Pleas, please don't stop your meds on your own, or "cold turkey". I've done both and it was a nightmare both times.
You might not know that one of your drugs could have debilitating withdrawal symptoms. Seriously. I just quit my Effexor and *was* actually crazy for a few days. I should have been placed in a padded room--no joke.
You could also become suicidal very quickly. (Also happened to me--I hate taking meds, too.)
These experiences taught me to take psychiatric meds seriously and do not mess with them unless your doctor tells you to.
Please go back on your meds and tell your doctor your concerns. Best to you.View Thread
Hi. I've been severely depressed for the past year and a half and have been trying different meds and dosages. Last week doctor prescribed Deplin (to take with Wellbutrin XL 450mg and Sam-E 800mg per day -- wasn't working).
Having taken Deplin for only a few days, I went from crying and sleeping all the time to agitated, aggressive, energized, can't sleep, with mood swings going from anger to abject despair within minutes. Have called my doctor, but am waiting to hear from her.
Does anyone have experience with this? It's freaking me out a bit. Is this a sign that Deplin is doing its job and I need to lower antidepressant dose? Or is this an adverse reaction?
UPDATE: this nightmare was due to me misunderstanding my doctor and quitting my Effexor. Even just missing 4 days of it brought on all this craziness and inexplicable rage. Back on the Effexor and by day 2 it all went away. So scary. Would have been nice to be told/warned about Effexor withdrawals BEFORE I started taking it.View Thread