Because of my depression, I monitor myself a lot. Both just checking things out and literally chart them. moodchart.org. It has been tremendously helpful. But that’s another post.
I start to feel really tired, don’t want to get out of bed, don’t want to go to work, have a hard time focusing, and the worry kicks in. Is this the start of an episode? (Side note: For those of you who have never had depression–notice I said the START of an episode. The foggyness an lack of intertia are much worse than for a cold.) Am I going downhill? How many days should I wait before I call my doctor? I start to put my Action Plan in place.
And, then I started sneezing. And my nose has been running. And I’m coughing and my glands hurt. Hooray! It’s “normal.” Sigh of relief. And smile.