[Trigger] Coming from a deep depression survivor, if you think you might committ suicide you definately should tell your therapist. Keep in mind it is normal to have those kind of thoughts and to even have a plan but you are the only one who knows if you are at the point of actually doing it. If you are feeling better absolutely stay on your meds, give them at least 1 year after your depression goes away. Going off of them to soon can cause a relapse that is worse than before. I had to learn these things the hard way because I knew more than my doctors did. If you can find someone who has been through what you are going through and talk to them often they are the only ones that help because they have been there and know what you are going through. Good Luck & God Bless TonyView Thread
Hello my name is Tony I am new here also but not new to depression and getting off meds. First to get off the pain meds I would recommend you check yourself into a good detox clinic. I was hooked on percocett, xanax,and vicodin. I spent one week in a good detox clinic and came out with some mild anxiety and depression but was able to control it with 2000 mgs a day of depakote er and 37.5 mgs of effexor er I spent 5.5 years in a deep depression trying every antidepressant on the market with no success and finally came out of it on my on with the lords help. This time when depression set in after a divorce, a new doctor wanted me to try depakote and low and behold it worked and with no side effects. I still had some depression so I asked for the effexor and the two turned out to work great. Just today my doctor released me I am off all the meds and doing great. It took about 15 months to get to this point but I am so happy now and it didnt take 5.5 years this time. So find you a doctor that is willing to think outside of the box and try something a little differant which depakote is rarely used for anxiety but in some cases it does work. Good luck god bless and let me know if I can be of help, someone to talk to that has been there is the only ones that can understand what you are going through. TonyView Thread
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