After many years of therapy, and medication, and working on myself, my support team and I have together come to the conclusion that this may be the time when I can gradually begin to get off of my anti-depressants. Yay! So yesterday I had the following conversation with my coach as we worked out a plan to support me during this time.
We discussed the various symptoms I’ve noticed before when changing medications or doses, and came up with a list of things to watch for.
My coach: So on a scale of 1-10, how intense do these symptoms have to get before you either call me or your doctor to get some help with them?
Me: Um, usually I just wait them out and endure through them until they’re over.
My coach: I know! But we’re not doing it that way this time. That’s the whole point of this scale. This time we’re going to do it gently and easily, so gently as a matter of fact that you might not even notice a damn thing!
Me: I can do that?