Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Is it unsafe to take ssri's (and other meds) irregularly?

I take zoloft, invega, and lithium.

I often forget to take them. By taking my meds irregularly.. am I hurting myself?
Read more
Cancel
Follow
Upvote - 0
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Are the discontinuation symptoms the only bad thing about it? Can they be long term?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I think we can all say (those of us on meds) that we have on occasion forgaton to take our meds a time or two. If the happens just contine the next day as scheduled. Don't try to play catch up by double dosing the next day.

If what you mean is, "is it ok to stop taking them for several days?" then the answer would be yes, absolutly that can be bad. By doing that you risk a relaps of your condition that might otherwise not have occured.

It's not going to kill you, and most likly will not casue any permanent damage to you, but it will make you feel like garbage for sure.

It's best to stay consistant with your meds. The more consistant you are, the better your results will be. Like rliz mentioned, try utilizing a medication organizer. You can purchase one at any drug store for a couple bucks. I use one and it helps me to remember if I took my medication or forgot. I load it up every Sunday and good to go for the week.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks guys. :-)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1476662562
Blank
specialmom, KTowne, and CurfewX commented on KeeLolo's status
29 mins ago
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
KTowne, and specialmom commented on KeeLolo's status
Feb 19
5685035 tn?1423936569
Blank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Depression Community Resources
Top Mood Disorders Answerers