Hello my friends,
This is going to be a very short, but an extremely personal post.
I'm asking you to bear with me for a few weeks.
To start, I need to let you in on a very personal little tid-bit of information: I'm bipolar. I have battled this very personal hell for so many years. For the last year and a half I have been on a medication called Effexor (for bipolar, depression & anxiety) and for all intents and purposes, this medication has worked....however, it is about the worst medication for withdrawal symptoms if you even forget it for a few hours! This has had me dealing with a hell all its own and a hell I just can't live with anymore. With that said, I have decided to get off of Effexor and I am gradually tapering off of it because it is dangerous to quit "cold turkey." Even with the gradual tapering off (I only lower the dosage by a very minimal amount each time I adjust it), it still has me reeling from the withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes I can function fairly normal, but sometimes (today is one of those times) I do good to get out of bed because of the physical (not mental or emotional) withdrawals: my head is reeling, I am extremely disoriented, nauseous, and I have a migraine.
Now that you know my little secret and the hell that I've been dealing with, I am asking you to please keep me in your prayers and thoughts and to bear with me for a few weeks or so until I can get this out of my system and work with my doctor to get me on a medication that is better suited to me. As I said earlier, I do have days that are fairly normal, but those days I have so much catching up to do on EVERYthing that I may or may not be able to fit a blog post in....but I will try to post at least once a week, if only to say that I'm still trudgin' along and that I'm thinking about you.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
I love you guys!
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:11 NIV
1 John 4:11 NIV