Hi, All! So weird how everybody is coming together today about feeling crappy. I thought it was just me, having that every few days bad day. I didn't realize the moon was full! I DO believe the theory, because everytime I happen to see the full moon, it's on a day I feel tired or *****y. I don't really believe in coincidences. After all, if the energy of the moon can influence the tides (water), and our bodies are made of mostly water, why couldn't that happen? Brain chemicals are also liquid. Just my own theory, but I didn't realize it affected all of you that way, too!
Shannon, you are soooooooo right about all those little factors affecting our moods! It is so dependent on weather, environment, sleep patterns, etc. It's a full time job taking care of ourselves in spite of meds, huh?
I am worried about you, hon - your doc is right - it's mania. You are on a LOT of Seroquel in addition to lith, hard to believe your still having trouble! I don't know what to say about that, except maybe hospital time to get you back and I know that's out of the question for you. I am so sorry, it's awful! I think we ARE victims to a certain extent, it's a horrible illness, but we can do a lot to take control. But even then it's never really consistent, right? It will always sneak up and mess with you to some degree. One good way is that whatever is giong on will pass. If I was feeling down and thought it would never end, I would have a really hard time, and it might beat me. But Paul always reminds me, it may change later today or tomorrow. (Rapid cycler, Nickie knows)!
I am so thankful for this forum, really. I think we all feel guilty *****ing about our bad moods to people who don't understand, they're like "what is complaining about it giong to help?" But with all you guys, it's OK!
Anyway, enough analyzing. I do hope all of you feel better tomorrow, and me too!