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For those on mental health meds (Lexapro for anxiety in my case), how do you know when it’s time to switch things up? I started with a new therapist a couple of weeks ago and clearly it stirred some stuff up and now I actively feel like I’m losing it. It’s fine, I’m basically functional, I’m not in any danger. It’s just a struggle to make it through the day.
But it’s only been a couple of weeks and I’m reluctant to go on some of the heavier stuff I was on in the past (ability and then rexulti) which were like miracle drugs at the time but also blunted things generally and made me need a lot more sleep. And I’d kill for a klonopin prescription right now but always worry a bit about benzos for obvious reasons.
I’ll talk to my therapist but just – what’s your threshold?
My threshold is pretty low: if I want a change, or if I feel like I need one, I ask for it.
Some thoughts: I understand your worries about benzos (I’ve had paradoxical reactions), but a small Klonopin scrip and sparing use could be an option. Another prescription option is hydroxyzine, an old antihistamine similar to Benadryl that can help with both anxiety and insomnia.
Non prescription options include L-theanine and Now True Calm and checking things like your B vitamins and calcium+magnesium. You might also try journaling if you don’t already—it’s like self-therapy.
Best of luck!