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Jo420

606d

I need to be on a mood stabilizer but any med I’ve been out on this far has led to bad experiences. Sertraline stole my personality, trazadone made me sleep for 20+ hours at a time and meloxicam almost made me have a stroke. I was on a few others as a young teen (I’m 20 now) but can’t remember what they were and don’t remember my experience on them. 😬 words of motivation to get me to just hype myself up to go in and try again? Or any meds that worked well for you guys (I know everyone is different but ya know). I have diagnosed depression, generalized anxiety, BPD & PTSD.

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    • Belugabear

      605d

      Vraylar is a new med geared toward younger people, I love it! It’s worked so well for me!

    • Belugabear

      605d

      Vraylar is a new med geared toward younger people, I love it! It’s worked so well for me!

    • AmvenomTomyself

      605d

      Commenting simply because this is all such useful info! I've been on sertraline for nearly 10yrs now & I feel almost no difference whether I take it, or not. I'll definitely be mentioning these meds to my psych, next time I see him!

    • Whitney118

      606d

      I'm in the same boat! At first trazodone made me sleep and I loved it... But then I started hearing things. For example, my AC unit began to sound like a crowd of people speaking but I could never quite make out what any of it was saying. As soon as I quit taking it, it stopped. Prozac just made my anxiety worse, Seroquel made me a zombie... I think the best thing you can do would be look up doctors in your area and check their ratings. You can Google a doctor's name and it will bring up reviews similar to Yelp or Amazon reviews on products. Find someone who has your best interests at heart. You want to find a doctor you can be a team with and feel confident and comfortable discussing your meds, symptoms, etc with. I'm trying to find a new doctor after just moving and it's so hard. Good luck! You can do it! And if you ever need to talk feel free to message me!

    • Heatherbee

      606d

      Mood stabilizers are tough because they usually come with a lot of heavy side effects. Are you looking at mood stabilizers due to the BPD? I always want to recommend fluvoxamine because it works so well for me for my anxiety and depression, but idk if it's right for BPD. Oh, hey, I just looked up meds for borderline and fluvoxamine was third on the list, at https://www.singlecare.com/conditions/borderline-personality-disorder-treatment-and-medications. Woohoo! Lol. Fluvoxamine is an SSRI so it has way less side effects than the mood stabilizers and most other psych meds. Some doctors might look at you funny if you ask for it because they think it's just for OCD (that's what it was originally given FDA approval for) but it's since been shown to be effective for several other conditions, including anxiety. Also the top one on that list is abilify. Have you tried that one? I've heard of it most often as an add on med, you can use it with an SSRI to make it more effective, it helps my aunt. It gave me akathesia (restlessness) which I couldn't stand so I stopped taking it, but like you said, everyone's different. Good luck, and feel free to message me any time!

      • Jo420

        606d

        @Heatherbee thank you so much for your comment! I don’t believe I’ve tried Abilify so I’ll be sure to mention that one too!

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