Coming off my meds – I’m doing it!
I’ve been thinking about this for a long while. I decided that after the house-move was finished and I’d got back from Spain I would make a start on reducing my medication. Things have been improving for me over the past 6 months. I run my own business (money is still a worry but I know I’ll work through that), and I’ve got a lovely new house.
Another reason for wanting to come off them (or in the short term, reduce them) is that they make mornings very hard for me. I’ve never been a morning person but on these things, I’m REALLY REALLY not a morning person. I’m not delusional enough to think that I’ll be bouncing out of bed like the duracell bunny, but it’s got to be better than it is now.
On Wednesday I talked to my doctor and explained the situation (actually I emailed them first and then they made me a phone appointment). The doctor advised me to reduce my Quetiapine by 25mg for 2 weeks and then reduce it again by another 25mg for 2 weeks and then to speak to them again. I decided that tonight would be the night (I take my meds at night as they make me drowsy) and it makes more sense to start this process ready for a new week so its easier to track how I’m getting on with it on a week by week basis.
I’m pretty excited (and nervous) about all this. I’m a bit worried, as the last thing I want right now is to have a drop in mood, but if I know what it’s for I can be ready for it and I have some great friends on standby in case I need them.
Wish me luck!