Yesterday my Salvation Army support person turned up with three presents from a nearby school. I assumed they were boxes of chocolate and was considering just adding them to the donations pile at Tesco because of the fact I'm really sensitive to changing my diet at the moment and wary of anything upsetting the delicate … Continue reading Serotonin Sensitivity!
Ok—Regular and precise dosage time,Never changing from the optimum breakfast,Those are my strict requirements,For making use of antidepressants,And to avoid missed-dose syndrome,Which, for me,Sets in so rapidly (just 2 hours over 24 hours); The battle with OCD cannot be won,When the medication is so on-and-off,Medication withdrawals trump everything,But…when it's working,When I've eaten for breakfast the … Continue reading Sertraline Sensitivity
It has a big effect,Missing taking the Sertraline medication,By even a few hours; It needs to be taken every 24 hours,Or the effects are felt very quickly; I struggle to take it consistently,—This is another side-effect of the hoops I have to jump through,To avoid the stressful housemates,And of my erratic sleeping pattern,And ever-shifting circadian … Continue reading Shifting Torments
Sertraline,'s been getting stale,And I've been feeling so pale,My energy, once so fiercely abundant,Has been daily dissipating; Staying awake and enthused,Is a constant stream of conscious, willful decisions,—Of the sort you make on a winter's morning,Exerting your will and all of your effort,In your sheer determination to proceed, Which is a pretty fucked-up way to … Continue reading Time For A Change, Sertraline
Those light-headed spells,Unsteadiness on my feet, Those were withdrawal effects,From Sertraline; —I did a classic Robin thing,Waited 'til it ran out,Then took my prescription out...But it wasn't for Sertraline, It was for Dermol and Epaderm,The b***ards; I'd remembered it wrong,Yet also half-right,So I got to the day,And inavoidably ran out, How are so many words,Not … Continue reading Back In Sertraline
Daytime naps,Are both incredibly confusing,And disorientating, —I am still new to the experience,With a lifetime of natural resistance; For when there's daylight, and people bustling,There's no way,I feel like sleeping; And come evening, when at my best,I feel most like doing,Which is most confusing,Since I'm such a person of the morning! But now I'm taking … Continue reading Daytime Naps!?