||[Nov. 27th, 2010|12:32 am]
The Question Club
So late into this past summer, I was told I have anxiety by a psychologist who got me started on seeing a therapist on my college's campus. Well, I've been seeing her for the past 5 months and honestly, it's not doing me hardly ANY good. I'm still having panic attacks, and overall, my anxiety has not lessened. Instead, it's been gradually worsening. I've also been having anxiety and depression symptoms for the past 6 years. I've been in and out of therapy before and it hasn't done much for me. I'm seriously beginning to consider medication, as I'm beginning to believe it's my only option and because I'm so desperate for a change -- I can't keep living my life like this.
How should I bring this up with my therapist? For those of you who have been in a similar situation -- how did you obtain a prescription for meds? I'm not saying I NEED them (and no, I don't plan on abusing them), but I feel like it's an option I should at least explore or discuss.
Unfortunately, I don't see my therapist for another month, but I want to be prepared with how I might bring this up.