So, for anyone who’s wondering or is taking meds...
I just had an appointment with my therapist. I’m taking Seroxat 20mg and Xanax 0.5mg daily. I had severe side effects with Prozac, which I had tried before.
Some of the side effects I feel are: 1) increased appetite 2) weight gain 3) headaches 4) can’t sleep at night 5) stomach pain
She told me those things are likely caused by meds, especially weight gain and headaches. She advised me to continue taking this medication because she is scared to change it due to my body’s sensitivity to medication. She doesn’t want me to have an experience like on Prozac.
I also mentioned that I still have fear of dying and I have those scary thoughts and am still scared to stay alone. She told me that she would have thought that I lied if I told her I’m feeling completely good, because those things take time. And this is only my week 5 on meds and I feel better physically, I haven’t had one panic attack since started taking it and I don’t have chest pain, choking sensation etc. so often anymore. I still have fears, I am still worried, sometimes my heart races, sometimes I feel thightness in my chest, but it is menageable. I just want to tell all of you that it is a slow process but I hope we will all make it to the point where we feel free again.
If any of you had experience or tips related to meds I would love to hear it.