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@artsy6013

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I have read through this thread and can’t understand why people are tapering off their meds. If you said that you have been feeling really good for a long time and wanted to try to taper off meds gradually, I would understand.
I am on a high dose of Effexor xl and Wellbutrin xl which I take once a day every day.
I though about decreasing meds and asked my psychiatrist for his opinion. He said if I was doing well, why change anything? I trust him and I have the type of major depression that, untreated, has left me hospitalized on three occasions. I would be scared to death to experience that situation again and so I stay on my meds.
Is there something wrong with my thinking on this?

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If a person is feeling well I would think it a good idea to remove any toxic physchiatric drug from your system and see what happens. She may feel just fine once she’s off. She can always reinstate if necessary.