I think I may be getting depressed again. I felt terrific throughout my fertility treatments and during pregnancy, which was no doubt due to all the hormones, but now that I'm no longer exclusively breastfeeding I have been having bouts of tearfulness during the day and, during those rare moments when I'm not engaged with Miranda, I feel very listless and lost. I don't want to take prescription anti-depressants, because those always make me feel like I'm made out of cardboard after a while and then I stop taking them, which totally defeats the purpose, but I also don't want to slip in to a serious depression. If I see myself heading down that road I will definitely seek medical intervention, but for now I'm going to try the "activity therapy" route and look in to herbal/holistic supplements/treatments.

Edit: I'm going to stop taking the vitex supplement I began taking a week ago. It may be the culprit.

From: [identity profile] 1tsp-grace.livejournal.com

Did cutting out the Vitex help? I hope you are feeling better!

From: [identity profile] perfectcherry.livejournal.com

Yeah, I've been feeling much better since I stopped taking the vitex. I've taken it before without feeling depressed, but it makes sense that my hormones would be different now and so it affected me differently than in the past. I'm still feeling a little down from time to time, but nothing like I was the day I wrote that entry and I feel my mood is continuing to improve. Thanks for your concern, I appreciate it. :)


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