Tag Archives: Therapy

It Puts the Lotion on the Skin……

Since coming off Effexor six weeks ago, I have begun experiencing all sorts of interesting new and old sensations and emotions. I’m sure I will write about them all, but today I wanted to address one physical manifestation of emotions … Continue reading

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Being Unafraid of Pain

This was in my inbox today. This is they kind of stuff I have been learning in counseling. You don’t have to be afraid of pain. If it’s going to be there, you can let it be there—but don’t let … Continue reading

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They’re Feeding Us Shit on a Shingle!

How many morality tales have we seen in our lives? Between books, movies, and TV, we have all seen thousands, and they are all bullshit, my friend. I know that sounds like a harsh way to look at things, but … Continue reading

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And Away We GO!!

I am three days into a 9-12 week journey to come off Effexor. I detail the issues involved here. I am taking 1/2 my previous dose, and will do so for 2-4 weeks when my dose will 1/2 again.  The … Continue reading

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Giddy-up Trigger!

If I have learned two things in my 42 years of existence they are these: never say “damn, how could things get worse,” or, “things are really great right now.” If you do, you are guaranteeing yourself to have a … Continue reading

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Emotional Seppuku

I had a very good week, as far as my therapist was concerned. In hindsight, I would have to agree. Even the “triggered” incident was handled in a different way, one that I learned in therapy. Also, my wife is … Continue reading

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C-PTSD and Me Part 3

     My counselor said two things to me that put into perspective how serious my C-PTSD and depression is: 1) Yours is the worst case of abuse and neglect I have ever seen, 2) I don’t know how you … Continue reading

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