People don’t understand how meds work. Quite frankly, I don’t really either. No, really, it’s a mystery. It’s a mystery to even the best psychiatrists. All meds are slightly different, for the most part, but have the same general effect. However no two people are alike, so the physical symptoms that arise alongside different meds will be different.
I crashed again this morning. This is a perfect example of WHY even the right meds, which can take years to find, still leave you with holes in your life that will never be filled. They say meds are only part of the picture, the rest is therapy. Even therapy can lead you down a dark path, because one’s interpretation of symptoms might be different from another’s, which can lead to misdiagnoses. I got good sleep last night, I even went to bed early. But around 10am I fell asleep and I’m just now getting out of bed around 7pm.
The medication keeps you stable, but your symptoms are constantly in a state of flux. Some days are good days, some days aren’t. The good days, you could get by without your meds, at least in theory (but never stop your meds without talking to your doctor). The bad days you just gotta suck up and lie in bed all day and try not to think about anything negative. The meds can’t eliminate bad days completely, they just make you have fewer of them. Your illness is still there, just around the corner, ready to remind you of its presence.