Revisiting Depression

I have severe depression. It is usually maintained with medications (I take 2: Aripiprazole  and Escitalopram) that keep me level. I still get spikes of depression that come in and cloud up everything and almost always include thoughts of ending it all.  A previous primary care physician suggested I may experience these in cycles, it’s an interesting theory […]

To Get Off Or Not

I started taking an anti-depressant at the end of the year called Citalopram (Celexa). I wasn’t really sure it was a good idea but I was in a bad place and was looking for a way out. My regular doctor did an annual “how are you doing” survey on me last fall and suggested it… […]


I took a long journey last year but I didn’t physically go anywhere. In October, maybe even before that, I started to get depressed. Nothing new really – these bouts have come and gone before and I just muddle through and hope for the best as eventually I’ll even out and be fine. I even […]

High Results, Bad News

So I tried out a new doctor Monday and she’s alright, mostly I went for a surgery consult (more on that later) but also my high cholesterol medication ran out so I needed some more of that – it’s the only medicine that I really take. I have a history of high cholesterol you can […]