Here’s something I’ve been wanting to write about but didn’t feel I could over at the other blog: going off of antidepressants. I decided a couple of weeks ago to wean off the Celexa (with my doctor’s blessing). The first few days I didn’t notice much difference. Then I started to be weepy and irritable — however, that could be situational as well. We have a lot of “stuff” going on around here — the pressures of my husband’s startup being perhaps the biggest one. And we’re approaching the one-year anniversary of my dad’s death, which makes me tear up just thinking about it. My plan is to stick it out drug-free for the next few weeks and see how I feel when things settle down. Sometimes it’s hard having these huge surges of emotion and sadness; I really have to talk myself through it and just keep surfing the wave.
The weirdest thing is that since I stopped taking the medication, I have been having some dizzy spells, especially when I’m hungry or tired. I turn my head and it’s like the room doesn’t turn with me. It only lasts a split second, but it’s disconcerting. It reminds me of the “bed spins” you get when you’ve had a bit too much to drink. I suppose I should call my doctor and see if she thinks it’s related.
I happened to mention to a coworker that I’m going drug-free and she is bringing me some kind of crazy yam cream to try. Will report back and let y’all know how it goes.