What side effects from psych meds do you live with?
We have to try several medications and many do not work out because of side effects. But, eventually, we have to choose a medication to stay on, but this medication may still have some side effects that continue. What side effects did you choose to accept and stay on the medication because the benefits outweighed the negatives?
For me, while I'm still increasing Abilify, so far I can say that the headache, nausea, go away with time, but I am not sure yet about constipation, insomnia, mild restlessness, leg muscle fasciculations and stiffness (which is currently, at this dose, less than the muscle effects I was getting with lamotrigine and Seroquel). It's been a bit over 2 weeks, so not long, so things may change. But so far so good. I'm looking forward to stabilizing at a certain dose so that more side effects will hopefully subside, diminish, or disappear.
So I haven't been doing well mentally since I got out of the hospital and it doesn't make since but while my husband was in the hospital for an MS flare I knew I had to be strong for my son cuz I was all he had and now that he is home instead of being happy I'm so depressed. I've been having bad/harmful thoughts all day even before I got him. Pretty much all week really but I'm scared of myself...
i made this account because i hope this reaches someone who can understand. I feel immense shame and guilt over my past behavior while manic. I have ruined relationships with friends and family members, gotten tattoos that i dont want, done things that make me cringe. The weight of the self hatred gets to be too much sometimes. I feel like a burden. Nobody understands. I hate myself today.