Life on Zoloft

A couple of months ago I wrote about my decision to begin taking a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) and delay trying to conceive after suffering two miscarriages last year. After two months on Zoloft, my world has softened and my life has become more manageable....more
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Almost Dying

Well my friends.  It's been some months since I have shared with you.  My life has gone on quite the roller coaster ride and it has taken some time for me to settle down from all the excitement.  A lot has happened since my last post in November.  I was waiting to hear if I had lupus as I had developed new symptoms that seemed to be more than just fibromyalgia....more

3 Signs You Are NOT As Put Together As You Think

I have been working hard at trying to keep several truths in the forefront of my mind and soul. These truths are that my husband loves me. My husband is so very unabashedly shameful and sorry for the pain he has caused me and has tried every way and every day to show how sorry he is and how much he loves me. The painful truth that I am trying to keep OUT of my heart and soul are the facts that while I forgave him, I am still deeply and terribly hurt by his actions. I am having a very hard time letting go of the pain. I walk around in a numb fog wrestling with my thoughts and pain....more

Acheivable targets

The thing about targets, is you tend to make them too difficult. Part of you is still thinking that you should be coping with things exactly the way you used to, and that making a meal, cleaning the kitchen and walking the dog is an evenings chores, to be done after a day at work... not three tasks that you need to psyche yourself up to perform, push yourself like an olympic athlete after three days of heats just to begin....more

What this blog is all about...

This blog is part of my ongoing attempt to reach out to as many people as possible, and let them know that depression is an illness that affects millions of people... and most of them are just normal, like me, they're not Stephen Fry and they don't end up on Jeremy Kyle or the front page of the Sun because they strangled their kids....more