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Going though hell .. this morning.

Got that ECG on and hit the button a few times from around 4.30am onward but just pain in region of heart I know is anxiety. 727 more words


Jesus .. I feel .. strange.

This was after feeling really bad this morning and the Doctors called and asked me to go in within the hour. 447 more words

Missed medication and recovery curveballs.

Sometimes recovery really is all over the place. Sometimes it’s messy. It’s uneven. It leaves much to be desired. Sometimes recovery feels like falling backwards, and sometimes it even is heading backwards for a while. 643 more words

Mental Health

The Case Against Effexor

As I wrote last week, I’ve been trying again to wean myself off the Effexor (generic name: venlafaxine). I’m down from my very high dose of 300 mg last fall and winter to 75 mg since July, and both Tabitha and I thought it was time for me to get off it completely–not so much because I am depression-free, but because I have so many side-effects from this medication. 1,975 more words


Reentry & Withdrawal (Again)

I’ve been back from our trip for a week now and am slowly transitioning from beach clothes, sunscreen, papaya, and tuna to raincoats, umbrellas, and Thanksgiving preparations.  472 more words


I'm a Bundle of Nerves - And I'm Okay

The title pretty much sums it up.

I’m literally all nerves, tingling, quivering,  hyperaroused nerves that make it hard for me to sleep at night, hard to quiet my body down. 584 more words


I Want To Take My Meds

I said I would give it about six weeks.

I’d start exercising, maybe eat a little better, and just chill the fuck out. At the end of those six weeks, I would evaluate whether or not I deemed the medication necessary. 419 more words

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