This is the truth. Don’t be fooled by every celebratory post and every smile you see on social media - that in no way means things are perfect. On Monday my medication was adjusted (A SERIOUS WIN) and I AN THRILLED about it. With coming off of or down on a medication after taking a certain dosage for 7 months comes the withdrawal and a painful adjustment your body is forced to make. Que the stomach aches, the unwarranted-headaches, the night sweats, the tremors, the dizzy spells, the nausea , basically my body thinks I have the flu! WOOH. with the beautiful highs comes the lowest of the lows. Nothing worth having is supposed to be easy - please don’t forget that today. I feel so thankful to have a (certified by heart) emotional support animal like this one. A true flower in a field of dust that has brought the sunshine with every new day. A dog that will literally sit with me anywhere and will see me through everything. These are photos of what it looks like after an anxiety attack, when I don’t feel good, when the room is spinning, and when I feel like falling apart. This is my reality - this is mental health.