I went to the shrink today. I have been dealing with a pretty deep depression over the past… month? Month and a half?
I don’t really remember March at all, or most of April thus far.
She has encouraged me to talk to Gideon about monitoring my emotions so that next time I fall into the hole of a Major Depressive Episode, we can try upping my meds briefly to pull me back out. I’m not sure if it’ll work or make things worse, but if I’m already in an MDE anyway, I figure that it’s worth a try. There is the risk that the med fluxuation could stir up suicidal thoughts and urges, but if we don’t at least try it, we won’t know.
She also wants me to do a daily meditation in the morning, complete with positive affirmation that I am to meditate on, then try to keep in mind throughout the rest of the day. I’ve never done affirmations before, so… that will be something new and different.
I suck at “daily” type stuff and getting that kind of stuff to “stick” into my routine, but I’m going to give it a try.
It’s too late to up my meds this time around, as I’m already crawling out of the MDE’s black hole, but maybe with a plan in place, my next one won’t end up stealing 4-6 weeks from me with no memory and (apparently) everything non-essential put on pause during that time.