If We Were Meeting Up For Coffee

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!

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My name is Nicole, and I’m very happy that you decided to stop by and visit my blog! I write about mental health, and I post the occasional product review. I’m most passionate about writing, mental health advocacy, and gaming. My husband and I live in the South with our five tabby cats and two parakeets. If you ever want to connect with me, please don’t hesitate to visit my Contact page.

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6 Comments

  1. September 8, 2018 / 5:46 AM

    What a fun idea for a series! If we were meeting up for coffee I’d tell you about my job and how nice it feels to be getting back into a routine.

    • Nicole
      Author
      September 8, 2018 / 10:44 PM

      Awesome 🙂 What do you do for work? If you don’t mind me asking, of course.

  2. September 12, 2018 / 10:48 AM

    Ooo okay. If you and I met up for a coffee I’d tell you about my anxiety surrounding my new job which I start in 3 weeks, I’d probably moan to you about the wax rash I have from getting my brows done ha and probably ask you what you’re having for dinner that week becuase I love getting inspiration from others!

    I would love to know, what does an average look like/consist of for you?

    • Nicole
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 12:44 PM

      Oh wow, congrats on the new job! I hope you love it! And yes omg, I get mine waxed every now and again and my skin stays red for like an hour after, and sometimes gets tiny bumps.

      As for dinner, lately we’ve been eating lots of fish and seafood. My husband and I recently became pescatarians/semi-vegetarians, so the only meats we eat are fish and seafood and dairy. Well, I still eat chicken and sharp cheddar cheese (because it lacks lactose), but I’m working on cutting out chicken entirely as well. There are so many ways to eat fish and you can pair it with so many things. 🙂

  3. September 29, 2018 / 2:37 PM

    This is such a great, creative idea for a series, I love it! That’s awesome that things are going so well with your therapist. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would tell you I’ve been trying to talk myself into getting into therapy for the past few months, but haven’t managed to make that first appointment yet. (I have a therapist in mind and everything!) I’m not sure if you’ve written a post about your experience starting therapy (I’m new here, hi!), but how did you take the first steps of starting therapy? And thanks for sharing!

    • Nicole
      Author
      September 29, 2018 / 5:14 PM

      Thank you! I haven’t written about it, mostly because I started therapy after I admitted myself to the hospital because of how bad things got. They scheduled my first outpatient appointment for me and they just automatically schedule me one after every visit. It took a little time to find the right one but I’m hoping my current one works out. It can be good for you. You may just have to go about it like I sometimes have to – schedule the appointment without thinking about it (so you don’t start “thinking” too much and not call).

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