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I am 18 and in the past for numerous mental issues, I have been on 20+ meds. I am off all now but could I have really screwed my body up from them?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
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In brief: Meds benefit/risk

Medications generally leave the body within a few days of taking them. Some psychiatric medicines may stay around for weeks.
Your medications are probably out of your system. However, mental problems usually don't just go away and not taking meds may be more dangerous than medication side effects. You should discuss the risks and benefits of taking or not taking medicine with your doctor.

In brief: Meds benefit/risk

Medications generally leave the body within a few days of taking them. Some psychiatric medicines may stay around for weeks.
Your medications are probably out of your system. However, mental problems usually don't just go away and not taking meds may be more dangerous than medication side effects. You should discuss the risks and benefits of taking or not taking medicine with your doctor.
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