1. I need to remember that neither a) having a punk-ass brain nor b) wishing to medicate said punk-ass brain are signs of any essential weakness. Also, (b) is not “cheating.”
2. I also need to figure out how to bring medication up with the counselor, even though I know that I should probably give everything else (yoga, meditation, group workshop, counseling, journaling, light therapy, vitamin D) more of a chance to work their respective magic. Which sort of makes me feel like I’m not doing enough, or that this is my fault, which is why I’m reiterating for my own benefit that (b) is not cheating.
3. Every time I have gone to counseling, the various counselors have said “it looks like you know how to ask for help, and your coping mechanisms are good, and you have a good support network,” and I feel like that should be encouraging, but why don’t any of those things work?
If I had a nickel for every time I posted something self-indulgent on Tumblr, I would be a wealthy woman by now.
- loveisabanquet said: I’ve added a complex B vitamin to my day and it helped me immensely. This was after my doc prescribed Zoloft, but I decided I was too scared to go on meds. But they aren’t cheating. Do what you feel is right for you. ((hugs))
- treesahquiche said: Yoga is definitely very nice, but the trouble with yoga is that the peace and love you find within your practice generally stops radiating from within you about thirty minutes after your final savasana.
- aka14kgold said: Okay, no. All those other things work in tandem with one another AND with drugs. Unless your condition is super-minor—which it clearly isn’t—you’ll need a cocktail of mechanisms to treat it. Just one isn’t enough, including if you just use a drug.
- respectissexy said: But I’m biased because I think Paxil saved my life. & I got very lucky with Paxil, because it’s an older, sketchier drug and it fucks some people up hard. If any relative of yours has ever been on an SSRI and it worked, try that brand first, probably
- lizlemming said: Getting the help you need (and recognizing when you need more) isn’t weak—it’s smart! I know that you know this, just reaffirming. Besides, the internet is for FEELINGS :)
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- fromthefloatingworld said: Not that this is particularly helpful, but based on my own experiences, I wouldn’t recommend medication. I hope you can find a way to feel better without it. =/
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