Depression and Multiple Sclerosis

I thought I could never run out.

 

According to www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/ms-depression.

Depression is very common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In fact, symptoms of depression severe enough to require medical intervention affect up to half of all people with MS at some point during their illness.

• Sadness
• Loss of energy
• Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
• Loss of enjoyment from things that were once pleasurable
• Difficulty concentrating
• Uncontrollable crying
• Difficulty making decisions
• Irritability
• Increased need for sleep
• Inability to fall or stay asleep at night (insomnia)
• Unexplained aches and pains
• Stomachache and digestive problems
• Decreased sex drive
• Sexual problems
• Headache
• A change in appetite causing weight loss or gain
• Thoughts of death or suicide

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At times, I can check off too many of these symptoms. But my guess is… many of us can!
The question is… what do I do now?
For one, I can run (figure of speech) to the drugstore and refill my medication (anti-depression medicine) as I’ve been out of it for two days! Listen people, I hate to sound like a drug pusher, but for me, that stuff really works. One or two days without it and I’m lying in bed hiding my tears! On a good note I recently realized Walgreens now does three month prescriptions. This alone is life-changing. Remembering to mail off for refills is hard to say at the least.

Plus, apparently I really need it!

So, under the circumstances, I’m going to send my hubby to Walgreens (it’s open 24hrs) and keep myself busy folding these towels next to me!

It’s 2 am. • Inability to fall or stay asleep at night (insomnia) Check.

My next Laughter Yoga class is Saturday (flashback). I’ll let you know how it goes!

Until next time.