I have been taking Xanax and I cannot tell one bit that it is helping. I am not what I would consider depressed, but I am a moody. I mean I can be fine, then something little sends me flying off the handle. It is going to effect my home life if I cant get it under control and I really dont want to be like this around my 3 yr old. BUT I am afraid of meds. Not really the meds - but the side effects and what will happen when I go off of them. ( I want to get pregnant in 2010)Plus I dont want to be out of it, if that makes sense. What do you do, Have you tried, Do you see a psychologist???? I know I am not alone - but my family is all shades of whacked out so I cant really have a conversation like this them (I personally believe it is heredity). I have read tons of self-help get happy books, but I see no help with those either.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:05 AM on Sep. 23, 2009 in Health
I have rapid cycle bi-polar and i take a medication called Geodon. It is literally my savior. I also take prozac and a medication to help me sleep (seroquel). I do see a psychiatrist and psychologist once a month. If you feel like you need help then get it.
I won't lie, there is always an adjustment period when starting meds but once that is over and you feel better you'll probably think it's worth it. I am like two different people when I'm on/off meds and for the sake of my family I have to stay on.
Good luck with things.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Answer by vbruno at 11:14 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Psychiatrists can give prescriptions for medication, psychologists can not.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Sep. 23, 2009