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
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This is the second time that I have decided to stop taking Venlafaxine (also known as Effexor), an SNRI. The first time I successfully tapered off of the drug was more than 3 years ago. 574 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