I do not like to bring people down or complain about my health. However, I do want people to know what it’s like living with bipolar disorder.
I am depressed today. I went to bed last night at about 8:00 p.m. I didn’t get out of bed until 11:11 a.m. My son missed school because of this. I feel very guilty for that.
I have a real lack of energy and motivation. I did manage breakfast and lunch for my son. I will also cook dinner for my kids and am going to squeeze in a workout. I hope to workout for 30 minutes but if I don’t, that’s okay.
I talked with my husband about my depressed phase and he offered up some enouragement and advice.
I think I know what’s causing my depression. Part of it is my medication dosage change on the Latuda and a big part of it is the gray weather outside. Lack of sun really affects me negatively.
It is very important for me to invest in a light box for light therapy. When I was diagnosed about 11 years ago, my psychiatrist told me that I needed to get a light box. I must get one to help in my recovery process. I work only part time so I will put money aside for one each time I get paid.
Remember, it does get better!
-More than Mental