A New Antidepressant

For the first time in a few years, my medications have changed.

I thought I was doing okay with all the stress, the pandemic, everything, but I was getting shorter and shorter tempered and melting down more and more frequently.

Then I had a Zoom meeting with my psych doctor. She’s easier to talk to over Zoom than in person, and I mentioned that I’d been hard on my husband lately.

She picked this apart and got all the information and decided I needed a new antidepressant. Lexapro.

I have Bipolar 1, rapid cycling, so we’re always a bit leery of adding an antidepressant because I can swing manic, although that hasn’t been a problem in the past.

I didn’t think it would make a difference, but, oh, it has.

I’m not melting down.

My temper has entirely disappeared.

I feel like I’ve been drowning and that I’ve finally gotten a breath of air.

I’m relaxing.

Laughing more.

And I feel more like myself than I have in so long that I can’t even measure it.

So, thank you to my doctor for calling me on my ‘I’m fine’ attitude because this has been a huge help!

One thought on “A New Antidepressant

  1. “My temper has entirely disappeared.” I’m not sure the data supports this. – Edit: I may have left my website logged in on my dad’s computer… thanks, Dad.

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