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Finally past the 3 week mark that I heard horror stories of. Let me tell you, they can be true. I'd read them and never expect myself to get past them like everyone else did, saying to myself for example, "I'm just wasting my time and am different, these side effects won't pass and eventually I'll just have to be taken off because relief won't come.". The good news is, it has somewhat, but it gets tricky, and I'm still in the baby stages so any advice is greatly appreciated. The first two weeks, ooooh the headaches. Splitting migraines. I also felt extremely dumb, anxious through zee roof, and agitated at times. Waking up each day progressively got worse till around the 2 1/2 week mark, and is slowly getting easier. it was like my sleep was getting screwed with heavily and there would be a serious fog the first half hour or so of waking up. Feeling like I was the special case and these SE's wouldn't pass, I was in hell. Then around the 19th day I woke up and finally something was starting to click, I could tell. For 3 days I felt great. The burden of crippling depression was lifted. These past three days I'm also on the up swing of feeling somewhat better, though not as I tense. I'm on 10mg currently for anxiety/depression. At day 25 my focus is back in doing tasks. Doing mixed martial arts at the two week mark when your head is throbbing and you can barely keep yourself together isn't safe. But I returned today and even felt a bit sharper than usual. The main thing I have noticed is my emotions just feel kind of "blah.". The feeling of the depression lifting was awesome, but now it's kind of just like everything is okay, and that's that. Nothing crazy exciting, nothing terribly sad. The best way I heard it summed up was like "blotting your emotions.". I also notice what people mean by the stimulating effect. The final side effect was agitation. Although feeling emotionally better the past week or so, I noticed the one time I did get mad, it was like intensified. The only thing that stopped my anger inside was a .5 Xanax, within 10 minutes.
so to sum it up, the side effects have passed mostly, and I'm not wallowing in my sorrows as much anymore, but everything just feels kind of blunted right now, just so/so. Is this common? I'm only 3 1/2 weeks in on a 10mg dose.
Did kick in
Mental sharpness came back
Agitation still (rarely, but intense when comes on)
everything feels mehhhhh
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