Tuesday, 8 September 2009

so maybe i'm not crazy at all...

i feel pretty ill at the moment from lowering my dosage and i also feel pretty low.i know seroxat(the drug i take)has a really dodgy reputation but i actually took the time to read up a little on it just now.the side effects of withdrawal/lowering your dosage are as follows(i've listed the ones i have experienced,which are pretty much all of them):shakes,tremors,muscle ache,nausea,dizziness,vertigo,lightheadedness,intense dreams,nightmares,strange appetite and eating patterns,irritableness,depression,anxiety,crying,suicidal thoughts and thoughts of self-harm.the last two are totally unlike me,but i've had 'em.and finally,the scariest physical effect...a feeling of "electric shock" in the head,causing you to lose balance.i've had something like this,and it's pretty scary.i also read some personal accounts and a mother described how her son who was taking seroxat told her that he "didn't feel real".i totally understand that,and it's kinda comforting to know that it's not just me.although sad too!it's frightening how tablets can take such a hold on peoples lives.
i can put up with the side effects of lowering my dosage,simply because i can't wait to be free of this damn medication(and the very likely possibility that it was tested on animals).

1 comment:

  1. *hugs*

    know the feeling, withdrawls are horrid. stupid brain pills!