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Re: BP depression in Spring... Sheilac

Posted by beckett2 on March 8, 2018, at 23:26:40

In reply to BP depression in Spring..., posted by Sheilac on March 5, 2018, at 13:55:13

> Im BP. Been very stable on 100mg Seroquel (for depression) and 2,000mg kepppra (mood stabilizer). Also take 2-3mg xanax a day (usually 2mg at bed).
> HOWEVER, for the past few years I go into a terrible depression in Spring and the beginning of Fall. The time change makes me depressed for a solid week.
> Youd think this would be a time of mania. Is my depression a form of mania? Id rather feel mania in the beautiful Spring weather. I dont get the winter duldrums either. Im fine with winter & snow.
> Does this depression mean I need more seroquel & keppra? Or does this depression with the season change mean an impending mania after thus awful depression?

Your rhythm sounds like my own. Spring can be very difficult, and I'll even feel very run down. I've a sore throat right now :(

A bad crash is not inevitable. I don't have advice. I try to avoid excess-- like kicking too hard against a mood dip, and get whatever sleep and if not sleep, then rest.

Do you tend toward agitated mania/depression?




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