off (one's) meds

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off (one's) meds

1. Literally, not taking one's prescribed medications. I've been able to think more clearly after going off my meds—my mind doesn't feel as foggy. I knew as soon as she walked in that she was off her meds—she never acts that way when she's on her regimen.
2. Crazy or insane. Potentially offensive due to the implication of mental illness. She's off her meds if she thinks she can come in here and talk to me in that tone of voice! When Paul suddenly decided to pick up and move across the country, everyone said he must be off his meds.
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But the villain they seek appears as something of a chameleon: Perhaps it's the cross-dressing man with an eagle tattoo, or possibly the lovely young woman off her meds, or could it be the religious cult leader who holds acolytes underwater just a bit too long during baptism?
Now, her caretakers hope to ween her off her meds and treat her exclusively with an inhaler.
First on her to-do list is to end Franky's reign as Top Dog, and she does so by manoeuvring Bea back onto the wing and off her meds, as well as terminating the inmates' drug and alcohol support group.
She's bipolar, off her meds and has the hots for Brody.
And now Carrie's off her meds, is she a ticking time bomb waiting to explode?
Much of the story revolved around Diana's treatment, partly because she went off her meds and spiraled out of control until she attempted suicide, then consented to electroshock therapy.
And Maggie goes off her meds, and attempts suicide: "Goodbye world.
But the show acquires its robust dramatic shape from the ways in which Diana's decision to go off her meds impacts the people closest to her.
California is behaving badly, like a disheveled celebrity gone off her meds.
They already had an aging Mazda Miata in the stable when their round-town car was totaled by a crazed diabetic off her meds driving a `60s Impala (don't ask).
The failure of her latest pharma-cocktail to keep her delusional episodes at bay prompts Diana to go off her meds, conspiring with Gabe to keep the decision quiet.
It's only when she goes off her meds that trouble starts.