I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been on Sertraline 50mg for about 3 weeks now and there have been a lot of ups and downs. The initial side effects were pretty awful, and I was really questioning my decision to start them. Here, these past few days, though, I’ve been actually seeing my old self here and there. I’ve had good days and bad days, but the bad days aren’t feeling so awful.
Today was a little bit of a bad day. I woke up feeling like I had 0 energy and was actually feeling sick to my stomach about the idea of going to work. I still had 7 sick days left and only 2 months left to use them, so I took advantage and let myself have a mental health day. It was a great decision. I got some extra rest in, sat in bed and enjoyed my coffee this morning, and didn’t let myself worry about work. I think the fact that I was able to do that today is actually a lot of progress. So far this school year, I haven’t been able to bring myself to take off of work. I would make myself worrying about missing something and falling behind with my classroom, and then show up feeling like a wreck. That’s not what my kids need. They need me to be healthy so I can provide for them.
I’m trying to take my time with things and work through it all. I have also started journaling. Anyone else doing this? I feel like it’s helping me a lot.
I hope everyone’s having a good day!