Post Edited (MrsGriffin) : 10/9/2006 6:35:59 AM (GMT-6)
Well, I went and now I get to spend the next two months sharing my life with something called Fluoxetine as a starting point. Is this a downhill spiral or the road to recovery? Do you every truly recover and move on or do your thoughts and the drugs manage to haunt you forever? Feeling a little optimistic, a little low and a little bewildered too right now. I can’t believe that I have finally told someone how I am doing (or not doing as may be the case right now) I don’t think I would have done it without reading the positive encouragement from you all – thanks for the ‘push’. Doc reckons I should write it all down, anyone done that and found it helped? Not sure I see the reasoning on that.
My auto spell checker doesn’t recognise Fluoxetine, keeps trying to change it to ‘flexitime’ – now there is a thought!
Does anyone know what this drug is? I guess I’ll go off and investigate a bit. PS My husband has just gotten very upset at the thought of me taking these - he thinks they are dangerous, any suggestions? I can’t have him feeling like he is failing too.
Re: Journals Absolutely a good idea. Not only to track how you are adjusting to new meds, but as an opportunity to vent and to explore feelings that pop up out of nowhere. Sometimes I find journal entries to be a kind of automatic writing, just a thinking/processing through my fingertips, bypassing my conscious mind and tapping into some root causes. Since these writings are private (I email myself) and password protected, there is no anxiety about what it written or how it may appear to anyone else .. and spelling isn't an issue, lol.
Hope ya'll are feeling better soon. Keep on track with making Self the priority - it's lots easier to live with yourself that way.
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