I am at the midway point of weaning off Mirtazipane. At least, so I think! The plan is for me to gradually reduce my dose over the course of four weeks, but I can of course slow it down even more if that feels appropriate.
Spoiler alert: I have no idea if I’ll be fully weaned in four weeks.
But: that doesn’t matter. What matters is I’m taking care of my health.
I am still sleeping great. I have not felt any increases in the anxiety department.
It is still a little more difficult to wake up in the morning, but today, I set my alarm for 6 a.m. and I was indeed awake at 6 a.m.
I have decided to be more intentional about the way I use my time in between the kids’ bedtime at 8 p.m. and my typical bedtime of 10 p.m. I’ve been spending more time reading and journaling and less time watching t.v.
Last night, I meditated for the first time in months. That felt good. That felt right. If I need medication to sleep, fine. But if all I need to do is meditate and journal, I’d rather build some new habits and ditch the pills.
Okay, Week Three, I’m ready for you!