Tag Archives: Depression

Mental Health: request for advice!

I haven’t written for quite a while, particularly about my mental health, and I think it’s about time I change that. Continue reading

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Daily challenges of living with depression 

A friend of mine recently reminded me of an aspect of depression that is often overlooked: that the lack of motivation to do things can affect not only your ability to participate in social activities, but every element of your life, including eating. Continue reading

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One thing at a time

There are days, sometimes weeks, when I feel fantastic. Then there are days, sometimes weeks and months when I feel pretty crappy. On the crappy days, my mantra becomes “one thing at a time”. When my depression was really bad, it was the only thing that got me out of bed. Continue reading

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Feeling a little bit happy 

   It’s been 6 weeks since I started Venlafaxine, and I can’t remember the last time I felt better! I’ve been on anti-depressants since October 2013, and I had resigned myself to the fact that anti-d’s only do so much, … Continue reading

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Circus shenanigans

One of the factors that transformed my life in Belfast was discovering the Belfast Community Circus School. Before I knew of its existence, I was isolated, lonely and extremely unhappy in Belfast. I had no friends, no social group, nothing … Continue reading

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Learn to ride the waves

I’ve noticed, over the many years of my depression, that the good times and the bad come in waves. Like the tide, there’s no stopping the fluctuations, I just have to learn to ride them as they come. I think, … Continue reading

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Venlafaxine: Day 6 of…

Today is the 6th day on Venlafaxine. So far, the side effects have been far less severe than those I experienced on Citalopram. I’ve been following the leaflet advice, and taking the tablet with food, and I’m on a half-dose … Continue reading

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