My experience began when I was diagnosed with clinical depression, general anxiety and obsessive complusive disorder.
I finally decided to see the doctor, and he prescribed cipralex, of which I heard good reviews. Clearly, all SSRI's have side effects in the beginning, nauseau, fatigue, increased heart beats and all that, some more "depression" of course, which I figured was normal an probably can wait it out by reading or taking sleeping pills. However, it was far worse than that. While the physical side effects were there, the mental ones were far worse.
At first it was 5 mg, not bad. After a few days I creased the dose to 10 mg, and things began to unravel thereafter.
I began to get worried, and feeling a lot more depressed, like unusually depressed. Sometimes I would have weird dreams and imagination, something like hallucination, like in the middle of the day I would dose off and imagine weird creatures. I would cry sporadically, out of an unusual fear, like something bad was going to happen. One day I started bawling, all of the sudden. Then I would feel tired, like dosing off.
Is this normal? I've been taking the meds for three weeks give or take. Sometimes I would dread taking them but I do so anyway.. has anyone had a similar experience?
Edited by Yazeed, 08 May 2008 - 07:27 PM.