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Kuromi

702d

Have any of y’all’s meds just stopped working all of a sudden? Like oh ur fine then a few months later boom depression is back. What do you do? Switch meds or just keep with it and try another method? I’m trying to see a psychiatrist instead of getting them prescribed from a doctor like I have been.

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    • AnimalBoy

      701d

      I build tolerance unusually quickly so I go through this quite a lot. For a lot of the medication I take I can just detox for a little while but you can't do that with all medications and some need the dosage adjusted. Your doctor can help decide what's best

    • laceyandme

      701d

      Ive deal with this too my psychiatrist trys to help see i have schizophrenia and i can go 3 months without voices and paraniod thoughts and stuff then it comes back. Its done this many times

    • AnimalBoy

      701d

      I build tolerance unusually quickly so I go through this quite a lot. For a lot of the medication I take I can just detox for a little while but you can't do that with all medications and some need the dosage adjusted. Your doctor can help decide what's best

    • Col

      701d

      I've had that happen. My doctors would raise the dosage of whatever I was taking. There was one instance where I was taking the highest amount of one medication and it wasn't working anymore and so my doctor switched me to a different one and I had positive results.

    • Lilithann

      701d

      I agree that you should get on a higher dose.

    • Porkbun

      701d

      Yeah. I think I have medicine resistant depression. Sometimes it's worse sometimes it's better. I think as long as I live where I love and haven't healed from my trauma I will struggle with this depression for awhile. I think medicine is like a safety cushion, if you fall, you don't land so hard and its not as hard to get back up. That's the best way my medicine has helped me. I don't know if that's just me, or if that's how it is for everyone. My depression is severe and dibilitating that I am unable to do ADLs or keep a job so idk if it's because of that. But that's what a psychiatric nurse told me one, that medicine is a safety net. Some people don't benefit from SSRIs and are better with MAOIs or ndris there's different types of anti depressants. I've found some relief with Wellbutrin Seroquel buspirone and gabapentin. I'm not suicidal anymore so I'll settle for that much

      • zoo

        701d

        @Porkbun so are you saying meds make you sucidal or if you don't take medicine? Just asking I don't want to take something that would harm me.

        • Porkbun

          701d

          @zoo but also, fear of side effects is valid but if you've tried therapy and self help, and are still suffering, medicine can be a good option for you, depending on your chemistry, and your specific problems, your brain some medicines will help, some won't! Some are lucky to find the right meds the first time, other people like me I have spent 8 years trying different meds with littler to no results, until now.

        • Porkbun

          701d

          @zoo hey no, bud you shouldn't not take medicine for fear of the side affects, not all medicines will give you side effects, and not all side effects are unmanageable. Usually a medicine is recommended because the benefits out weigh the cons. I get suicidal without the proper medication, because it's just part of my mental health conditions, I finally found a cocktail that keeps those thoughts at bay! That's mostly the best and only benefit I get but it's so worth it. The medicine helps my brain not want to hurt me.

    • Musiclover22

      701d

      I’ve had this happen before multiple times. I think looking for a psychiatrist is a good idea, they may be able to give more insight and know what options to look at to help you find a routine. For me, I have a feeling there were small signs that it wasn’t working as effectively that I didn’t pick up on or attributed to other things. I hope you find a meds regimen that works for you soon

    • poodlelover28

      702d

      I agree with others to maybe increase the medication dose and if that doesn't work, it's time for something new. Meds can stop working all of a sudden. It sucks but it happens.

    • Niki_PR

      702d

      I usually opt to increase the dosage first, before switching meds. Sometimes my doctor and I have chosen to add another med to help boost the effects. Keep a log of how you're feeling, if you can, and discuss any symptoms with your doctor. Sometimes it takes a while to tweak your meds and get them right, but the more information you can give your doctor, the better they'll be equipped to help you find the right cocktail.

    • Mamaofthree

      702d

      Try a new med or increase dose, or an add-on med. Definitely worth a chat with the Dr

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