Living With Depression Part 1

3 11 2010

Lots of people have been asking how I’m getting on so I thought I’d write an update.

  • I’m much better. I still have days when I’m very tired, and I’m still not firing on all cylinders, but I’m generally feeling well and have a lot more energy than I’ve had for a while.
  • I go back to the GP to review the medication in December. By then I will have been on pills for six months and I’m very hopeful that I’ll be ready to start reducing the dose. And, yes, I’m a bit scared at the thought of coming off them and going back to how I was before.
  • The temptation to do too much and keep pushing myself because I’m now at a stage where I often can, is huge. I’m having to work hard at questioning everything I do and my reasons for doing it. I have to say “no” to as many things as I can. I’m often well enough at the time to take on extra tasks, but I still have big “pay back” where I suffer for days following.
  • I’m extremely grateful for supportive friends who have helped me in so many ways. To know people are thinking of me and praying for me is a big deal. I’m not in this battle alone.
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