I’m not a regular Word of the Week-er. But this is a special week for me and I am happy. For those of you who don’t know why, here’s a little explanation:

I have been taking a fair amount of medication for my mental illness for over years now. I have taken anti-depressants & beta blockers in the past too, but they didn’t give me side effects that the concoction I have been on for the past 3 or 4 years have given me.

I have been existing, not living, for those years; dealing with a constant brain fog, constant tiredness, memory loss and a lack of concentration. I have spent many a blog post moaning about those side effects, but on Tuesday my psychiatrist agreed to reduce my medication, halve it, and see how I go. I am thrilled and have everything crossed that it reduces the side effects and that, soon, I will be able to study, work and live again.

I know it will be a hard road but I am so ready for this. So this week has been full of smiles and finds me happy. It’s a nice feeling, a good feeling. In fact, I feel so good that I’m not even sorry for all the blog posts about how thrilled I am!

The Reading Residence


  1. Sharon Powell

    This is great news. I myself have been affected by mental and so have/are some family members so I know how it is. This is brilliant to hear though and long may it continue x #WotW

  2. The Reading Residence

    Oh, this is happy news. So pleased for you and I do hope the side effects reduce soon. Thanks very much for sharing your happy news with #WotW x

  3. Kim Carberry

    This is fantastic news….You have every right to be happy and shout it from the rooftops! Good on you x

  4. Louisa

    Fantastic news. Although anti depressants are a wonderful thing to have access to they can have unexpected and unwanted side effects. You must be elated xx

  5. Red Vinyl Kitty

    Never be sorry for any of your emotions, especially “happy”! You have every right to be thrilled over this, it is a major big step and I am so happy and excited for you. 🙂 I really hope you are on the road to feeling much better soon. ::Hugs::

  6. Jane - Our Little Escapades

    That’s fantastic news. From secondhand experience I know how much the tablets can effect you, I’m glad you can now reduce them x

  7. BloggerMummyLauren

    That is fantastic news, I can understand why you are so happy, and you definitely don’t need to be sorry about posting about it! Hope everything goes well for you x

  8. Merlinda Little

    Aww this is such a good news! Congratulations! #wotw

  9. Ashley Beolens

    Great to hear that things are moving in the right direction, mental health issues can be so tough to deal with so any improvement is good news 🙂

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