Better mentally & physically
I haven't posted for a little bit--been going through some stuff. I wanted to stop by with a reminder to take care of mental as well as physical health.
I had been feeling too tired to do anything & really wondering about the cause as well as the cure. I was sure it was my meds. Then, when my annual pulmonary function tests were coming up (I also have COPD), I was certain that they'd see a decline in lung function. The tests were the same as past years, so I actually went to a COPD forum to ask, "Why do I feel so rotten when they say I'm OK?" Guess what they said--exercise, eat better, look into therapy to deal with the anxiety...Sounds familiar, right?
Well, I have been doing all of the above. Full disclosure, I also spoke with my PCP & he increased my antidepressant--I know some people find that exercise and/or therapy does the job without drugs, but my form of depression really seems to require meds. It has been a process, but in the last week or so I have felt better. I have quite a bit more energy, and I no longer feel that my physical condition must be worsening. I still get tred & sleepy, but that's OK, sometimes a nap feels pretty darned good.
We keep such a close eye on our physical health, but we can't neglect mental health--they are so interconnected! Do something that makes you happy today!