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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:52 PM

25. Hello.



Dropping by your friendly neighborhood E.R. isn't a bad idea whenever you feel like that. Even if it's the middle of the night. Be sure to tell them you're changing meds. (Effexor can be a bad one; it's fantastic when it works, not so much when it doesn't, and not an easy med to quit. "Gradually" tapering off can mean many, many months...)

I landed in the E.R. twice a little over a year ago. The first visit I talked my way out, "yeah, I'm fine now..." (No, I was not), the second visit they sent me to the locked psych ward for a few days. (I was definitely NOT fine, I don't clearly remember the first day. (My own illness comes with psychotic features, hallucinations, and nightmares straight out of hell.)

The meds I'm taking now seem to be working, but I'm a terrible judge of my own mental state.

Maybe I shouldn't be talking so much about myself in a thread like this, but I've always found it helpful to hear other people's similar experiences, otherwise I really do feel alone in the universe.

You are not alone.








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