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Hello I'm new.

I'm a female in my 30's. Previously I've experienced severe anxiety and recurrent depression. I've been really well for the last 2-3 years on anti-depressants and going to therapy. My therapy recently ended and I've decided to stop one out of my two antidepressants cold turkey. I'm going to post on the Depression board about this, and hopefully get some advice/hints/tips.

Any words of wisdom appreciated. And I will also try to share what I can to help others too.

Bye for now!
Purple Chaos

Purple Chaos

Well-known member
Oct 23, 2014
Hi SnowWhite and welcome to the forum.

It's good to hear that your therapy and medication have helped with your anxiety and depression.

Words of wisdom..? Don't stop your meds cold turkey. I really wouldn't advise anyone to do this, particularly if you've been on them for over two years. I would ask your GP for advice or at the very least, taper off of them gradually.

I wish you well.


Well-known member
Jun 12, 2010
Hi :)

:welcome: to the forums Snow,

I agree with PC, cold turkeying meds isn't a good idea.

(that's my words of wisdom... plagiary :LOL:)

Hope you find some help and chat with us all SW :)


Hi Snow White,
I agree with Mayfair and Purple Chaos, and have the scars to prove that cold turkey or even a quick taper is a bad idea.

Take a look at the psychiatric drugs and treatments forum. At the very top is a link to information on stopping psych drugs. This contains extremely useful information IMO...and my advice would be to read it and act on it.

Going cold turkey tends to make you feel great initially, then the effects start to kick in.....then your doctor tells you that you have got your old condition back (due to the nature of the withdrawl effects)..... then you get put back on them again!

This is one thing to take slowly, carefully and to know an awful lot about before attempting it! Learn to recognise the signs of withdrawl and to heed them and deal with them wisely...and you stand a far better chance of being drug free long term....IMO.

Good luck


Dec 29, 2014
Hi I love your username! I'm Madi and I'm in my teens. I'm new too! :)


Well-known member
Aug 17, 2012
The West Country
Welcome to the forum. :hi:
Will hopefully get to know more about you soon.


:welcome: to the Forum Snow White :hug:

i love your username too :scratcheshead:, how come i never thought of that when joining :doh:


Well-known member
Jun 25, 2013
hello and welcome :welcome:
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