It’s been a while since I came off my anti-depressants so I thought I’d write an update on how I feel now they are out of my system and I’m going it alone.
Two weeks ago today, I took my last Duloxetine tablet. It has been a very long two weeks. The weeks before that, where I was alternating between my ‘half dose’ tablet and no tablet, were not my favourite either. After stabilising nicely onto the half dose tablets, I hoped that the transition downward would be…… Continue reading Eyes Open
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
It is the first of January and I am in bed at 3.15pm because I feel (and look) like death warmed up. HOWEVER! Yesterday was a good day to end a year that had markedly more downs than ups and I am feeling positive about going forward from here. Drawing a line in the sand…… Continue reading Hello 2017!
Feeling normal. Being normal. School run, washing clothes, swimming lessons, food. Normal life just rolling on But everything is wrong. Feeling normal. Being normal. Sleeping badly, crazy dreams, anxious, frightened, tired. Normal life just rolling on But everything is wrong. Finding normal. Adapting normal. New routines, exercises, good days, bad days, change. Normal life just…… Continue reading Normal
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