Originally Posted by Lilyfrog
I think that meds can help but in my experience it is a case of finding the right one that suits you (as I have tried a few a couple worked but the side effects were no good for me)
also, I think they only really work properly if you also work them with a therapy too. The meds can take the edge off the pressures but if you dont release the stresses and start to eliminate or change your mind state then the issues are still dragging at you, but if you can learn to push them or deal with them then the meds will help more.
Thank you Lilyfrog.
To be honest I don't have any experience with different medications. I know it is a case of trying perhaps different ones and balances also, but after my first tries now with medications I am seeing a positive difference in general, except for a big lapse a week ago which was truly difficult to handle.
I understand with the therapy, I just can't do it with people that are trained psychologists or therapists, they all seem to be coming from a book, the same formulas and responses that I have to do this or that. I just need the basics of someone listening (and it's obvious when they are not), and basic words of understanding - this is what I have chosen very carefully a few persons that know my full diagnosis. My partner can never be one of them.
The biggest problem for me is that my stresses are things beyond my control, they are certain people, one that is looking to do me harm (ex) and one that doesn't understand at all (partner).
As I can't control them, I try to limit the interactions. I am more interested to know how medications can give me a balance and peace to continue. I made it to 37 without help somehow, but am hoping to make it further now with help. This site is helping me cope too, with distractions and also helping others where possible.