And to mark my
claim to fame humble gratitude I’m sharing something very exciting today.
Yep, that’s me with my crazy eyes waving goodbye to a dear friend who has been with me for the past six months.
Zoloft. My Post-Natal Depression medication.
The day Ava turned eight months old, the doctor prescribed these for me, after months of battling on my own had meant things were just getting worse. She said that we would try them for six months and see how I was after that.
Well today is the 29th, which means that my dear little girl is 14 months today (where did that time go!) and I have been weaning off the tablets for the last week, with no ill effects. I’m down to half a tablet a day, and if all goes well, next week I’ll cut back to half every two days before stopping all together.
About a week after starting the Zoloft, I started to feel better. I was lighter and more free, and realised how deep a hole I had been in. My friend has helped me through these last few months, and I am so grateful.
But I am even more thankful to be coming off it! I have noticed no change since cutting back the dosage, and am confident that within the month I will be medication free!
My visit to the doctor last week also encompassed the results of my test results for my little lady problem. Although she is not entirely sure what is wrong (though the #vagwand revealed everything there was clear, thank goodness), it appears that my ovaries have decided to stop ovulating. It’s probably not, as I suspect, a result of my body telling me I already have too many children, but it could be related to the Zoloft. So hopefully not only will I be happy and chipper on my own soon, but also having less need to visit the Emergency Department on a regular basis.
And that, my dear friends, is a lot to be thankful for!
I’m also really thankful for this.
Because it tastes good, but also because Milk gives me a bit of a high, so I can justify drinking it to balance out cutting back on the happy pills.
So thats me! Less depressed and slightly drunk on the power of
stealing minding Kate’s Linky.
What are you thankful for on this fine Thursday?
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