Over people judging

I met with my psychiatrist today who is accusing me of abusing my anxiety meds and wants to cut them in half. I've had a real rough couple of months with pretty significant medical issues and legal issues. I'm so tired of everyone focusing on my meds and not understanding how bad my anxiety is. I can feel myself closing down and isolating myself. I just don't know what to do anymore

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  • I dislike having to ask you this, but it's the reason you're being asked about your meds. Have you been taking more anxiety meds than prescribed? This will get you in trouble every time if you have. I know you have a good reason to do so, but doctors don't take kindly to you increasing your use of meds without their approval and they control your prescription refill amounts.

    Please try not to close down and isolate. You won't get better doing that. I'm sure you know this, too, but I want to reassure you that it's true. You need human contact and communication between you and those who care for you and whom you care for also. Come here and vent and complain if you want to but don't shut down please. How are your legal and medical issues doing? Did you get most of them closer to being resolved? I sincerely hope so. I know how time consuming and frustrating these things can be. They also can wear you out.

    Be gentle with yourself and take care because you've got a lot going on and you're carrying a heavy load right now. Just do the best you can and keep yourself open to listening to others and not getting defeated. This, too, WILL pass.

  • First I empathize with your situation and hope you feel better today. I think if the medicine isn't working the way you want you have to continue the dialogue with your psychologist and psychiatrist and get to a place of greater comfort. If you don't feel a connection maybe switch doctor but work with someone you trust and the help can really be positive too. There are some meds you might build tolerance too - again a great discussion to be had here and believe that relief is on its way.

  • When other people are hard on you, what do you feel? In case you are hard on yourself, here is a link you might appreciate:

    ---Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

    self-compassion.org/the-thr...

    This link came from someone else on this site. I'm just giving it out to help you and other people.

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