Category Archives: Confessions

A major milestone in managing my #Depression

After roughly six years or so, I am saying goodbye to a medication that has been helping to manage my depression. It’s been a three month long journey to withdrawal from Paxil, under medical supervision. The journey was a mixed bag of feeling like I was going to die and… Read more »

A major milestone in my battle with #Depression

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I’ve been openly talking about my torrid relationship with depression for a long time now. It’s important to speak openly and honestly because I want people to know that it’s okay to talk about depression. There’s no shame in battling depression and I think that when we suffer in silence,… Read more »

Depression Confessions: How the @fisherwallace Stimulator is helping me battle #Depression

UPDATE: I was speaking Chip Fisher, the President of Fisher Wallace Laboratories and received an update on insurance companies that are now covering the Fisher Wallace Stimulator.  I’ll add to the list as I get new information.  Insurance companies currently covering the Fisher Wallace Stimulator: United Healthcare Medicaid in the… Read more »

Depression Confession: Major progress has been made

Today begins phase 2 of my withdrawal from Paxil. I’m officially on half on my original dose and that’s progress. The first two weeks were absolutely horrible. It was like the worst case of the flu I’ve ever experienced. That lasted about a week and a half. After that misery… Read more »

#Depression Confessions: 3 weeks into withdrawaling from #Paxil

Today marks the first day of the last week of the first four week phase of withdrawaling from Paxil. Did you get all that? lol There are four phases of withdrawaling from Paxil. The first two are each four weeks long. The last two are two weeks each. I’m officially… Read more »

Withdrawaling from #Paxil is causing new problem

This whole withdrawaling from Paxil has been a really difficult journey thus far. The first week of tapering down felt like the worst case of the flu I’ve ever had. It lasted about a week but has since subsided. I thought I was in the clear until the next phase… Read more »

Depression Confession: Week 1 of Paxil withdrawal

It’s officially the beginning of the second week of withdrawal from Paxil. What I’ve been doing is taking 40 mg/day on one day and then 20 mg/day on the next. I’ve completed the first week of this four week phase and it fucking sucked. You’d think I was withdrawaling from… Read more »