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I was prescribed this drug 2 days before xmas eve with a combination of counselling. I've not started taking it yet as I've had so many xmas family do's to go to, that if I didnt have the usual family drink over dinner questions would be asked and I couldnt face the admission that I've been put on anti-depressants but was also scared of the consequences of having a drink whilst taking the drug! (Like I dont have enough to stress about). Also, the counsellors are on holiday so cant start that until Jan either. My other main concern is all the reports on weight gain. I'm only around 9 stone but one of my life long stresses has been my weight and I struggle to maintain now, and I'm now v concerned that taking the tablet will take away some worries but add another because I'm gaining weight - what no one is really explaining is WHY they are gaining weight - does your appetite increase or do you just get fatter? Why cant they just make a drug without side effects. I take loads of medication already to keep my rheumatoid arthritis at bay which are hugely toxic, necessitating monthly blood tests. Sometimes you just feel like saying "enough already" with the drugs. I'm very apprehensive about the side effects. But I cant carry on the way I am so hope it's worth the bad to get some good. My plan is to start the new year with the drug, when no one will be watching whether I'm toasting in the new year or not. Wish me luck.
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