An update and I hope someone reads this.
I'm confused. I'll see my pdoc sometime this coming week. During the first week starting the new drug and as the status quo of the old were off I felt terrible as was to be expected. By the beginning of the second week I increased the dose as instructed and noticed a gradual but steady improvement in mood, concentration and general resilience. What used to get me down did not as much anymore. I don't think this was a placebo effect.
By the beginning of the third week (Friday just gone) I noticed things were slipping again, back almost to how I felt in the first week.
I know antidepressants take several weeks at least to provide benefit but I'm really concerned about this backwards step. The brain should have adjusted to not having thre old drug anymore (at least that's what I think) and that one week benefit should be continuing, shouldn't it?
I really hope this new drug works as I struggle to find one that works.