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My psychiatrist has prescribed me Mirt for sleep problems and I'm currently on Venlaflaxine.
A little about me... I'm 32 and mother of 5. I have been on AD since I was 16..
The last 12 months have been hell for me, my bad run started with a house fire right before Christmas, losing everything which I had a lot of help from my community but still was in emergency housing for 6 months and moved house 3 times.. around the time of the fire I had entered a relationship which drained me emotionally and was heartbreaking.
Upon receiving a lot of assistance from community, money was raised to help the kids and I get back on our feet, my sister had set up the fund but I only saw $1800 out of the $7500 that was raised. My sister had spent the rest.
Obviously this was very distressing and naturally my sister and I had a huge falling out, my mother was living with my sister at the time so she felt stuck in the middle and I could not get support from her, this led me to have a falling out with my mum.
I was alone... The only person I had was my mentally abusive partner/ex and his family, which were amazing and supportive... (My ex suffers from psychosis, autism, ADHD, depression etc...)
During all of this I lost my two eldest boys... Because of my ex.
My car was written off in an accident by my ex.
I became suicidal, ended up in hospital from an overdose. That was about 6 months ago..
Now i am no longer with him and I'm trying to patch up my relationship with my family and my two boys, after not seeing them for months.
I finally saw a psychiatrist and told him of symptoms I'm having.. Not sleeping well, no motivation, moodiness, feeling down all the time, anxiety, tired.
My 15 yr old son ended up in hospital after overdosing on medications and drinking.
He currently lives with my aunty and misses being home with me and his younger siblings. I was forced to move an hour away from where I lived as it was my only option of getting a permenant house to live in.
So at the moment I'm trying to piece my life back together. It's hard.. I don't feel suicidal anymore but I just feel like crap.
I'm worried about going on another addictive medication. I'm worried about side affects. I have been through so much lately and another set back such as messing with my meds could be disastrous for me.
After being on ad for so long I really want to come off them but I don't know if that will ever happen.
I guess I just needed to vent and share my story.
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