Depression sneaking up on me and Anxiety is overwhelming me
There have been days over the past few weeks where I have been depressed, and days that I have been overwhelmed by anxiety. Since starting the bipolar medication (Lamictal), this has really been the first time it has come back. It is not a heavy depression, but it is there. I notice I can have days where I am depressed, days where I feel normal, and days where I deal with extreme anxiety. Each day that I wake up, I have no idea what I will be dealing with. It can be any of them, and some days it can be a combination of them. I know that medication can only help so much, and I am learning that other factors can contribute to not being well. I just have to figure out which things work for me. I am tackling the eating well and exercise thing. My sleep cycle is fairly consistent, although there are times when I don’t get to bed as early as I should. I need to be super strict with myself, and consistently go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. I’ve read plenty about how important consistent sleep can be. I am reading a book right now about Bipolar 2, as well as an Anxiety workbook and a Depression workbook. There is so much to learn and incorporate in my life, but I have hope that I can do it!