JewBu Quest: From Abuse to Happiness

JewBu: a Jew who practices forms of Buddhist meditation & spirituality. This blog documents my quest to 1) heal from sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse, 2) come to terms with losing Mom and Grandma to Alzheimers, 3) find balance, explore the spiritual, stay present. Bascially, I've experienced some pretty crappy shit in my life and want to find a way to move past it and find happiness.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Getting Off Medication

Well, I can't get ahold of my psychiatrist, and I'm not happy about this. I can't even get in for an appointment with her until Oct. 17.

I started feeling better yesterday around 5pm, and it has lasted until today, although I do still feel this underlying anxiety a bit. (I should do the Stresseraser a bit after I finish writing this post.)

So, I decided to stop taking the Wellbutrin SR. I read online though that stopping cold turkey can cause a seizure. I called my pharmacist who told me that I can't cut them in half, but recommended that I take one tomorrow and one three days from now and then stop. The problem is that they still stay in my system for about 8 hours only strongly, so I hate having to do this to myself. And, if I could get a prescription for the other type of this medication (I think its XL or something) then I could cut it in half and take it every day.

What I read online suggested keeping detailed notes about symptoms as you go off this medication, so for the next couple of days, I'll be doing that here.

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Blogger Gail Rae said...

Just to let you know, Karma, I'm "watching" with interest. This is an important topic. I'm pleased you're recording your med transition.

Monday, October 09, 2006 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Karma said...

Thanks, Gail. Well, you're the expert at recording med issues. From reading your blog, I got to see how important this can be.

I finally got a call from the psychiatrist, and she said that I shouldn't take anymore.

Monday, October 09, 2006 12:58:00 PM  

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