I realise discussing medication is pretty useless as every drug will have different affects on different people and different side affects and positive and negative outcomes from the many different drugs that are used for the many different problems..... but I feel something doctors really need to take into consideration is the ramifications on coming off of one lot of medication to try another. There needs to be more discussion regarding how to come off them.
Over the past 6 weeks I have been coming off a medication that I have been in for 20 years and the doctor said I would notice some negative feelings etc, but did not state or elude to the many different things that could happen of which, believe me there were many. I feel so scared to move forward. Do I go back on the drug that I didn't feel was working. Do I stay off of all drugs all together and see what happens, although the anger I'm feeling now leaves me scared to stay off them in case this is who I am right now and I don't like this person. Do I go on the drug the psychiatrist has now prescribed. Does he really know the chemical makeup of these drugs? Or is he just writing the script.... I feel like I've been abandoned. I feel like Google tells me more than the doctors..... and I don't trust Google.... but Google did explain to me why I was having severe cramps, headaches, anger outbursts, flu like symptoms, total insomnia, brain zaps like I had an electrical current zap me, dizziness, blurred vision just to name a few. I only saw the psychiatrist yesterday, do I go back?