No worries Auds. You know sometimes our minds get tired and need to take a break too, i don't know what kind of meds you will be taking but i hope it works. Just be patient, most of them start working after the third week.
i don't know what problems you have, but if i have learned anything about meds like that in general it is as simple as... don't panic if they don't work the way you want them too - sometimes it takes a while for your body to get used to them, even if at first they appear to make things worse. and if they make things worse- remember that it is just the medication! and if things don't get better you can still stop taking them.
well i know a couple of people who are on meds / or have been for a period of time and it has totally made their life better. best of luck, and don't worry too mucho +huggles*
I have decided to take stuff and see how it goes. It can't be any worse than it already was!
Finally building up the courage to ask a professional for help with my MIND PROBLEMZ.Glad you're getting the help, Audrey... But it is a difficult decision indeed. Hope you'll be able to figure out what's the right choice for you.
The downside is that I now have to decide whether or not to TAKE THE DRUGS.
I know that they can be helpful and I'm thankful for the help and blah blah blah but I worry about dependency.
Unless it is. Because that's a potential side effect.
- I moved Syl's comment outside the quote-box..... Cee
(sorry, that probably didn't help)
anyway, good luck!
I used to take Lustral medication, 4 years ago. It was the best 6 months of my life.
There are often mild side effects while your body adjusts to any medication.
Can take a few weeks to two months for things to stabilze.
They usually slowly increase the dosage over the initial few weeks.
Sometimes the dosage is changed, even if you're on a med for a while.
For these mind helping meds, the first few may not work.
And you have the option of trying another.
To do so you usually have to get off the med you're on.
Usually by decreasing the dosage for a few weeks,
then being med free for a few weeks,
before starting the next med.
Meds often end up helping with mind problems.
But for some people,
talk therapy works and meds don't.
Often both used together, helps even more.
Find and walk the path that is best for you.