Wednesday, March 02, 2011

anti-depression medication – when is enough, enough?

I paid my doctor a visit yesterday (yes – the super attractive one who finds me terribly funny and thinks I’m lovely). The reason for my visit was two-fold (because I need more than one health issue to actually get off my ass and book an appointment with him). After he made me a referral for botox (I kid), I told him I wanted to discuss my medication with him. Over the past few months I have found that I’ve been feeling apathetic about a lot of things. It has been really hard to get myself moving in the morning and a BIG effort to get motivated to do anything that isn’t P90X or blog related. I asked him if he thought we needed to adjust my medication, or if I should just ride it out and see if it got better as the things I have been struggling with improve.

He asked me some probing questions (smirk) and he came to the conclusion that we probably shouldn’t change up my meds. Since we are at the tail end of winter, his thinking was that the change in the weather will probably help and the things I am feeling apathetic towards are likely to change in the near future as well.  He also recommended getting a sun lamp (which is unlikely because they are expensive).  Instead, I'm going to open the curtains and blinds and go for a walk on my lunch to breathe in some fresh air and catch some rays. And hey, while I may not have gotten any new meds, I certainly got some eye candy.


  1. I've been toying with the idea of getting a sun lamp, but they really are super expensive. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and get one next winter.

  2. Caroline10:14 p.m.

    If you dress up in really good snow gear, you can lie on the snow and just soak up the sun for quite a long while. Lying flat gets you out of the wind, and if there's any amount of sun, it's amazing how warm it can keep you in this situation. (Non-windy location is best, for odvious reasons)

  3. February-March is always hard for me too, and since I just experienced a lay-off, the depression is just that little bit worse. The exercise does help, but I think you're on the right track with getting out in the sunshine, no matter how frigid it is right now. I managed 30 minutes with the dog before HE dragged me back to the house! Keep at it, Kat!

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