The drugs don't work.
Hey y'all, and especially to the ones who wrote the impassioned "Get on medication now!!" diatribes, I'm feeling a lot better this week.
Know what I did?
I went to two yoga classes this weekend, instead of one.
Or worse, like last week, none.
Yup. That did the trick.
(Note to self: make time to go to extra yoga if regular class is canceled due to pointless federal holiday. )
I know I'm supposed to have faith in science and all that. I do and I don't. Allergy medicine helps me a lot. Birth control medicine had a lot of nasty side-effects so I got away from that.
I'm sure for some people antidepressants are the greatest thing ever, but I still have no interest in taking mind-altering drugs of any kind.
No matter how depressed I get, I would rather get a new job (yes, plans B, C and D are being investigated) than take medication just to deal with the one I have now.
Btw I've tried taking fatty acid supplements and while they sometimes help me have more energy, I find that I get a lot more impatient and angry about little things on the days when I take them. I can't afford to be angry before I even leave the house! It makes it even harder to deal with the major annoyances that are an almost-daily occurrence in lab.
So, to sum up, I like the yoga solution a lot better.
Still up in the air about the hair, but thanks for all the comments on the do's and don'ts of showering, that amused me a lot.