I am lucky that I only have to deal with the drug for two weeks this time, as long as it works that is. If I wasn't a larger lady (height and weight) it would not be such a high dose--At least I took off 55 lbs or I would have had to start at 150 mg and be on it longer. Hopefully by the next time I take it I will have taken off another 55 or more.
It is a crazy drug, but I only have a few days left, then I will be back to my normal self, which to be honest, has its own list of flaws. I actually was not aware that there was something I could take that could help with the mood swings. I see my doctor on Thursday and will talk about this with her for the next time I am on it. All I know is I hate who I am when I am on it.
I have had IV steriods so many times the doctor is worried about bone loss. For me, the side effects of the IV are not as bad as this. A few times I needed both together.
Good luck to you!!