Working on Us, Week 6

On her blog, Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess has introduced a set of prompts that touches on mental illness. Each week she offers up 2 prompts for bloggers to use in a nonfiction, fiction, or poetry piece. You can respond to either prompt, or both. For more information, click here. The rules are below. This week, I... Continue Reading →

Ketamine Infusion

Two or 3 years ago I had been depressed for so long, despite taking various medications and having ECT, that my psychiatrist told me about another treatment: ketamine infusion. Yep, that ketamine. They insert an IV in your arm, which is connected to a ketamine drip. Then you sit in a comfy chair for about... Continue Reading →

I Think I Need Klonopin

. . . but I don't know. Some of you may roll your eyes, but I'm going to write about martial arts class again. Getting there is a big challenge for me right now. Very recently, I wrote a post called No More Klonopin, which was basically about going off the drug. Now, my anxiety is... Continue Reading →

Lithium and Hair Loss

Recently, like in the last week, I've noticed that my hair's falling out: there's hair in the sink that wasn't there before. I'm not going bald nor is my hair thinning, but it's definitely falling out. So I did some research about lithium side effects and hair loss. Apparently, lithium affects the thyroid in such... Continue Reading →

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