Down the hatch

I have a new medication that I’ve been taking for about three weeks now. Yesterday I left a message for my prescribing psychiatrist telling him I’m having some very strange side effects:

A little twitchiness in my fingers and wrists, which I’ve had with other drugs. a little less sleep than usual, which I’ve also seen in the past, and some dry mouth and increased appetite.

And this very weird sensation that I think is commonly referred to as “contentment”. I might even be able to describe it as “borderline happiness”.

I’m not accustomed to either of those feelings, so this med might be “the one”. Bummer about the likely weight gain, but I think the trade-off is going to be ok.