#medications, Mental Health & Wellbeing

So Mirtazapine

“Sylvie wishes the anti-depressants had been around when she was in her early twenties, not only to rescue her from the dark tunnels that came when her brother first got sick, but also to keep her from fucking all those assholes.” ~ Francesca Lia Block So, as I mentioned last week Mirtazapine was the second medication… Continue reading So Mirtazapine

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(Image: Wikimedia) "If you're taking an antidepressant, it's working, and you're not experiencing side effects, go on taking it. But if it's not working, or not working well enough, or if you have side effects you don't like, talk to your doctor about an alternative approach." ~ Irving Kirsch So, I said that I was… Continue reading Paroxetine

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Some Thoughts On Medication

"It takes, on average, six attempts to find the antidepressant that works for you." ~ my social worker I haven't really mentioned mental health medication since I named this page after one and explained what it was and my experiences of it. And I'm not actually on that one any more. I do make a… Continue reading Some Thoughts On Medication

Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Illness Is Not…

“It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” ~ Jennifer Niven Mental illness is not...  > ...your… Continue reading Mental Illness Is Not…

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So, I know in my last post I said that I would be writing a lot about sex in the following weeks, and then didn't post anything for a month. Unfortunately in the last few weeks I've been sick, had a bereavement, been made redundant, worried about loved ones, and the world in general has… Continue reading Coping

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More Like Remission Then Recovery?

Recovery noun: recovery; plural noun: recoveries a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Remission noun: remission a temporary diminution of the severity of disease or pain. ~ OED So, I mentioned the other day that I'm feeling better, and that unlike last time I told you I was better, when I was… Continue reading More Like Remission Then Recovery?

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A Thing I Wrote To Have Written A Thing

I've been saying that I was going to post something here for almost three months now, and then never quite getting round to sitting down and actually writing anything. So, I've decided, as I have an unexpected afternoon off, to just post a, well, post, so that I've finally done what I said I was… Continue reading A Thing I Wrote To Have Written A Thing

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Fighting Depression Is Like The Tortoise And The Hare

"We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing." ~ Jude Law Fighting depression is like the tortoise and the hare, where you're the tortoise… Continue reading Fighting Depression Is Like The Tortoise And The Hare

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Blogging & Online, Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Writerly Reflections

(Getty Images/Momcilo Grujic) “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison WordPress have been asking us lately why we write and who we are writing for; what are the origin stories of our blogs? As I've debated with myself lately as… Continue reading Writerly Reflections

Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Well Being

"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." ~ Isaac Watts WordPress tells me that today is my blogging anniversary. I created this site one year ago today. So what I logged in to say seems quite fitting. When I first decided to start writing about being crazy and then put what I… Continue reading Well Being