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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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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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Lower the Dose

So, having decided to reduce the dose of my antidepressants, I had one month on 100mg alternating with 50mg per day, and now I’m down on 50mg per day for one month. Next step is 50mg every other day for … 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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Life goes on

I have a new job – one that so far, four days in, I love. The car wouldn’t start today, so now it’s in the garage and we’re managing with one car. Weather is lousy – so cold I feel … Continue reading

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