Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two Weeks In-Am I Getting Better Yet?

I've been on the prescribed antidepressant for a full two weeks now. I've noticed a slight improvement, but have had several rough days. My hubby said I have to be patient, that it's too soon to expect much. I know he's right, but geez, I'm so anxious to finally feel better.

The improvement has come in a surprising place-food. I haven't been satisfied by anything that I have eaten in a while. Food doesn't taste good and my appetite has been out of whack. I will eat a meal, usually not finishing it, and go looking for something else shortly afterward. I end up eating crackers or chips because that's the only thing that sounds decent. Not to mention the effort of cooking and cleaning up is just not something I feel like I can tackle most days. About a week into taking the meds I cooked a meal for myself...and it was good! I really enjoyed it. Then it just kept happening, the food I was eating tasted good on a consistent basis.

I'm hoping this will help me drop some weight, too. Maybe now I will eat regular meals and stop looking for something to eat throughout the day.

I can't wait for the day to come where I'm feeling good all day long. I know it's a process and I'm just glad that I've seen a glimmer of what's to come.


  1. Thinking of you, and healing. Yes, good food helps....

  2. Thank you, Teri. Your support means so much to me.

  3. So very sorry to hear you haven't been feeling all that great. Depression is not a laughing matter, and i"m so happy you are being treated for it by a doctor. Hugs

  4. Getting your appetite back is a very good sign. Over time you'll start to see little changes - you'll begin sleep better and feel more energy. Eventually you'll realize that you've had a good hour, a good day and then a good week. It takes time, but you're on your way.