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Re: Just trying to find the right meds for me Diana1981

Posted by Dinah on May 27, 2013, at 10:19:35

In reply to Re: Just trying to find the right meds for me, posted by Diana1981 on May 27, 2013, at 10:00:26

It's all a tradeoff.

The best of my pdocs said to me "There are side effects of medications. There are side effects of not taking medications. It's up to you which side effects you prefer."

You can try to get your stress level down as much as possible. That may help without unpleasant side effects.

But medications are not all that targeted in their action. Effexor works on depression and motivation and energy. But it might overshoot that energy goal and bring you to anxiety and agitation. A mood stabilizer might be good for mood volatility, but cost something (depending on the mood stabilizer) in energy or urge to eat. An AAP can be fabulous for anxiety control, but taken regularly it does have long and short term side effects.

What did Lamictal do to you? I've found it to be a medication with few side effects, though not particularly dramatic in primary effects either.

Are you at the lowest effective dose on your medications? Trying to find that sweet spot might be as helpful as trying new medications.

 

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