Depression Update | How I’ve Been Since My Diagnosis

So I’ve been on fluoxetine for about 3 weeks now after my doctor diagnosed me with depression. In the first week of taking them I felt moderately happier than I’d felt in a fairly long time. Whether this was a result of the pills I am now taking or a mental relief that I finally knew what was wrong with me and was taking steps to deal with it, I’m not sure.

The second week was kind of an emotional week for me. Which you can read about in a week’s events. It’s hard to know how my anti depression pills affected me during that week due to the unusual emotional turmoil that I went through in that week.

It has only been this last week that I have really noticed a difference. My motivation is back and I’ve pretty much been cleaning up the house in a deeper level than the surface cleaning I had been doing in the last several months. I’m feeling more active and upbeat about life and I’m not craving sugar nearly as much as I used to.

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In fact, as I mentioned in my weight loss update last week, my hunger level has seriously dropped in the last week. I’m not snacking out of boredom or depression anymore. Which combined with my more active state has had a side effect of helping me drop some of the weight I had put on.

I have an appointment with the doctor next week to assess my level of medication and decide on any adjustments to be made but I’m feeling confident that we are on the right track.


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