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Making My Brain Less Chemically Toxic

It’s been six weeks since I first saw my new psychiatric nurse, Tabitha. In that time, I have reduced the amount of venlafaxine (Effexor) I take each day, stopped taking trazodone at night, and tried a number of different alternatives to help me sleep. 912 more words


February 20, 2017

Hi. My name is Danica and from age 13, from what I can remember, I have been dealing with depression. I have been diagnosed as depressed from 3 psychiatrists. 265 more words

Daily Journal

The Nigerian Prince

Today I met the psychiatrist I had given the title, Nigerian Prince. A Nigerian psychiatrist that was going to be my savior. He was going to ride in on his white horse and help this damsel in distress. 345 more words


On Friday last week I finally got a letter from the community mental health team (cmht) telling me that I had an appointment to see the psychiatrist on Tuesday at 3.30pm with my normal psychiatrist. 1,077 more words

Twisted Journey Blogs - BPD

My Medication Changes Are All I Can Think About

Yesterday and today, my whole life is defined by medication changes. It’s all-consuming. I step back and look at myself in surprise, noticing


Psych Meds Transition

In recent weeks, I’ve spent more time in bed than I typically spend in three months. It’s just been a fairly steady slide into listlessness. I go to therapy but don’t make any progress because I don’t have the energy to do much of anything. 591 more words


My Depression Is Nothing Like Scarlet Fever

16 thoughts on this very windy morning.

  1. It seems early to be awake. No wonder. The clock says 6 am. I’ve only slept 5 1/2 hours. 
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