I’ve known for many years about how seasons can affect our moods, such as SAD in the winter months. I have never felt like this was something that I dealt with. Sometimes we think about cloudy, dark days leading to feelings of depressions. But for me, I love cloudy days.
I do wonder about mood changes, though. My moods can change so often and so quickly. I’m not talking about manic depressive disorder. But, I can feel mood changes that aren’t so drastic. I’m such a melancholy person, I really doubt that I’ve ever experienced mania.
The last three weeks I’ve been away from home and left alone for much of the time. Without a television to distract myself with, I’ve been left to deal with my emotions. Because there has been a lot of extended-family drama here, I’ve felt lots of stress.
Because of all the stress, I have gotten more emotional and tired. Tiredness can be depression, but I’ve also had a real problem eating a healthy diet here. That is also contributing to my tiredness. The vitamins can only do so much, when I’m not getting all the nutrients that I need in my meals.
I know that many of the illnesses that I have can make a person feel anxious, depressed, and moody. Having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome affects the brain. Fibro and Sjogren’s also can do the same. I feel like I’m being bombarded with anxiety. At least I realize what’s happening and I’m trying to deal with it.
I really need to go to the store, but I have no energy to do that. I’m dependent on Hubby to make extra trips for me, and sure do miss him. This post may be TMI or just venting, and it doesn’t always make me feel better afterwards.
Do you have trouble with moodiness? Does the tiredness and pain from your chronic illnesses wear on your emotions? I will pray for all of us today. Just because my moods are up and down, I know that God is always the same! Take a breather and ask for help if you need it. We really have to take care of ourselves. It’s important!
@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman
Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. My posts contain my opinions and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.