Depression and the depression medication that made me manic and turned my life upside down. I casually mention depression when writing, but mostly only commenting about other people’s articles regarding depression. I’ve never written my own stand alone piece about it. I’ve never mentioned my terrifying experience with a depression drug. Although I shouldn’t feel guilty about a prescribed medication and my unintended reaction to it, I oddly do. I haven’t reached a point where I can write about it more than what I am saying here. Part of me also worries about my story dissuading someone else from taking the drug when it could be helpful for her/him. I am reluctant to take that risk.

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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