She should learn from her experience in the past. Stopping this medication was not a good thing for her and her doctor knows this and that's why he/she is discouraging her from stopping the medication. It takes several weeks for us to feel the full benefit of the medication and often once we are feeling better....we think we no longer need the medication. But we normally do. She needs to listen to her doctor, not only does he know best but if he weans her off this medication then she will be back to square one again asking to be put back on it. This medication is for a mood disorder and a doctor wouldn't prescribe it if he felt she didn't really need it.