I’ve been on a low-carb diet i.e. Keto…and my wife is seeing significant improvements in my depression. She says she feels loved, by me, again. It’s not that I’ve stopped loving her, but my deep depression made it hard for me to express affection freely. The dark, bleak cloud of depression enveloped me…reigning over my interactions torrentially.
The cloud has lifted and so has my mood. It’s such a relief for me and my family.
My wellness plan always included psych medication. The first few years it was hit or miss until I came off meds for two years. Not a good time in my recovery and not a good time for my family either. Then out of desperation to get well, to find balance again…I knew I needed to go back on medication. So in 2008, I was hospitalized and put back on meds…to save my life and save my family.
The past decade I’ve been medicated and on more than a few occasions over-medicated. My Bipolar II cycle is chaotic but consistent. Bipolar Depression symptoms range from mild to suicidal and it seems to be on a quarterly to every three months type cycle. Until I bottom out into the darkest depths of hopeless depression and other symptoms of anxiety and despair.
To be continued:
Originally Posted at Chato Stewart’s Mental Health Humor at Psych Central: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor
We’ve talked about taking medication the last few blog posts. Whether you are for medication or for something stronger and all natural like COFFEE, I feel it’s a personal choice.
Stewart, Chato. (2018). fire. Psych Central. Retrieved on Dec 5, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/11/inflammation-weight-depression/
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