She seems fine, but I can’t help but think this isn’t the best idea she has had in her life.
Some background: Beautiful person, depressed on and off (part genetic, part life events), very proactive in trying to help herself, has been seeing a doctor for years and has shown some signs of feeling better overall. This weekend I visited her, and she she tells me she stopped taking her meds on Friday. Forgot her daily dose on Friday, then said the hell with it. Outwardly, everything appeared to be ok. Four days and she feels great.
I looked online and all I found were nut case stories - obviously heavily embellished with lurid details that could not possibly be true. I’m worried she is going to have side effects, but I’m not sure what kind. I tried talking her into taking half a pill a day for a week, then a quarter pill a day for another week to taper off, but she’s not having it. She won’t speak to her doctor either. She says she is done with pills and doctors.
I made her promise to call me any time of the day or night at the first sign of anything being the slightest bit off, and I know that depression and psychotic breaks are not the same thing, but I don’t want her to sink into a deep depression because she doesn’t want to swallow a pill a day.
Realistically, what could happen?