Discuss all areas of mental health. Hello everyone! I have a question and I’m hoping someone might have some insight or even personal experience with this situation that I find myself in. I have been consistently working with my doctor on medications for three years now. We have yet to find a combination that works. At this point in time I feel like I don’t know what is a side effect of the med and what is a symptom of the bipolar, if that makes sense? I am contemplating coming off all my meds to figure out a baseline of where I’m at without them. I am not of the mindset that I’ll come off meds and stay off but rather that I want to do a reset of sorts.
I think that I’ve learned a lot more about my brain and how it works since first starting medication and I think that now I would be able to better report my symptoms and what’s happening rather than three years ago. So in my head coming off the meds and seeing a baseline and essentially starting over makes sense but idk if that’s a thing people do? I will talk to my doc next time I see her but was just wondering if doing something like that is normal/beneficial? Has anyone done this before?
I’ve read things about people coming off their meds after being stable for awhile but I haven’t been able to find anything about someone coming off while not stable. Anyone have any experience with this? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!