Tag Archives: anti-depressants

Spirals and Safety Nets – So Far So Good

I’ve stopped taking my antidepressants again. It took me about six months to come off them completely, and I stopped taking any about four months ago. Despite thinking I would never be able to come off them, I’d found some … Continue reading

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Five Stages of Grief

Apparently, people being told they have a chronic illness often go through the five stages of grief which are more commonly spoken of in relation to bereavement. I was talking to The Husband today about my attitudes to my colitis, and … Continue reading

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Suicide (caution, some readers might find this disturbing)

Embarrassing. That’s my first reaction at having to discuss thoughts of suicide. I’m sitting in front of the doctor, trying to explain that I’m worried about what happened when I came off the pills, because I went so far downhill … Continue reading

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Day 5

I’ve now completed five whole days of the Cambridge Weight Plan step 2. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible. And I’m so darned stubborn, I won’t give up unless it’s clearly a) not working or b) causing my health … Continue reading

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Off the Happy Pills, On the Diet

I took my last antidepressant on Wednesday. So far, so good. Overall, I’m more easily irritated, and more emotional – I get weepy very easily. But I like what I’m feeling. The insulating layer has definitely gone, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Without A Safety Net

Like the stereotypical mental health patient, I take my meds, I feel better, I don’t like the side effects so I stop taking them. This time, I’ve decided to stop to see if any of the self-examination and the effort … Continue reading

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The drugs don’t work – but something does

I’m now two and a half weeks into my new job, and my legs are much better (and so are the family), but just recently I’ve not been in a good place mentally. I was wondering if this last batch … Continue reading

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