I have been given many many psyciatric medication over the last 12 years (I was a depressed teenager and my parents freaked out. I was labeled as having borderline personality disorder even though it is not supposed to be diagnosed before the age of 18 - since many of the symptoms are common and normal for teenagers)
I have managed to wean of most of the so called medications but I cannot wean off my benzodiazepine and Cymbalta.
about 3 weeks ago I overdosed on both these medications and the doctors said I need to keep taking them.
I knew that I will keep getting Serotonin syndrom If I take the Cymbalta so I only took 30 mg (the smallest dose available here).
I still kept getting serotonine syndrom and had to stop.
The so called doctors are no help. They have damaged me more and more over the years, The last doctor Ive been seeing was much more open minded but he still did not believe the things I told him I was experiencng from all the drugs he prescribed me.
After two weeks off cymbalta I couldnt take it anymore and went back to 30 mg. this only gave me reliefe for a few hours a day.
I am trying to split the dosage by counting beads ( no one believed me - Cymbalta makes me feel better for part of the day and then i start withdrawing). but I need to be off this poison.
from all i am reading it seems the bead counting is not very affective and I am considering going on prozac but have no one to guide me how to do this. THERE IS NO AWARENESS AND NO DOCTOR BELIEVES ME. Seriously, my best friend is in med school and even she doesn't believe me.
Please. If anyone here can help me figure this out... I am completely losing my mind and it is only getting worse.