• 16 days ago

    RE: Stopped medication

    Hi Menio

    I wouldn't necessarily rush to the idea that you were misdiagnosed because just because you have been doing well w/o meds for 9 months, doesn't mean you won't relapse sometime down the road (if indeed you were accurately diagnosed)

    What you might want to do if you can afford it is make an appointment a Psychiatrist and explain to him/her what you did in your post and see what he/she says about it.

    I was trying to find several posts by a Psychiatrist who used to be on these boards and he explained your very question. He explained medically what can happen when one goes off bipolar meds even if they are doing well for a time without them.

    I'm glad that you've been doing well for 9 months, but at the same time, I would check to see what a Psych says and then what he/she has to say about what to do now. Meaning, he/she may explain chemically that it might come back, but as long as you are Ok, don't need to take meds until you relapse. Or, they may suggest a mild mood stabilizer. Who knows. Im just saying that it's best to be prepared rather than automatically assuming that you were misdiagnosed. You may have been, but maybe not.

    Take care