Changing My Medication – week 1

After spending the last 6 or so years on Prozac it was decided, with my agreement, that is was time to change. The effects of the drug were not as strong as they once were and with more than 1 overdose in the last few years on them it looked like a good idea to try something different.

Last week my GP came up with a plan on how we should start the change and suggested a new drug that I should move on to, ( I still can’t pronounce the name if it yet).

The plan works with a gradual decrease of the old drug and then increase of the new one. It’s advisable not to just switch meds nor is it a good idea to have two types at the same time. This is because the body will not cope with the stress and is known to react badly.

Today marks the end of the first week. I previously was on 60mg of Prozac and for the last 7 days I have gone down to 40mg. At first I didn’t notice any difference but as time went on that soon changed.

Today I have spent most of my time in bed feeling depressed and tired. My mood has been generally lower with my OCD playing on my mind more than I’d like. As I write this all I want to do it cry and go to sleep. Paranoia has crept in as intrusive thoughts, doubts that things are not right. I’m starting to worry if I have made the right choice. I’m going to keep on course to see how this turns out. I hope for the best and my GP has given me Valium should I need to calm down. So far I haven’t taken it.

Next week I will give you an update on how I get on. Until then peace, love and joy.

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