Duloxetine – my 3 week update

I’ve now had a full three weeks taking my new anti depressants and I wanted to write a quick update as to how I am feeling.

I was really apprehensive about taking Duloxetine(brand name Cymbalta) due to reading too many horror stories and getting sucked into Dr Google; however I have noticed some really positive changes and I’m hoping they continue.

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Beating Big D: Counselling & Therapy Update

I wanted to write a little update about counselling and how I feel in general.

Every Wednesday I am having an hour-long session with a counsellor online and we discuss anything and everything, as per my previous post.

At the end of each session we set goals and sometimes some reading material to help me over the next week. Continue reading “Beating Big D: Counselling & Therapy Update”

I’m a mess, to be honest – A Big D Update

Wednesday 17th May 2017

I wrote last week about how depression is like a nasty friend that won’t leave you alone, called Big D.

I’ve tried to be as open and honest about my depression and how I’m feeling and of late I’ve not really written about it for a few reasons.

I’ve been having major wobbles about the direction my blog is going; and whether or not to keep the mental health part and just focus on parenting and lifestyle. ¬†Or whether to just quit for good, to be honest. Continue reading “I’m a mess, to be honest – A Big D Update”

Beating Big D: Online Therapy

In my local area there is an organisation called Ieso Digital Health which is a self referral service for online and telephone counselling and therapy.

I have tried it in the past and found because I was feeling better or off my nut on anti-depressants it didn’t really work for me, and I’ve kind of just gone it alone.

I met with my GP last week and she suggested I try again, as it may really help if I approach with the thought of it just being a chat with someone and not expecting a cure. Continue reading “Beating Big D: Online Therapy”