Ok so I didn’t realise how long it had been since the last time I wrote in my blog! I suppose it shows how I started to make the right steps and choices to helping myself after realising I had anxiety and depression.
In the August of 2018 I decided it was time to come off my anti-depressants and it was the best decision I could make. I felt ready and right to make that jump. I was scared though! It was a huge crutch for me, as it should be for many who have any type of mental health issue.
I felt I was in the right state of mind with a secure family and friends network around me to make that jump. It was a slow progress of reducing every other day for a couple of weeks, then ….. stop.
I definitely felt the effects every so often as sometimes I would have my down days and drop but nothing compared to what it had been like. I felt like I was finally getting control of my life back!
Last year was one of the best years of my life as I married my best friend and had the most magical honeymoon. I felt having that around me gave me the fresh start and feeling I needed to take those next steps.
There have been many times since coming off them that anxiety and mild depression have hit me. This is going to be hard for me to write my new upcoming blog piece, but again as ‘depressing’ as these posts may seem, the truth is told and not many feel they can write about what they’ve been through. It’s not about attention as if anyone knows me well, know I’m not that person at all. For me, if I can help anyone by being open, that makes my writing useful.