Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Dr. Channing was very close to prescribing me a mild anti-depressant. I put up a fight because I do not want to take any kind of drug. I don't even take aspirin. I've read the possible side effects of aspirin and it's not pretty:
Heartburn, nausea, black or bloody stools, confusion, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, severe or persistent stomach pain, unusual bruising, bleeding stomach.
The whole thing started when she saw that I was not my usual self today. I was feeling blue and wasn't in the mood to talk (which is unusual for me). I get like this sometimes but it doesn't last long. Usually a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream is all I need.
However, she was more concerned about my passionate resistance to the medication than to the "depression" itself. Can't say that I blame her. It was like a whole other personality took over. I hope I'm not schizophrenic.