i’m struggling with finding a new provider, my psychiatrist left the practice and when they gave me a new provider she wanted to take me off pretty much all of my medications. i tried looking for my psychatrist at another practice but i had no luck. i’ve been off my medication since june and i feel like i’m back to working 100x harder and i’m exhausted. i felt like my medications were so helpful and beneficial and im scared of falling back into the person i was before medication and therapy. have you guys had a similar experience with getting your medications essentially cut off and what do you do to make sure you got back on and stayed on?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Hey, a few months after I started taking my meds, my psychiatrist said she wants to take me off my meds and I refused at the beginning. Then I convinced and she tapered off my meds - every few months just told me to take only a bit less. If I felt worse, we went back to the previous dose. So after a few months my meds were at the minimum dose, with the same effect but with minimum adverse effects.
I haven't had medicine for my adhd since I was like 12 and it didn't last long cause the medicine I was on didn't work very well. It made me sick to my stomach. So my parents decided to permanently take me off of them. I've been fine without any kinds of medicines for it.
Psychologytoday.com is a great resource for therapists
This can help you find a psychiatrist in your area. https://finder.psychiatry.org/
I found my provider through my state insurance app, Babylon
Not sure if they accept your insurance but I recently started using PlushCare if you don't mind it being virtual (: I did a normal doctor's visit for my meds but I can do therapy if I want also. I have United Healthcare and my partner had Cigna, I know both of those they accept. They have a few others too (:
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