Our expert says:
Nun, I agree with listener --- it's never really wise for anyone, nomatter how well they feel, to just top their medications before they have sen the prescribing doctor for a re-assessment and advice on whether this is the right time to stop, and any advice that might be needed on HOW best to stop.
Whenever one stops any drug ( psych or otherwise ) which is to any degree sedative, one may react temporarily by being a bit more jumpy and irritable, and this may be what you're feeling. And such responses are even more likely with the over-prescription of sedative drugs like Rivotril and others of its ilk.
Have this checked on, so as to retain the best of what you've already achieved, and to maintain your degree of progress. Noticing your latr comment that your shrink told you to go off the pills, phone the shrink, report this irritability reaction, and ask for advice on the spot about this effect of his advice, as he has all the necessary details to be able to give an informed response.
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