I’ve been home from the hospital for almost 3 days now, and I feel like I’m swirling in a vortex of confusion and anxiety. I’ve been having a hard time adjusting to life back on “the outside”, and I miss my friends that I made from the group. They really understand what it’s like to live with this constant depression day in and out.
Since I’ve been home, I’ve been back into the crying, the getting-emotional-quickly… I feel as if I haven’t made much progress, even though the classes they teach at the hospital were very helpful.
The sleep medication that the psychiatrist gave me is not working well. I sleep for about 4 hours, then I’m up again, asleep again, up again for the rest of the night. The only difference is that I can fall asleep in a 1/2 hour instead of falling asleep in an hour. I also had my antidepressant medication increased. The doc said it will take 4-6 weeks for any noticeable effect. Sigh.
I’ll write more later because I do want to address what people should do when they are hospitalized, and what they should tell their families.