• Prescribed.

    20mg. 40mg.30mg.20mg.Now 10mg.The reduction in anti-depressant dosage has begun. I'm so scared. Each time this has happened, I experience the worst lows ever. I can't get up, get washed or care about the things I usually do. I'm exhausted, upset and annoyed. After this though, I feel great. I level out and feel joy again. I enjoy things, I get up earlier, I feel more together. The anticipation for this should push aside any negativity or fear ...

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    Tags:
    medication,
    depression,
    anti-depressants,
    Recovery,
    recovery journey
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  • What makes me Resilient?

    Please note: this story references abuse and suicide. What makes me Resilient? I like to keep up to date on the latest research into psychology, especially that which helps me survive mentally in a pre-apocalyptic world. There has been much more noise about person resilience in the last few years. Some say it can be picked up’ by being outdoors, for example, having been a Girl Guide or Boy Scout, when we were young. Perhaps ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    community,
    trauma,
    anxiety,
    Bullying
  • Helter Skelter to Hell

    Regardless of my best efforts I seem to have passed the "stop here" sign and I am hurtling down what I can only describe as the Helter Skelter to Hell. Before I know it I'm plunging deeper and deeper into the darkness with a feeling of sheer terror taking over my mind and body. I try desperately to cling to the sides but there appears to be nothing to hold onto. There is no light ...

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    Tags:
    anti-depressants,
    Anxiety,
    Depression,
    Panic
  • Withdrawal: finding the brighter light at the end of the anti-depressant tunnel

    SRN comment: This story references withdrawal from psychiatric medication. Any decision to come off psychiatric medication should be made after seeking advice and information from a trusted source. Surviving withdrawal I have been on antidepressants since I was initially diagnosed with anorexia in 2006. The worst thing that ever happened was my psychiatrist choosing to prescribe me Venlafaxine. I say the worst thing now, but at the time it definitely saved my life. Having moved ...

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    Tags:
    recovery,
    withdrawal,
    anorexia,
    positive thinking,
    anti-depressants
  • The summary of my depression journey

    I suppose I have known for a long time that my job wasn't working for me. I was caught up in the camaraderie and the fact of living in a foreign country helps to cement that. I have never really kept a job very long and this one seemed to be different. I was ambitious and climbed the ladder, with it increasing all the time the hours I worked. Working from home with long days ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    psychiatrist,
    therapist,
    work,
    anti-depressants
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