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Diagnosed with depression 19 years ago, I lost the life I once knew, but in the process re-created a better me. I am alive and functional today because of my dog, my treatment team, my sobriety, and my willingness to re-create myself within the confines of this illness. I hate the illness, but I'm grateful for the person I've become and the opportunities I've seized because of it. I hope writing a depression blog will reduce stigma and improve the understanding and treatment of people with mental illness. All original content copyright to me: etta. Enjoy your visit!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Dip in the Mood

Which comes first, the heavy fatigue or the sliding mood?
Am I feeling lower because my energy has plummeted?
Or has my energy plummeted because I'm feeling lower?
Which came first?

Does one cause the other?
Is the low energy responsible for the falling mood?
Is the falling mood causing the low energy?
Or are these simultaneous occurrences,
each a bit part of a much larger scene?

Is the depression back after a long reprieve?
Or did I simply over-extend?
Twenty miles...carrying bricks;
Am I simply tired?
Or were these enough to start a tailspin?

Is this a tailspin?
Perhaps it's too soon for that.


Kim Andersen said...


I don't know if you have tried this but magnesium, vitamin B6 and vitamin D are really good for people with depressive characters. I have written a post about magnesium in my blog cure panic attacks

All the best!

seoexp said...

Lot of congratulation to you as you have returned from depression and fully functional. That is why, many people say "every thing is not impossible"

There is some possibilities in everywhere, if can go perfectly.

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