Posted by orbital on November 10, 2010, at 14:32:18
In reply to Day 1 on ago, posted by orbital on November 9, 2010, at 20:01:38
Okay, I bit the bullet and took my second dose (25mg) last night. I tried to follow Sigismund's advice to split the tab in half, but the first pill crumbled, so I wound up taking a whole one.
Non-eventful experience this time around. Slept pretty soundly and I woke up feeling much better (still hazy and a bit hungover, but not depressed nor anxious). Maybe the high dose of clonazepam I took yesterday smoothed things out a bit.
Today my doc told me that he was pretty sure that -going by other patients' experience- the side effects should hopefully lift soon, and to take clonazepam as needed in the meantime to ward off anxiety. I'm not too happy about this, I like to keep the Klonopin as low as possible, but I'm willing to do it.
He also ordered liver tests, and told me I'd have to repeat them in 6-8 weeks, to be on the safe side.
His theory is that my Paxil-Valdoxan combos could potentially work very well (he has several patients on agomelatine + SSRI, but I'm his first Paxil-ago guy)
The jury is still out of course, but barring any further nasty side effects, I'll keep taking the ago.
If anyone is interested, I'll keep updating.