Category Archives: Abilify

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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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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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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Anticlimax

After a fabulous vacation in Tuscany, I am back to the mundanities of life. I’ve spent the past week and a half digging out at work (and getting behind on my blogging). I traveled to Chicago for meetings this week, and … Continue reading

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The Power of Vodka

I’ve been on antidepressants and back in therapy for a little over four months. It’s difficult to remember how tired and apathetic I was. How disinterested. But slowly over the past four months, I’ve begun to emerge from the pit I … Continue reading

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Depression, Sleep, and Bladder Issues

This post is about depression, sleeping, and peeing. It’s not the kind of thing most people want to read about, but if you’ve got problems with any (or all) of them, you might want to read on. I used to … Continue reading

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Antidepressants: I’m a Believer.

Post breakup (back in late September) with an abusive assclown, I found myself deep in the pit a/k/a the abyss, the quicksand, the deep-dark-hole-of-nothingness. When Dr. McEnroe suggested antidepressants, I must admit I was quite skeptical. I’ve read all the articles about … Continue reading

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Embrace Life

While I haven’t quite achieved the nirvana depicted in this photo, I’m getting there. The antidepressants no doubt are doing their job. I wouldn’t say I’ve been transformed, but certainly there’s some reconstruction going on. On the antidepressant front, I’m now on 300 mg Wellbutrin, … Continue reading

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