Jan. 20th, 2014

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After months of not feeling right, I went to the GP today to talk about my mental health state. He has now prescribed Fluoxetine (probably more commonly known as Prozac) which I'm to take for a month, at which point we'll review. If it works we'll continue. If it doesn't, we get to play medication roulette. Either way, we're looking at a minimum of 5-6 months on some form of anti-depressant. In the meantime, I'll also have at least one appointment with the mental health worker attached to the surgery to see if I can't find better coping mechanisms than drinking heavily.

Unsurprisingly, acknowledging I'm depressed and have created a drinking problem to cope with it has not put me in the best of moods, but I feel less lost.

And because Arwen's suggestion of keeping a mood journal makes excellent sense, I will tell you the following:

I took my first dose this afternoon at 14:00. My mood today: shitty. Mostly flat, with sad and upset being the only emotional highlights. (That's par for the course at the moment, so I at least have a base line to compare against...)

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