Health (mental too)

Post Vacation Depression

Situational Depression can occur after any sort of loss, but it can also show up AFTER a good thing happens.  I'm going through it to some degree now. For months we planned a "we need to run away from home before we start kicking people" vacation.  Every day I would spend my breaks at work looking at… Continue reading Post Vacation Depression

Health (mental too)

Living with Situational Depression

We all have suffered and will suffer loss of some kind during our lives.  We lose relationships, jobs we love, people we love, our homes, our belongings, our routines, etc.  It's a horrible feeling and sometimes we don't know what we're feeling or what to do for ourselves until the feeling passes. Situational Depression (also called… Continue reading Living with Situational Depression

Health (mental too), Slappy

Ten Years Ago I Tapered Off Antidepressants

Some people have great success with antidepressants and if that's you then that's awesome. I was not one of those people. Ten years ago today I became Paxil free.  In some ways it seems like just yesterday, in others a lifetime ago.  It was a lifetime ago.  I'm no longer that person. I see it… Continue reading Ten Years Ago I Tapered Off Antidepressants

Health (mental too)

Antidepressant Withdrawal …. the Ten Year Wave

It's been nearly ten years since I took my last dose of Paxil and I assumed that withdrawal was behind me.  Well you know what they say about assume. Sunday morning I woke up feeling incredibly nauseous.  Not incredibly in a good way.  I couldn't figure out why so I rushed to the bathroom ... just… Continue reading Antidepressant Withdrawal …. the Ten Year Wave