Just To Be Honest.

For someone who believes in transparency and breaking down stigma and so on and so forth, I’m hopeless.

I am – and have been for two whole weeks now – taking fluoxetine, which is an antidepressant. Ironically so far it’s only succeeded in making me tearful, sleepless and un-hungry, to a horrible, horrible degree, but we’ll see how it goes. As A reminds me, I haven’t really given it a chance yet. 

We’ll see.



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6 responses to “Just To Be Honest.

  1. Lucy

    Ha. I’ve been writing it down in a diary because as I demonstrated very ably today, when someone asks me what the effects are my brain just blanks out.

    Severe tiredness, particularly mid-afternoon onwards.
    Tension and jitters.
    Raised blood pressure?
    Stomach ache.
    Real, real lows.

    And it all looks so rational and mild when written down like that.

    ‘pparently it takes two or three weeks before it lifts you up. It’d better be worth it! From someone who understands, have an e-hug, for all the little use that is right now xx

  2. Flix


    Crazy as it sounds you won’t feel as low as you feel right now,
    at least that’s what I’ve been told by everyone.

  3. “Real, real lows”

    Now that seems somewhat counterproductive…

    Hope it eventually works out for you both, anyway 🙂

  4. standingonthebrink

    Two weeks and a bit later and I’m still not sure. You’re right – real, real lows. Yesterday being a case in point – I missed everything I had scheduled because curling up on my bed seemed like a better plan, somehow.

    Lucy? You too *hugs*.

    And yes, tension and jitters. Hellish. We’ll get there. My aunt’s been on various medication and says it often takes them a while to find a drug that actually helps you – let’s hope it’s soon 🙂


  5. claremohan

    which aunt? Anyway. *hugs*
    I love you. And think of you lots, far away in Sheffield. How’s the snow situation?

  6. I meant maddy, clare, it seemed less complicated. I guess I could just have said ‘family friend’, but…yeah. I didn’t.

    Snow situation is most dissatisfying. I want my money back.


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