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if youre depressed, can you work?

well, hell yeah! or so i think. ok well i’m not working right now but its for a combination of things. for those who dont know, i started suffering from some cognitive decline about a year ago. it fast tracked back in october with an additional part time job while looking for full time work as a librarian. my memory started going. bad. real bad. so i’m in the process of healing my brain and looking for work. got a lot of diagnoses and misdiagnoses.  so now you’re sorta up to date.

i know plenty of people who suffer from depression work. they hold down jobs, keep up a house, family, etc. medicated or not. i’m only talking the medicated ones here. until you find the right cocktail, and it takes TIME (see my buddy over at http://www.crazymeds.us/index.htm for more info). and youre up and down and so forth. it should prolly be our choice to decide whether we can handle the stresses of work while finding the right drug mix, right?

while reading in psych central’s website (my go to site: http://psychcentral.com/) i came across a blog post about the FAA and pilots.  the FAA decided that pilots who were depressed were allowed to work if they were on certain “approved” meds. WTF? approved? who gets to decided that? here’s the story: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/04/03/faa-still-stigmatizes-depression-mental-illness/.  so if youre not taking one of the cool kids drugs (the big 4: Fluoxetine (Prozac), Sertraline (Zoloft), Citalopram (Celexa), or Escitalopram (Lexapro). dont take one of these? can’t work.  taking something else? stop and then maybe you can be a pilot again. STUPID I KNOW. and so now these pilots have something else to be depressed about. they can’t work cuz they’re on the wrong meds, and now they’re upset about getting help but being on the wrong meds.

 but who am i? just some unemployed housewife taking zoloft. too bad i dont wanna be a pilot.  but see, i have memory problems so i prolly couldnt be one anyway. i’d prolly forget how to fly. or mostly forget what the little flashing lights mean.  did i mention that stress (and caffeine) aggravate my memory loss?  yep.

and now for this.

Regarding Queen of Everything

Her highness is still queen of planet blortnick and also a MODEL.

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