Ah,.... I love how my triggers are reliable. :sarcasm: But the results are not.
Stressful weekend 1 is 2 days, including driving 150 miles, fancy graduation, party at my brothers house (6 children under 5 years old), his new baby and my baby jealousy, 150 miles home, getting lost twice, IMMEDIATELY going to a bowling fundraiser in a bar. Bar noise is a big trigger for me, as well as trying to compete at something I am bad at.
Stressful weekend 1 results in depression.
Stressful weekend 2 is 2 days of ordinary cleaning/housework, then driving 70 miles for a family picnic, cut short by severe thunderstorm warning, 70 miles home, off to drive-in movie theater and watched 2 films, got home after 1 a.m. Then sex. Then off on a 3 - 4 mile run/walk (yes, at 2 a.m.). AND forgot my 7:30 p.m. meds until 1:30 a.m.
Stressful weekend 2 results in hypomania.
I need to get a better therapist to work on dealing with triggers. It's not "bad" stress that affects me but "good" stress too. I'm tired of getting medication adjustments every time that anything happens.