Hi everyone. Ive taken a break from writing for some time as I’ve been taking steps in my mental health journey. The most recent development being the fact ive started on some medication. I have never been someone optimistic about taking drugs to aid my mental health. I always seen it as a last resort and not something I was willing to try for a long time. The thought of taking regular medication scared me. However recently I thought why not give it a go.
I started on quetiapine around 2 months ago now. I must admit to start with it knocked me for six. I felt groggy, sleepy, lethargic and it felt like my heart was beating out my chest on most days. I let it settle into my system and spoke to the mental health team about the correct dosage. I think now we have hit the jackpot. I feel like a new person. Im more chilled, happier, less anxious, less stressed, less mood swings, less unpredictable. I feel like i’ve been offered a new, happier direction to life and im sticking with it.
So my point from this blog is that I know many people who are against medication, and those who don’t want to take pills for the rest of their lives. My advice would be seek GP or a mental health professionals advice and if they suggest medication, give it a go. Like I said I started very against taking regular medication, but the past 2 months have worked wonders for me. Theres no harm in trying an option from the unknown, trust your journey.