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My mood is most affected by…

Because we are individuals who are multifaceted, and have different experiences as well as diagnoses, our moods can be affected by various things.

Some people may find that their mood is affected by the weather, certain emotional triggers, or the events that are happening around them; while others may find that their mood fluctuates as a symptom of their health condition — maybe even all the above.

What do you think your mood is most affected by?

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How do changes in the weather affect your symptoms?

It’s muggy in my neck of the woods today, and my POTS symptoms are flaring big time. While I love the transition from spring into summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, the change in seasons — and the changes in weather that come with it — can take a toll on my symptoms. On the one hand, the rapid shifts in humidity trigger migraine attacks and my worsening allergies seem to exacerbate all my other chronic illness symptoms. On the other hand, the hot weather and sunshine help me manage my mental illness symptoms better.

How do changes in the weather affect you? These could be seasonal changes, temperature and humidity fluctuations throughout the week, or those days when the weather seemingly cycles through every pattern imaginable. How do you take care of yourself before, during, and after these changes occur? ☀️ 🌧️ ❄️

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How does the weather affect your symptoms?

Whether you’re heading into winter in the Northern Hemisphere or summer in the Southern, the seasons are changing. With the changing seasons comes changing weather. And with the changing weather can come a change in symptoms.

For me, the weather — especially when it fluctuates quickly or when the seasons change — has a big impact on my chronic migraine, joint pain, and bipolar disorder.

Does the weather influence your symptoms? What impact do you think this current change in seasons will have on your mental and physical health?

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Any Information About Vraylar?

I've been on the antidepressant Vibryd for at least 3-4 years, no medications would work for my depression. Then my psychiatrist added Abilify to the Vibryd and it just changed how I was doing, It definitely wasn't a cure, but for the first time medication was helpful for me. I have been doing more manageable since she added it. It helped me so I could deal with my depression with coping skills and it wasn't so extreme, but the past 3-4 months my depression became severe again, and my psychiatrist wants to change me to Vraylar and stop the Abilify. I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with this medication. Thank you for any information you might have from your experiences, I really appreciate it. #MightyTogether #MajorDepressiveDisorder #SeasonalAffectiveDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #CPTSD #PTSD #Suicide

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I decided not to move. #MajorDepressiveDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorde #PTSD

I decided to stay in Wisconsin but not Milwaukee. I’m moving to west bend Wisconsin. It a safe city according to my friend who lives there and affordable rent. He moved there to get away from Milwaukee crime. I also read Wisconsin ranks number 2 with the best mental health system. Why move ? Sure my #SeasonalAffectiveDisorder will still be there but I can always exercise at the fitness center or stores during those months. Plus fall is my favorite time of year. My cousin also lives there. I have tons of coping skills that I’m using now . My main concern is my safety. My other concern is the best mental health care system. Florida ranks very low when it comes to mental health I should know I lived there for 4 years. Wisconsin is my hometown

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