Our expert says:
It sounds distinctly odd to have no major side-effects from the meds ( presuming you have remained stable on the same doses ) for 4 years, and then to suddenly start side-effects after all this time. Possible, but unlikely. Sometimes indeed one has to learn to live with relatively mild side-effects if the medicines verall are being very helpful, but also one can vary the meds and doses to find the best solution. Sometimes if another med is added, perhaps something you take over the counter without prescription, or something prescribed for an altogether different medical problem, there can be a new drug interaction which can cause problems and new symptoms ; or a new medical problem like change in kidney or liver function can change how a drug affects you. Or a change in nhabits, like drinking more alcohol or drinking less water.
It would be wise to see your psychiatrist again for a proper review of the situation in depth, before stopping the meds.
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