I almost let my depression and the bullshit I don't understand about it ruin my long weekend. Good thing I had enough brains to give myself a good talking to and convinced myself to just let some shit go and be happy for the good things. It's Thanksgiving for crying out loud.
Be thankful you wing-nut.
It's nice when we have the presence of mind -- and the distance from our emotions -- to tell the depression to go to hell!
Yes, I know what you mean!!! It takes a huge amount of effort to be "okay" when you're not feeling okay. I would like to think it'll get easier with time (fingers, toes and eyes crossed).I feel extremely tired from doing it to myself as well. Like a ran a marathon in my brain. But I also feel relief.
Nice to see you around, MV.
Aw I'm sorry, Carla. That sucks. BTW, how are you liking Wellbutrin? I've heard good things but it gave me headaches.I still hate thanksgiving. This is when my ex and I broke up. Years later, it still hurts.
And to top it all off, I can't even frikkin swallow my damn medication today. Been doing fine all week. But today?! Nope. Just won't frikkin go down. I'm on Wellbutrin now.
CP, I cannot express how happy this makes me! I'm such a believer in using natural substances to regulate mood, and am glad you've had such good luck!Since my thyroid med dosage has been retweaked and I'm taking adrenal support supplements, 10K IUs of Vitamin D and have begun B12 injections again, the depression has almost disappeared except for short bouts which I'm handling with meditation, breathing exercises, etc.
It's amazing to me how we miss the obvious, the vitamin deficiencies and hormonal imbalances that are behind the symptoms we experience; we rely on antidepressants when sometimes it's as simple as being sure we have the nutrients we need!I'm off anti-depressants a few months and am taking Xanax less and less. I really think the thyroid issues and vitamin deficiencies were key. So is the near-finalization of my divorce.
A lot of people just give up and lie down and, well, I can't really blame them. Especially with BP. It's like walking against a jet of fire every day. But I've got plans for my life and they don't involve sleeping til 5 PM all the time.This. I'm all about this as well.
Way to go on fighting hard.
A lot of people just give up and lie down and, well, I can't really blame them. Especially with BP. It's like walking against a jet of fire every day. But I've got plans for my life and they don't involve sleeping til 5 PM all the time.
Thanks ...sometimes I'm utterly shocked at the strange shit that happens.Awwww. Melissa! I am so sorry to read about this. You poor chica for what you've gone through. The whole situation sounds like a nightmare and you deserve much much better. As I'm sure you know, the strongest steel passes through fire and you are a strong woman. Keep your faith and draw on support from those that love you. The Lord didn't take you this far to let you down now.