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RT @Qu33ns_4_Liif3 aint nobod…

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

RT @Qu33ns_4_Liif3 aint nobody tryna act hard, we reppin where we from … and #uknowufromqueens wen you rep it hard body // Well said.

RT @bmerritt: I think it would…

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

RT @bmerritt: I think it would be really awkward if someone said, “I’m a hands-on kind of uncle.”

Here’s what’s been happening w…

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Here’s what’s been happening with me for the last 10 days or so. (Warning: only mildly funny.)

An update on that leave of absence

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

I apologize for the vagueness of the note I left a few days ago, indicating I might be absent from my duties for a while. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to tell you what was going on, only that it was still too early to know the depth or extent of it, and, frankly, I didn’t feel up to the task of explaining. But now I will explain.

I suffer from clinical depression. Or, more accurately, I have clinical depression, but have not “suffered” from it in more than six years. I went on Lexapro in early 2003 to combat relatively mild depression and anxiety symptoms, and things have been fine since then. Friends have said in the last week, “I had no idea you had clinical depression!” And that’s exactly the point — the Lexapro (and its generic cousin that I switched to a couple years ago) did its job very well.

But last week, it stopped working. This is not uncommon. Google “SSRI poop-out syndrome” and you’ll see. From what I gather, it is fairly unusual to be able to pinpoint the exact day that the meds stop working — it was Monday, Aug. 24, for me — but I am, after all, an efficient and orderly person. There wasn’t any life event that caused it. Though my 35th birthday loomed, that was not the breaking point. It just HAPPENED. The drugs lost their effectiveness, and my mood pendulum swung back dramatically in the opposite direction.

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