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I have suffered from depression on and off since 1984. Last year was a really bad time for me. I overdosed, had a break down, and was diagnosed with clinical depression, and dissociation disorder. I was prescribed different anti depressants, some off which were strong doses. I started to feel better, and cut down on the really high doses. All I take now is 1 Valium, 1 Vandral and 1 Gabapentina in the morning. I have cut the afternoon, and night time ones out completely.I wanted to stop taking the morning ones out as well. My husband said that he thinks that I have come off them too fast, even though I feel like my normal self. I am waiting for an appointment to see the psychologist, and the psychiatrist. One thing that is bothering me, is that I feel to have a lot of energy, and that my mind is working over time. All different things are whizzing through my head. This has never happened to me before. I was just wondering if anything like this has happened to anyone else.
 
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I have suffered from depression on and off since 1984. Last year was a really bad time for me. I overdosed, had a break down, and was diagnosed with clinical depression, and dissociation disorder. I was prescribed different anti depressants, some off which were strong doses. I started to feel better, and cut down on the really high doses. All I take now is 1 Valium, 1 Vandral and 1 Gabapentina in the morning. I have cut the afternoon, and night time ones out completely.I wanted to stop taking the morning ones out as well. My husband said that he thinks that I have come off them too fast, even though I feel like my normal self. I am waiting for an appointment to see the psychologist, and the psychiatrist. One thing that is bothering me, is that I feel to have a lot of energy, and that my mind is working over time. All different things are whizzing through my head. This has never happened to me before. I was just wondering if anything like this has happened to anyone else.
That is very likely that you are feeling high from your medication. I have experienced that myself. Tell your Doctor about it.
 
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Hi Sophie,

Great that you are feeling pretty much normal - well done!

Your experiences sound familiar to me. I think when I've forgotten to take some of my meds then my head starts racing to the extent that is starts to merge and 'sound' like grey noise on the radio. Although it's not hearing things it kind of feels like it is and if only I could shake my head enough it would stop. It's times like this that I want to get out of my head or to somehow remove it to get away from it all.

Have you cut back on the meds with the support of your psych? I know that to avoid side / withdrawl effects you often need to cut down really gradually. So, something to definitely talk to your psych about.

Take care,
Honey, xx
 
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Thats a good description Honey. I describe it as like tininus but inside my head rather than the ear.
 
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Thanks everyone for your advice. I have cut my medication off by myself. My psychiatrist does not know that I have done this. I am waiting for an appointment to see her.
 
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