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Posted by Tony P on January 17, 2018, at 18:40:13

A day of mixed feelings, acting out some of my self-destructive depressive behaviours -- procratsination (sic-rats!), avoiding and isolation...yet my mood is quite good. Maybe it's the meds, I've taken my proper Rx's plus a couple of "extras" my ex had a button reading "I'm not really happy it's just a chemical imbalance".

But also I spent quite a while on Facebook, reading humorous posts on Callahan's Cross-time Saloon, Science Humor & others, and even posting a bad pun myself. Reading humour - even bad puns - can have a cumulative effect. Also posted on PatientsLikeMe-DailyMe, which I'm new to, but starting to appreciate. And getting thumbs-ups from others has a self-validating effect on me.

There has been considerable scientific research to show that forcing your face into a smile (mouth AND eyes), however artificial, has a significant mood elevating effect. Many articles, here's one link:

Cross-posted to Psycho-Babble Tips.

My Meds
Escitalopram 20 mg
Bupropion XR 75 mg
Diazepam 5 mg tid - weaning
Propranolol 20 mg tid
Robaxin - non-prescribed; weaning
Kava - non-Rx, prn




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