Ups and downs

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Ups and downs
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 3:37pm

Hey,

I am having a real ups and downs time right now.



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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 4:16pm

Interesting question.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2011
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 11:33pm

I sympathize with your situation and agree that there are often triggers to depression, very hard to figure out often. I encourage you to look at how what you eat and drink affects your moods. For me, a huge piece in beginning to recover from a depression that has plagued me for years has been to cut out refined sugar, eat regular healthy meals (to keep my blood sugar steady) and to cut out caffeine. I also went off my birth control pill; my GP told me that many women have a great deal of progesterone in us already and adding the extra hormone in the pill can worsen manic/depressive symptoms.

Good luck with your recovery.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 9:44am

Newredshoes,

Tell me more about the birth control and depression?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 1:51pm

Hey Heidi,

You know, I never thought about that but it is very possible that I have had a spate of triggers recently.