A few weeks ago a friend complained about her anxiety medications her doctor prescribed her. Her newest meds were her doctor’s third attempt at trying to get the right “formula” for her. After being frustrated with her past medications, she was even more frustrated that she couldn’t find one that seemed to work for her.
Unfortunately, I know how she feels.
It seems as though, when you’re dealing with medications for depression or anxiety, it’s all about trial and error. Your doctor will prescribe you pills until they get it “right”. Until you actually have the right combo, your emotions could be every where. Your mood swings could be off the chain. You may not even know if you’re coming or going half the time. That gallon of ice cream in your freezer? It may be devoured within an hour because your new meds have spiked your appetite.
But then comes the moment, when you’ve been on your new “system” of pills or pill, and you wake up and you feel “normal”.
Or as normal as you’ll ever be, while medicated.
I have a bunch of girlfriends that are on different types of meds for depression and/or anxiety. We share our stories, we share our side-effects and we share our victories. Our ups and downs are coffee talk. When we know one of us are “going through it” we’re there for each other. But damn, just trying to get to the place of finding a combination of meds that work isn’t easy.