The past few days I have felt really out of control of my emotions. I've experienced everything from an extreme lack of energy to crying spells to what I think qualifies as an extreme mental breakdown. I don't really want to go into specifics, but this has been a really scary time for both me… Continue reading Acting Out
On the weekend my boyfriend and I were watching American Gods (which is an alright tv show, by the way). There was a character on there who was upset a lot, not showing any emotion, feeling that everything was just a bit pointless. My boyfriend kept saying how annoying and unfair to other people she… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Losing Interest
I don't really have much to update you all on this week, so I'm just going to jump straight in to the highlights from my gratitude journal this past week! Coles is selling chocolate chai almonds again saw a fire twirler perform at the beach market went to the waterfalls with my boyfriend… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!
As a Depressed Person™, I spend a lot of time being tired. Having low energy and messed up sleeping patterns are two major symptoms of depression (and lots of mental illnesses), and this is definitely something that impacts me. Being so sleepy makes my life really hard at times. I have to ration my energy… Continue reading How I Keep My Energy Up
Long story short, the Prozac has not worked. 24/7 leg cramps that made it incredibly painful to sit or stand or move or lie down put an end to that one. When I went to see my GP she didn't really know what to do with me, and I was so scared that she was… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Seeing A Depression Specialist
I've been speaking about the experience of coming off anti-depressants for a few weeks now (here and here), and now comes the time to start talking about my experience with starting a new one. This is the fourth anti-depressant that I've been on in my life, and all of those in under 18 months. Safe… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Putting the Pro in Prozac
I've written about my experience with coming off anti-depressants before, but seeing as this is my second time switching meds within a year I thought I would create another post to share my experience this time round and see if anything is different. DAY 1 & 2 My biggest feeling during these two days was… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Coming Off Anti- Depressants Again
An open letter to the guy who touched me without my permission at a festival on Saturday: I was just sitting down on the grass, drinking my bottle of water, when you called out to me. I turned around and you were calling me over, telling me to come sit with you. You were wearing… Continue reading You Are Not Entitled To My Body
Since my lovely open letter to my anti-depressants, a lot has changed with my mental health. The biggest thing was a drop in my mood and a rise in my symptoms, but I also experienced a really bad side effect. When I took all of this information to my doctor we decided to change my… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Changing My Medication
The past week has been really tough for me. I've been dealing with a lot of things to do with my mental health and my life, but I think this has actually made me appreciate the things that are going well for me even more. In my journal this week I've had a few bonus… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!
Look, I know we don't talk much unless I can't find you and I'm hunting through my drawers searching for you, but I thought we should talk. I wanted to say thank you for all the stuff you do for me. For helping me get out of bed every day. For letting me sleep at… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: An Open Letter to My Anti-Depressants
You know the saying - another day, another dollar. So another week, another thankfulness Thursday post. Without further ado, I present to you seven highlights from my past week. ate three yummy healthy meals went to the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival watched a movie with my boyfriend went swimming had cuddles with my cat all day… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!