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Not again!

When I saw Dr Nutkins-May back in February, he promised that he would set some bits in motion to get me more help, monitor my new meds and generally have a bit more communication. 325 more words

Mental Health

"I just need a minute..."

Today was my first day back at work, back in the class room in over a month. I had decided to stop taking meds and although I have had several ‘melt downs’ in the last month, I had convinced myself that I was on track and skipping along the road of recovery. 762 more words

8 week update: struggle town

10 April 2016

So it’s been about 8 weeks that I’ve been free of antidepressants. Unfortunately it’s been a real struggle the last 2-3 weeks. I forgot how down I could get and what it was like to be invaded by negative thoughts. 64 more words



As with any illness there will undoubtedly be some medication to, at the very least, alleviate symptoms. Depression and anxiety are no exception.

I am no scientist – that much is clear – but from what I understand of my condition it is all a case of chemical imbalances. 511 more words

Mental Health

Medication Blues

Came across this picture today and it got me thinking. There’s the Ying and the Yang, the black and the white, the good, the bad and the ugly. 300 more words


Regimen Checklist


  • 40mg Methyphenidate SR ✓
  • 10mg Methyphenidate IR ✓
  • 225 mg Venlafaxine XR ✓
  • Alysena birth control ✓


  • 10mg Methylphenidate IR ✖︎ skipped

Evening… 8 more words



Such a small dose increase 37.5mg and I feeling very tearful this morning. I know  it’s the drugs but it does not stop the guilt, the tears and the chest full of woe I woken with. 54 more words