Anxiety, Depression, Antidepressants and Hope.

For over 20 years anxiety and depression have been a part of my life but now armed with a well being toolkit I am reducing my medication. Let's get talking about mental wellbeing.


'Yes you are adopted'. (FYI whenever I say parents I am referring to my adoptive parents❤) At the age of 6 weeks old I was adopted. I was told this at around the age of 8. When I was first told I didn't really understand what it meant. I remember feeling very special though because someone wanted me and chose me. I felt like a like a princess, a girly gift that made a lovely couple very happy. How lovely was that? It was not long after though that someone pointed out to me that it also meant I wasn't wanted by my birth parents. Really? I hadn't been wanted? My real mummy didn't love me? Why not? Why didn't she love me? It was mainly my birth mother that stuck in my mind rather than my

Sertraline/Zoloft and Mirtazapine/Remeron

I was on Sertraline for 18 years at varying different doses. At my worst 200mg a day. I don't recall any particular side affects as this drug helped me through several crisis periods but after 18 years it wasn't enough. I couldn't sleep and for me this was a not good. I'm a 9 hours a night lass and if I have to function on less for more than a couple of nights the anxiety would rocket out of control. I was going through a major crisis about 6 years ago and was suicidal. I don't know what triggered this particular episode but my health was suffering and I was forever on antibiotics. I couldn't cope with life at all. I would try to sleep but be lucky if I got more than 5 hours and then wake

World Mental Health Day

Well being is about being educated, changing lifestyles and talking about where we get stuck be it mentally or physically.

Panic Attack!

I would wake, and for the briefest of moments, feel OK until the onslaught of anxiety and panic would hit me like a runaway train.

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