Recently my medications changed. I now take a square pill. Yes, you read that right…a square. I have numerous pills and supplements that are oval or round and some are capsules and some are tablets. But, the newest anti-depressant that I take is square, and it works!
I feel square sometimes. I’m not like everyone else, but I guess who is?
The square peg doesn’t fit in the round hole.
Our world is a sphere which many people of many different shapes. Why should medication be any different. There are custom people so it makes sense that medications are customized by the size and shape and body chemistry of individuals.
The new square pill is Pristiq. It is really working to knock out my depressive symptoms totally. I now wake up refreshed with plenty of energy, a stark contrast to the months before when I could barely crawl out of bed only to retreat back to bed because my depressed mood was so severe. I am back to my old self. A lark.
PRISTIQ is in a class of medications known as SNRIs, or serotonin-norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors. Serotonin and norepinephrine are chemicals that relay messages from one brain cell to another.
PRISTIQ is thought to work by affecting the levels of these two brain chemicals, both thought to play a role in depression. From FAQs of the medication, link above.
Now, I’m a lark that wakes early and retires to bed early, but fills her day with good stuff. I want to read my Bible, meditate, and pray. I also eager to write each morning. I am willing to browse social media and enjoy it. I’m able and wanting to exercise. I go to yoga twice a week and walk/jog everyday in between. I have an appetite now. I want to have sex with my husband. I have joy to share with my children in the form of attention. I am a changed woman. I absolutely endorse this square pill.
I’ve been on many different pills for mood balance and anti-anxiety/anti-depressant medications. Some work. Some do not. Some taper off and stop working. It is a road I’ve walked for 15+ years now. The medication road is full of joy and pitfalls of despair. I salute anyone who has to take medication for any reason. Health woes aren’t easy.
Please know that you have a friend in me and a friend in many people who take medicine to make it through the day.
Dear God, You are the Master of All Things under the Sun. Forgive me when I forget that you created me to be me. It’s okay if I’m odd, and you love me unconditionally. Thank you for the scientists and doctors who make modern medicine possible. Give each of us strength to follow the path that is laid out for us today. Taking one day at a time, we love you Lord. Amen.