"Mama, Will I Take Pills, Too, When I Grow Up?"

The complexities of raising a child when you have a mental illness. Every morning, my daughter and I have breakfast together. It's important to me that she has it every day; studies have touted the multiple benefits of having breakfast. Plus, she's honestly Linda Blair from the Exorcist when she doesn't have it. That's an added incentive. I either have oatmeal or cereal mixed with yogurt; she often has cereal, fruit, and yogurt. She drinks milk and I drink my coffee, just with cream. And beside my coffee lay my two magnesium pills (for my migraines) and my tab and a half of Prozac. ...more

Functioning with Depression

Sometimes when I feel vaguely under the weather, I don't really connect all the random "not-quite-right" feelings into one, "Oh, I'm sick!" revelation right away. "Why am I so tired?" I wonder. "I feel thirstier than usual. What's with that?" "I'm kind of cold." And then someone mentions a virus going around, or another member of my family comes down with something, and it'll click....more

To Medicate or NOT to Medicate

WE ARE USING MEDICATIONS~ Yes, you read that right. the mother who was vehemently against medicating children, has put her child on meds. I was always against medicating my son. He was diagnosed with ADHD before he was diagnosed with Autism, and I told the pediatrician from the get go, NO MEDS. As the years have gone by and as I have watched my child struggle, pita and I started to actually entertain the idea.... ...more

Fun with Fibromialgia: the rollercoaster of medication

I am new to this whole "Chronic Illness" thing. At the beginning of the year, I was bumbling through my life,  minding my own business. The only pills I had to consume were for birth control, thyroid control, and cholesterol control. And all of them were well under control. Yes, there were the pesky seizures, excrutiating pain, memory loss, and exhaustion, but they had become just another part of day to day life. My neurologist had me undergo the occasional medical test, but past that I just went about my existance. ...more

Best things in life are free.......

Nobody sees the hustle and bustle of a day to day life until you get away to the serenity of the bush.  Where there’s the constant sound of the river running over the rapids, the quiet twitter of the birds, and the wonders of nature embed relaxation into your core....more

Fighting Depression: You're Never Alone as You Climb the Mountain

I Miss You When I Blink has a post that illustrates the difference between being blue and being depressed, and it explains how she came to the decision to use medication to help her manage her depression.  It is both a post that points out that none of us are alone, even if it feels that way at times.  There is always someone out there who will echo back "me too" as you both climb that mountain of feelings. ...more
You said Depression come alone feeling. one point of view correct but other point of view its ...more

Sleep

I ** heart** sleep. Don’t get me wrong, but 6 hours is pretty good for me. I remember a time where I was a bear without 8. It’s all about change, I guess- change and age. Sure, babies are celebrated when they sleep through the night. Kids want to stay up all night on weekends and summer, but give them a school morning and most of them need a front loader to pick them out of bed and get their day started. As the ” clubbing” years arrive, I have witnessed many people dragging themselves in on zero-2 hours sleep and try to convince folks they are great! ...more

The Decision to Medicate My Son, and How I Survived That.

After an outpouring of support on my personal blog, Memoirs of a Modern Day Wife, I thought I'd share with you on here one of the hardest decisions I have ever made as a parent: The decision to place my young son on medication to treat his ADHD. Until I wrote the post, I never truly realized how many parents DO NOT talk about stuff like this-especially for the world to see. Well, I'm always just a little too brave for my own good. Me writing about things I find important, things other people can relate too, it's just something I do. Without further adieu..... ...more

Undetectable!

I think everyone who is living with HIV can remember with great clarity, the day they were diagnosed. I believe that even if you were in a drug/alcohol induced fugue, you still were able to remember that day....more
I remember that day!!! I was having trouble sleeping tonight and browsing the internet, I found ...more