As part of my journey to a healthier me, I have been very focused on my mental/emotional well-being since last summer. I entered therapy, and have recently been referred to a psychiatrist to try out an anti-anxiety/anti-depressant medication to help me along the way.
If you’ve been following along, you know that my first medication attempt, Lexapro, didn’t go so well. Even at half of the lowest dose, it was 7 days of nausea, with heartburn settling in the last 3 days that was unbearable. There was no way I could go on with that for even another few days, let alone weeks.
I finally had my follow-up visit with the doctor last night, and we’ve decided to try out Zoloft. I’m starting on half the lowest dose again, for 2 weeks, and will see her at that time to see how it is going.
I really, really hope that the second time is a charm on this one. When I started therapy, I had an underlying feeling I would end up on medication. Simply because I can feel myself not coping — yoga, running, deep breaths — they just aren’t enough. But my fear with going on medication was that I wouldn’t feel right, that it would take me multiple different meds to get the right one. And that’s what has happened.
And so, I embark on my second attempt to find a medication that can help me be a better me — a little more patient, a little less frantic, and a lot more capable of continuing on this road to better overall health.
If you have any feedback on Zoloft, I’d love to hear it. Most of my friends that have taken Zoloft have good things to say about it, so I am hopeful that this one will work. Thank you all for going on this journey with me. Your support means the world to me, and I hope that sharing my journey will give others the courage to speak to someone if they feel that they could use some help. We all need help, but it’s just hard for some of us to ask for it.