Like most drugs, there is a period of withdrawal that your body has to go through. With Celexa, some of the most common symptoms include vivid dreams, dizziness, and mood swings. I read somewhere that one of the ways to mitigate the withdrawal symptoms was to exercise. Since I've been known to "work out" once in awhile, I was hoping that kicking my 20 milligram a day Celexa habit would be (relatively) easy.
Well for starters, exercising didn't do crap to curb the vivid dreams. But this hasn't really been a bad thing. I've had 3 super vivid dreams over the past 4 nights, and every one of them would win an Oscar if they were made into films and the members of the Academy were required to vote while tripping on acid. Here are some previews - in one there were zombies and in another my Grandmother's attic was the size of an aircraft hanger - a very big aircraft hanger. And I'm now intimately familiar with Tokyo even though I've never been there.
But as far as the waking hours, it's been mostly OK. I've been tired and a little dizzy. But the exercise is helping - except for a few minutes during Friday's swim where I felt that if I lifted my hand just a little bit more out of the water I'd be able to touch the ceiling and then a momentary moment of panic while riding on Saturday (for a split second I was convinced that I didn't have the legs to climb a freeway overpass), it's been good.
On Friday, I swam 2000 yards. 600 yards was freestyle and the balance was drills. I've been really working on making my whole stroke count with a long reach and a deliberate and strong pull. It was recently pointed out to me that I wasn't getting the benefit of a full pull, especially with my left arm. Instead, I was letting it sink to much and drift in before I started pulling. So I am working on that. But despite some technique gains, I never did manage to touch the ceiling.
|Newport Back Bay|
|Saturday's cycling route|
|Bolsa Chica State Beach|
|Sunday's run route|