At first, i experienced dizziness so my doctor reduced the dosage and then gradually raised it to the current level. The first change i noticed in myself was that i was much much calmer when driving. I used to clutch the wheel so tight my hands would hurt. Otherwise, i'm doing fine. I no longer feel like i'm riding an emotional rollercoaster. My old boss siad she like the old me, before meds, because i was more fun. I don't. The roller coaster ride was not fun. It was scary. The only side effect i experience is constipation but that's a small price to pay for feeling calmer. My doctor tried to wean me off but i crashed and had to be hospitalized. The hospital raised me back and i've been doing fine since.