… and other stuff
Let’s see … what’s the haps?
I am announcing to the world and everyone that I am officially done with anti-depressants! YEY!! That is happy, happy news for this chica. I’ve been on ADs since 1991 (same time as Hollinger came into my life – coincidence? I am thinking no!) – prozac at first (for a relatively long time), then Serzone – which made me fatter and meaner (things I can do without the aid of modern medicine, thankyouverymuch) and finally effexor. I was terrified to go off them thinking I would find myself in that huge, hellish black hole that engulfed me this time last year. In fact, I wasn’t even asking the universe to take me off those – this was just a bonus!
How did I do this? I’m not real sure but it had to do with my sickness at Easter and forgetting to take them for several days coupled with my experimentation with amino acids courtesy of the book “The Mood Cure” by Julia Ross and I was simply amazed at the result! I went off effexor without one side effect or withdrawal at all which is simply amazing given that that AD is one of the hardest to taper off from.
So, I just stayed off it, took my amino acid supplements (5-HTP and L-Tyrosoine, FYI) and lo and behold, here I am, over a month later feeling better and more clearheaded than I ever have in my life. It’s truly been a miracle in my life.
(Bows to the wisdom of the universe)
Intro to Tantra
I attended that “Intro to Tantra” class Friday night and man-oh-man, was it intense! It was all about getting out of your head and into your body. I think my head was not happy about being vacated and fought the good fight by giving me the headache from hell. It definitely made its presence known, that’s for sure. The 3 hour intro was so intense, I am going to have to process it some before I take the day long Tantra/Bliss workshop or else my head is likely to explode. Maureen was right about how much I would love it. It’s so my gig. Jella (my friend from the Healing Touch class) went with me and we were able to get there without a problem but getting back was another matter. Lost, late at night in DC with a horrific headache = not fun at all. BLEAH. She said I won’t be allowed to navigate again :( I think we had fun though (all things considered!)
Have you ever liked a song but been repulsed by the lyrics? There’s this cool song called “The Seed 2.0” by The Roots. It’s got a kickin’ beat and even the singer’s voice is cool but good Lord! The lyrics are just … what? Bizarre? Non-Sensical? “I want to fertilize another behind my lover’s back” WTF??? The words totally ruined that song for me. TOTALLY. And that’s a shame because it’s “so easy to dance to, Dick” and all. Geesh (Am I a fuddy duddy now or what? I hope not)
Umm, did I move to Seattle and not tell myself? Because this weather has GOT TO GO. Rain/cold/fog/rain and more cold. Hello? Powers that be? It’s SPRING and I feel gypped. dammit
Sets intention to the universe – I would like some warm days to revel in … thank you.
Out of your head and into your body??? [looks at body] I think I’ll stay in my head, thanks, but if you can manage it, more power to ya!
As for AD’s, I have 2 docs on my ass trying to get me to take Paxil or Serzone or some crap for my moods & panic attacks and stuff, and I’m doing my best to resist them, until I can find a way to transfer the weight I gain from the drugs to the doctor’s waist, make THEM look for a larger pair of jeans for a change. >:D I think half the problem with getting off AD’s is getting the doc to think it’s a good idea, because they’re so rabid about drugging anybody who’s not cheerful all the time. Again, more power to ya. Those things are horrible to get away from, especially with Lilly and Pfizer running all those ads saying it’ll help you when it doesn’t help 20-40% of the people who take it [same failure rate as the old drugs!!].
Big hug, and happy monday,
Congratulations on being off the ADs! Welcome to the non-Prozac-consumer side of the family..? :) I hope this week is warmer too. It’s nice today, but I heard we’re supposed to drown again at the end of the week, and I say it’s not allowed to rain on my birthday! :(
I’m glad you are off the antidepressants. I assume your shrink said it was okay? I want to hear more about the Tantra stuff … we need to connect!
This was a busy weekend for me. We bought a 97 Honda Odyssey on Saturday, on our way to see Richard III at the Shakespeare Theater. Today I spent most of the day making the Corolla look presentable to put on the market … yeah in the rain, what fun.
Write me, you chakra fool you…