Ten Signs Your Medication Is Not Working

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You can feel miserable with the wrong medication.

Medication for depression or other mental illness is a tricky thing to manage. Everyone responds differently to it. Some people find that Prozac allows them to think clearly while others have racing thoughts with that medicine. Others love Zoloft despite the fact that others dislike it.

Just like our bodies are made differently, our illnesses have different remedies. Finding that right medication is the key.

However, that is not an easy task. There are many to choose from, but not all will help you. The process may involve trying several different medications before you discover the right one.

Here are some signs that your current medication might not be the right one. Please note, though, that I am not a doctor! This is simply what I have observed from myself and others in similar situations.

  1. More or less sleep than is healthy
  2. Racing thoughts
  3. Cloudy thoughts or inability to think because your brain is “foggy”
  4. Contemplating suicide
  5. Headaches or dizziness
  6. Extreme restlessness
  7. Increase symptoms for an extended period of time
  8. Anxiety attacks more frequently
  9. Paranoia
  10. Loss of emotions

These are some of the things I am going through lately with my new medication. Obviously, it is time for a change. Signs like this should be heeded.


4 thoughts on “Ten Signs Your Medication Is Not Working

  1. Anne Skyvington says:

    My adult daughter has, for the first time since diagnosis ten years ago, been taking the correct amount of her medication for 6 months now, and is happy, confident and seriously dating now. This is the problem with bp, I have found. Not wanting to accept the necessity of taking all of it.

  2. Anne Skyvington says:

    Bon courage and good luck with it, Rose.

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