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I'm suffering from low mood, which I guess is mild depression. I don't have any energy and just lie down all day. My doc first prescribed me Sertraline. I was taking 50mg per day for 4 weeks but, after a kind of buzz for the first couple of days it didn't make any change. So I went up to 100mg per day for 4 more weeks. Not to put too fine a point on it but the biggest change was becoming far too regular, going to the bathroom many times each day. Also my jaw aching like crazy from my face muscles being so tense all day. Apart from that no real change in mood, except I became very OCD. So I was still lying down all day but I couldn't stop reading the news on my phone (I know it's dumb but that's all I could do)!
Anyway, I finished the Sertraline and moved straight onto Amytriptyline. I felt better for a day or two (maybe as the Sert wore off) but now I'm on the 6th day and the OCD is worse than ever, the ridculous number of bowel movements per day & my face/jaw aching like mad, plus getting irritated very quickly. And, just like on the Sertraline, I hardly sleep at night. On the Sert I at least used to nap during the day, but with this I can't.
I know it's early days and everyone's reaction to these drugs seems so different. But it seems like antidepressants give me the symptoms they're supposed to take away! I still feel flat but now with this obsession with my phone, although I guess that's boredom too. Has anyone experienced these weird symptoms or could recommend what I can try? I really need to get back on my feet and get my life started again, but I need to find some energy to do it. Was really hoping the ADs would have helped me....
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