On the move 🚘

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 🚘

  1. Don’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 I’m alive today and functioning as near to normal as it’s possible for me to be. If anyone questions why you “need” to take them, then that person obviously has no clue and can’t even begin to imagine what suffering you go through just to get out of bed each day. I’ve had people say to me some very stupid things about “Oh yeah, I had that, but I just took a course of (insert name of over the counter homoeopathic non medicine here) and I was fine”. Yes, of course you were fine, you weren’t ill in the first place. I’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 don’t ever beat yourself up about it Paige. I think you’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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