What I’ve noticed myself, and discussed with others about SSRIs, is a shift in motivation. Of course, getting out of bed can be difficult too.
The change in motivation I noticed after starting to take antidepressants was different than before. I can easily do those things now (because we are all entitled to sleep, except on Sunday mornings). I no longer have the anxiety-driven urge to do things that I used to feel compelled to do. Knowing that all my friends are at the bar makes me happy to be home.
Conversely, the desire to achieve, achieve, and achieve has also decreased. Depending on your life and work, this could be more or less noticeable. gives you
I’ve found friends I can spend time with, whether my motivation is high or low. I also discovered what kind of entertainment or work actually satisfies me. The amount may be wrong.”
changes in libido
You may or may not notice this. Just know that if you feel too much effect, talking to your doctor about changing dosages or medications can help. If you do, it’s probably the wrong SSRI or wrong dose. However, sometimes there is no way around this, and I hope it motivates you to do some psychological work to get out of the SSRI. “
For me personally, little to no change other than a better understanding of whether I am in the mood or not. I’ve noticed that my sexual activity is now much more taken into account and places more emphasis on personal pleasure. and it will be an equally enjoyable experience for both of us.
Even if you feel affected, it doesn’t have to be offensive. Do not engage in sexual activity if you do not want to. However, if you feel open to sexual activity, you can enhance the experience by focusing on foreplay and increasing excitement.
There may be times when you feel numb to the experiences that have felt most alive to you. I signed up to lose the deep feelings of sadness and despair that were clouding my mind, but I don’t want to sacrifice the sunshine either. Believe me, I will be back. SSRIs flood the brain with serotonin. This also means that you feel less well when you experience other serotonin-inducing activities, such as exercise or laughter.
Feelings of numbness may indicate that SSRIs alone are not enough to get you out of a depressive episode. “Perhaps the person is under-medicated, over-medicated, not properly medicated, does not need or does not respond to medication and really needs treatment,” Dr. Amanda said. It shows that there is
mixing with other drugs
Your doctor will advise you not to take other medications for a variety of reasons, but one important reason if you are suffering from depression is the after effects of stimulants. Many recreational drugs cause a surge of dopamine that is depleted the next day. Highs can be fun, but crashes hurt more. Combining OTC drugs with SSRIs can also have other adverse effects.
“Some people have reported having severe panic attacks when taking SSRIs with marijuana. You can. Serotonin syndrome is a potentially fatal disease caused when serotonin levels become too high through the use of SSRIs. Taking SSRIs and cocaine together can cause serotonin syndrome. ”
But I’m still a little young. I know that the totalitarian view of “don’t do drugs” that was thrown at us in school doesn’t work. If you decide to take a recreational drug, like a pill test at a festival, do it as safely as possible and learn what to look for if something doesn’t feel right.
Do not stop taking them suddenly without discussion
Finally, if you are tempted to stop taking an SSRI when you feel better, don’t. “[Stopping SSRIs abruptly] Sudden withdrawal is dangerous because it shocks the body and brain. I don’t recommend this,” says Dr. Amanda.
Instead, consult your doctor. Your doctor can help you decide if it’s the right time to stop taking the medicine. I will help you.
That said, there’s a good chance that the right dose and type of SSRIs can help you get back to your old self. “They are like the glue that holds people together while they seek psychological or psychiatric help to recover from their problems.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact Lifeline at 13 11 14.