I, like some of you who are my fellow readers, are on various medications. Often I read of people who want to increase their medications because they feel they aren’t doing anything. The first thing I think of is:
- Is it a new medication?
- How long have you been on this current medication?
- Are you doing anything outside of medication (I.E. therapy, group therapy)?
I just feel many people and pharmaceutical companies think that medications alone will make everything all better and in my experience it won’t. Its not possible.
Personally my regime consists of:
- Group Therapy – Eating Disorder
- Support Group – Eating Disorder
- Group Therapy -Women’s Support for Sexual Abuse Survivors
I know I am no where near being “cured”, as I know my bipolar is genetic. My Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline, Anxiety and OCD, I’m hoping with a lot of work and time will settle down and as my confidence and self esteem improves. I know I must find ways to cope around the holidays; as they trigger my chronic insomnia among other behaviors.
Borderline’s don’t like being alone and have issues with abandonment. I can certainly attest to that, yet it is things like social anxiety that freeze me in my tracks from social interaction.
What I’m trying to say is just remember that medications don’t fix all, that it does take work by you and sources available to you to help you cope with your mental health.