Abigail's bus is about to arrive, so I must sign off, but there you have a boring, little post. I did have a picture, but Eleanor is currently playing with my phone and nothing will convince me to take it from her and incur the hellfire that would result.
16 January 2017
PPD - I'm winning
I'm winning in the battle against postpartum depression, guys. It's pretty awesome. I've been sticking with the supplements I learned about in The Mood Cure. I noticed an immediate end to the withdrawal effects of the antidepressant (SSRI), although I was "only" noticing symptoms 3-4 days per week. Plus I get all the benefits I the SSRI gave me - no depression, no anxiety, no insomnia, less anger, less obsessive compulsive tendencies. I used to be a morning person, but after Theodore, suddenly I couldn't stop hitting snooze, but now I can hop right out of bed again. When I forget a dose, I can feel my temper growing shorter and my anxiety start to rise, BUT I don't get any withdrawal effects like I did if I forgot to take the antidepressant. It is the author's goal that a person get herself back to normal and then cease supplements, so I won't be on them long term. In terms of side effects, I do get weird pockets of exhaustion and energy, and I'm not sure why. SSRIs make me tired to, so I just take them before bed, but these supplements work best when staggered throughout the day, so that's not an option.