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What happens if I stop my bipolar meds?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not a good idea

Some mood stabilizers, especially those in the seizure medication category can have serious consequences when not stopped appropriately - seizures being most serious.
Aside from sudden withdrawal, stopping bipolar medication suddenly or slowly always runs the risk of recurrence of your bipolar disorder. You along with your doctor have to make the choice of stopping but never suddenly.

In brief: Not a good idea

Some mood stabilizers, especially those in the seizure medication category can have serious consequences when not stopped appropriately - seizures being most serious.
Aside from sudden withdrawal, stopping bipolar medication suddenly or slowly always runs the risk of recurrence of your bipolar disorder. You along with your doctor have to make the choice of stopping but never suddenly.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not good

You should never abruptly stop your meds.
Please talk to your physician.

In brief: Not good

You should never abruptly stop your meds.
Please talk to your physician.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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