On the move ๐Ÿš˜

Routine is a major part of everyone’s lives. Most people have a set pattern throughout the week of what they’ll do and where they’ll be. For me though, your guess is as good as mine.

Yes, I go to work Monday to Friday and I always know I’ll be in one of 5 places but it’s safe to say I don’t tend to know where until the night before.

I am super lucky to have as many options as I do and I greatly appreciate the patience my friends and family show me whilst they wait for me to figure things out. I’ve never felt as loved as I do right now.

I’m staying strong, I’m a little scared because I’m no closer to figuring anything out but I’m so much happier and brighter than I have been in such a long time. I’ve reduced my dose of sertraline and even have a long term plan to get off the meds completely. It’s going to be a slow but steady process, no doubt they’ll be a few hiccups but I know now that I can do it.

I have no issue with taking a pill or two a day if it balances me out and keeps me level but I also understand why some people are against it. Here is my pro and con list;

My Pro’s (Sertraline 150mg)

  • Contrary to peoples beliefs they do help me remain stable, calmer and level headed.
  • It’s an easy boost on the way to feeling better again.
  • I can still have a drink and enjoy myself.
  • After 6 years of taking sertraline I’ve not once felt like they have caused me any harm or physical damage.
  • I am able to adjust the dose as and when I feel happy too.
  • They are known to be one of the safest prescription pills.
  • I know several other people who have also found them useful and to work.
  • There are so many different types of antidepressants you can keep trying to find the one that works for you.

Cons;

  • I have to remember to take them every day.
  • If I forget them, even just for one day I can and do feel the difference a few days later.
  • They are not a miracle cure, I still have bad days.
  • People can be very quick to judge.
  • Being too reliant on a pill.
  • Tiredness.
  • Having to explain my choice to people who don’t agree.
  • Mood swings.

It’s basic and if I weigh up the pros and cons it’s pretty even but for me I want to feel able to cope without them and with the support I have, I know I can.

If you have any questions feel free to ask or if you’d just like to talk I’m here!

2 thoughts on “On the move ๐Ÿš˜

  1. Donโ€™t ever let anyone shame you into giving up your meds. No-one but you knows what you go through day to day. I take so many tablets I rattle, but each and every one of them means that Iโ€™m alive today and functioning as near to normal as itโ€™s possible for me to be. If anyone questions why you โ€œneedโ€ to take them, then that person obviously has no clue and canโ€™t even begin to imagine what suffering you go through just to get out of bed each day. Iโ€™ve had people say to me some very stupid things about โ€œOh yeah, I had that, but I just took a course of (insert name of over the counter homoeopathic non medicine here) and I was fineโ€. Yes, of course you were fine, you werenโ€™t ill in the first place. Iโ€™d better stop now before this turns into a rant. Anyhow, some of us will have to take medicine for the rest of our lives and have no choice about deciding to get off the meds, so donโ€™t ever beat yourself up about it Paige. I think youโ€™re doing fantastic by the way. X

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    1. Thanks Ju! I completely agree with you by the way! And I couldnt have said it better myself xxx

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