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”
I’m sad. I have the sads. I’m not doing well. Mentally. Physically. Anything-ly, right now. But, rather than cocooning myself away (which is what I really want to do…) I’m going to try really, really hard to self-care and get out of the house and do things that make me feel good.
Which, right now, means cutting back on site work a lot; I’ve given notice at one role… and am handing over another next week. It’s pretty hard not to feel like a failure right now. I’ve also applied for a sickness benefit/disability allowance. Worst thing, is I have to go to see WINZ on my birthday next week… or wait another week… even though I’d probably only have to work about 10 hours to earn the same amount. Yip. Life sucks sometimes.
On that note; not to sound pathetic, but if anyone has any remote-based graphic design work or data-entry/admin work… please let me know. I’d greatly appreciate it.
For the meantime, I’ll keep forcing myself to use the Headspace app for mindfulness, burning nice smelling incense, sniffing essential oils, getting out for walks, cuddling cats and watching scary movies.
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