Ask the Therapist About Medication related questions

Question about Medication

From the : I was diagnosed with OCD. Around October 19th 2015, during a stay at a psych ward they started me on a new pill regimen of 2 drugs I had already been taking, but divied up differently plus the addition of a new drug, so, the day to day was Klonopin and Luvox at 8:29 am and Klonopin, Luvox and Anafranil (the new drug) at 9:40 at night. I’ve been keeping this...
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Do I Have BPD or Is It Just OCD and Hypochondria?

I was diagnosed with OCD when I was very young maybe 12 or 13. I have had an on again off again relationship with Meds I mostly have intrusive thoughts and anxiety. I am currently back on meds but recently I have been going through a very hard time after moving to a new state and experiencing a few traumatic life events. I was abused regularly by my father and he eventually committed suicide....
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Fear of Hospitals & Heart-Related Testing

Hello, I am current seeing a therapist as well as a psychiatrist and am taking .5mg Klonopin twice daily, and 10mg escitalopram. I have a great fear of heart testing and any type of test that requires my heart to be monitored. I’m afraid they will find something wrong. My moto has always been if a doctor does not verify you have a problem the problem does not exist. I need to change that...
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I’m Obsessed with a Celebrity

From India: Hello. I am just a normal girl who happens to see a movie about a certain actor approximately 10 years from now. My father and i have always shared a loving and fulfilling relationship but my mother is not mentally healthy, so sometimes i feel like there’s a gap that needs to be filled within my heart. What started as a very innocent crush like feeling ended up being my worst nightmare....
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I Can’t Make Up My Mind about Seeing a Therapist

From a 39 year old woman in the : Should I see a therapist? I can’t make up my mind! First of all, here is my condition: 1) I suffer from severe depression and nervousness 2) Suffer from Social anxieties 3) am diabetic 4) Have high blood pressure I am a happy introvert, but my current problem is that I have no motivation at all for a long long time to do even basic...
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Don’t Know When to Change Psychiatrist

i’m having troubles with asking to see a different psychiatrist-it seems like she has given up on me. I like mine or should i say i use to like her and trust her…. now if i bring up any concern she just dismisses me and doesn’t ask even why i feel a certain why or why i’d think something is wrong. like just doesn’t seem to want to care or understand where myself or my...
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When to Further Taper Down the Medication Latuda?

I suffered from anxiety, depression, and am considered bipolar I. I went from 4 meds to 1 when I started taking Latuda 40 mg back in June 2014. Wishing to have another baby now that I was 38. Did TMS, neurofeedback and started tapering Latuda. I am pregnant and my 3rd trimester starts end of Nov. I wish to have stopped Latuda completely by then. Today I am taking care of daughter, doing all...
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Should I Get a Second Opinion?

From England: Hi, I have been struggling with episodes of severe anxiety, depression and self harm for many years. These episodes will suddenly lift and I will feel great but it cycles back very quickly. I saw a psychiatrist after lots of doctors told me what they thought I had wrong with me and gave me more anti-depressants which all made me feel very unstable. The psychiatrist believes that my brain is unable to...
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How Can I Get a Prescription Refill for My Antidepressants?

(It’s Complicated.) I am running out of antidepressants and I’m sort of paralyzed because I don’t know how I’m supposed to get a new prescription for them. I originally got prescribed paxil at my student health center, and since I graduated, they won’t keep sending me prescriptions. Can I go to urgent care? I work all week on a relatively rural mountain and I don’t have a car. I also kind of feel like...
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Recurring Depression Every Few Hours

From the : I get recurring depression every few hours with nihilistic/pessimistic views on life and activities that I’d like to do. Then usually quickly fades away. I’ve been thinking I could be bipolar, but I don’t get very angry or even overly happy about anything. Mostly when the depression fades away, I just feel contempt, happy or even normal with a bit of depression. I’ve tried lexapro, when I was quickly diagnosed with...
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I Think I Have Some Kind of Bipolar Disorder

I started taking a medication that has several purposes but my reason was for precautionary measures after a single seizure. It’s Lamictal and you very well know it’s also used to manage bipolar disorder. I’ve been on it since February and it’s September now, so it’s been 7 months. My dosage is 200mg a day. As soon as I started taking it in the beginning I began to notice a gradual stabilization in my...
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Repeat Stories/Can’t Remember Telling Them

This was much worse when I was younger, but I repeat stories/anecdotes without realizing it. The trouble is that I honestly cannot remember who I told or what/how I said it. I am well-educated (Masters degree), of above-average intelligence, and fairly social and outgoing, but I’ve been told that I sometimes say the same things (same story, wording, inflection, etc.) and I don’t realize it. It drives my partners crazy. It probably others, too,...
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