Happy September, everyone! I’m back for another post in my “If We Were Meeting Up For Coffee” series. The objective is for me to tell you a little bit more about myself in a way that I may not in my posts. Every month, I’ll think of five things that I can tell you about myself or my life.
Please let me know if we have anything in common in the comments! Also, if you can think of any questions that I can include in next month’s post, I’d love it if you shared them with me!
If we were having coffee…
1. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would update you on my new therapist. My appointment with her was on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, and it was the best mental health-related appointment that I’ve had thus far. I felt comfortable in her office, and I felt like I could speak honestly without fear of being judged by her. She was laid back and it didn’t feel like she was psychoanalyzing everything I said, which helped put me at ease.
2. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would tell you that she changed my diagnosis from Major Depressive Disorder to Bipolar 2, depression, and generalized anxiety.
I feel like it’s a step forward in my recovery, because having a more accurate diagnosis will help my doctors prescribe a medication that will help me.
3. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would let you know that I’ve been off Zoloft for about two weeks now. I was on a dose of 100mg but never noticed any improvements. I had a few horrible gastrointestinal symptoms, like gas and diarrhea, and I still had the occasional headache like I experienced with Prozac.
My new therapist said that my new diagnosis would explain why Zoloft and Prozac didn’t really work for me.
4. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would tell you that my husband and I recently celebrated our third wedding anniversary. We didn’t do much, really. We had just made a house payment, so we were low on extra money. We decided to stay home, and he cooked me spaghetti. It was a really nice evening.
5. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would remind you that I’m always available to talk if you need someone to talk to. I’ve had a difficult time the last couple of days, but confiding in my mental health family on Twitter made all the difference.
If you and I met for coffee, what are some things about yourself that you would share with me? It can be anything! And I’d love it if you commented and told me some things that I can share with you about myself in the next post!