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Burble [May. 11th, 2008|10:19 pm]
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So, things have settled down a bit more. Some highlights of the past few weeks:

-Taking Prozac experimentally now. Seems to be working okay so far. At least, I don't feel WORSE or like I'm going to die at any moment.

-Finishing up my last paper of the year. I've actually been out of school for over a week, but my teacher granted me an extension due to... well, I'm taking Prozac, remember?

-I had the most stressful birthday I've ever had! I had a final, for which I had to literally study all night in order to be prepared in the slightest. I had no sleep in three days, visitors, and no-happy-pills + excess stress! YAY!

-87-year old grandmother fell down a hill and cracked her spine. She's doing fine and is mobile, but will be going into surgery soon to repair an enlarged disc.

-I beat the main story of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, but there's still lots of stuff happening after you "finish" the game. It's been keeping me sane while the kids (my 6-year-old nephew and 2-year-old niece) are over.

-Saw Speed Racer. It was fan-fucking-tastic. I think it did the series justice, and kept true to the spirit of the craziness of the cartoon. I bet it'd be frightening on an acid trip, though.

-I have two stuffed Caterpies and you should be jealous. (They are in my icon)

-My godmother (whom I refer to as "Miss Peggy") came down from Virginia with my mom to see me and that was fun.

-There is a cardinal nesting in our rosebush, and it is absolutely precious.

-There is such a thing as chocolate marshmallows, and they are delicious. They taste nonexistant in cocoa, though.

-Sharpies are fun to draw with. I HAVE BEEN DOODLING POKEYMANZ. Ivysaur is waddling in mud and I think he is cute. I can scan them in if anyone wants to see 'em. It could be fun to do the first 151 at least...

[User Picture]From: simulatedworld
2008-05-12 05:17 am (UTC)
Remember that SSRI antidepressants often take up to 6 weeks to really make a noticeable difference on your mood; make sure to give it that much time before deciding it doesn't work.
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[User Picture]From: obakehoshi
2008-05-12 05:38 am (UTC)
Supposedly this one should take about 4-5 days, and it's only 10 mg for testing purposes before we're going to up the dosage. We're going to keep testing until we find a dosage or a medication that works for me, basically.

I've taken two other antidepressants before that had a HORRIBLE effect on me after only two days. One made me feel absolutely terrible about everything, and the other made me feel so physically sick I thought that I was going to collapse and die (hence my relief that neither has happened so far). So I was mostly relieved that I didn't get those feelings again.

Thanks for the concern and advice, by the way. We're hoping that I have the same chemistry as my sister and that Prozac will work for me since it does for her.
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[User Picture]From: simulatedworld
2008-05-12 06:49 am (UTC)
Yes, SSRIs are notorious for their inconsistency--many people have to try several for a few weeks each before anything really works.

Are you sure about the 5 days? That may be enough time for some, but really you should allow at least 2 to 3 weeks before dismissing one.
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[User Picture]From: obakehoshi
2008-05-12 04:25 pm (UTC)
I have a 30 day supply, but the doctor said it might kick in as early as immediately or after 5 days with some people. Considering the other two kicked in so quickly (in the entirely wrong ways, but still worked), we think this one might work quickly too.

I will be sticking with it for the whole bottle, and I do have a refill on it as well. Only time will tell, and I'm willing to stick with it for as long as it takes. Because, really... this past semester sucked royally and I want to prevent another episode as much as I can.
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