Changing Your Medications

Changing Your Medications

At Avalon Malibu, we understand that changing your mental health medications can be very complicated. There are so many different things to consider. Because of this, it can be overwhelming to think about all of the different options. If you’re considering speaking with your doctor about changing your medications, then this blog was meant for you. Let’s go over some things that you should consider if your prescriber has brought up the possibility of changing your mental health medications.

Understanding Your Medications

Before you consider changing your medications, it’s important to understand your current medications. Thinking about what is and isn’t working about your current medication routine can provide you with some helpful information and help you make sure that you’re on the right track. Reflecting on your current medications is a great way to evaluate your mental health and think about possible positive changes.

Asking Questions

If your provider has brought up the possibility of you switching medications, then it’s important that you feel you can ask any questions you may have. Sometimes people aren’t sure what questions to ask. If you’re not sure which questions to ask, take a look at the following options and see if any of them are things you want to bring up to your prescriber.

  • Are there any side effects that I should be aware of?
  • How long should it take to start feeling the effects of the medications?
  • How often will I need to take the new medication?
  • Do you know if the new medication is covered by my insurance?

Asking these questions can be a great way to make sure that you’re on the right track. Doing so can also ensure that you’re making informed decisions about your mental health. At Avalon Malibu, we believe in the importance of mental health medications and strive to make sure that each of our clients has the unique and individual support they need. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have or to provide you with support on your mental health journey.

We understand that it can be challenging to switch medications. If you’d like to speak with a mental health professional about your medication options and make sure that you’re on the right track, you can give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We’ll be happy to provide you with some further information and connect you with a member of our team who can offer you support. Remember that it’s never too late to ask questions and get the answers that you need to feel comfortable.

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