Are you bipolar as well? When I tried Effexor because I am bipolar and didn't know it at first it interacted with it and I would have extreme highs and extreme lows.
Other things are that made me feel better iswith the medication you want instant results and when you don't get them it makes you anxious. Medication takes 3-4 weeks to get into your system completely.
But I can reassure you I've been on medication for only a week today and I'm already starting to come out of dp/dr it'll be an in and out I'll be happy living my life feeling normal for a little bit which gives me a glimpse of hope that I can feel normal again and it keeps me going.
The physiologist told me my chemical imbalance was just off from not taking medication and since I'm helping myself and taking my meds "it can only get better from here" and he's right. I've heard with medication it gets worse before better because of what I explained when it doesn't kick in yet you get anxious, give it a week and if you are feeling worse then switch medication, but Effexor was amazing for me I wish I could still take it but I can't since I've developed bipolar disorder .
Another thing is don't obsess with when you're going to get better ( which is funny coming from me) but it will not happ j over night, it will be a recovery process, you have to live your life. I couldn't thank my boyfriend enough for dragging me out of bed to hang out with his friends, i start to feel happy and when you do feel happy even having this ITS OK. Embrace it. I feel for you this was me just a few days ago and look at how much better how much more understanding I am of it and you will be too.
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