Mmm… Trying a new medication, and I’m not feeling so great about it.
It’s another tricyclic antidepressant, related to one that caused me to have increased symptoms of anxiety rather than decreased ones.
To be on the safe side I took it with half a benadryl because I know that calms me down, and taking the benadryl also means that if I have an allergic reaction it won’t be super strong. Since the last one caused increased symptoms, and that could be indicative of an allergic reaction so I’d rather take it as a calculated precaution since I was supposed to be taking this while falling asleep. (And you aren’t really as good at helping yourself much if you’re asleep.)
But it’s been all night…and I can’t seem to sleep.
I can’t tell if that’s just because I went past my insomnia point before really settling in, or I’m just am having random inexplicable sleep issues, or if it’s the meds. (Or if it’s how I’m feeling about the meds? Though I don’t think I’m worried, or at least I’m not having worry-thoughts at all.)
So far they may be placebo effects, or possibly body-fatigue, but my muscles feel tensed but heavy (like I’m tired but anxious) and my chest has been feeling tight. I took my puffer, but it hasn’t reduced so I think it might be anxiety rather than asthma.
I spent all yesterday *super* incredibly happy, and barely anxious at all (occasional moments, but they were pretty fleeting) and then when I went to bed I took the pill (as indicated) and now… this.
Well, I guess I’ll see how things go throughout the day, but so far I’m not liking it.
Maybe I’ll feel better once I can actually get some sleep… I’ll write more on this later. (Probably later today.)
Do medications ever work right initially?