REASONS I WENT OFF MY ANTI-DEPRESSANTS

According to my doctor, Fluoxetine (Prozac) has a wash out period of three weeks, which is next week. So here goes!
  1. Because I went on them seven years ago and I'm a completely different person today
    In my mid-twenties I still had no idea who I was or what I wanted to be or how I would go about my life knowing these things and everything feels so different now that I've been living my life. I'm working in my chosen career path -- which also happens to be my passion -- and I think I have a little bit of a better grip on who I am now. I grew up a lot between 24 and 31. I want to see how the person I am now can do without the meds.
  2. Because two of my close friends have gone off theirs recently and they're both doing well
    It's very inspiring.
  3. Because I want to see what happens to things like my sex drive and how often I cry and if those things increase
    And how hopefully those things are not related, by the way. Sex and crying are just really important things in my life, amIright laaaaaddddiieeeezzzz?
  4. Because they were a life-saver I couldn't have done without them then, but I think I'm the kind of person who can figure out how to save my life without them now
  5. Because I want to get back into therapy
    In the past four years I stopped going to therapy regularly and I think that's fine -- I mean I went for ten years from age 12-23 and from everything I understand taking breaks and changing therapists is normal -- but if I'm not taking anti-depressants for the first time in a while, then I should DEFINITELY be going to therapy. (Side note: if any Listers in LA have any good therapist recs for Santa Monica/Venice/Brentwood/West LA, please hit me up!)
  6. Because I'm pretty happy
    Sure I have my moments of despair, but it's nothing that I can't manage, and also -- who doesn't have those moments? Unfortunately I think it's a part of the package that comes with this whole human condition thing. But overall -- I'm happy. Is that the meds talking? I guess we'll find out...
  7. Because I can always go back on them.
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