Shikagoland: Started From the Bottom…Still Kinda There

Hey guys.

So remember this post? All about how I was gonna be all shiny and new and shit for the 2014?

Let’s check in with our hero and see how 2014 has been treating her so far.



But yesterday I did finally get around to doing one of the things I hope will put me on the path to shiny newness.

No, I haven’t stopped trolling Tumblr for Tom Hiddleston gifs.

I went to the doctor…and left with a prescription for meds for my anxiety and depression. Yay me…?


Whatever, Granger. It was a big step for me.

So today is my first day on…what I’m on. According to my doctor it can take weeks to feel the benefits of the drug but…lemme tell ya. The side effects have shown up with gusto. I feel extremely drowsy…yet really hyper. Its like…my brain on drugs.

Me. Right now.


Let’s hope this passes.

I’m not sure how much I’ll write about this particular topic (this isn’t supposed to be a personal blog, remember? HAHAHAHAHAHA) but we’ll see. My not-so-triumphant eventual return to talk therapy (which I can’t even fathom til after the meds start to work) should be fodder for at least a post or two.

As a sidenote, I’d like thank everyone who has encouraged me (some of you for years) to get to this point. A big part of the reason I was able to make that appointment and actually talk about this with a doctor was because so many of you decided to share your experiences. It really does help to know that you aren’t the only person going through something like this.

One thought on “Shikagoland: Started From the Bottom…Still Kinda There

  1. Hang in there. The side effects always get you first. The benefits will come and it probably won’t be a big revelation or anything, but you’ll just gradually start to feel better. Good for you, taking care of you.

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