tw // weight loss
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i've been on 50mg elvanse for ages but i think my side effects are coming back ? i've lost a lot of weight since starting it last august and have been on 50mg since december 2020. could my tolerance have decreased ?
i've been getting so so so so anxious when my meds kick in for the last few weeks / months and i can't think of any other reason than there's less of me to medicate than there was before so maybe i'm on too high a dose now ? my heart rate spikes & my breathing gets hella shallow
i'm quite small now (which feels v alien for me to say) and i'm near the maximum dose. i can feel my heart kind of in my throat and i feel like it isn't helping me be productive anymore, it's just making my BFRBs and agoraphobia worse but i'm not gonna see my psych until May :')
i can't think of any other reason that it's not helping me as much anymore, or it's helping too much. could it be interacting with topiramate ? i started that about a month ago. i've been on sertraline for ages so i can't imagine it's that screwing it up. idk. it's a yikes.

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