Today is the last day I take any medication I am currently on. I am not on any POTS or EDS meds.
It has been a slow decline off of the bipolar meds, and the withdrawal symptoms aren't wonderful - some aches and a bad headache, utter exhaustion, it's taking me a lot more time to accomplish things that normally would be quick and easy, and it is harder to process some things.
But, I have been through worse -one of the med withdrawals, while I was changing medications last year, included vomiting, tremors, horrible sweating and brain 'shivers' (literally, electrical pulses cause your brain to vibrate in your skull).
Not near as bad as I thought it would be, this time around. Once I am no longer taking anything, I may notice more symptoms popping up. Surprisingly, my mood is not all that horrible - just a bit short tempered and a little humdrum. Not bad!
To ensure my body will be at its best when I start my new regimen, I will be doing a fast. From all I have read, fasting is a great way to rid our body of toxins. Not only do I want to rid myself of the bipolar meds, I want to clean my system and get rid of all the toxins that I have built up from other old medicines, environmental toxins, food toxins (like preservatives, colorings, chemicals, etc.). I will start prepping for my fast in about a week. I want to give my body one more week to go through withdrawal from the bipolar meds on its own. Then, I think I will do a 2-day raw prep/3-5 day fast/2-day raw unwind. More on this later.