I've been on this medication for about 10 months, but in December I stopped taking them for awhile and then had to go back to the doctors due to the fact I kept having breakdowns and became depressive over little things.
When I went back they doubled the dosage, and a few weeks ago I stopped taking them again (the doctor doesn't know). The breakdowns have started to come back again and my temper has begun to rise; earlier I snapped at my girlfriend for nothing and well.. I'm not the angry type.
So.. life issue's;
-Should I start taking the medication again?
-If not, any advice?
-Have any of you been in the same/similar positions?
Be truthful to your doctor, they can't properly help you if you're keeping information from them.
And if you stop these medications cold turkey it could be more dangerous to you than good. Talk to your doctor about your concerns.
If a doctor gave you medicine, you should take it. They gave it to you for a reason! And if you just stop cold-turkey, your reaction is worse than if you stop slowly under the supervision of a doctor. It is still a drug, even if it isn't bad for you, and you get addicted to it because you need to take it. If you truly don't want to take it anymore, tell your doctor and he/she'll help you safely get off of the medicine : )
IMO you should just stop them. If you can't keep up with them everyday you're only going to make everything worse by going on and off like that. It will mess up your brain, they are not a game.
If you are upset find a therapist.
I was in a similar position as you and the longer I was OFF the meds the better I got. I have been off meds two years now.
I've always had issues with medication because I always end up like a zombie staring off into space for hours at a time... My reccomendation is to talk to your doctor about exactly what the problems are and work something out, and continue to go back to him every month or two until you find something that works.