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How many meds before one works??

Gamechanger40
Gamechanger40

hey everyone, I’m new to all of this. I had a quick question. How long were you in therapy before being prescribed medication? I had one evaluation before therapy and was given Prozac which was a nightmare but wasn’t diagnosed with anything. I’ve had to take risperdone, buspar and hydroxyine. None worked at all. Just started Effexor and Trintellix, last night was restless to say the least. I’m so tired physically, emotionally and mentally. Does anyone else take these meds, how do you feel after the first couple of weeks? Is this worth it?

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Hi, unfortunately it takes a while to find one that "agrees with you". I have lost count of how many I have tried over about 20 years! Give it 3 months and see how you feel. The good news is there are a lot to try and one will suit you eventually, promise.

Thank you so much! This is scary not knowing how I will react to each pill, not to mention I’ve never liked taking pain relievers vitamins etc

I was given meds about one month after "talking therapy" treatment by a psychiatrist. Unfortunately most meds take about 4 weeks or so to work and if they don't it's back to square one. My advice is to keep trying different meds but make sure each gets a fair trial. This process is extremely debilitating but as far as I know it is the only way to find the right med. Don't lose hope because there are bound to be meds that will work for you, and if there are debilitating side effects ask the doc for special symptom relief. I have taken any number of sleep meds while on different psych meds. Try to remember that one med is sure to work for you. And yes it is worth it. I have been on many different meds for the past 40 years or so!

Gamechanger40
Gamechanger40 in reply to ryelee

Thank you for the insight, this has been tedious to say the least. Debilitating is definitely the word. I’m experiencing weight loss because my appetite is gone so Im weak and delirious from lack of sleep.

ryelee
ryelee in reply to Gamechanger40

lack of sleep in totally awful and ruins everything. in my opinion it is the very first thing you need to address. The are numerous sleep meds and I'm sure you can find one that works for you. In my opinion this is a crisis and no need to be that concerned over long term effects of sleep meds. One thing at a time.

Gamechanger40
Gamechanger40 in reply to ryelee

Agreed

ryelee
ryelee in reply to Gamechanger40

My experience is that you will need a prescription for the ones that really work. I am sure your MD will have many to offer depending on your circumstances.

It takes a little trial and error. I've been taking Trintellex for about a year now, and it works for me. Doesn't have some of the annoying side effects like a few of the others I've taken. You'll know how it works for you after a month or two.

Thank you! I’ll try them for a month. I pray nothing can be as bad as my Prozac journey, saw inside of the hospital ward with that one.

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