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Thanks for all this Sass. Makes total sense. I will fix a med time, as you suggest. Child good, hubby good (ish). Seeing consultant re dodgy back tomorrow. Hopefully something some physio will fix.  A good day today. Little bit forgetful and had a little anxiety but also did some good work, enjoyed my family and laughed a lot. 

 

I was short tempered yesterday but not today and I was pushed! Ha. 

 

Setting alarm on phone now re meds. 

 

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Sassenach

Hi Saff

 

21 hours ago, Saffron said:

good (ish)

Does he know that's what you think?:rolleyes:

 

How has today gone?

 

Sass

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Saffron

Hi Sass. Ha ha. He does. 😉

 

Yesterday was very full on at work. Bit short tempered/irritated by people (but shouted at my computer instead of me). Some anxiety. Otherwise good. 

 

 

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Sassenach

Have a good day weekend tomorrow.

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5 minutes ago, Sassenach said:

Have a good day weekend tomorrow.

Thanks Sass. You too. Will monitor and keep checking in. Anxiety has gone through the roof on previous weekends. 

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Sassenach

Hi Saff.

 

Good news.

If you have had no issues for the last couple of days we can reduce contact to a couple of times a week.

Please note we will still be here for you and it is important you advise us of any uptick in symptoms, or any new symptoms.

As for the weekend, if you take the meds at the same time you should be fine.

Try and enjoy it.

 

Be nice to hubby, even if he is a Lancastrian.🤣 or he might do a 🏃‍♂️.

Hope your son is ok.

Above all look after yourself ( why do I waste my breath?)

 

Sass

 

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Saffron

Hi Sass. 

 

I am finding my short temperedness troubling. Thurs and again yesterday, I have been irritated by people at work to the point of feeling livid. It is difficult to contain my (internal) reaction and i just don't want to feel like it..

 

I would say the general anxiety/flappiness has improved but it hasn't gone. But the extreme anxious thoughts still pop in my head (albeit less) and those are troubling. I don't want to trigger for anyone with detail but those thoughts tend to be about big stuff - fear of death of my son or hubby. Very vivid thoughts that just pop in. Or they might be anxiety/panic about life decisions (where we live, big expenditure choices etc). These are sensible issues but they not thought about sensibly and purposefully but literally just pop in my head in a panic and I start to fret. This is probably the main symptom that took me onto the meds in the first place as I can't really stand the thoughts and feeling. 

 

I have been wondering if I might need to increase the reinstatement dose. 

 

Thanks for reading and considering. 

 

S

 

Ps I am very lovely to my northern chap really 😍

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Hi Saff

 

These anger spell are part of W/D and stabilisation. They are horrible and leave you feeling guilty, but they only tend to last for a couple of weeks at high intensity.

They can continue after that but become less exteme and more manageable.

I know that does not help at work.

Any chance you can get a few days holiday?

If you want to updose, and it can help I would suggest a total dose of 2.5mgs.

It may sound like a tiny increase but is  25% of existing dose.

9 hours ago, Saffron said:

This is probably the main symptom that took me onto the meds in the first place as I can't really stand the thoughts and feeling. 

Have you had any sort of counselling for above or just meds?

If not it needs to be explored.

http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/docs/SelfHelpCourse.pdf

Above is for self help CBT.

9 hours ago, Saffron said:

Ps I am very lovely to my northern chap really 😍

I am sure you are.

Let know me what you decide.

 

Sass

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Sassenach

Has the weekend been any better?

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Saffron

Hi Sass. Sorry for the radio silence. I have been flying solo with the small person this weekend. I am spent. Yesterday and today has again left me getting far too angry. I contain it till it spills out in shouting at my partner and child. It makes me feel terrible and I am sure them too. 

 

I will increase the small amount you suggest feom tomorrow. 

 

I have had therapy in the past but not in the last few years, since having a child and life becoming much more consistently overwhelming. Food for thought.

 

Thanks Sass. S. 

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