The side effects seem to have settled down entirely now. My sleep is normal and the dreams have gone. Tiredness is hard to guage as we curently have a heatwave and I’ve been doing a lot of running, i.e. yes I’m tired but that’s expected. Nausea has disappeared and the not-quite-dry mouth isn’t something I’ve noticed recently.
Am I starting to feel better? I have no idea at the moment.
I’m still having trouble switching off from non-immediate worries. My mind is currently fixating on the fact that I have decided I ‘should’ initiate a promotion/salary negotiaton with my boss in a few weeks, which is stressful. But I have holiday before then so it’s still at least three weeks away. I don’t need to think about that right now. And yet, I am. I ended up drafting an email yesterday just to try to get it out of my head, which helped.
I’m guessing that the main way I’ll understand whether or not I’m feeling better is that I’ll look through these old blog posts and think “hmm, that doesn’t really bother me anymore”.