So for 23 1/2 months, I've been an addict, not an alcoholic..... - page 2

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So when I went into treatment, I did not fit the clinical diagnosis for alcoholism. I didn't meet the criteria of an alcoholic but certainly hit every single one of them for an addiction. So for the past 23 months, I've been... Read More


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    Jack, I thought I wanted to get off all my "nutso" mind altering meds, so I quit my pristque cold turkey. What a disaster!! And it wasn't just the cold turkey thing. I WAS nutso, even after the withdrawl symptoms ended. I restarted my Pristque and am staying on it. I don't feel so different but my family says that I am much more even tempered and calm when I'm on the med. After I was off it for awhile I noticed I was just more labile and easily upset. It wasn"t worth it to me to be yelling at my kids and husband over nothing, so I resumed my meds. So be it.
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    Jack, I thought I wanted to get off all my "nutso" mind altering meds, so I quit my pristque cold turkey. What a disaster!! And it wasn't just the cold turkey thing. I WAS nutso, even after the withdrawl symptoms ended. I restarted my Pristque and am staying on it. I don't feel so different but my family says that I am much more even tempered and calm when I'm on the med. After I was off it for awhile I noticed I was just more labile and easily upset. It wasn"t worth it to me to be yelling at my kids and husband over nothing, so I resumed my meds. So be it.

    AMEN!


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