I have suffered from anxiety in the past and I'm aware that I soon become affected by stress in my work. I have been on 5mg daily of escitalopram for the last 2 years and recently weaned myself off them. I'm wondering though now if the source of my anxiety has been related more to physiological rather than psychological issues relating, perhaps, to my blood sugar levels.
With this in mind, I am at present having difficulty with overwhelming mental fatigue after lunch to the point where I find it difficult to talk and think coherently. I have changed my diet recently to try and cut out things like white bread and other sweet foods but I find the fatigue is returning again and if I'm not careful it will eat into my confidence at work. Has anyone any advice please?
Weaning oneself off of anti-depressants is a dangerous thing to do. Mental tiredness and lack of focus and difficulty concentrating as well as fatigue are all signs of depression. It would be wise to return to the practitioner who prescribed this to you and discuss these things with him/her as well as the concerns that made you choose to taper the meds and revise your treatment plan accordingly. (not a doctor)
Thanks for the reply. The weaning off was done with the knowledge of my GP who had agreed to me reducing my dosage progressively to nil. I Have no been off the meds for over 4 weeks with no alarming consequences or return of serious stress or anxiety symptoms. I have changed my diet to try and cut out processed food with lots of sugar content and with the help of glucose supplements as and when required after lunch, my fatigue levels have improved and I do feel better and more confident about myself.