I had an extremely horrible night that lasted until morning. I felt like I needed to be in the hospital.
I am withdrawing from Paxil and switching to Viibryd due to having no libido. I messed up with the weaning off process for the Paxil and stopped taking it 2 days ago at which time I began my Viibryd.
It was a combination of those 2 things which caused my scary night. The Viibryd can have a side effect of causing vivid dreams. I will talk about that in another post. Anyhow, I had hypomania, disturbing, vivid dreams all night, I didn’t sleep well, I had paranoia and racing thoughts. I felt like I was going crazy.
To combat this, I am going to complete my weaning off of Paxil by taking a small dose every other day for the next week which will make the 3rd and final week of weaning off. This is what I was supposed to do and forgot. Yay for psych-med brain and forgetfulness.
I do not want another night like last night. I abhor feeling that way. I am glad that I had the day off because I couldn’t have gone to work. I do feel better right now because I took a small dose of Paxil, per my psychiatrist, last night. It didn’t kick in until about 8-9 hours later.
Remember, it does get better.
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