I had to evacuate out of town due to Hurricane Matthew. I packed my belongings, including medications, into my suitcase.
When I got home I unpacked what I thought was all of my psychiatric medicines.
I was looking for an earring in my suitcase this morning and saw my morning time antidepressant in there. “I should take this” I thought. As I was swallowing down my meds it occurred to me, “Oh my gosh! I haven’t been taking my antidepressant!”
It has been 4 or 5 days since I last had my antidepressant. I was having headaches and my depression was dabilitating. It did not even cross my mind that I wasn’t taking it! I saw my psychologist today and she said that my meds are affecting my memory.
It was just a few hours after taking the antidepressant that I started feeling better. I just can’t believe I did this!
To make sure this doesn’t happen again, I am going to put a reminder on my coffee pot to take my morning pills. I always get coffee first thing so this will work for me.
Remember, it does get better.
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