The truth is that relapses or setbacks happen to all of us who struggle with mental health issues. We can be fooled into complacency. We can stop doing the work because perhaps we feel like we don’t need to do anymore because we feel good, “we’ve got a handle on things”. If I have learned … Continue reading Finding your way back to YOU: Mental Health Relapse and ways to find your way back!
I’m on a new adventure…. I have been stable for three years. No manic episodes. No manic-depressive episodes. So, we explored the idea of me going off one of the medications that makes me tired and causes me to gain weight. There’s nothing wrong with being on medication. There’s no shame in it. Even once … Continue reading Leaving The Medication Behind.
My mental health journey was more about losing weight, and then maintaining a healthy weight. I never thought my journey would lead me to have so many problems with my weight before I'm 30. But, here I am, at my highest weight of my life, and probably the happiest I've been in my life. I … Continue reading Weight Gain: The Side-Effect of Medication & Mental Illness.
Are you taking any medications right now? Many of us are. I go to the hospital for scheduled infusions for Crohn's disease. In the past, I've been on prednisone, a powerful steroid which can cause major side effects. It works great for what it's treating, but has some ugly side effects that are difficult to … Continue reading Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit Your Meds Cold Turkey