Tag Archives: diagnosis

Well this is new….or not

Now that I’ve calmed down after the intensity of rapidly changing to psychiatrists and therapists who somewhat challenged what I believed about my mental health, something weird has happened. I feel OK.  I don’t see myself as “sick.” I’m not … Continue reading

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Yup, I’m angry. 

I am angry. My Facebook friends have started posting all kinds of articles about mental illness. Anxiety. Depression. Postpartum depression. Totally legit and accurate articles. But it makes me angry. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good that people are talking … Continue reading

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Labels Matter

In the whole 3 days since I was told I may have schizoaffective disorder, I’ve put in some long, hard thought about labels and diagnosis. Everyone except one person has told me that labels don’t matter, and it doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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I got this.

Two weeks ago, it was decided that I didn’t have to go to therapy last week. (yay!) Proof that I’m getting better. That doesn’t mean the last two weeks were filled with puppies and butterflies and unicorns.  Far from it, … Continue reading

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Safety Plans and Reality Checks

Every now and then something happens and all I can think is that this can’t be how my life is playing out. Today is one of those times.  I just met with Sara (therapist).  We discussed how it might not … Continue reading

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Well this should answer some questions

On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, I felt good–normal.  Monday evening I started to feel really good.  Last night (Tuesday) my brain kicked it up to high gear–I was happy and flighty and distracted and my mind was going a mile a … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Unknown

Well, I’m three days into feeling like a normal, functional, optimistic yet realistic person In other words–the non-mentally ill me. It was so fantastically awesome to sit down with my therapist today and tell her “I’m fine, really.  I feel … Continue reading

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