Yep...this happens to me a lot. My therapist & pdoc both agree and say this time it is just a stressful time I am going through and that once things settle down, I will too. In the meantime my pdoc wants me to just take an extra dose of xanax to take the edge off.
Honestly this helps really fast for me. And when it comes upon me I need something really fast.
On the other hand, my hubby doesn't like this approach. He see's this as me not dealing with the current situation since the xanax usually just throws me for a nap if at home and if out I am not engaged in anything...more just like...m..e..l..l..o..w..! He doesn't like to see me like that.
My hubby would rather see me on an extra dosage of my mood stabilizer, but my pdoc doesn't feel that it would help. He is right, because after suggesting that concern to him for a bit, he finally said, "Go ahead, take an extra dose but I assure you it won't help." He was right!
I have been under a lot of stress lately and the xanax really helps to take that edge off of me.
I can be angry, screaming mad , then laughing out loud crazy , then very sentimental crying all within 15 min. You would think I'd need more help with a mood stabilizer but considering what is going on in my life, it's just not the right time to do that for me.
I've had my pdoc & therapist for a long time and trust them both. There have been times in the past where my pdoc has adjusted my mood stabilizer or changed it completely due to this, but not this time. That is why I believe you really need to let your pdoc know exactly what is going on in your life at the moment for him to properly help you.
My appts. are scheduled closely together right now to that they can keep a close eye on me and help me out.
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