January 6, 2010


 don't know if it's the weather or what but I have just felt very "blah" lately.  Maybe it's from the rush of the holidays being over, who knows.  I talked to my doctor about it and of course the first thing they do is put you on some "happy pills."  I took Celexa after I had Alexandria.  I took it for 4 months and gained 30 pounds, and that is why I stopped taking.  I probably wasn't ready to stop but gaining 30 pounds doesn't exactly make you feel happy either.  My doctor chuckled and said "these pills don't make you gain weight, they dont' have any calories in them."  After I laughed back at him he said "they only mess with the part of your brain that tells you when you're full."  So in essence he just told me that the pills make you eat more...but they don't make you gain weight!  Good thing I pay this guy lots of money.  Anyway, I did decide to go back on them for a little while to see if they help and this time around they have made me have a decreased appetite.  Weird.  They also make me want to sleep.  All. Day. Long.  I am sure that will wear off as I get used to them, but I don't intend to take them for more then a couple months.  I don't want to rely on a $4/month prescription for the rest of my life.  Besides, it creeps me out that a pill can mess with my brain.  The first time I took them I could actually "hear" electric sounds in my brain.  I know that sounds crazy but I did.  It did work though.  And I bet some people are wondering why I'm even talking about this, since most people would not publicly announce that they are on "happy pills" but I'm willing to bet a good portion of the world is on them right now and can relate! More then most people realize anyway. Besides, there are only about 2 of you reading this! :)

and just for laughs, a cute LOL Cat

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading! I have felt the same way lately. I'm in a funk. I've had my fair share of happy pills...about 5 different kinds actually...but I haven't had any for about 5 years now. I say, do what makes you feel good :) ps. i hate winter.