Wellness & Wellbeing,

Week 3 – post Celexa

Last week my ADD distractibility was major. Some moments trying to harness a thought was impossible, some moments I was so focused that I felt like “old me” whoever that is. Focus was sometimes an issue on Celexa, my ADD comes with the super power of hyper-focus but only if I’ve got other stuff to block out. Celexa does the blocking so that means my concentration has sometimes been a struggle – it’s an important piece of the puzzle I’m watching.

Negative this week – the leg nerve zaps/restless leg whatever have really been bothering me. I keep forgetting that having an orgasm is a pretty reliable way I discovered to stop the symptoms. And, no… that’s not TMI if you’ve ever suffered from these things you know’d know that you’d do anything to make them stop.

I cooked Easter dinner – I mostly stopped cooking a few years ago to let Sarah have meaningful work to do as part of her contribution to our family unit. From past experience, I knew there was potential for me to get overwhelmed (more dishes than usual, my own sense of pressure because it’s a holiday) so I did small tasks throughout the day and except for the final bits it was an improvement emotionally over many years past. I think that was a win.

For the most part I can tell when I’m “hyper reacting” when it’s happening, this behavior/symptom of my ADD/Anxiety is the main reason I’ve stayed on Celexa (I was prescribed because I was having a mental health crisis). That I’m able to see it happening and am dealing with it at all is a big deal.

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Suanne Brady

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A blogger since before they were called Blogs, Suanne has been sharing her life story and journey online since 1997. In 2016, she brought this truth to the stage with the production Bravely Bare.

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