Monday, April 21, 2008

The Magical Power of Zoloft...

I know what you are all thinking, Meichelle doesn't seem like the type that takes happy pills (or maybe you are all thinking the opposite, who knows...) but lo and behold, I do. I have absolutely no serotonin, serotonin is like adrenalin, it just helps control your moods. Anyway, so I have none. Zippo. Zero.

So, I have several pills I take to help build it up in my body so I can be like a normal person. Well, during the crazy fiasco that moving can be, I lost my Zoloft. They are packed away in some random box, sitting in the storage unit, laughing at me. (Okay, so if you didn't think I was crazy before, I am probably starting to convince you.) I haven't had it for 3 days. And in no serotonin world, that is a LONG LONG time. Grace is driving me crazy. I can't stop crying. I think everyone is doing things just to pick on me. I wish we had never moved. I want to go home. I am sure Blake thinks that I am psycho. Poor kid. Never saw it coming.

Well, I called our pharmacy in Idaho, and pleaded with them to forward the prescription down here. They said I could get my prescription now, even though I am not supposed to for another week, because I think they realized how crazy I was (I was crying while telling them my sob story...) So I got them called in to a place here in Utah, and they called me and said they were ready to be picked up. BUT, they closed in 15 minutes. So, we raced to the store to get them, and they were just closing. I got there in time. Hallelujah!

I just took the pill. I know it doesn't work this fast, but just knowing its there makes all the difference. Really. I feel happier already :) I do kinda feel like those little round blobs jumping around on those Zoloft commercials. Strange.

4 sweet thoughts:

Lindsey said...

Giiirlfriend- I totally understand and empathize. And trust me, these are not happy pills- they are pills to put you on a normal level because your missing chemicals that every human has. I take effexor, and if I miss it, its not pretty. A lot of it has to do with withdrawls because your body is so used to having these chemicals and BOOM you cold turkey it- your body isn't happy. I'm SO glad you got your zoloft (which I have taken effectively before) and I'm glad your already starting to feel better. Hooray!!

The Odd Family said...

I'm glad you could get the meds again. I just started taking a "seratonin booster" for post-partum depression. I've been surprised how much better I feel! I think I'm easier to live with too (although you'd have to ask my husband to be sure!)
That would be awesome if you do a Piggies and Paws gallery. I'll e-mail you and we'll talk details.

kristy said...

did you know i used to sell zoloft?!? it's SUCH a great drug, the best. i've taken it at certain times in my life too and it's the best. i'm so glad you got your rx!! tell your sweet grandparents hello from me. glad you guys are all moved in and SWEET laptop!! love ya, meich.

The Zimmerman's said...

I love this post because I can TOTALLY relate! I have been on Zoloft for over 3 years now and for the first couple weeks when I found out I was pregnant, I was a wreck!! I had pregnancy hormones and Zoloft withdrawls all in one fun package!!