I don't believe I am need any medications, once I get real sleep, and I have gotten too much sleep lately, so it seems right to ask my doctor to guide me through the process of weaning. Only, I don't have faith that he would ever take the lead, so I am pulling at my leash long before he is ready.
At my last psychiatry appointment I came away with names of newer drugs with mysterious names that we might try sometime if I want to. I can read about them online: Saphris, fenapt... drugs that are supposed to tame the tiger of psychosis. Who thinks of these names? And why do so many make it into the psychiatrist's office as samples, that the pharmacy has never before heard of?
And why oh why are there so few medications that "work" that are really affordable? By the time a medication has gone generic, the doctors are finally admitting they don't work that well or they are dangerous. "Oh, we have a better one now, with fewer side effects. Want to try a sample?"