I was on Paxil and lost weight on that. My doctor took me off it because he didn't like the side effects I was having. I felt cloudy on it. I felt like my reflexes were slowed. I didn't think much of the side effect, but told the doctor about it because he wanted to know how it made me feel. He changed me to Prozac which I didn't want because I was losing weight on Paxil and I knew Prozac caused me to lose weight. He acted like a few pounds wouldn't matter and put me on it. I've lose ten pounds since changing meds, but my weight seems stable now.
I haven't decided if I should tell my meds during my long walk. I plan to walk the Appalachian Trail starting in March. If I do decide to take my meds with me, I'll need to talk to the pharmacist and possibly the doctor's office before going. I wonder what it will do to my appetite during it. I also don't want to be screaming in the middle of the night around strangers or vomiting or having other symptoms of panic attacks.
Walking is the best self medication for panic attacks so I'm don't know if I'll need meds for the walk. I should bring them, but I don't have enough if I go six months. If I decide to walk only three months so I can spend the summer with my sons, I'll have more than enough.
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