by Victoria Maxwell
Pain. Muscle aches. Neck sore. Always thirsty. Oversleeping. Carbo craving. Guilt ridden. Fatigue. No comprehension. Anxiety riddled. Yup – I am a walking cliché of depressive symptoms. I wish I could say I wasn’t. But I’m not special. And just because I have a lot of ‘good’ days strung together does not exempt me from the black dog nipping at my heels. Oh who am I kidding? The black dog is biting my ass right now and isn’t letting go. Yeah – depression sucks.
I know turning back the clock can bother all of us. But I didn’t know those of us with a vulnerability for depression are hit even harder. A recent study just published explains it. Interestingly, the researchers found that it wasn’t the shorter days that cause the biggest disruption, but the time change. Knowing about this study doesn’t make the black dog go away, but it’s oddly comforting.
To be sure, this depression will pass IF I get my butt (which apparently has a black dog dangling from it) in gear. Easier said than done of course. Because the very nature of depression is well… not caring, apathy and emptiness. Those aren’t really elements that inspire action. So I’m taking to Facebook for some accountability and support.
by Victoria Maxwell Pain. Muscle aches. Neck sore. Always thirsty. Oversleeping. Carbo craving. Guilt ridden. Fatigue. N...