I’m finally on the full dose of my anti-depressants and feeling much better!
…except for when it isn’t.
Sharing my experince of the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Two weeks into my six week plan to get off my medication – how’s it going? Good. I think. This fortnight has seen me alternating between taking my full dosage and just half dosage each night, slowly trying to get my body to adjust to having less and less Duloxetine in my system. Overall it…… Continue reading Going Down
Out of the four books I finished reading this month, my favourite was Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig. Unusually for me, this book is non-fiction. However, as a person suffering with depression and mild anxiety at times, this book connected with me perfectly. Not quite a memoir, this book takes you through Matt…… Continue reading Book of the Month: October 2015
It Sucked And Then I Cried: How I Had A Baby, A Breakdown, And A Much Needed Margarita by Heather B. Armstrong (creator of dooce.com) (Gallery Books, 2010) ~ 4/5* Opening line: My husband has great hair, but even more impressive than that, he has impeccable taste in socks. ~ As a fellow sufferer of…… Continue reading October Reading – 100 Word Book Reviews
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford Sometimes you read a quotation and think ‘pretentious rubbish’ and sometimes you read one and think ‘that’s it! Perfect.’…… Continue reading Failure. And how I stopped being one.
The internet tells me that Shropshire is going to try and get a month’s worth of rainfall out of the way today. And continue for the next few days. I am not sure I approve of this decision. The kids and I have basically drowned in the space of five minutes this morning (although splashing…… Continue reading It’s wet outside.
Lesson 27 Always choose life. Always. Even when you feel like there isn’t any point and the world would be better and easier for everyone without you. Choose life. Choose sunshine through the trees and raindrops on your cheeks. Choose the warmth of a duvet on a chilly evening, the chill of a glass against…… Continue reading Lessons In Life #27
You know how lots of people have embarrassing photos pinned up on the inside of the toilet door for visitors to laugh at? Well in our house we have lots of random sheets of funny facts and fiction (and a magnetic dart board and scoresheet for visitors) and there is one in particular that I…… Continue reading Lessons In Life #1
We all have our own daemons, everyone is different and so are their tormentors. Even if they look the same on paper, chances are they’re all unique either in their manifestation or effects. Daemon’s are hard to live with, obviously, but something I have learned recently is that they can be lived with happily. If…… Continue reading Dancing With The Devil