Never a dull moment.

So, first my mom was triggering my issues, and then my mood did a complete 180° shift when I got news of Prague opening its borders to American tourists. And then, alas, I wound up in the ER with a kidney stone. Yeah, apparently that godawful stomach ache I had wasn’t due to my eatingContinue reading “Never a dull moment.”

Eh, change your outlook.

TRIGGER: SUICIDE (discussed in the context of a tragic news story.) Dear Annie: My ex and I got married when I was 19. We stayed together for 10 years, during which I was dealing with untreated depression. That did not make life easy for either of us. Eventually, he left, leaving me to care for theContinue reading “Eh, change your outlook.”

Treatment options.

Having just survived a very, very bad menstrual cycle, I need to decide on a course of treatment to prevent it from happening again. Options: Take extra Prozac for the week leading up to my period. I did that once before, several years ago, and it seemed to help, if I recall. I typically takeContinue reading “Treatment options.”

Emotions and regrets.

Dear Mesmerizing Meg: I have so much pent-up emotion. How can I release it? It’s from deaths of loved ones and not being able to discuss it with anyone, because I come from an old-fashioned family where it’s all stiff upper-lip. I carry on day to day and nobody would suspect I am so sad.Continue reading “Emotions and regrets.”

Tutors and medication.

Dear Mesmerizing Meg: So I got a phone recently and I don’t know if it’s the problem of the situation I’m snot to describe to you. I am an A student. Recently I failed two tests. It’s very hard for me to retain things in history and science though, which is not new. It’s beenContinue reading “Tutors and medication.”

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