Prozac and the path of surrender part 1 | Surrender to SSRIs or to life without them?

Are anti-depressants friend or foe? Surrender to taking them? Or surrender to going without?

I started Confessions From A Woman In Wellness for two reasons

Did you know my blog ‘Confessions From A Woman In Wellness’ is also on YouTube?

My friend Prozac

I was wrong

  • Channeling my nervous energy into positive tasks — like de-cluttering
  • Listening to my favourite astrologist Mollie McCord to understand the bigger picture of the energies influencing us all

‘I surrender’

  • ‘I let go of the pressure I’m putting on myself to heal naturally’.
  • ‘I let go of the pressure my peers in wellness are putting on me to heal naturally’. The pressure is real my friends, I’ve encountered some militant perspectives along the way. People mean well of course, but it’s one of those topics everyone has an opinion on, whether they’re talking from personal experience or not. (The most vocal, often, are not.)

Because everything is fine until it isn’t

  • Does Prozac work so well that I’m utterly unaware how much anxiety is still in me, until it has the opportunity to run riot? I feel so much better day to day that I find this hard to believe. How can weeks and weeks of doing good come crashing down so suddenly, and without a hint of an emotional trigger?
  • Has my body become so used to Prozac that stopping it triggers a nasty reaction? Given the severity of my ‘reactions’ this feels more likely.

‘Stay on it indefinitely’ I hear you say.

  • Recent studies suggest SSRI’s can have a negative impact on your gut microbiome, which in turn can exacerbate mood disorders. Put another way, the medicine can actually become the poison.
  • In addition, no one really knows what the long-term effects of taking SSRI’s might be. These medicines are still relatively new. Only time will tell.
  • And finally, what if you can’t get hold of meds? I know, I know, it’s unlikely to happen. Not least because the manufacturers are making a sh*t ton of money from it. But still there’s something reassuring about knowing you‘d be fine if you found yourself stranded in the jungle, the desert, or any of those other extreme environments that I (a-hem) have never been to.

No sudden moves



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Hayley Jade

Writer & Creative | Transformational Breath® | If you like my Medium ‘column’ discover my vlogs and original music at