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Re: Why Is Getting On a Med So Hard?

Posted by Hoopa1013 on October 3, 2019, at 13:20:52

In reply to Re: Why Is Getting On a Med So Hard?, posted by Christ_empowered on October 2, 2019, at 1:02:09

Actually I have an interesting story about this, yesterday my wife went to see my p-doc (we see the same one, shes doing really well, my follow up appt is in 2 weeks) and talked with him about whether i can/should take lorazepam when i am struggling (she has some from her prescription), she told him i am afraid of benzos, he didnt seem averse to it and said that my fear of benzos is the anxiety talking, which kind of made sense to me and tracks with what you said. we will see my next appt i am probably going to be raised to 150mg effexor as my psych says at that level it acts on norepinephrine which can improve anxiety (it worked for me last time), and if i am struggling still will have a long conversation with him about possibly getting benzos to help. in the meantime i guess i have my wifes lorazepam as a line of defense.

> not to push -more- psych drugs on you, but...
> benzodiazepines, gabapentin, perhaps lyrica...even some low dose antipsychotics (not my 1st choice for my own body, but an option, nonetheless...) can all help make the antidepressant start up phase a bit easier to bear, for some people. some times, anyway. reassuring, i know. welcome to psychiatry.
> but seriously...ask the doctor for some kind of short term chemical fix. he/she should be kind and professional enough to prescribe...something, hopefully.
> :-)




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