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.
- More or less sleep than is healthy
- Racing thoughts
- Cloudy thoughts or inability to think because your brain is “foggy”
- Contemplating suicide
- Headaches or dizziness
- Extreme restlessness
- Increase symptoms for an extended period of time
- Anxiety attacks more frequently
- 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.