Posts tagged ‘medication’

February 23, 2011

Jagged Little Pill

Today was my first official day of being on anti-depressants. I’m not  sure what I should say about this, other than I’m still not sure if I want  to tell people about the fact I’ve chosen to be medicated. Which seems  contradictory to the fact I’m putting out on the internet for just anyone  to read.

Here’s the deets: I’m on Celexa at a 20 mg dose. Nothing major, I have  to see if I need a bigger dose than that or if that’s all my brain needs.

I’ve felt one side affect so far and that is the fact that I woke up this morning feeling like I woke up from death. You know when you stay up until 4 am and then have to get up at 6 am for work, and it’s as if your body just cannot comprehend why you’re awake and why it got so little sleep? That’s what this morning felt like. I was in a sleepy stupor for much longer than usual, and my body felt incredibly sluggish and heavy. In fact, I had to buy an energy drink (I don’t drink coffee) to help kick my butt into gear. This lasted about an hour and a half, and thanks to the energy drink, I was good for the rest of the day. I’m not looking forward to this side affect so much tomorrow, but I bought a few more energy drinks in case this becomes a re-occurring side affect for the first few weeks.

Other than my zombie-like state this morning, nothing else to report. Life carried on as usual. I got to eat Chinese food for dinner tonight =)

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