Category Archives: Antidepressants

Drug Free Head

Before my next Great Bear Rainforest post, an antidepressant update is in order. See my last update here. I know, I know. Not nearly as exciting as whales (and what else I have in store for you). But it’s an … Continue reading

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Viibryd Valedicition

It’s been nine days since I took my last dose of Viibryd. This post is a detailed account of what led me to this decision (it’s the side effects, stupid), how I stopped taking the drug, and my withdrawal experience. Because … Continue reading

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Tug of War

I’ve been thinking a lot about “letting go” in the context of loss. Specifically, the loss of my father and both brothers; all the male members of my family, within eleven months. The deaths happened in such quick succession. My … Continue reading

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On Self Care

My mother hasn’t spoken to me for nearly two weeks due to my attempt at setting boundaries with her and suggesting she attend Al-Anon meetings. Having spent the past 58 years with an alcoholic husband (who died nearly four months … Continue reading

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Might I be human, after all?

I was thinking about grief the other day. Thinking my grief over my brother’s and father’s deaths last year didn’t last long. The crying wasn’t overwhelmingly intense. Or at least it wasn’t more than a handful of times. I wondered … Continue reading

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2013 Antidepressant Update

I went to see Dr. McEnroe yesterday. It’s been thirteen months since he put me on antidepressants. Placebo or not, they’ve done wonders. Thirteen months ago I was over 40 pounds heavier than I am now. I showed up at … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Update

The most frequent searches leading people to my blog involve pedophiles and depression medication. It amazes me how many people out there are married to, or know, a pedophile. But I will save that post for another day. Today, it’s about the … Continue reading

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Augmenting Your Antidepressants

Today’s post is about natural antidepressants. Here’s on of my favorites: I think psychiatrists should hand out kittens, along with the drugs. (While this is not my cat, those are my shoes.) Next is nature therapy. I took these shots at a park … Continue reading

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What’s a Viibryd?

I saw Dr. McEnroe on Monday and told him I stopped taking the Abilify ten days ago. Since stopping it, I’ve felt a little anxious, but thought maybe it was just a side effect from getting off the drug. Apparently … Continue reading

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Abilify Withdrawal

I’ve scoured the internet, and there’s a dearth of information on the topic of Abilify withdrawal. Hopefully this will help those searching for information, if only a little. I started Abilify on February 2, 2012, on top of 300 mg … Continue reading

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