I have battled depression since i was a young child, but I never researched medicines until i had a very VERY bad break down in early 2011. On Valentines Day of that year i told myself 'i love you!' by finally seeking proper help for my anxiety. I quit my job that made me cry everyday [on top of the crying i was doing anyways] and went to a doctor who prescribed me some medications.
Now... I'm not HUGE advocate on taking medicines; I feel that a lot of people misuse them. BUT i can't tell you what a LIFE changing experience it has been; just by taking a few little white circles.
Recently, my life has taken a very happy turn. I'm in a much happier place in life, and things seem to be falling more into place. Since moving to NY, i've decided to ween myself off these medicine, and it's been extreamly hard. :/
Right now i can't tell if i'm just having a bad week, or if going off the medication was a bad idea. ...my doctor is in Florida and i can't afford to go to a doctor here, and it's been kind of stressful.
[stress = anxiety]
BUT regardless of all of these things. Regardless of staying on the medicines, going off them, or needing NEW ones... I'm here to tell you this;
YOU are STRONG. Whether you think so or not.
You have been though a lot, BUT you will get through it.
Last week i went on a Women's Retreat with my church; Skyline City Church. While there, I spent a LOT of time doodling all the amazing messages i heard and wanted to share. I think i have 10 or 12 overall, and this is the first one i created!