I Am Never Getting Better and That’s OK

I have come to realize recently that my struggles with mental health are always going to be there. I can’t magically make my depression, anxiety, and PTSD disappear. I can’t magically change my brain into a neurotypical one.  Read More I Am Never Getting Better and That’s OK

Ask the (Student) Nurse! Depression and Pregnancy

Dear Queen Julie,

I have pretty bad chronic depression, but to help manage it, I take Pristiq, a new class of drug known as an SNRI.  I take incredibly small doses, 5mg or less, because I’m really sensitive to anti-depressants, but it’s been a godsend. Now, I really want to get pregnant. However, it seems like there hasn’t been a lot of research on SNRIs and their impact on fetuses. My doctor says it’s better for me to stay on the drug than go off and be super depressed, but the truth is they don’t know what it could do to a developing fetus yet. Read More Ask the (Student) Nurse! Depression and Pregnancy