Tag Archives: depression

Meltdown

I had a meltdown. At least, I’m fairly sure that’s what it was. I’ve had many in my life, but not that recently – not since I realised I was autistic. I’d had a very difficult week at work, and … Continue reading

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When I Got It Wrong

I haven’t blogged for a while. Life is pretty good overall. My husband and children have had many fantastic achievements to their names over the past few months, and I started a great new job earlier in the year, which … Continue reading

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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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A Day In The Life

Sometimes, thanks to my little blue pills, I forget what it’s like to be right in the middle of the depression. On Saturday, The Husband was out with the boys and I was alone in the house, when I hit … 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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