Two (or three) weeks ago, I nearly had (another) mental health meltdown. I spent the weekend in and out of pysch facilities and emergency rooms (4 in total) trying to figure out what the hell was wrong and what medications I needed to take. I had been on Effexor for depression and, like a lot of college kids, tinkered with Adderall to help improve my focus. Then came the Abilify Friday night, as the doctors thought I might be hypomanic (bipolar type-II). WRONG. After tossing and twitching for two days straight, I finally had an allergic reaction (tardive dyskinesia) and had to go to the emergency room to get treated for a massive headache, locked jaws, and a lolling tongue that made my voice sound like a hybrid of “Joysey boy” and Jimmy Vollmer from South Park. I don’t know what the hell they put me on, but the next day I got prescribed some good ol’ Xanies (Xanax) to slow me down/help with my anxiety.
I’m not going to go into sobering details about the near-loss of my sanity. I think I’ll save that for other blogs, with more in-depth discussion on depression/anxiety. For now I’d like to be a little more humorous. Because sometimes when mental health comes knocking at your door with a ten ton cannon, you have to look it in the face and smile through a veil of tears. You have to laugh sometimes. So I decided, with this in mind, to make a series of colorful memes about all the pills/medication I’ve tried and how it affects me. Enjoy:
5. ME ON REMERON