Generally taking a medicine to be comfortable with therapy doesn't seem like an ideal approach. But I suppose there might be circumstances where it would be worth considering... don't know.
As for three months. That seems like a good amount of time to commit to. You should be able to get a sense of the results by then. When folks ask me if they have to take medicine "forever" I never say "yes". First, who can predict what might change in the future, for them, for our ability to treat them... And also, whether they take it long term is obviously going to depend on whether it helps them, which we don't know yet... So instead I say let's commit to trying this for a reasonable amount of time and then we can assess whether the benefits seem to outweigh the disadvantages.
Circumstances? High anxiety?
So taking medication to be more "accessible" in therapy is ?stupid.
My GP said that he's had psychologists phone and ask him to put his patients on medication to access them/ get through to them.
My last T, whom I respected, asked me to try an anti-anxiety medication. I had issues with side-effects and compliance.
I guess if it's not being prescribed for either anxiety or depression then maybe sitting with these feelings make sense. On the one hand the anxiety corresponding with the issues provides a lot of material to work with.
Making a decision shouldn't be this difficult.
I don't think that listing the pros and cons help either.
-cost ($3 a script so not a major but still a negative)
-side-effects (concern about weight gain and dry mouth -which may or may not occur). Also long-term effects. Is it safe?
-compliance issues (doesn't feel right even if intellectually it sounds OK)
-maybe same as above but meaning of medication to me.
- -ve psychological issues of becoming well?? Fear of change but of becoming well. I honestly don't know the answer to this one because being sick is devastating.
Yes, no, yes, no. No. Yes. Maybe. No. ?? This is crazy.