anxiety
For the first time since I leaped screaming into the arms of social media, I find myself trying to figure out what to share and what stays quiet.
anxiety dreams
It’s like standing on a building and feeling overwhelmingly certain that you’re going to jump off. Then, you remember you’re a human being with a will of your own, and you don’t. You leave the roof. You go eat a taco, maybe some cake.
in

May 22, 2014 at 6:00pm | 28 comments

anxiety
My shrink reminds me to take the clonazepam he’s prescribed to help during times like this. I nod and say, “Sounds great,” but I don’t plan on doing it. Why do anything that helps?
anxiety
Turns out there is no magic pill. I guess...I'm the magic pill? THAT IS A TERRIBLE REVELATION.
anxiety
“It’s not that I want to kill myself,” I said to my therapist after 3 months. “It’s that I keep thinking how surprised everyone will be when I do.”
antidepressants
Dance like no one is watching. Even though they definitely are, and they are definitely judging you, and ohmygodIcantbreathe.
depression
Even though internally I am a hot mess, on the outside my appearance is the same.
antidepressants
Know what I did this Christmas? I wrote something called "My life is a failure," and I couldn't stop crying.
in

Dec 30, 2013 at 9:00am | 185 comments

antidepressants
My acupuncturist tells me that my liver is fatigued, and I know that antidepressants are harsh on the liver. So.
libido
I am considering antidepressants to kill my libido.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Martina seems to think it is possibly a good thing that pregnancy will be bumping me off my Citalopram. “You don’t want to have to take a pill every day for the rest of your life,” she says, and my blood runs cold.
anxiety management
There is a stupid stigma around mental health stuff, and nobody talks about it (which is partly why I try and talk about it with everyone and anyone I know, like, all the time). Having anxiety or depression is nothing to be ashamed of.
ihtm contest
I’m left to wonder: Was sex just a phase for me, like reading Ayn Rand or doing Bikram yoga?
the frisky
I decided to get off of Paxil, the anti-anxiety drug I’ve been on–off and on–for the last 10 years. And let me tell you, withdrawal is a bitch.
antidepressants
Antidepressants are complicated. Getting off them is more so.
in

Oct 24, 2012 at 11:00am | 133 comments

boobs
While my right breast had developed into a full, rounded, cleavable C cup, my left breast had grown into a pert little teardrop-shaped mound, sitting inches higher than her partner.
antidepressants
The last few years of my life have been an on-and-off battle with my brain and the bottles of pills that were supposed to fix it.
antidepressants
You wouldn't necessarily know it, even if you spend a lot of time around me, but depression is a part of my life that I have to manage continually,
antidepressants
Lately, I haven’t been mattress dancing with anybody, not even myself, thanks to Prozac.
antidepressants
Jane's got a freaking pharmacy in her purse. [They're vitamins! And some herbs. --Jane]