So this is a weird thing to post but I’m going to post it because I think it might help me and it might help you and if it doesn’t you can skip it and read about how I got stabbed making a fortune-telling chipmunk. (Related: Lots of great name suggestions but personally I’m leaning toward Ground-Squirrely McLaine.)
Anyway, I’ve been having some issues with brain fog and memory lately and it’s possible that it’s just the depression but my doctor thinks it might be a side-effect of the xanax, so I’m trying to wean myself off the daily dose I take and instead just take it as needed during panic attacks. I take a fairly small dose so the withdrawal effects aren’t terrible but they aren’t fun. It’s hard to sleep. I feel my skin too much. I’m jittery and nervous and I really need a margarita but I can’t have one right now because of the other medications I’m on and basically I feel like I’m trapped into making healthy decisions, which I guess is a good trap to be in. That said, it’s easier to stick to good decisions if you do them publicly and when you aren’t alone so if you’d like to make a terrible healthy decision with me then feel free to share it here and we can commiserate about how much we hate it.
PS. I LOVE xanax and it saves me during terrible panic attacks. I’m not judging you if you take it every day. It’s super helpful and if I wasn’t having memory issues I’d still take the nightly dose. Also, as soon as my liver recovers from the TB drugs I will quit quitting booze, which will probably be the easiest thing I’ve had to quit all year.