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Change In Medicine For Depression

I had my two week follow-up with my doctor.  We talked about how I was doing, and I tried to be very detailed in answering her.  I have still been having trouble sleeping.  Not as bad as I was, but still not getting enough sleep each night.  I’ve also been noticing a drop in my desire to do things.  Just a little.  And I’ve been snapping at everyone.

She told me to take my sleeping pill at night, when I needed.  She also increased the dosage of my depression medicine.  She was happy to hear that my eating habits have improved.  I’m not comfort eating anymore.  I’m not trying to diet, but will when I get this under control.  I do feel like I’m in control of what I eat, instead of always eating everything.  I’m not craving junk food all the time.  Instead, I’m wanting healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables.

I’m going out more.  I took my daughter to the park last week.  We both enjoyed that.  I did some walking around, while she played.  I’ve gotten my house in order.  I can take an hour, once a week, and do a thorough cleaning.  That feels really good.  I’m constantly sweeping and mopping the floors.  They have to be done everyday, because of the amount of tracking in that is done by everyone.  We’ve been getting a lot of rain, and that makes it worse.  I finally figured out that if I wait until evening, and then sweep and mop, I only have to do it once a day.  Which, I admit, is difficult for me.  Because I have a strong need to have my floors looking clean at all times.

I’m going to start working on the bathroom this week.  I have to get the walls sanded, and then I can get the Killz up.  After that, I should be able to get white paint on the walls, without the purple that is there bleeding through.  I’ll work on getting the sewing machine desk drawers sanded, painted, and stained, after I’ve finished painting the bathroom.  I’m really looking forward to getting all of that completed.

I’m taking things one day at a time.  I tell my parents and husband that I’m doing great.  I am, compared to how I was doing.  I still struggle, at times, with knowing that I will be battling depression the rest of my life.  That’s a hard thing for me to accept.  Depression isn’t something that can be cured.  But, it can be managed.  I’m working on that part now.  I’m grateful for a supportive family.  I’m glad my mother pushed me to see the doctor as soon as possible, instead of putting it off as I had planned.  My next follow-up is in a month.  Until then, I’m going to keep approaching this one day at a time.

$10 Walmart Gift Card and Balance Bar Giveaway

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As one of the compensated bloggers participating in the Balance Bar’s Summer Shape Up Challenge, I am bringing you a giveaway for a $10 Walmart Gift Card and a variety pack of Balance Bars. Balance Bars are a great tasting, healthy snack choice. A few months ago, I had to start buying them for my . . . → Read More: $10 Walmart Gift Card and Balance Bar Giveaway

Balance Bar Summer Shape-Up Challenge and Walmart

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I agreed to take part in Balance Bar Walmart Blogger Program this summer. It’s a summer shape-up challenge that is being hosted across several different social medias. To kick off my participation, I was sent a $75 Walmart Gift Card to purchase the new Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Balance Bars, and other healthy food . . . → Read More: Balance Bar Summer Shape-Up Challenge and Walmart

Weekend With Family and More Cleaning

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Touchstone by Andrea K. Host reading this today, for the 5th time. I love this series.

It was a great weekend! I spent it doing things with the family, and getting more cleaning done around the house. My husband had to work Saturday, and my son had time with his community worker. This left . . . → Read More: Weekend With Family and More Cleaning

Re-purpose Sewing Machine Drawers For Shelves

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I have an old sewing machine desk that I was going to put out by the curb. I have it out on the carport right now. I was looking at it yesterday, and noticed how solid the wood is. I was thinking that there had to be something I could do with it. . . . → Read More: Re-purpose Sewing Machine Drawers For Shelves

Cleaning And Checking On Storm Damage

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I was able to get a lot of cleaning done yesterday. I also got creative with dinner, and put together a new meal. I used to love trying out new ideas in the kitchen. It felt really good to be doing that last night. It turned out pretty good. I washed dishes four . . . → Read More: Cleaning And Checking On Storm Damage

Started Taking Meds For My Depression

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I was able to get an appointment with my doctor yesterday. The first sentence out of my mouth was difficult. I told her that my parents and husband were concerned about depression. She stopped what she was doing, and sat back in her chair. She asked about family history, my history of depression, . . . → Read More: Started Taking Meds For My Depression

Seeking Treatment For Depression

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This is extremely difficult to talk about. I’ve mentioned it in other posts, but always felt that I had it under control. I’ve been suffering from depression for years. I have always felt that I had it under control. As my mother pointed out, I used to have the “coping mechanisms” to deal . . . → Read More: Seeking Treatment For Depression

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