It’s been over a week without one medication. I have attempted this several months ago and ended right back on the medication. It’s Abilify and has helped me pull out of the severe clinical depression I was experiencing.
I have to remind myself that one day of fear doesn’t mean I can’t resolve to move forward. Big breath in. I don’t really need the anxiety during this change period. I have to drive to one of my doctor’s office that is 45 minutes away. I have to get on the interstate, and drive among many cars. I must remind myself that I have made this drive many times. I only got lost one time and I survived. You know, I’m still not lost. 😀 I will be fine.
Unfortunately, anxiety brings up so many other emotions and one of them is another fear that I won’t be successful tapering off medications.
However, one day of unease doesn’t equal a major full on depressive episode. I’m not going to have a panic attack either. I must give myself time.
One thing I’ve noticed is what I see around me. I always look for little things to make me smile, but I’ve been able to fully experience those little things. Does that make sense? I’m taking time to enjoy and feel it as well.