Things have been a little topsy-turvy lately.
I have one more week left of “tapering off”, and then, for the first time in almost 14 years, I will no longer be on anti-depressants. YAY!
But in-between dealing with the side effects of getting off this medication I have also been dealing with the SURPRISE! Guess-what-I-found-hiding-underneath- once-I-worked-through-all-the-stuff-that-caused-the-depression- unexpected-additional-pop-up-feature?
That’s right. An EXTRA BONUS LAYER of triple-protection-strength ANXIETY. F*%@.
But then yesterday I was talking to an acquaintance of mine who felt inspired to share the following information with me:
“You know, I have all my jeans lined up in my closet going from my favorites to my least favorites. This pair is #4. Tomorrow, I’m wearing #1.”
And I no longer felt quite so alone.
Mary (mert) says
Congrats on tapering off, that’s awesome! Whatever makes you feel better. 😉
I used to organize my clothes too, according to color groups. Reds to pinks, navy to teals then baby blues etc. Now I have kids… I don’t have time to be as nearly obsessive about it all. I’m lucky to have anything without stains so it doesn’t matter anymore anyway.
Lynne Morrell says
Congrats on the medication…I think many people get support and wind up staying on meds…because of what is underneath the depression. But, you have cleared many layers of gunky stuff…not and easy journey! Now to clear the anxiety:)
Oh and if you want to…
You can pass on my number to you friend if you want:)
Good for you buddy! I can so relate to the damn anxiety. I have this going on with several different areas in my life, including the different cheeses and lunchmeat consumptions, to soap preference to sock wearing. Wow, this is way more pathological than i thought! (which is why im nowhere NEAR tapering!)
Good for you! 🙂
Ummm…I’m lucky to get my clothes on a hanger and stuffed into my closet these days.