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Fri Jul 5, 2013, 03:01 AM

I think the medication I'm on may be working...

At least more than previous meds have. I wouldn't say I feel happy exactly, but more motivated. I started a weight loss diet around the same time I started the meds and I'm sticking to it. I'm working on a family photo project scanning in thousands of photos and I'm keeping relatively happy with that. The main thing is I seem to not obsess over things quite as much and I return to a happier norm.

One thing I do notice is that my moods seem more volatile. I'm a little more edgy than before and while I don't get angry I do seem annoyed by things a little at times. However I also get over them MUCH faster than before. If things bothered me before they would fester more.

I'm not sure how much of this to attribute to the new meds, and how much to attribute to the life style changes like dieting and such. I'm wondering if the psychiatrist will want to play around with the dosages now that I MAY be seeing an effect?

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Reply I think the medication I'm on may be working... (Original post)
Locut0s Jul 2013 OP
elleng Jul 2013 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #2
Locut0s Jul 2013 #4
applegrove Jul 2013 #3
Locut0s Jul 2013 #5
libodem Jul 2013 #6
Denninmi Jul 2013 #7
Politicub Jul 2013 #8
olddots Jul 2013 #9

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 03:03 AM

1. GOOD to hear!




P.S., Watch 1776, its on TCM now, and will SURELY put some smiles on your face!!!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 03:06 AM

2. I'm so glad to hear this, my dear Locut0s!

It is very encouraging news!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 03:44 AM

4. Thanks Peggy. I hope that it is...

I've had so many setbacks before I'm not going to count my chickens yet though The volatility worries me a bit because I feel like I could slip into a depression at any second all the time. And my downs aren't gone by any means either.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 03:40 AM

3. So glad.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 04:17 AM

5. I still sadly have a boatload of issues...

Got a driving test coming up next week that I'm worried about, I shouldn't be but I am.

Sometimes when I come out of a episode of depression I feel almost worse because I start to actively think about all the things I need to fix. Whereas before I wasn't thinking about ANYTHING, I was just stewing.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 10:44 AM

6. I wish you

Continued success. Glad to hear the meds are having a positive effect. Very encouraging!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 12:52 PM

7. Good for you.

The mood swings could be a temporary side effect. Hang in there, and ask the doctor about it.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 03:52 PM

8. So great when you finally get put on the right meds!

Judging by your story it seems like they're having a positive effect on you.

My philosophy when it comes to psych meds is to ride the wave and enjoy the good days.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 04:23 PM

9. this is good .

 

who knows about dosages ?

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