I have been feeling really good lately,save for today,and needed a good kick in the pants(thanks to my husband)

Sometimes some supportive "friendly persuasion" from a loved one goes a long way.

that being my goal,will stick to it despite the bad days

That is the inner strength that will help get you through this difficult period.

Good for you...:2thumbs:!
 

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A friendly reminder lallieth that we all go through bad days. One bad day, or even a few in a row doesn't mean it will stay that way.

I remember a time when I thought recovery meant no bad days and if I was going through a rough spot I was doing something wrong. Thankfully, not true and as I found out my therapist even goes through rough times.

Keep up the great work. :hug:
 

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Update

Well the withdrawal has stopped and I feel dang good! I am sleeping SO much better,not waking in the night,waking up happy and refreshed with loads of energy My appetite has gone back down to normal this week as well

I still have no anxiety,not even a inkling,but then again I haven't thought about it in quite a while. I actually tried to bring on some anxiety the past week with no success

:)
 

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