My family has a history of depression and I do know now, that I need to be on my anti-depressants. Every time I've felt better and decided to get off, I went right back to being depressed. I too feel very fortunate to have a husband who grounds me and who has been my rock and support and has really influenced me to become a better person over the years.Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan;2371777;
But I have 2 relatives now (my mother could send me right to the refrigerator to emotionally eat after talking to her, but most days, she was ok.) that I don't like to talk to on the phone as I always end up upset after listening to their rants. So I just don't talk to them anymore.
Trust me, the cleaning bursts only happen occasionally and have NOT happened in a LONG time. I'm due, the house needs it! And I think that the reason that I went so long without being diagnosed as "hypomani" is that I will go a year or two without an episode. I just thought I got a lot of energy and wanted to clean and run my mouth continuously (which I'm sure most of you are saying: how can you tell? ).
And I'm fortunate my husband can sleep through anything as I read in bed for at least an hour after he goes to sleep and I'm up and down sometimes too.
Unfortunately, the very few times I've needed him to get up in the middle of the night for some reason, its like he's in a coma. (when we got vandalized a couple years ago was one example)