I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend, technically here in Germany today is still part of the Easter weekend and everything is closed but I don’t think Mikey and I will be getting up to much as the weather looks dreary.
On Easter Sunday we had a lovely Easter Brunch at Mom in High Heels’ house. Mikey took a little while to warm up to the other children that were there but eventually he headed off to play leaving mummy with some adult conversation. He went outside with the older children to do an Easter egg hunt, but didn’t quite understand. He found an egg but thought it was a ball so he threw it. When we came back inside he proceeded to mostly ignore the sweets and instead ate his own bodyweight in grapes and blueberries. He did have a few bites of chocolate cake but much preferred the fruit, he is a strange boy. We had a wonderful day, we spent the evening relaxing on the couch, drinking tea and watching movies. Mikey fell asleep on the couch after his exciting day.
Last week I had an appointment for a check up on my OCD meds. I adore my doctor but she is leaving in a month so I have to be transferred to someone else, I’m kind of sad about that. We talked about some troubles I’ve been having with the Zoloft she has me on, which is mostly fatigue. Some days I’m ready for bed at around 5pm, if I go out for a day I end up needing a couple of days to rest and recover. I’ve been working through it for the most part, but it’s been hard work. So we talked, now I’m taking both Zoloft and Effexor for the time being and we’ll see how that works out.
Aside from the side effects, the Zoloft had been wonderful. I haven’t had a single anxiety meltdown, the circular thoughts and compulsions are all but gone. I’ve been feeling like myself instead of some crazy lady. The yoga and meditation have of course been helping tremendously too, I don’t think the medication would have been as effective alone. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the time for either of those activities with a two year old running around, but even just meditating for 30 minutes once a week has a healing and restful effect on my mind. It’s interesting because meditation is so not my thing, it’s not something I could have ever imagined myself doing. I’ve been thinking about searching for a yoga class here in Heidelberg, so that I have to make the time to do it, but so far I’ve had no luck as it’s mostly power yoga and the sort that is more for exercise than mental wellbeing. The search continues.