Yesterday my doctor increased my medication which I thought may happen. Since my most recent major depressive episode has been trying different things.
I personally don't know anyone taking medications other than me. Although I am sure there must be also other people I see everyday at work or whatnot and just don't know they are on medications or not.
I would like to have an idea on where on the mental illness spectrum I fit in. I am on a combination of three Prescription medications a day so I must be fairly sick.
My doctor just increase that new medication to 25mg of Elavil. And then I am on 300mg of Wellbutrin and 1mg of Lorzapam. Does that seem like a lot of prescription medication to you? My doctor says I need it and I tried to be medication free a while ago with the end result meaning he definitely is right. He said he may increase the Elavil again in a month if I see don't improve.
I have PTSD, former? Anorexic, Clinical Depression and General anxiety disorder & ulcerative colitis in remission.
My current problem is I am sleeping too much. And he says the Elavil will help me get more engery. I noticed I have only very recently became a bit paranoid about taking this much medication. I think it is a side effect of the Elavil.
Tonight I take my first 25mg pill and part of me feels scared I won't wake up. But there is no logic in that at all because the doctor and pharmacist checked everything and said everything is fine. When I first started Wellbutrin 4 years ago I had a lot of weird things in the beginning that went away. I wish I could understand what all these medications really are. I watched so many documentaries on these drugs. Seems the medical community has different points of views on them. For me I know my life has been greatly improved by medications. I just feel bad for the 'stigma' of mental illness sometimes.