Thursday, September 5, 2013

new side effects

so in keeping up with a new medicine, there are new side effects to track.
although some are similar to Celexa, the research i found had a few that were different.  in fact, according to GlaxoSmithKline, these  had a 6% or more rate of occurrence vs. placebos.

the ones i will track will be:
dry mouth


those are ones i will try to notice & be aware of.
some of those i already deal with on an inconsistent basis.  so that will be fun to figure out.
and it's also noted that seizures can be a side effect, but i think that's with all of these types of meds.

in my googling to see if high cholesterol is caused by wellbutrin, i saw one blip that said it happened in a miniscule # of studied patients.  new guy doesn't seem to be concerned with that as an effect, and i had shared with him all of my medical data & charts.

what i will also look for is more motivation, a sense of well being, higher energy, and possibly weight loss & higher libido.
new guy also said that i could possibly feel the effects almost immediately.
let's hope!

so- day minus one, on a scale of 0-5 with 5 being most, my lately can be categorized as:

headache:  2; a 0 for today, and somewhat in the past few days.  admittedly, i am almost sure that is caffeine related.

dry mouth:  0
nausea:  0

insomnia: 0

dizziness:  0

that's a good start so far.

1 comment:

Pregnantly Plump said...

I hope you have better luck with this one! I have a friend who has been trying one of the prescriptions for depression and she said it wasn't working for her, either. I will ask her which one she is trying, because I don't remember. Her issues sounded a lot like yours.