Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- I ran out of the Ritalin samples my doctor gave me and have decided I’m going to stick with Dexedrine. It’s quite possibly a total coincidence, but the week I was on Ritalin I felt less motivated and spent a lot of time scrolling along on Pinterest because my brain couldn’t be bothered sticking on anything else.
- I worked one night shift this week. It went fine.
Probably the biggest thing for me this week was that I got some lab results back that had taken a little longer than the rest of the results from a blood draw I had done a week ago. It’s looking reasonably likely that I may have some sort of autoimmune disease. I saw my doctor on Thursday, and while my test results are too non-specific to be sure exactly what’s going on, we agreed that an autoimmune disease would probably make sense, and could explain why my depression has been so hard to control. My doctor is referring me to a rheumatologist, and we’ll see where things go from there. I can’t help but think of the Seinfeld episode with George Costanza shouting “Lupus? Is it lupus?!?!”
Off the blog this week:
- my blog post about vitamins as a supposed cure for mental illness was published on Invisible Illness
- I’d submitted a post on intimacy and mental illness to Vocal Media’s Psyche platform, but they decided to publish it on their sex-oriented platform instead, which is called Filthy – alrighty then!
How has your week been?
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