I have been on Sertraline and Buspirone since December, with a dosage increase 3 weeks ago. I have felt so balanced, had weight loss, and tons more energy. However, tonight I’m emotional and missing my dad. He’s been gone for almost 6 years and it still hurts just as bad as the day he passed away. Some days I can talk about it just fine and other days I can’t stop crying for more than 5 minutes at a time. I know it isn’t ever going to stop hurting, but I’m thankful for the great last 3 weeks. It was all I could do to hold myself together while I was at my grandparents house eating lunch for Memorial Day with my family. I was reminded that my dad was missing when we were eating and my cousin wasn’t there with his loud rambunctious self (he’s 18yo) to distract us.
Side note: even though these medications usually cause weight gain, my depression and anxiety are what has caused the original weight gain, so with the medications fixing those problems, I’m losing weight. I’ve also been more active from the increase in energy. If you have read this far, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to care about me.