Posted by Trotter on October 9, 2008, at 14:37:25
In reply to Tianeptine and Agomelatine, posted by Trotter on October 5, 2008, at 17:20:05
Day 10 on Tianeptine.
I have noticed a general increase in emotional sensitivity. This is most noticeble when I feel strong negative feelings such as anger, hatred, paranoia, but I am also aware of a greater desire to make social connection and sometimes a sexual urge too.
A couple of times I have experienced a nice stimulant effect, when I definitely felt more energised and I felt the urge to be active - to engage in hedonic pursuit. With my chronic anhedonia this is almost a forgotten feeling!
As far as depression goes, no improvement yet. In fact my daily mood ratings reveal a significant downturn since starting Tianeptine. I don't think the Tianeptine has actually worsened the depression. I think what happened was that I became more stressed than usual by some negative social interactions in the past week or so (because I have been more emotionally sensitive). My depression is usually worse the day after a stressful event. I think my underlying depression is unchanged, but my stress levels have been higher, giving the depression more opportunity to raise its ugly head.
Is this info helpful to anyone? I need to decide whether to provide regular updates on my Tieneptine experience or not.