Any top tips for getting anti depressant on monthly repeat?

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Hi everyone, Seeing psychiatrist next week and its really important to me to get my meds back to monthly because I feel so ashamed about them being on weekly that I end up not taking them or taking a different amount (I have a fair few from when I wasnt taking them when I should!) Any tips? I'm not so good at lying and I've tried the "If you want me to take them then put them on monthly repeat" but he is having none of it and just repeats that it would be foolish for him to put them back onto monthly. Hate seeing him and it just ends up with me being told off for not taking prescribed medication, and that is their answer to everything and so all my own fault that I am as I am! But others must have got their meds back to monthly so how did you do it?

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    Maybe go to a different psychiatrist? You really shouldn't be seeing someone you hate, definately not that often.

    I actually get a 3 month supply. I told them it was working and that was the end of that discussion.

    Have they given you a specific reason why they won't give you a monthly supply?

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      Thanks for the reply. I don't hate the psychiatrist I just hate seeing anyone about all this. When i saw the psychologist id just had a filling at dentist and said i would rather be back at dentist, she wasnt too impressed! Psychiatrist seems kind and caring so I wouldn't want to change. Won't give me monthly meds because im a risk and cant just say the meds are working because they aren't! I've no idea why I'm still taking them really.

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    What about different kinds of medication? A higher dosage maybe? I get it if they won't do monthly if you haven't found one that works. (I have to admit that I don't think mine are working either)

    Also, if you're not taking them consistently, they won't have the same effect.

    And maybe it might just not be for you. If you don't want to take them, just don't!

    It doesn't work for everybody.

    As long as you have other ways of dealing with depression, you should be fine.

    You're obviously already putting in a lot of effort.

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