Athena Posted October 31, 2010 Report Share Posted October 31, 2010 I recently got a new therapist and am going through psychoanalysis. Since starting with him, my emotions have been out of control and I find myself reaching for "unsafe" coping methods. My kids act up when I'm like this and it makes the problem worse. I'm considering taking the antidepressant/antianxiety meds a previous psychiatrist thought would be helpful for me, but I am hesitant because 1) I tried one that had horrible side effects and, 2) I don't want to mess with the psychoanalysis. I'm also considering taking opiates for chronic back pain and mood control. Other than depression, I appear at low risk for abuse of the drug. However, same hesitancy as for antidepressants. Also, I don't want to get any more unmotivated and low energy than I already am - and I fear the drugs may have these side effects. Any suggestions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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