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
Dance like no one is watching. Even though they definitely are, and they are definitely judging you, and ohmygodIcantbreathe.
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

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
My acupuncturist tells me that my liver is fatigued, and I know that antidepressants are harsh on the liver. So.
antidepressants
Antidepressants are complicated. Getting off them is more so.
in

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

libido
I am considering antidepressants to kill my libido.
anxiety
Turns out there is no magic pill. I guess...I'm the magic pill? THAT IS A TERRIBLE REVELATION.
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.
depression
Even though internally I am a hot mess, on the outside my appearance is the same.
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?
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.
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.
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 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

antidepressants
Jane's got a freaking pharmacy in her purse. [They're vitamins! And some herbs. --Jane]
antidepressants
Lately, I haven’t been mattress dancing with anybody, not even myself, thanks to Prozac.
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,