I’ve been on my current medications for about five months. In that time I was able to avoid my traditional late summer breakdowns. I’ve also gotten more physically active and more careful about what I eat. In short I’ve entered a prolonged state of stability that I haven’t experienced in a few years. It’s a good feeling.
I have been feeling much less easily irritated for the last couple months. I’m back to a regular sleep pattern. I am convinced that regular sleep only helps with mental illness. I tend to be more irritable and have more hallucinations when I haven’t been sleeping well. I have been doing quite well the last several weeks.
I have taken three medications for my mental illness for the last five months. One of the meds is an anti anxiety medication I take as needed. It really works to alleviate anxiety but it does make me sleep a lot. But it was one of those medications I had to take only as necessary. I haven’t needed to take it for over three weeks. I have been doing well in terms of dealing with anxiety. I get out of my apartment more often and am able to run my errands. I still don’t socialize as much as I had in the past. Much of my socializing comes online anymore. But many people’s social lives are based online these days.
In short things have gone quite well the last couple months. I made it through the summer, I’m back exercising again, I’m eating healthier again, I’m getting better sleep, I’m managing my anxiety and depression better. It’s going really good right now. I hope to keep it going.