Sunday, October 12, 2014

Prozac is Wonderful


I woke up this morning feeling pretty good.  I am still depressed but I can see a way out now. 

7 comments:

Dave said...

Glad to hear things are improving.

hga said...

Strong warning: that's awfully fast, although your brain's situation is far from the normal when antidepressants are prescribed.

To help detect hypomania (drop the "hypo-" if you start hallucinating), record how long you sleep every day.

If you're like me, upon being prescribed generic Paxal, 3 x 30 minutes a night is (hypo-)mania and a medical emergency. But in that case my psychiatric missed it, had to be clued in by my GP, who fortunately worked in the same building and ate at the same cafeteria.

Minicapt said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si_skvQ4jVE

Cheers

Billy Oblivion said...

I really hope that doesn't mean what it sounds like.

Jon said...

Glad to hear things are improving, Clayton.

Clayton Cramer said...

hga: not to worry. I am sleeping about eight hours a night.

hga said...

Clayton: very glad to hear that, especially after your prior sleeping problems in the recovery place. (Also very glad to hear that your right arm continues to get better.)

My doctors and I guess that I have "Depression of a Bipolar Nature" that just never turns to mania unless I take the wrong drug (also saw a bit of this after a long course of Tofranil (imipramine) in the '80s). Switching to Lexapro, which is laser precise in only hitting serotonin, did the trick for me (although my depression is refractory and that only helps so much; don't "feel bad", but also don't feel particularly good, let alone energetic).

Since you don't have a prior history of depression, sounds like you have "Depression of a stroke nature" ... which like post-partum depression must be something doctors have a fair amount of data about (you mentioned a posited dopamine mechanism).