I already posted this on the PPD board, but it was like 3 days ago and no responses at all, so figured I'd try it here too...
How did you know you were ready to wean off your meds?
I have weaned down one of my meds from 600mgs to 50mgs and I'm doing great, but my benzo, for anxiety and sleep is what worries me.
Success stories please? Specifically to benzo weaning. Example, drugs like Ativan, Xanax and my med...Klonopin. I am only on 2mgs once a day, at bedtime.
My psychiatrist and therapist tells me I am on a low dose and suggests weaning this summer when I'm off work. I'm a school teacher. I don't have nor have ever had any addiction problems. I just want to be med free, I want to TTC in a year and a half. However, don't want to relapse. Thoughts....suggestions?
I still see my therapist once a month with cognitive behavioral therapy and I follow all dr and pharmacist instructions to the T.
Just wanted to add...sometimes I just feel so broken that I am on meds and that I may never be able to have and nurse another baby. Man...today is just one of those days. I am soooooooo fearful of med addiction and pregnancy/nursing while on meds. However, with the added stress that I have right now with family issues on my side and my IL side...I know the holiday season isn't the right time to wean. I also heard that if I wean off a benzo...it is best to stay on my anti-depressant that also helps with anxiety to help lessen the withdrawl. I also know I will need to wean slowly and it may take me a few months. Any help?