On this blog I post about a variety of things and I have decided that I am going to dedicate Thursday’s as my day to post about my own mental health, something this blog was originally intended for. Once Musical Monday’s has run it’s course (it was only intended as a short term thing) that will become Mental Health Monday’s, where I will discuss all things relating to mental health in a broader sense.
I have been going through therapy of some kind or another for quite a while now, more recently this has taken the form of weekly to fortnightly sessions at one of my groups with a therapist who is amazing.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would be starting on new medication soon and on the 13th of October I started my dosage. I am taking one pill of 20mg every night. As part of the blog series, I want to see if I am changing at all. I am going to ask others for outside observations too to go along with this as I am notoriously bad at picking up on my attitude until it is too late.
Today marks one week and two days since I started taking the medication and personally I haven’t felt many changes. I haven’t had too many down days, though some times have been worse than others. I know it is early on though so do not expect too much to change yet.
After speaking to Tyler, he explained that he had noticed that I had been more snappy than normal. I have been doing this without noticing, replying to things in a more aggressive way. I didn’t realise this and I have apologised for this multiple times, but so far I can’t seem to stop myself from doing it. In addition to this I have also been more emotional than normal (more tears and such). When I went on Testosterone, I got less emotional which was something I was quite grateful for. Now I am going the other way I am not quite sure how to feel.
I have been talking to my counsellor about it all and she agreed that writing about it could be good for me. Here’s hoping that it is right and it will be. We will see!
I know this post hasn’t been long, but hopefully next week I will have a bit of a better update to give you and I may put a little more in about my mental health in general!
Now how about you? Have you ever taken prozac? Or been to therapy? If you are up to it, please do tell me about your experiences in the comments!