Like you know I lost myself with Ritalin and tried to taper off alone, and I completely freak out, I feel like I have no memory, and that it affected my brain. My doctor thinks that it's not addictive and if I am addcit it's because I have mood troubles..... and doesn't know about dp/dr. So I tried Lamictal, had the rash, not he gave me Epival,
And I am AFRAID!!!!!! LIKE HELL!! I didn't take it anymore, but I am afrai to loose more memory, be more confused, and loos all feelings, be a zombie. It says 250 mg is baby doses, but I already take 2,5 mg klonopin, and sleep pills and tapreing off Paxil, so I am sleepy and that's why I take ritalin. I know I will more sleepy, but how will I be able to work, and if it doesn't help dp/dr what will I do if I become confused and unable to FEEL there like when I take my first dose of ritalin???
I know my goal is to go off ritalin because I am addict, but I am afraid that I will NEVER be able to feel awake. I am so depressed too, I don't want to feel zombie, I want to feel there, work, and I am afraid. My new doc wants me to go off klonopin too because it doesn't help memory and confusion...... I know it depresses me, it's okay, but I am SO afraid of thoses changes, so afraid.....
Please reassure me, write to me, please I am not manic, I was just dp/dr, ritalin grounded me at first then it didn't help me, I feel confused after doses of ritalin, I don't know if I am dp/dr anymore, I want to die each day, I know things gave to change, Paxil doesn't help me this time, but I am afraid of new meds like Epival....
Please reassure me, please........I want to feel love to my child and have jugment like before, when I was full energy with ritalin, I felt close to my child....when I don't take it I feel withdrawal, and I feel confused and no memory.....please reassure me it's the best way to taper off....
they talk of adding lexapro maybe, instead od Paxil...
Please write to me..
I mean I will begin Epival tonight and I am AFRAID!
I begin it's my 3st day on it at 250 mg. I feel in a fog, never there, in the limbs. I cry less because I am too tired and confused. I feel confused and I have trouble to feel fear because I can't focus or concentrate, think. I know all say it's normal, but I hate it! I take it to taper off ritalin because it nearly kill me, but I know it's maybe better to be numb for a while, but I can't accept to feel always in a daze, not a derealization, like a dream, like I walk and vaguely remember what I did, and my mind dont care (but inside I do!!!!) but I don't know how to describe it, like I can't planifiy or think of the future, or make a big crisis, it's my mind who calms itself but inside me I just want to die....
My doctor thinks I am way too nervous and maybe bipolar, that is why he tries this. But how can I be happy w/o AD for depression (for now), and the feeling of being a stupid person, nobody, I feel nobody, I feel nothing!!!! I hope it will feel better, but I can't think I am crazy I can't think!!!!
I know all pharmacologists thinks I am troubled or anxious and I invent all this but I have reactions to meds, and I am addicted to ritalin, and depressed at hell, and now, I feel in the limbs with Epival at baby doses. It was my last tentative, it has to work, but how can I feel happy in a Paxil withdrawal, with ritalin in my body (wich doesn't work anymore to ground myself), and sleep pills and klonopin?
I have to talk to you, please talk to me!!! write to me please
Time has passed since your posting. Has anything at all improved? We have had many discussions in the past, but it seems nothing has changed. Perhaps something has now.
I saw a specialist in BIPOLAR. It seems that I am bipolar. Dp/dr doesn't mean anything to him, except it's an anxious thing, He didn't talk about curing dp/dr.....not at all..... ritalin, yes I am addiocted and have to taper off..... i will do it slowly but I think I try faster because it changed me so much, it's like night and day. I am on Paxil 10 now, because I remember it helped me in the past for panic.
I have to begin Lithium 150 mg.... and taper off Ritalin.... and for dp/dr, no answer. I am bipolar, have to try Lithium because Epival made me suicidal. I don't work, I am confused, I have fear and feel like a failure to my son and bf. I try to have faith, but I lost any faith.
I am too afraid......anxious is not the word. I don't want to live anymore if Lithium doesn't help me.
Please write to me, think of me.
p.s. I will see a LAST psychiatrst specialised in POST_Ritalin problems, to see what he thinks. I want to have the opinion of someone who knows what is ritalin abuse....I want to know.
God, I hate Paxil but I am so depressed, I wished to have more of Paxil (20) to endure my life right now.... I have just 10.