Well, today wasn’t too bad of a day. I actually had some energy to get some things done around the house. Believe me, that’s a biggie!
I did the dishes, got them put away, went out and brought the garbage tote in and went out to get the mail from our mailbox at the curb. Made the bed. Got some more crocheting done.
To many of you, this may not sound like much, but for me it’s a lot. Most days I just don’t have the energy or motivation to do much of anything. I sleep way too much. The internet and tv are my things that help me get through the day many days. Leaving the house to do anything is very hard, even going out to the mailbox.
I got some information today from a lady who is using the same medication I am going to start on Friday night, Effexor. She has been on it for over 10 years and said it’s been a real help for her. Just hearing that has helped take away some of my apprehension about taking it. I think ANY new depression med would give me some anxiety, simply because I don’t know how my body will respond to it.
I know I will probably have some of the crappy side effects I first had from Paxil, the nausea, dizziness and shakiness, but I know that’s to be expected. I’m just hoping that since I have already been on one med that caused that the side effects won’t be as bad, at least that’s what I am hoping.
I will keep this post short and sweet. Just wanted to get some thoughts down.