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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off one’s meds

phr. acting strangely. Man, what a temper! Must be off her meds.
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They transferred her to a general ward and she was weaned off meds, she also had a throat specialist in with her."
Instead, put them on meds, teach them some of those things, and then see if off meds they can maintain those gains," advised Dr.
I was taken off meds and what happens is, and what people don''t often understand about illnesses like that, is it's the physical symptoms, which are the problem.
"As I think back, it seems clear to me that I had internalized the stigma against mental illness that is so pervasive in our society." At a time when "my analyst was urging me to stay on meds and just get on with my life," Elyn decided, "I would give getting off meds one last try."
"But those who outgrow seizures and are off meds don't appear to be at [extra] risk."Surgery for epilepsy has been shown to outperform medication and help some patients dramatically (SN: 8/4/01, p.
I am still healthy but I got sick in October and decided to go off meds. I want to live my last years relaxing with a good stomach, enjoying my life--I want to be me.
The good news is that both strains proved highly susceptible to current medications and the reinfection occurred while the patient was off meds. The bad news is that the new viral strain clearly accelerated disease progression, as the patient's immune system didn't seem to recognize the new virus and fight it effectively.
The first two times I went off meds, my viral load went up a little.