I went back to the Doctor after my last little crash when he told me that my blood work doesn't show anything REALLY wrong with me I nearly collapsed because I just cannot seem to kick this depression in any significant way even though I am always on some kind of (expensive and uninsured) medication.
He suggested two things. I try to limit my processed foods because there is some kind of link between people who eat crap all day and people who are insane (not the medical terminology he used) and add Abilify to the crap meds I am already taking.
|The things a girl will do to feel normal...|
Two weeks later and I feel like my mind is clear for the first time since I had Lila. HOLY SHIT. This must be how normal people feel. I even tried to take a little nap yesterday and wasn't tired at all!
Of course, this is opening up a huge rift inside me that I have done a fantastic job of denying until now. My relationship is a mess, and I am starting to see that my anger may not be a side effect of the depression after all. I think that my depression comes from me numbing my negative feelings and allowing them to fester.
A part of me is worried about what this is going to mean to the state of my family. Luckily I have a therapist who can hopefully help me to work all this out and not allow me to make any decisions until I am sure that I know what the hell is going on.
It feels good to be free!