Saturday, April 03, 2010

Lenten thanks 46

I've just looked back through my Thanks and, hey, there have been some odd ones! But do you know I haven't said thank you for chocolate? Or David Tennant. Or Doctor Who. Or cream teas. Or living by the sea. Or the sea itself. Or wider extended families. Or bananas. And loads more things.

But today for my last but one in the series I want to say thank you for my happy pills.

I was suffering intensely with anxiety that was turning into depression and making life miserable for me and my family. Anxiety controlled me; it was as simple as that.

I'd consulted the doctor and been sent to a counsellor. She gave up on me.
I'd been prayed for and felt guilty because it didn't cure me.

Eventually the doctor took me seriously and put me on Seroxat. I can say without any question that the little white pill changed my life. I have a chemical imbalance that is corrected by my happy pill.

And life's great. And sometimes God works in mysterious ways.

5 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

He sure does Liz, and he has no time scale either .. !!

Pleased that you have found a way to feel happy again :-)

CherryPie said...

You shouldn't have felt guilty for the failure of the others to work out what was wrong.

I am so glad God worked in his mysterious ways to find you that happy pill :-)

Leslie: said...

I'm so glad it's helped you! I take something called Effexor to help my anxiety. At the moment, though, I'm needing something a wee bit stronger - lorazapam.

Leslie: said...

Another thanks you could give is for scientists and doctors. :)

Liz said...

I sometimes his time scale worked to my demand though, Anne!

Guilt is a stupid thing, cherrypie!

It's understandable that you'd need a little more help at the moment, leslie. Sending you love. And you're right about the doctors and scientists.