Today has been rough. My fatigue was overwhelming until about 30 minutes ago - I went out for an energy drink and it worked, for now. I missed a dose or two of my thyroid meds last week while I was feeling poorly. New drug also causes sleepiness and fatigue… and, ironically, insomnia. It's temporary. In a few weeks I should balance out. It comes with aching joints and muscles and difficulty thinking. I'll drink my energy drink slowly, stay hydrated, go for a walk. I can run with this.
I started using my mood light yesterday. I'm starting at 5 minutes to avoid triggering migraines. It takes 20 minutes/day over several weeks to be effective. Some years it works, sometimes I can't handle it without migraines, so we'll see.
Despite the exhaustion, I'm actually feeling, dare I say it, 'good'. More or less. No depression, only mild anxiety, and some stress from fighting the sleepiness. And about work. And my marriage…and my health, but you know what, I still feel reasonably positive, and not over the top. When's the last time I just felt okay? It's nice to have a light mood; that's assuming I continue to stay awake. I don't like using energy drinks, especially because of having mild kidney disease (yep, got that, too!). I should exercise today. Gonna check out 'wall pilates'. Wish me luck <3 #BipolarDisorder #hopeful #Positivity 3>