Buh-bye, Zoloft!

Today is day six since I decided to toss out the Zoloft. It worked well for a while (actually, I just looked back and it’s been almost exactly a whole year!) but in relation to my recent bout of insanely high anxiety, depression and non-stop crying spells, I figured maybe I should have listened when my doctor suggested taking a break. Fresh Xanax script on the ready though for fall back, but to be honest, I’ve pretty much just felt a little bit better each day since I’ve stopped taking it — so I haven’t needed the Xanax yet! At

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Blubbering!

Ok, I get it. Women are hormonal. PMS can be hell. But seriously, I’m sick and tired of crying every damn week before my period! Make it stop!!! TV commercials, random thoughts about family, or friends, or loved ones, pictures of babies, songs, movies — whatever — it makes me cry. It’s driving me insane! You’d think being on the Zoloft for my anxiety issues would help with this situation but it doesn’t seem to do a damn thing. In fact, I’m not sure my PMS was so weepy in my pre-Zoloft days. Though, I think I was much more

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My World – It’s Changing…

Yes, it’s been a while, again. Have been pretty wrapped up in life lately and there is so much going on right now that it’s literally insane. Still taking low dose Zoloft with Xanax as needed (though I’m finding I very rarely need the Xanax — which is nice). Biggest changes – I’m 100% sure it’s time to get a divorce. Complications – Lost my contract employment due to lack of organizational funding. Clearly, I’ve been job hunting and applying to positions daily but the anxiety associated with having to have a regular job that I have to go out

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Playin’ Catch-Up!

Got a little preoccupied with life lately and have seriously neglected this poor little blog of mine. Time to play a little catch-up! Zoloft (generic) seems to be working well for me. My anxiety is at manageable levels. Side effects are minimal. I feel relatively “normal,” whatever that may mean. I’m definitely feeling less “outsider-ish” in my own life. BONUS: I think it’s actually causing me to lose weight. That could be a negative side effect, I suppose, but since I had been trying to drop some weight anyway, I’m just lovin’ it! I opted to stay on 50 mg

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Breakdown! Go Ahead and Give it to Me…

Medication, that is. Updating on the struggles of my communications course, it ended up just being too much of a trigger for me at this point and as a result I dropped it. I was really trying to push  myself, but the culture activity sort of sent me off on a whirlwind of emotional strife. I had a bit of a breakdown, spent nearly two weeks straight at peak anxiety levels, couldn’t talk myself into even going back to the class at all. Lots of tears, self-hate, and a bit of seriously negative wishing for an end to all this

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