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!