Some of the various side effects from the different antidepressants are:
Sedation (can interfere with driving or operating machinery)
Inability to achieve an erection
Inability to achieve an orgasm (men and women)
Loss of libido
You’re familiar with these. Side effects from medications. Every commercial you see it hear throws out this long list of things that could happen from taking a certain medication. Sometimes the effects sound more dangerous than why you are taking them. Interesting.
As I read these side effects, I am thinking, “mother fraker! This is me!” Though this is me with or without medication. Scary isn’t it? I take medication for anxiety, yet it can make me anxious. Others are suppose to be for combatting depression symptoms, yet they can increase the symptoms. Something seems iffy there.
So why am I saying this? What brought it about? That’s easy peasy my fine friend. My depression.
Why is that? I noticed something this week and was trying to figure it out. I’ve lost my appetite. Not just a ” I’m not feeling hungry” feeling, but an almost constant “I feel full” feeling. I know I need to eat, and should, but I cannot.
Now before you even think it, no it’s not an eating disorder. I’ve been there and refuse to again. Bullies and peer pressure, the geek girls best friend huh? So no, not an eating disorder, well that I know of at least.
Still, I don’t like it. It’s increasing my anxiety. It’s making me edgy. Yes, I need to lose weight, but not from not eating. It’s funny, as I start to readjust my diet to be better, I suddenly can’t eat because I feel full constantly.
I guess I better put a service request in to get a new appetite.
Side effects, many. Always changing. May make you worse. Chance of getting better. Could make you a zombie.