Some tips that I'd recommend (I've been on meds for a while now!): trust what your mind and body are telling you, if something doesn't seem right, speak up and talk with your doctor, preferably a psychiatrist if you are just starting out on any meds for mental illness.Do your homework about the med(s) you take...ignorance IS NOT bliss in this department! Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions, maybe write them down ahead of time to make sure you cover everything. If you are unhappy with your doctor or want a second opinion, by all means do it; you don't want to waste your time with a doctor who is not on the same page with you about your health. If at any point you believe you need an increase in your dosage or that a specific med is not working effectively, go to your doctor immediately. And to wrap things up, meds can be a huge help, but it is not a magic pill and it cannot make your illness disappear! Keep up fight!
at 6:34 PM on May. 17, 2011