MRP and going off anxiety medication

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Title MRP and going off anxiety medication
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Upvotes 6
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Date 06 November 2016 07:12 PM UTC (4 years ago)
Subreddit askMRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/206907
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[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

I don't know much about anti anxiety meds, but I do know she sounds like a little kid that needs reassurance, and also wants to control the situation at the same time. Reminds me of Rollo's term "Children with Dynamite". Further, I would guess that you are seeing things on the "glass is 1/2 full empty" mode while getting off these meds.

Suggest you consider the following:

  1. Take a more gradual reduction of the meds if it gets too bad.
  2. Give her a little more assurance/comfort than usual.
  3. Avoid going too far, or too beta, while giving more comfort.
  4. Don't let the reduction of meds screw up your life up so bad, that it could take years for you to recover. Even worse, you would end up back on even more meds.

Again, she is the child here, you need to lead her as best you can with this withdrawal. Most of all, take care of yourself to avoid over-doing it. Best

[–]RCMasculinity1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Sounds like you answered your own post and know what's up. What specifically are you asking for an opinion on?

[–]bogeyd6Mod / Red Militia1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

Couple of years ago? The program is about a year old.

[–]redup_-1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy

MRP is about 2 years old

[–]bogeyd6Mod / Red Militia0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks for letting me know...

[–]screechhaterRed Beret1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Listen up - my wife threw all her anti depressants today. All of it. She weaned her self off. Know how ? She wanted to.

I found thus place in March and have been busting my ass on the work. You know what ? I'm back to the Rock of Gibraltar she married and was attracted to originally, giving her some stability

Stay in frame and mentally prepare yourself for the day with a few moments of meditation. There is nothing stronger that your mind.

When she flings shit, completely ignore it and realize in a couple hours, it will be something different.

No, you don't need her. You need you, chilled the fuck out with a margarita in one hand the other with an open book on a beach enjoying your life

[–]sh0ckley1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Good job breaking free from the pharma-cratic inquisition!!

Take it slooow. Especially with benzodiazepines.

It sounds like you telling her has made it more difficult. Maybe pause, rewind a little bit and then keep her in the dark about it until you're off?

Just my two cents.

[–]RCMasculinity0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Kudos for having the guts to break free of the pharmaceutical roller coaster. That takes balls and belief in yourself. Good going, and keep you head high, m8. You'll get where you need to be!



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