Excuse my language. But I'm pissed. Or I would be, if I could gather the energy to get off the couch and stomp around.
I've battled depression for years. And I've been on and off meds more times than I can remember. I've never stayed off them this long though, and I thought I was finally "cured"! Back in November, I started to warn myself that winter was coming. And with winter comes less sun/daylight, less outside time, more stress... a recipe for disaster in my books. I warned myself to be careful, and tried to take preventative measures like keeping up with the house (if it's messy, it usually means the inside of my head is messy) and making sure not to overschedule myself.
I thought I had done pretty well. Until I realized that I was sleeping 12 hours out of the day, crying into the refrigerator, and sitting on the couch moping whenever I wasn't out in public putting on my "I'm fine!" act.
Anyway, I am refusing to go back on meds. I know what I'm dealing with, and I think I can conquer it without substances!
But: has anyone tried vitamin D or other natural supplements that might help? Does anyone have a grow light that helps them? I'd like to help myself out a little, give myself a fighting chance. Any advice?