What medications are you taking and why?
i'm a basic bitch, starting on zoloft.
pray that all the numbness and despair go away, not just brazillian lifted to my clit.
none i took so many antidepressants that they made me anti psychiatry
I can relate; my parents/psychiatrist forced me to take Paxil. It hurt my mental health and I gained 15 pounds on it.
Viibryd, Risperidone, Valproic Acid (I'm forgetting the actual name right now for whatever reason), and Seroquel.
I'm supposed to take Lithium but I just pop a 300mg Gabapentin whenever I feel irritable and it mellows me out.
Zoloft and bupropion, for depression. They didn't do anything except give me an addiction so I feel even worse when I forget to take them.
Zoloft for depression and lithium for suicidal thoughts.
same, only they definitely helped me stop being anxious. i think they mostly just numbed me out, but i can't complain when the alternative was pure hell. hope i can get off them some day
Is that all daily? Pretty significant cocktail.
Fluoxetine for depression and Modafinil so I can work harder and longer
I take magnesium cuz my eyelid sometimes is shaking
This is a rude question but do you have a sense of how each medication affects you? That's a huge hit every day, are you conscious of the you off-meds vs. the you on-meds in any objective sense? I'm probably not explaining this very well.
For example >>11045
Fluoxetine is what I used to take and (and this doesn't even compare to what you're taking) I was glad to be able to stop because I felt it made me really indifferent even to stuff I should have been happy or sad about. Do you have a sense of that with all your meds?
i've recently reached a high score
buproprion, adderall, tranexamic acid, iron supplements, escitalopram
Wellbutrin for atypical depression. (this is a wonder drug)
- 20mg Lexapro (for anxiety)
- 2mg Abilify (for acute irritability, just started this)
- Spiro and birth control (for cystic acne)
How old are you and what mental+physical illnesses do you have?>>11181>atypical depression
What is your depression like, anon? I’ve begun to think that I could have cyclothmia myself, though I don’t want to self dx.
Samefag but I just read upthread and you can ignore my question! >>11161
Thanks for taking the time for such a detailed answer. I'm glad that despite all of the side-effects and the struggle of getting to this point of being medicated, you do feel the medications have a positive effect.
That's interesting, what country are you in? Because when I (UK) ended up going on antidepressants they did do a blood test and a few other physical tests before they'd sign off on anything.
They generally go to the last solution as it costs the patient money to get tested. If money wasn't a concern, why aren't you pursuing a blood work panel? You know you can just ask your doctor to request one right?
>before they actually prescribe anything they need to run blood work.
The entire American healthcare system encourages the exact opposite behavior, where you don't want to do anything unnecessary because it costs more. Yes, if someone else were footing the bill, and you don't mind the wait, it makes far more sense to tackle the problem sequentially, however, if the patient has to pay every single step of the way, the patient (and doctors if they want to keep such patients) are incentivized every step of the way to reduce costs where possible.
Ideally, you wouldn't even need a doctor to be the one to order you bloodtests, you would be able to do that on your own on your own money, but alas, the American healthcare system simultaneously refuses to be centralized or the opposite giving their patients free reign for their health at the same time.
Well. I mean. You can
have some tests done out of pocket without a doctor.https://www.everlywell.com/products/https://www.walkinlab.com/
But like I said when you’re in a deep psychosis asking for a full blood panel to see if you have a potassium deficiency wasn’t really an option.
I was on blisovi but I dropped that shit because it was making me hungry all the time and depressed. Now I'm just on vitamins, like a prenatal, fish oil pill, and vitamin D.