4ZB5FoykTh_OOG1MtDYjPt87VfU Positively Depressed: Mental Illness Awareness Week

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mental Illness Awareness Week



So as you are well aware,
I am the 1 in 4.

When I was 19, I was put on Prozac.
I basically drank my early 20's away.
Now, needless to say, 
things didn't always mix well.
Alcohol and my Prozac were the best of friends,
more like frenemies, for sure.

When I was 25, I got pregnant.
Therefore, I quit drinking and smoking cold turkey.
Being pregnant also meant no Prozac.
I waited tables at Bob Evans during my pregnancy.
I survived but I am sure I left a lasting 
impression on some of my customers.
Hah!  Good old 1996.

Since then I have been on almost 
every medication on the market:
Prozac (of course), Valium, Trazadone, Remeron, 
Celexa, Wellbutrin, Lexpro, Effexor,
Paxil, Abilify, Cymbalta, Klonopin, Ritalin, Adderall.
(I know I am missing quite a few.)

The medicinal cocktail I currently am on is
Cymbalta (daily), Klonopin (as needed), Adderall (daily),
along with Metoprolol (for high blood pressure), throw in the Depo-Provera birth control shot, and top it off with 
an inhaler or two and here I am.

I have Major Depressive Disorder, 
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, 
High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue,
Seasonal Allergies, and Asthma, 
just to name a few.

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

I will leave you now with a little information!




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