antianxiety medication
Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic Disorder, Suicide

Weaning Off Antianxiety Medication Then Having to Resume Them

I’ve been on antianxiety medication since 2001 when I was first diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Out of some odd compulsion or, perhaps, shame from having to take drugs to manage my mental illness, I went off my medications three times since I began. The first two times, it ended badly. The last time, it ended in disaster. Continue reading on

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2 thoughts on “Weaning Off Antianxiety Medication Then Having to Resume Them”

  1. Thank you for sharing your experiences and how it has impacted you. No one likes to think they are on “medications for life”. These days there are many conditions that demand medications for life and it is hard to get your head around it. Life is a long time. Hopefully.


    1. Hi Janet. It has and continues to be a struggle for me, as shared in my blog. Specifically to mental illness medications, though. Maybe I say that because I’m lucky and healthy enough that I’m not on any other medications. Who knows.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.


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