Normally if you wanted to come off anti-psychotics you would do so carefully and taper off them slowly depending on how long you had been taking them. I wish I could have done this. I ended up in a situation where I was taken off the pills abruptly due to the extreme side effects I was experiencing. It was later decided that I would stay off the pills for good and try and recover through natural and honestly supernatural means. I am trusting in God that he will help my brain heal and that the side effects don’t return.
According to this article my chances of relapse are pretty high for the first year. I guess I will just have to be extra catious until next June.
So far I am doing well. My only major issue right now is sleep. It seems like my body relied on the pills to get a good nights rest. Now that their gone it’s a real challenge to stay asleep longer than three hours. Still better than nothing I suppose. I’m taking melatonin to see if that helps. But my real issue comes when I wake up in the middle of the night and have to go pee. Once I’m awake my brain just doesn’t want to turn off. I have to drink lots of water during the day so going pee is hard to avoid. I’ll have to do some more research and see what else I can try.
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I hope this blog entry has been some help to you. Please leave a comment if the holy spirit leads you to do so or use my contact form to get in touch with me directly. I’ve struggled with mental illness for over 8 years and I think I can offer some good suggestions with whatever you are going through (not a Christian? No worries. I offer my advice to you as well). Also, I am open to criticism and would encourage even the non-believer or those of other faiths to offer his/her opinion. Thanks for taking the time to read this article.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14).