I'm Done Taking This Pills
January 30, 2013 1:45 PM Subscribe
I want to be done with my pills. So I stopped taking them. Just making sure that what I'm experiencing right now is normal because if it's not I've got a phone call to make.
posted by theichibun to health & fitness (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been on Venlafaxine 75mg for a while for anxiety stuff, and Pristique before that. I'm on the instant release better swallow it the first time because it tastes like shit variety. I've also only been taking it once a day instead of twice like it's designed for because it's been working like that.
Yesterday for some reason I didn't take it. Went to work after a rough-ish day in class and had what would have before been a breakdown of a day. Slid over to point on the line, couldn't keep up with both watching for everyone else's stuff and having my own stuff done. But where before I would have just come home and gone all suicidal or at least really pathetically shit down I got through it.
So today I decided consciously not to take the pill. 2 days in a row without for the first time since I started about 18 months ago. Went through the day definitely more light headed than usual, with a bit of almost noxiousness that could very easily be from being light headed. I'm like that, it's weird, whatever. Other than that it just feels like my brain's in a plastic bag that's being squeezed around it. Not blood flow cut off, just the inward pressure part. I should probably note that this is something I felt before I started on the pills, but this is closer to when I went from drinking way too much Coke to almost none.
Is this sort of thing normal? Is there a lower dosage I could switch to so it's not just a cold turkey stopping for me? If not, is halving the pill an option? Is there something I should be watching for to indicate that there's a big problem? Is there some advice you can give/information I can give that I'm missing because I'm trying to write this before I leave for work?
Obviously you're not my doctor, and I should talk to him. Thankfully he's all but said that he'd love to never see my in his office ever again while not pushing me to get off the pills.
I should probably also note that while my wife is really supportive and would do just about anything to help me out, I don't see her while she's awake except for my day off and maybe weekend mornings depending on when I wake up. This week that day off is tomorrow.