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I have been super successful with my medication combo for the last 3 years and I am ready to come off the meds and find a more natural approach, as I absolutely hate pumping my body full of medications and not knowing the long-term damage that I am causing. I have been weening slowly but I am still experiencing the "withdrawal syndrome" and it SUCKS. I have been using CBD oil and vape juice along with some HUM vitamin supplements and I feel so depressed and alone. I don't enjoy anything and all I want to do is sleep. My partner (whom I am normally obsessed with and love more than anything) is seriously on all of my nerves and my frustrations are showing. I plan to try more exercise and yoga this week to see if it makes any difference but I am starting to think that I will always need the meds to be "happy and normal", which just makes me all the more depressed about this whole thing. Has anyone else found a natural way to deal with BPD symptoms and depression? What worked for you? I am doomed to be on stupid medication forever? Someone tell me anything.
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I take an antidepressant and could never not take it. I am sorry as I know that is not what you wanted to hear.
 
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All I know is when I'm on my own I don't go crazy but as soon as I'm around other people everything falls apart. So my solution.. be a hermit lol 🙂
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I take an antidepressant and could never not take it. I am sorry as I know that is not what you wanted to hear.
I broke down and took the meds this morning. I admitted defeat and just moved on with my day. I can't keep feeling so terrible 😢
 
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I can understand you do not wish to take medication. I believe bpd really benefits from an antidepressant as we get very low. I see it as no different to taking medication for a physical illness.
 
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Dont know my psychiatrist said there is no medication which can help BPD...and taking antidepressants can be very numbing emotionally.
 
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I have been weening slowly but I am still experiencing the "withdrawal syndrome" and it SUCKS. I have been using CBD oil and vape juice along with some HUM vitamin supplements and I feel so depressed and alone. I don't enjoy anything and all I want to do is sleep.
Part of it is simple withdrawl, part of it is, well, that you likely need the meds to not feel like this.

It's pretty common for people on long term meds, for any reason, to think reaching a stable point means cured. It generally doesn't, it simply means the meds are working.

Being on meds isn't a failure, or weakness, any more than insulin means somebody failed. Or anti-rejection drugs.

It's great that you are looking at other methods, but consider those aids to the medication.

Everyone is different, but, my experience is that if the meds make my life better, why risk things by going off.

Also - I'm not that certain that CBD is that usefull.
 
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I would like to know the name of the research done recently which has linked Anticholinergic medications that block Acetylcholine in the brain to dementia. If anyone has the name of the research papers and I think it is valuable reading for a really intelligent kind of person to consider.

However, if a person searches on Google Scholar the search term "Anticholinergics and Dementia" there is a first start on researching this topic right there. So it might be a good thing to have in your awareness about if the medication you do take is an Anticholinergic drug that blocks Acetylcholine or not and to read what the research is saying lately about this topic.

I would not feel okay to trade depression for risking getting dementia. I mean at least even with depression I never put my car keys in the refrigerator and find myself unable to even know the names of personal loved ones. Dementia is a life destroyer. Its often said that risks are weighed against rewards but personally, that risk is not worth the reward for me and this is all my assertive and informative opinion as a person.
 
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I broke down and took the meds this morning. I admitted defeat and just moved on with my day. I can't keep feeling so terrible 😢
would you feel so bad if it was Insulin for diabetes or heart medication? I have been off meds for 2 months after 40yrs and I know I am not operating on all cylinders so may well go back on something to keep me functioning. Psyche meds are really no different any other meds that help us live a reasonably normal life. Take care
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I totally don't understand why people say that i had a great run with my meds but time to live without them. Wtf!?. Is this a joke?

Does feeling like garbage and everything you worked for going to shit the goal? Maybe you forgot how you were without meds and just wanna say hi? I'll never forget so I don't need to do it for that.

But hey, I do a lot of shit people can't find a logical reason why I enjoy it. Have fun. Look forward to your future posts and the experiences you'll have during your experiment.
 
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