Two weeks into my six week plan to get off my medication – how’s it going? Good. I think. This fortnight has seen me alternating between taking my full dosage and just half dosage each night, slowly trying to get my body to adjust to having less and less Duloxetine in my system. Overall it… Continue reading Going Down
I used to stand with one foot in the past; The future was too far to reach. The other foot dipped in the present; Uncertain at the edge of the beach. Now I stand here in the present, both feet firmly on the sand. The past roars behind me, an ocean of memories close… Continue reading Building My Castle
Today I went to see my doctor and we set up a six week plan to wean me off my anti-depressants. The Duloxetine has been a game-changer for me. After the disaster that was my last round of Citalopram, I was resigned to the feeling that I’d have to be medicated forever. Then I started… Continue reading The Beginning Of The End
Latest update on how I’m faring on Duloxetine…
Well I’ve been on Duloxetine for a little over a week now and the withdrawal effects from the Citalopram have finally worn off. Now I’m getting to know my new normal on the Duloxetine. Obviously, it’s going to take a few more weeks before everything settles but already there is a difference in me. I’m… Continue reading On The Other Side
So, I’m just over halfway through reducing my dose to wean myself off the citalopram ready to start the new stuff I can’t spell. Turns out those tiny little tablets had worked their way into my body very effectively and it isn’t responding very happily to them going away. All the time, I feel weird.… Continue reading Withdrawal
We’re going for a ride. Well, I am anyway. If you count changing medication as a ride. The stuff I have been taking seemed to be taking the edge off my depression but in return was making me jittery and anxiety ridden, prone to panic attacks and disturbing my sleep to the point where it… Continue reading Hold Tight!