Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It ain't eay.

I don't want you to get the impression that quitting my anti-psychotics nearly cold turkey is easy. The first few days weren't too bad but my body is going through withdrawal now and I've been told by my psychiatrist that there will be days in the first week that will be very difficult. It takes two weeks for the medication to leave your system, but it's the first week especially when things are hard, 

It's a good thing that I have the Valerian tablets and I take those four times a day. They do calm me down and help me get through this process. I wouldn't be able to manage it without them. I get terrible anxiety attacks and break out in cold sweats, but the Valerian tablets keep me from losing my mind. 

I knew ahead of time that it wasn't going to be easy and expected some sort of reaction. I just didn't know what it was going to be. I have to be very tough with myself and not give into the desire to grab a pill to alleviate the stress of the withdrawal. 

I think by next week I will be doing a lot better. In the meantime, I'm keeping my life as simple and structured as possible and make sure there aren't any triggers that set me off.



CorvusCorax12 said...

i can't give you advise because i have no experience with it, but i hope the next few weeks won't be too hard ♥

VioletSky said...

just keep reminding yourself that whatever you are going through will pass in a short while.
make it into a mantra, if you must.
good luck.

Wisewebwoman said...

I was weaned off an old med called "Solium" years and years ago and the withdrawal had me climbing the walls for a few days but worth it.
Hang in there kid!
And I know you'd want to know that your header is missing a letter as you write so well and perfectly.
Special hugs.

Carole said...

Kia kaha, Irene (google it - it is Maori)

Maggie May said...

There are side effects to most things but you are well on the way to overcoming now.
Heres hoping.......
Have a good night. X
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rudee said...

Peace to you. It can't be easy.