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If you are currently struggling and suffering from a mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, mood disorder, or whatever –I want you to do me a favor and get help today.
That’s why I’m speaking up. That’s why I’m sharing my story.
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Honestly, it’s taken me this long to get healthy and feel comfortable enough with sharing why I went back on Lexapro. You can read more of that here: why sexual harassment at work is wrong.
Mental health is no joke.
In it, I said. I was originally diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in my 20s. I shared how to move on with your life on DevotionalDiva.com a few weeks ago.
Unfortunay, when you’re going through anxiety, depression, or any form of mental illness–it doesn’t feel so “okay.” It’s a nightmare.
September 8, 2013 by ReneeFisher.
Mental health month is important to me because I don’t want others to have to suffer as much as I did.
Worst health care experience ever.
I want to encourage you.
I feared but did not experience withdrawl symptoms – I think the psychological dependence on the drug far outweighed any physical. So terribly sorry you’ve had to go through all this! I could relate because I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression for 42 of my 53 years and late last month marked the three-year anniversary of my quitting Prozac, after being on it (and for a while, Lexapro) for 20 years. It took a little nerve to share that on my own blog, but I chose to anyway, on the anniversary date, partly in the hope that others might be helped. Hope you continue on a path to healing.
She didn’t just l me there was nothing (or everything ) wrong with me. When she diagnosed me…it felt nice to finally know what the heck was wrong with me!. What I appreciated about my nurse practitioner is that she took the time to listen to me.
By the time they would even GIVE Lexapro to me, I had been suffering from panic attacks lasting all day FOR SIX MONTHS. Kaiser wouldn’t let me take Lexapro until I FAILED on TWO other medications. I won’t even mention that I was suicidal.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE MEETING NEW PEOPLE, but I feel like I’m in a new season. Some of us need all of it. I would appreciate your prayers as I am still experiencing withdrawals symptoms, but they are getting better every day. I look forward to seeing what God has next in store for me, and that is why I wanted to started my own personal blog. I feel like my voice got lost in all of the guest posts at DevotionalDiva.com. Thank God for doctors and counselors and medication and family and friends. Maybe like me, you feel like a failure or that your life is over.
It’s. O-K-A-Y. It’s okay to get help. It’s okay to make doctors appointments, feel stuck, and not know what to do next.
Until now, I haven’t shared why taking Lexapro the past four years was so frustrating.
Not next week. T-O-D-A-Y. Not tomorrow.
It’s time to be set free!
September on DevotionalDiva.com is mental health month, and I’ve been looking forward to sharing my story on why I stopped taking Lexapro.
Renee Fisher Transformed & Unashamed.
This last time on Lexapro covered over four years, and I always felt drugged. I’ve taken Lexapro a few times in my life, but mostly for short periods of time from six months to about a year and a half.
No! I had to go to whomever KAISER told me to go to, and take whatever medicine KAISER told me to take. When I was still working full time, I had Kaiser insurance. I was no longer under my parents insurance, and couldn’t go back to my amazing nurse practitioner.
Renee Fisher is an: Author. Certified Christian Life Coach. Speaker. Social Media Consultant. Pit bull lover. @Biolau Grad. Founding Editor @DevotionalDiva. Lucie says. Married.
I also hate how the church hasn’t helped either. I hate how society stigmatizes certain types of illnesses, of which mental health is number 1.
Because I wasn’t given Lexapro from the start of my panic attacks, and because I didn’t quit my job until I crashed and burned–it took me four long years to recover. But during those four years, God worked overtime to redeem my story. I was able to publish four books in those four years, get married to an amazing man named Marc, and learn how to forgive myself again.
September 12, 2013 at 1:06 am.
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The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair ( Isaiah 61:1-3, NIV ).
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