I started Symdeko April 19th. It started to affect my mood (depression and anxiety), my hair has been shedding and giving me slight acne. I decided to stop taking Symdeko mainly due to the depression and anxiety issue. I have not felt like myself in awhile. I made the decision to stop the Symdeko and the Effexor and find another antidepressant that will hopefully work better for me. Now I’m thinking maybe I should have just stopped the Symdeko, but I didn’t think it was causing any issues until I realized that was the only new thing. Now that I’m off of the Effexor I will try my best not to go back on it if at all possible since it was so hard to come off of it.
I had an appointment with my psych doc yesterday and we upped the Pristiq to 50mg because I was feeling no difference at the 25mg dose. I’m hoping that it kicks in soon because I need a break already. Depression and anxiety are draining.
Now onto the next order of business the MRI results. The MRI showed that I have a 50% tendon tear in my left shoulder. I don’t remember what the nurse said about the right side but I think it is ok. haha I was just shocked that it showed something after the torture of doing the the MRI. I am being referred to ortho to see what they will say. I really don’t want surgery with my lung function being as low as it is but we shall see what they say.
Until next time…