Mudcat Café message #626967 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #43033   Message #626967
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
13-Jan-02 - 06:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: sliding into a depression
Subject: RE: BS: sliding into a depression
You have energy? Wanna come clean my house? I need help decorating the bedroom, and I've got all the energy of a cataleptic sloth! You get manic phases? I get the opposite. I want to hibernate, and yes, I have been getting plenty of light. It's a result of working every day except bank holidays and weekends over Christmas.... I got to a point where I felt physcially sick at work! I started to do other tasks and it's been getting better, but I still want to just soak in a hot tub and stay there till May.

I notice my PMT/S is worse when I'm depressed, which really helps NOT! Evening Primrose oil didn't even touch it this time! Anyone any tips?? - oh, and there's this stiff neck I've had for a week now....

Seriously, rather than take up a new hobby, look back over something you might have started ages ago and done nothing with for a while... it's as good as starting an new one, and chances are, you won't have to spend out on much! If you have a manic phase, try something physical, like a long bike ride, polish the car, vacuum the stairs, dust the pictures, dig the garden, or make pasta or bread. Beating the crap out of a lump of dough and then getting to eat it afterwards (if it's in a fit state)makes it sort of worthwhile.