So I’m confused. I’ve seen sources online claim K is addictive. My DOCTOR tells me it’s not and I’ve not seen the online sources claiming it’s addictive ever list any withdrawal symptoms. It’s briefly touched upon even in the Osmind wiki. So what is the actual verdict? Is it addictive and if it is, what are the withdrawal symptoms?
I was on one medication that was addictive and it took lots of effort to get off it, to the point I even had to cut the capsules and microdose in order to taper off. Those withdrawal symptoms were hell, causing lots of tremors and serious anxiety attacks and feeling diabetic or like I had high blood sugar. This was on Geodon, a medication I was not meant to be on and only tried because I had been on risperdal and wanted to try a different med in same class thinking I could avoid the weight gain. However, risperdal is prescribed as antianxiety for ppl with autism, which I have, and that’s not true for Geodon, so it was definitely a mistake. But given i learned what it feels like to be addicted to a psych med, and these withdrawal symptoms were also mentioned in online sources, I’m very confused about the conflicting information on K. Why would my practitioner tell me it’s not addictive while others make this claim? Further, why make this claim and then not really list any real withdrawal symptoms? Just saying a person wants more K is not a sign of addiction by itself. The lozenges for example are so I don’t fall back into a depressed state and I pay attention during my day to see if I think anything is triggering, etc. If I feel my anxiety rise or I feel sad about some trigger, I’ll likely use a lozenge that day to rebalance. That doesn’t seem like addiction, especially considering the triggers existed long before I even heard of K or was put on any meds at all.