Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marcia Purse's Posts

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems, either.   Another... Read moreChevron

Just do one thing?

As my depressive episode bounces from moderate to light and back again - two infections in a row have made things even more difficult - I keep looking for ways to pull myself out of the moderate periods. I have to get to a state where I am productive again.   My house is in complete chaos. My work is only slightly better. I must, I must, do... Read moreChevron

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

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 weight issues and blood sugar with Seroquel, I... Read moreChevron

How Deep Depression Looks to Me

Things are bad. Unfortunately, I didn't figure out what was going on until the day after I saw my psychiatrist. We focused on stress and how my blood sugar problems were affecting my meds. I guess I need to call her Monday.   In the meantime - it all started with the deadlines I mentioned in an ealier SharePost. I decided to hell with the... Read moreChevron

Diabetes? Watch Out Mixing Low Blood Sugar and Meds

I had a rather frightening experience recently. I wasn't scared at the time, but when I look back at it - I shiver.   I developed Type 2 diabetes after gaining 80 pounds on psychiatric medications. I have to admit, I do a poor job of maintaining a proper diet. There have been days lately when I had nothing to eat but sugary drinks and... Read moreChevron