An On-Going Battle With Meds

An On-Going Battle With Meds

Oct 18, 2022

I've shared before that since my depression and anxiety diagnosis in the summer of 2019, I have struggled to find the right combination of medication to help me feel balanced.

A few months back, my psychiatrist and I had a conversation where she basically told me that my chronic depression may be medicine resistant. Simply meaning, my depression laughs in the face of the meds I take. We've tried LOTS of different types of meds. Some worked for a while, and others had no effect.

The one medication that I had the best response to - my body rejected. It caused bruising to show up on different parts of my body. After frustration with other medications, I opted to go back to that medication but at a lower dose. Again, I'm feeling much better mentally, BUT while I don't have the bruising, I have severe inflammation.

Severe enough that at my next appointment I'll ask for something else. It's starting to impact my daily routine and mood. I hurt almost constantly and have tried many things to help offset it.

A few things that do help with the inflammation are my nightly routine of a warm bath with bath salts, drinking Golden Milk (some call it Turmeric Tea) and making sure I'm drinking enough water.

Even with this ongoing struggle, overall I'm in a good space. I've been getting out more and even promised my therapist that I would start leaving the house more and move my body.

As a full-time entrepreneur, it's easy for me to stay home for weeks without seeing and interacting face-to-face with anyone. I've committed to going to a local shop to work a few hours a day, at least 3 times a week. And my goal is to move my body for at least 20 minutes each day. With the pain from the inflammation, I sometimes need to break this up, but I'm going to do it.

My goal is to keep moving, keep smiling, and focus on being the best me I can be.

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