Writing Zazen

Monday, 2 April 2007

Weaning off Anti-Depressant Medication

Filed under: Daily Practice — Shelley-Lynne Domingue @ 6:55 pm

Monday 7:45pm 2Apr07

I have a friend who is in the process of weaning himself off anti depressant medication. He’s having a bit of a tough time with it. I can’t really imagine what he is going through because I never went on the meds when my doctor prescribed them.

What I did instead was look at the way I think about things and try to guide my thoughts on to better things. Mostly. I took the time I needed and stopped hanging out with people who either didn’t appreciate my giving nature or who bogged me down with all their problems.

Lately I’ve been playing as if I were still a child. I’ve been looking at some of the things that make me feel better like pretending I have a split personality where the tougher personality takes care of the more fragile personality. Warrior Woman guides me and coaches me and gives me the advice that I need. I know that I’m making it all up but it’s working for me. Some times the only way you can go about attacking the frustrations and depressions of life is to go at them from a seemingly ridiculous angle.

I wonder if the people who read my blogs think I’m a crazy whack job. And at the same time I don’t really care as long as I feel good in my life.

I hope my friend can find it within himself to cope. When you realize that everything is inside you, you find all the strength you need.




  1. I am new here.. new to the idea of blogging.

    However I do have knowledge about anti depressants and ‘recovery’ …. You might suggest to your friend that he want look into reading aobut Julia Ross at Moodcure.com . Also that sublingual 5HTTP can be Very helpful in getting off anti-depressants. There are other things that need to be considered, however that is a start. Ms. Ross’s work in this arena are brilliant !

    Good Luck!

    Comment by testrunguy — Monday, 2 April 2007 @ 7:02 pm

  2. Wow! You were quick! I just posted this piece. Thanks for commenting. Yes I sent him an email of suggestions that came from my heart (things I would do) as well as some stuff I found off the internet. I will certainly send him the moodcure.com info as well!

    Thank you for commenting and good luck with blogging!


    Comment by Silent Warrior — Monday, 2 April 2007 @ 7:07 pm

  3. Lol,

    I was here working on wrestling the world of blogging to the mat! Glad I could assist. That 5HTP sublingual could make a huge difference in his over-all sense of well being as he goes through the process.


    Comment by testrunguy — Monday, 2 April 2007 @ 8:21 pm

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