Baby steps….

Very proud of myself today as I actually got up and did a yoga workout at home this morning!!  OK it was a beginner’s workout…but I don’t care…it counts!! I need to get into the habit of doing it daily, or at least 4 days out of 7.  I did feel better for doing it, and certainly think it’s something I will try to stick at.

Have a GP appointment this week, and have been trying to decide what to do.  I think I’ve decided that I want to come off the Fluoxetine that I am currently on, and maybe try something else.  I fear it may be the Fluoxetine that is causing the exhaustion.  I seem to remember that I felt like that when I started Sertraline, and had to stop it.  Both of these tablets are SSRI’s, and I just don’t think they suit me!!  It has certainly got worse over the last few months that I’ve been on Fluoxetine……it was never meant to be used as an Anti-Depressant for me, I went on it to help me to wean off Venlafaxine.  I’d tried unsuccessfully to come off that for a long time, but really, really struggled with withdrawal syndrome.  Introducing Fluoxetine worked…..I haven’t had Venlafaxine in months, but I am now left with another problem which is probably more debilitating.  Will it ever end???

My ideal course of action would be to come off Anti-Depressants altogether, to try and manage it through self-care and talking.  However, I know from experience that if I stop taking it, my mood will deteriorate further within 1-2 weeks.  It’s a horrible situation to be in.  I can’t stop medication altogether because I am working towards getting back to work asap, and I know things will get worse if I have nothing.  However, I would like to know how I feel….without medication!!  It’s tricky, and I won’t do anything without discussing it with my GP first.  I’ll have to see what happens.

Certainly food for thought anyway.

3 things I’m grateful for today:

  1. Cuppa and a catch-up with a good friend.
  2. That my children generally get on well, they rarely have few fights or fall out.
  3. Spring…somehow makes everything feel better!

 

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