From "I Don't Care" to "Ah, Why Not?"

Marcia Purse Health Guide February 03, 2013
  • Last month I wrote about how a deep depression was summed up for me in the three words I don't care. After that, I saw my psychiatrist and she decided I should increase Seroquel (quetiapine), which had worked before for me as an antidepressant, from 50 mg to 200. Although I have my worries about weig...

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    Feb. 05, 2013

    I am so glad to hear you have come to the "why not" stage, Marcia. It is a huge step. When you have been sick, whether from the major depressive episode or a major flare of RA. It is the first signal that you're getting better. So happy that you are.

  • Of-Two-Minds about it
    Feb. 19, 2013

    Marsha, I have been thinking about you and wondering how things are going for you? When you get a chance, let us know how you are. JenSmile

  • cathryne
    Feb. 04, 2013

    When I'm experience "eh, who cares" I usually try to flip it to, well I could, if I gave it a chance.  Ill ponder the kitchen floor or the bath room and think "well, I don't have to do this.  I did it last week.  It's just me"  And then I tear into it anyway thinking that if I do somehing I will probably pop out of this mood.  And generally...

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    When I'm experience "eh, who cares" I usually try to flip it to, well I could, if I gave it a chance.  Ill ponder the kitchen floor or the bath room and think "well, I don't have to do this.  I did it last week.  It's just me"  And then I tear into it anyway thinking that if I do somehing I will probably pop out of this mood.  And generally I do.  I've cleaned this 6000 square foot house in (I know, I use to have roomates and now I don't) in 10 hours broken up over 3 days.  Thats 3 parlors, one ball room that I just usually use a swifter dry on it because it is of course never used. 5 bedrooms 3 1/2 bath rooms and a kichen thats 20x20 4 bedrooms are not used but I still vacuum, dust and de-spider web all the rooms. But it's still pretty big for me. Why I live in this particular side of town is not really clear even to me.  All the houses are like this.  We never see our neighbors, any of us.  Were always at work.  Once we tried to do a holiday party together about 6 families.  It went fine but we had about 150 guests.  Never again.  Most people have dailies.  I did for awhile.  But I became uncomfortabel hiring someone to clean up after me.  And for one person I think it's rather ludicrious.  But at times the only way I can get anything done is to say well, why not do it.  There is no reason to not take care of myself.