Since I wrote Little Pills, I am now taking medication.
I spent a lot of time researching antidepressants because forewarned is forearmed. Instead of forums and personal blogs, I only used medical sites for my research. I wanted empirical data, statistics and the whole gamut of medical terms that I cannot pronounce (but can Google).
I steered clear of the personal reviews because I know that road well: it’s usually not a positive one.
When I typed ‘Citalopram made me…’ the autofill results were frightening. But if good news travels fast then bad news goes at warp-speed.
It’s day two and only now have allowed myself to look at the forums but with caution.
Personally, I have decided to keep a journal so I can flag anything serious to my doctor if necessary (I hope I don’t have any severe side-effects). I wasn’t asked to do this, but think it will help me stay reasonable on the days when I hate myself for being ‘weak’ and ‘medicated’.