So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

-Isaiah 41:10 NIV

My strength is being tested.  Withdrawal has me reeling.

I am so thankful for family.  I’m so thankful that we no longer live six hours away.

Yesterday, when my parents found out how bad I was still feeling, they hopped in the car and came to pick up C so that I could focus on taking care of myself.  I felt so guilty for not being able to focus adequately on meeting C’s needs; but at the same time, so relieved that I could lie down all day in my dizzy stupor, fall in and out of sleep as needed, and rest in quiet darkness.

I went down to zero on Saturday.  It’s been a tumultuous few days of severe migraines, dizziness, brain shivers, nausea, vomiting, chills, fatigue and tears.  There have been moments when I didn’t think I could survive it.  It’s now Tuesday and I’m still so dizzy and nauseous.  I woke up at 8am.  It’s now 9:30 and I’m ready for a nap.  This is all-consuming and exhausting.

I thank God for my husband and his unwavering belief in my strength to overcome this, my family and #PPDchat support.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined it would be this difficult.

Dear reader, if you pray, please pray for me.  That I may have the strength to endure this and come out on the other side of it.

10 thoughts on “Blessed By Family

  1. Sending you huge hugs and love. DM me if you need to talk. I’ll give you my cell phone number. Keep reaching out and keep talking. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Oh Kristin,

    I’m so sorry…I had no idea you were going through this! I’ve had similar withdrawal symptoms in the past, going off Paxil (though not as severe as yours). Did you go off cold turkey, or gradually?

    Big hugs!!!


    1. Thanks, Holly. I went through a gradual 2-month withdrawal under the care of a psychiatrist. It’s been a long, rough journey!

      Sorry that you’ve been through this as well. I had no idea that prescription drugs could be so difficult to get off of. :-/

  3. Just read your interview at tinybluelines. I decided to check out your blog as you were noted “frugal”, besides your interesting story! I’m always interested in how other moms manage a family budget! When I read this post my heart went out to you. You began the post with one of my all time favorite verses. I’m so sorry you’re having these trials, but so thankful you can lean on our Savior! I will remember to pray for you 🙂

  4. Praying for you my dear! That is so wonderful that you have family to help out like that & you are doing the right thing by taking the time that you need to feel better.
    I hope you feel better soon & you have tons & tons of support & we are all rooting for you. You will get through this. xoxo

  5. My beautiful niece, I am so very proud of you for overcoming this. I only wish I could have been there to help. And to think you worked on our e-news this week and I didn’t even know you were going through this! You are amazing!

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