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Old 01-25-2020, 12:07 PM   #11
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For me as long as Iím on meds I will feel sick....at the mercy of doctors and medications. I only had one episode really so they werenít even sure I had bipolar until I tapered off and even then it didnít come back for nine months. I still wonder how frequent my episodes would be and if I could make it through without meds but itís psychosis so not worth the risk.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:26 PM   #12
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Most depression meds have not been evaluated for long term use. We don't know for sure what the long term effects may be. There is growing evidence that they cause long term sexual side effects, even after discontinuation. So I think that is one reason people want to get off of them-just because we don't know what long term effects might be. Also, there is growing evidence that the longer you take them, the harder it is to get off. For me, it was because they don't work. So I guess I can't really answer your question.
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Most depression meds have not been evaluated for long term use. We don't know for sure what the long term effects may be. There is growing evidence that they cause long term sexual side effects, even after discontinuation. So I think that is one reason people want to get off of them-just because we don't know what long term effects might be. Also, there is growing evidence that the longer you take them, the harder it is to get off. For me, it was because they don't work. So I guess I can't really answer your question.
I am sorry--they were hard to get off because they did not work?
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