I'm recovering from an psych med experience fairly similar to this one
I've had a roller coaster experience of issues that were compounded by psychiatric medication trials which were added and mismanaged and have finally left me feeling not at all like myself-- dependent, quiet, lacking emotional and internal terrain, etc. The doctor I'm working with doesn't know what else to try, and I'm fairly sure that the only way I'll have a prayer of feeling like myself again is to come off the meds, slowly, carefully, and with support, and give my body and mind a chance to heal and recover and get back to baseline.
In the midst of this roller coaster, I moved back in with parents in the Midwest. As they ascribe my symptoms to an underlying "disorder," they are not supportive of me coming off the meds.
My question is: in the event that my family will not be on board with this, what are my other options in terms of practical logistics? I envision it's going to take six months to a year to fully recover. I can work (and am working part-time right now doing film production), though my faculties are lower than they were when this debacle started. The medication effects have been pretty strong, but it's not immediately apparent to others that I'm struggling. I'm just very, very quiet. (Before this I was very outgoing.) I understand there are zillions of "rehab" centers for people detoxing off illegal drugs/alcohol, but I'm wondering if there's a similar environment that could be a supportive place while I wean myself off these meds.
Where should I go, if I have to leave the family nest to do this? Striking out on my own probably isn't feasible, as I'm not functioning at my full capacity and running a household/working full-time/etc. is going to be a ways off. I need a place to live, and ideally access to a doctor/therapist, and a community that would be sympathetic to this process. I have some savings I can spend on this. Is there a retreat/ convent/ monastery/ meditation center that might make sense? A spa? A healing horse farm? Some other option? I'm female, early 30s. I'd be happy to travel somewhere in the U.S., or possibly abroad