I'm 22 years old & have gone to my dr about my anxiety/mood swings, he has prescribed me 3 different SSRI & they didn't work for me, one of them made me worse! My mom is on Valiums & I took one of hers & it really helped me a lot! I don't know what I should do? How can I get my dr to prescribe this to me? Should I tell him I tried it & it helped or would that make it much worse? Please help! Thanks so much in advance!
Reuter93; Yes you could tell the doctor that you were having a terrible day and your Mom gave you a Valium and it really helped. IF you can well you tell us more about the medications the doctor gave you and how long you took them prior to stoping it. we might be able to help you out on how they work if you only took for a short time you did not give them long enough to get into your system, And that most of the beginging side effects go away within a few weeks etc So if you would like to know about the prescriptions your doctor gave you please start a new post so it well stick out and we well get back to you
Reuter93; First both the Wellbutrin, And the Sertraline you have to build up to where you have the right blood level and that is between 6 to 8 weeks, So unless the side effects were getting to you the thing is you really were not on it long enough to see if it would help you. And remember the side effects you get the first week or two normally go away by the second week and you also feel worse before you start to feel the benefits of the medication. Then on Amitriptyline It is an older medication but still works well it does help you sleep and can also help in the daytime decrease some of the anxiety it does not just drop off when you wake up. I know it is very hard but to date there is no way to tell what medication well help us.
We have to take the medication to see if we can get relief from them, So it's like a trial and error which gets old but they well find something to help you sooner or later.By the way with Valium my experience was it's great if you only have to take it once in a while but when I had to take it regular it seems to burn out on you faster than some of the newer benzodiazepines like Xanax, or Klonopin they stick with you longer and you don;t get that little buzz if you did from the Valium Hang in there and keep at it brighter days are ahead for you it is just a matter of finding the right medications And feel free to post a question anytime you think we can help we are people just like you with this frustrating junk as i call it and try and help with one of our experience Have a good day.
Well as far as the doctor wanting to see you in a month in most cases you can normally tell if the medication is going to work by then as far as some improvement but not all and gives them a chance to increase the dose if they need to. But to really get it to where it is going to be the best many of the SSRI,and the SNRI LIKE Lexapro and Wellbutrin take that long to make a good enough difference. Chuck1957 They well find something hang in there.
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