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Missluna91

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I've been on several medications for my anxiety and depression over the years it seems like I finally get in a good place and they stop working, I struggle with medications as is ( remembering to take them) I'm just frustrated and lost I'm not on any medications right now. any advice

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    • Cece7

      783d

      @Missluna91 I only push strongly on doing both at the same time because I’m currently studying to become a therapist and we learned a lot about how harmful in the long run doing medication alone is. It is best when paired with therapy because the medication addresses symptoms and allows you to be in a better spot mentally so that you can start getting into things through therapy to address the base issues causing your pain. Eventually it might be possible to adjust the dosage lower and continue only through therapy once you learn coping skills that work and find out the issues that are causing your stress. Of course do whatever you find works best for you personally, that’s just something I thought could be helpful and might make your medication work better for you too!

    • Cece7

      783d

      Are you pairing your medication with therapy as well? I know that when only doing one or the other option it can make things less effective. My psychiatrist told me just doing the therapy (for my situation) would only give me a 50% recovery rate but when we pair the medication and therapy it’s more of an 80-100% recovery rate.

      • Missluna91

        783d

        @Cece7 it's been back and fourth honestly about doing both at the same time, I have just moved so I'm struggling to find a doctor at the moment

        • Cece7

          783d

          @Missluna91 I only push strongly on doing both at the same time because I’m currently studying to become a therapist and we learned a lot about how harmful in the long run doing medication alone is. It is best when paired with therapy because the medication addresses symptoms and allows you to be in a better spot mentally so that you can start getting into things through therapy to address the base issues causing your pain. Eventually it might be possible to adjust the dosage lower and continue only through therapy once you learn coping skills that work and find out the issues that are causing your stress. Of course do whatever you find works best for you personally, that’s just something I thought could be helpful and might make your medication work better for you too!

        • Cece7

          783d

          @Missluna91 I’m not sure what area you’re in but I have found help through LifeStance if you look them up. They do online psychiatry and therapy appointments and can find you local people to see in person as well. I also have my therapy sessions online through a local practice who started doing them because of covid which is nice. It’s a good option if you are having trouble finding somewhere to go or just live far from resources having those sorts of options available. You can message me if you ever need someone to talk to in the meantime!

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