Per the @mayoclinic, #Sertraline is used to treat #depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (#OCD), panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (#PMDD), posttraumatic stress disorder (#PTSD), and social anxiety disorder (#SAD). It works by increasing the activity of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. Seratonin and I have a love-hate relationship. I’m thankful for Sertraline because it allows me to be more grounded and self-aware, which in turn makes me a better person (I don’t know about ya’ll, but being a better person is one of my personal goals in life). I still encounter self-doubt and self-hatred – those demons don’t just up and disappear. But, I am way better off than prior to starting to live my Sertraline dream. I have made friends with my demons
Getting help is the first step to “happiness,” but I have learned that true happiness does not have an on and off setting. You can’t just take a happy pill and turn the light on. Happiness is more of a filter, a lens. It is practiced and experienced. It’s part of the ebb and flow of life, and we live our lives working on it (it makes life way better if you ask me). We’re all working on getting a handle of the happiness lens. We just have to make sure we’re honest with ourselves or the lens will never reflect our true reality.
Read more about my #SertralineDream ✨ link in bio 🎨: me via @adobe.illustrator