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Openly Depressed

Depression is a big part of my life. I’ve been going to counseling for most of my life.  I know full well a big part of warding off the negative feelings associated with depression is to take my medicine regularly. So why is it I feel it is OK to go days and even weeks without taking my medicine?  I am a nurse so that is just one more reason I should know better but for some reason it doesn’t work like that. At times going to appointments, keeping up with scripts and working through the awful world of health insurance requires more effort than I am willing to put in to anything. After going a month without any medicine and several months without taking anything consistently I finally made it back to the Dr. and went back to taking Wellbutrin. Of course the Dr. office called the script into the wrong pharmacy and it was a holiday weekend so it took FOREVER to get it straightened out but I got it! Yeah me! One small victory! Woo Woo!!

I’ve come to realize that openly working through depression helps in several ways.

1: I have a larger support system

2: I have more people to help hold me accountable (taking my medicine and going to appts)

3: Depression comes with such a terrible stigma and if openly sharing my struggle helps even one person than I am thrilled!

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Advocating for those that I love as well as anyone living in poverty, pulling themselves up, living with mental illness and/or anything else preventing low income families from breaking the cycle!!

2 thoughts on “Openly Depressed

  1. I suffer from anxiety and my doctor gets on me so bad for forgetting my meds! She told me recently that skipping doses is worse than not even being on them at all since it creates an insane roller coaster for your body to keep up with. I go through phases where I convince myself that I feel okay enough to not take them, but after skipping for a while I feel completely worse. I am sorry that you struggle but there are lots of us out here struggling too so I hope you find some support as you continue blogging!

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