So I've been following the plan the consultant gave me and at first I thought I had a breakthrough. My brain felt clearer and a little more spacious, my anxiety went down and it seemed like I had turned a corner. I was stumbling over words, but figured that was due to suddenly not having a racing brain. However after the two weeks, I upped the dosage as requested and it all went a bit wrong. I've been struggling to sleep more than about an hour at a time and feel constantly jet lagged. Even coffee in the morning doesn't help and it's left me frustrated and a bit sad. I lost interest in everything really, because I was so tired.
I spoke to my G.P. who was really supportive and advised me to tell the consultant when I met him this week. Which I did, and he and the nurse supported my decision to reduce the dosage, so that I can feel like I did the first two weeks. That was on Tuesday.
I had a reasonable sleep last night and although I am still exhausted, today is the first time I felt I even have the energy to write. Hopefully this is the turning point and I'll be able to write Medication Wins soon as well as get into blogging generally again.
One big positive is even though I've been lax with the gym & pool, I've lost half a stone since coming off the Mirtazapine, which is a great start. So onwards and downwards now #fingerscrossed.
I'll keep you posted.