About 3 years ago , I was hospitalized when I had a nervous breakdown and put on leponex and partane. I did
a lot of research on the internet and decided I wanted to try to deal with my mental illness without drugs. I continued going to my psychiatrist but
over the 3 years gradually decreased my dosage from 350 mg a day to 100 then
50, 25, 12.5 and finally nothing. I did a similar thing with my partane. I did all the things recommended online such as getting activities maintaining close relationships with family and friends, taking natural medicines etc etc. Mentally, I feel great now. with the medication, I slept 12 hours a day,
had memory loss, couldn't focus and had flat emotions. I didn't feel like I was myself. Only one problem.since I stopped taking the medication completely , I haven't been able to sleep well. I feel tired but not irritated. I plan on taking therapy with a psychologist to keep me on track.
Only one thing.I haven't told my Psychiatrist I have tapered off the medication as she is a hard core believer in the necessity of medication. I respect her opinion but I don't agree with it and I've found examples of psychiatrists who also disagree.
My question is: How can I end this rebound insomnia