Coming off SSRIs – a not so fun journey

I’ve been coming off SSRI meds (specifically, Fluoxetine) over the past almost 2 months now and I *think* I finally feel ‘normal’. But boy has it been a roller-coaster. I want to start out by saying I did not go cold turkey. I tapered off with guidance of a very expensive psychiatrist, my psychologist, and GP. I cut back to every second day, every third, and so on until it got down to once a week THEN I stopped completely. So when I talk about the two month time-frame, that’s two months without any dosage at all. Continue reading “Coming off SSRIs – a not so fun journey”

The Dating Game.

New year, new content!

Given my recent separation, I’ve been testing the waters of the online dating world… I plan on making a series of blog posts outlining the trials & tribulations of figuring out apps such as Tinder, and OkCupid, and featuring interviews with friends who are seasoned online daters / or first-timers.

A background on my online dating experience.

Before I was married, I used online dating a little to meet guys. But mostly it was NZDating, which it was primarily used for hook-ups, not as a way to meet new people to potentially have relationships with – though in saying that I did date one guy for 6 months or so.

What you can expect to see in upcoming posts.

Stats. Yep, I plan on analysing the shit out of this. I’ve listened to a couple of excellent podcasts on this subject, which I will share in coming days. But I plan to share things like how many left swipes vs. right swipes on Tinder, how many I match with actually message me back. The science behind most effective profile photos etc. The creepy messages men send on the regular. Possibly some #SpoonieDates live tweets on first dates. Who knows. Suggestions are welcomed.