I changed my psychiatrist several months back. He was treating me for anxiety and depression. I had explained that I had been treated for bipolar for 20+ years. He still believed that my symptoms were from anxiety and depression.
He had me on 10mg Buspar twice a day, Prozac every morning and 100mg Lamictal for my brain zaps. I took these meds, well 2 of them anyway for a few years before I started seeing him.
After about four months, I had a nervous breakdown. You see, we had a couple of friends stop by and see us one night. They never got out of the car but we talked for a bit. I made sure I didn’t touch her because us empaths feel so intensely. After I told them bye, I walked to my door, I was hit like a ton of bricks. This is what triggered my breakdown/depression.
For the next month, I sat in front of the TV and cried for no particular reason. I could no longer drive either. The time came for my monthly appointment. Buck, my husband, had an appointment before mine with his surgeon. Luckily he made it back in time to take me to my appointment otherwise I would have had to drive. Buck took me to my psychiatrist and explained how I had been acting at home. The psychiatrist finally believed me about having bipolar.
After a long discussion, he gave me samples of Vraylar 1.5mg to try. The 1st 3 days of taking it, I had motivation, energy and became a bitch that I had not seen in me in 5 years. I was overwhelmed until day 4. Day 4 was my turning point and finally was in control of my emotions. I found the me that I hadn’t seen in 7 or 8 years. Talk about feeling young again.
I can now clean my house and I even got my passion of writing back, so I started this blog. There still are not enough hours in the day. I haven’t shed an unnecessary tear since I began taking Vraylar.
I have been on many different medications over the years but they all made me more depressed. I have never had one to work this well, including Abilify that made me suicidal. I give Vraylar 5 stars. I’m no longer depressed and my anxiety is at a minimum. I’m sure this med isn’t for everyone nor am I getting paid for this review.
I didn’t realize how much a mental illness could make your entire body hurt. I still have some muscle weakness and joint pains but they aren’t from the bipolar, anxiety or depression. Before Vraylar I felt each and every joint and muscle.
I hop you find the med that is right for you. Good luck and stay blessed.