30-something, married lesbian, mother of 1, diagnosed at 20 as bipolar-I and heavily medicated. Motivated by health concerns, I withdrew from Zyprexa five years ago. Over the next three years I painstakingly withdrew from my remaining 3 drugs under medical supervision (Klonopin, Tegretol, Lamictal). After surviving the withdrawal, it turns out I’m perfectly fine, and probably was for a long time, maybe the whole time. This is my attempt to put some of the pieces back together, to figure out how and why I went down that road, and what it means now.
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