Sep 24 2012
The Twitching Eye
As I sit here watching my left eye lid twitch five times in a row, every half hour like clockwork, I am reminded again of all the crazy things that stress can do to your body. I remember the last time I experienced the crazy eye twitch, an eye...
Sep 12 2012
The Latest in the World of Depression Research? Meh.
Being up on the latest depression news and findings isn’t just something I do as a depression blogger but also as a sufferer of depression. No matter how good a grasp I have gotten on my depression, the possibility of a relapse and the memories...
Sep 10 2012
Feeling of a Lump or Something Stuck In Throat Due to Stress?
I am putting this one out there to share with others who are going through the same and in hopes of some answers myself. For the past 2+ years I have been dealing with a feeling of something in my throat. Endless trips to the doctor have found...
Aug 20 2012
Mental Breaks: The Things That Kept Me Sane When I Thought I Wasn’t
I make no secret of the fact that I think that medication played a small role in my recovery in comparison to the things that I did—or was forced to do—to try to keep myself from giving into depression entirely and falling into the abyss of da...
Aug 14 2012
Depressed After A Nap?
I say all the time that I feel that depression stays a part of you even long after you feel that you’ve been “cured” and for me it seems most true after naps. I know it sounds strange, but I find that if I am going to feel upset/ sad/downright ...
Aug 06 2012
Is Efexor Making You A Problem Gambler or Thief?
I read an article in the news about the antidepressant Efexor, and a possible link between the medication and problem gambling. Now, the “link” they are referring to in the article isn’t a scientific one or one with any real substantiated clini...
Jul 23 2012
Antidepressants and Low Sex Drive: Just Do It
This is not a promo for antidepressants or sex or even Nike—though I do thank them for the awesome slogan! This is some straight talk about antidepressants and the havoc they can wreak on your sex drive and some advice from a bona fide sex writ...
Jul 18 2012
The Sting of Being Accused of Faking Your Depression
How many times has someone implied or even all-out accused you of “faking” or “exaggerating” your depression? Stings, doesn’t it? I can sympathise because years later being accused of faking still feels like a slap in the face. As I have go...
Jun 27 2012
Exercise and Depression
I snicker when I read about exercise being the best way to treat depression naturally. Not because I don’t believe it, because I know better than many the rush a good workout is capable of providing and just how incredible you can feel after p...
Jun 20 2012
Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who’s Depressed?
I recently read an article about the things that you shouldn’t say to a person who is depressed. I was drawn to the article because I could see how some things could drive you (me) up the wall while depressed and prove pretty useless, but at th...