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I just want to reduce my psychiatric medication

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savavdpeas

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I just want to reduce my psychiatric medication. At my last meeting with my psychiatrist, he said that in the future we can look at putting me on newer medications instead of what I am on right now; or I can just be on a low dose of what I am already on.

I started taking a nutrition course this semester, but I think I want to withdraw from the course. In my opinion, I do not need to know the science behind healthy eating; all I need to know is what I should be eating.
 
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savavdpeas

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Genesis 1:29 sums it up for me.
 
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Hi savadpeas,

I suggest if you can, hold on, await the next meeting, and say yes, you would like to be on a reduce dose. Depending when this appointment is booked for, I would maybe try to make the appointment meeting much earlier.

And take things from t here, hopefully for a positive result for you. On wood. Meaning hopefully for a posiitive outcome.


Best regards.
 
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My appointment with my psychiatrist is a week from tomorrow. I will talk about it with him then. But I do not see the point. We are probably not going to make any changes. It's because I am taking an online course, and my parents want me to finish the course before any med changes are made.
 
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Yes, I am an adult living with my parents. They deeply care about me and I love them. I have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia for twelve+ years. The reason I want to reduce my medication is because I feel like I cannot do what I want to do while on this regimen.
 
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Hi there, how long have you been stable for. If its been a good number of years you have to weigh up f its the meds that have stabilised you. Or if you’ve only had a few episodes in your life there may be a chance it could be ok to start reducing. But go by what the p/doc says and you must reduce very slowly . It took me almost two years to come off mine but I hadn’t had an attack of psychosis for 8 years and have only had about four attacks in my life and I’m 66 now
 
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