Article # 58
Dated: 7th December 2021
As I told you guys about the bad news regarding my health. Today I will be telling you about my first experience of taking anti-depressant medication for the first time. Yes, you heard it right antidepressant medicine. The doctor recommended me a few tablets this time and I had no idea about some of them and what are its uses.
Yesterday, after reaching the office I took medicines as per the doctor's recommendation in the morning and I started feeling dizzy and sleepy within one hour. I felt like my legs are numb for a while so I got scared and thought to check if there is any problem with the medicines. I opened google and searched about those tablets and tried hard to wide open my eyes to read about the uses of those tablets.
The doctor prescribed me these two tablets.
It was written on the packet of Amivit tablets and it was clear to me that this tablet is multivitamin but I was not sure about Zavget tablets. But when I searched its uses on google I find out that this tablet is an antidepressant and it is used for the treatment of different disorders like Major depressive disorder, Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, Social anxiety disorder (social phobia), Generalized anxiety disorder, and Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Frankly, I never even heard about the names of these disorders. So I googled about these disorders.
A person feels irritated and sad for most of the day and every day and does not feel any enjoyment in the activities once they enjoy. He may also face difficulty in concentrating, think and make decisions. And in severe situation, a person can even think about harming himself or suicide. This is Major Depressive Disorder.
Panic Disorder is a mental condition in which a person experiences panic attacks.
Social anxiety disorder, as the name, shows in this disorder a person over worry about situations and avoid social events because he is worried about embarrassing himself in front of other people.
Generalized anxiety disorder makes a person worried and anxious excessively about everyday life events for no reason. In this disorder, a person cannot stop worrying about health, money, family, work, etc.
In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.
Note: I have written briefly about these disorders and if you want to find them in detail do google them.
Nowadays, everyone would be suffering from a few of these disorders in my opinion and I do have some of these disorders but not to the extreme level. For example, I would never harm myself. I do get quickly angry and sometimes fail to control my anger but I will never harm myself.
I think the doctor has prescribed me this medicine because maybe he wants to calm my brain and maybe calming my brain would help in healing those wounds and skin infections. Thats what I think and I am not sure about it.
BTW, after taking that tablet it felt like my brain is numb. I didn't feel any emotion. I do get angry if someone tries to tease me and one of my colleagues were trying to tease but his words had no influence on me. I usually worried about money, my health, and other social things but after taking that tablet it felt like all my worries are gone. The good thing was I wasn't worried but the bad thing was I felt immune to the emotion of happiness and I felt like I am a robot for a few hours.
How are you doing now? Are you adjusting to the medications are okay? Thank you for sharing this with us, I hope they are working for you x