It dawned on me this morning that I might not be just rocking a continued flue/cold — it could be a side effect of the newest member of my drug cartel. According to the leaflet, Zoloft can cause drowsiness, but I’d had it suggested it was more likely to be a bit of an upper. I cannot decide if it is upping or downing at this point ’cause of the continued flu-y feelings, but it does give me food for thought. Do I move taking the Zoloft to the evening with the Seroquel, or so I keep letting it ride?
In that regard, I’m fortunate that I’m only on two actual meds for my bipolar; while I take chamomile for anxiety and the fish oil for all its supplemently goodness, most of my pile is related to other things (and lacking in side effects). I know that the Seroquel can one-two zombie punch me if I take it during the day, so I take it at night and enjoy those effects against my latent (though blessedly mild) insomnia. Sleep continues to be one of the biggest tools in my arsenal for keeping my brain sorted, so soporific effects are a delightful bonus. But what of the Zoloft? Does anyone else have experience to offer with it that would help me decide whether it was better to take it morning or night? I’d prefer morning if I could since it’s not extended release (I don’t think — it’s not marked as such), but spending a couple of hours in Zombietown mornings isn’t a great way to find one’s get up and go.
Anyways, I’ll figure it out in the next week or two, seeing how it takes a few weeks for an antidepressant to get settled into the system anyways!
Hope everyone is having a good day, and an especially nice one if you’re off on public/bank holiday.