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I am a 32 year old female suffering from GAD and possibly OCD. My anxiety is so severe it cripples me. No signs of depression here. I was recently prescribed Fluvoxamine (VOXAM/LUVOX) and experienced so much anxiety about having to take it so I thought I'd search the internet for journeys of other people who have had success with the medication - surprise, I was unable to find anything useful, especially in Australia. This post is almost a self-help post for me to release my inner thoughts and to help others who have been prescribed this mediation. I am going to document on a day by day how I went, in hopes that I can help someone else out! The worst part for me about taking the medication was that it lists SO many side affects and the only reviews I could find online were negative encounters with it. So here is my experience! I am only on day two – I will keep updating under this forum.
DAY ONE: I took a 1/2 dose of a 50mg pill (25mg) as directed by my doctor. I was EXTREMELY anxious to take it after reading about side effects etc but I realised that I pretty much couldn't feel any worse that I already do, so I bit the bullet and took it at 10:30 PM. The doctor told me by taking it at night, it would alleviate any side effects I may encounter.
DAY TWO: I slept through the night and woke up with my body clock at 6:30 AM. I woke a little anxious, not knowing how I would be feeling today. I took three drops of rescue remedy onto my tongue (I've been using this for the past two days and it literally brings me instant relief). For the rest of the day I took it easy and relaxed in bed. Very alert to potential side effects but NOTHING! I took a long nap and I actually told my mum that I was feeling very little to no anxiety. This came as a huge shock to me as the pharmacist told me I would feel worse before I felt better. Further, my anxiety has been through the ROOF for the last five months and today was the first time I’ve felt relaxed in a very long time!!!! I’m actually excited to take the tablet again tonight so that I can continue to feel the benefits tomorrow. If this is a taste of how it can improve my life in one day, I am so excited for the future and to potentially being anxiety free. Will update again soon! Please dont hesitate to ask questions :-)
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