Thursday, September 25, 2014

This is your brain on drugs

In case you are new to my blog and haven't had the distinct pleasure of perusing my *bad* infertility artwork, I welcome you and accept your groaning and moaning and eyerolling with a smile on my face and a sense of accomplishment. You can find more awful art if you click on the tab at the top titled 'humor'. It'll show you all of the blog entries I've posted that are tagged with cartoons and bad photoshopping.

To fully appreciate my newest cartoon that is making its global debut here, this is a snippet of the conversation that inspired it. I'm paraphrasing, but not by much:

Annie: I'm starting Clomid tomorrow and my dear husband asked me if anyone has any advice for him regarding what to expect/how to be supportive.

Susie: No one warned me of Clomid side effects so I just thought I was becoming clinically insane. I had bad bad bad mood disturbance on Clomid: from screaming rage to the pit of depression in a matter of minutes. It did make me ovulate though.

Billy: James provides some solid advice for all of us: "everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." The awareness that you're taking something that can affect behavior will help both of you to identify and mitigate reactions outside the norm. Like any other day, you do your best to love and serve God in your marriage. The difference is that if Clomid does end up causing some emotional instability, you will have to exercise more effort and intention in carrying out that service.

 Me: "some emotional instability" ?!  <--------- Clomid is like using a cartoonishly large portion of a mountain to throw at and crack one pistachio open. There is no anticipating how awful clomid will be. Maybe this will make what I'm saying clearer:

1 comment:

  1. The dose definitely makes a difference... well, at least it did for me. 50 mg turns me into a lunatic who snaps at her husband for not answering any of her (8!) phone calls made while grocery shopping, while 25 mg leaves me a reasonable facsimile of myself.