Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Brain splurge

Lying awake, thinking negative thoughts. Been a little while since it was this bad.

Texted best friend over an hour ago asking if he was free to chat. No reply yet. I know he's been ill, maybe that's why. But it just feels like he's too busy with his new boyfriend and new life to find time for me anymore. Time difference doesn't help. I am glad he's happy. I just hate that his happiness seems to now be incompatible with my happiness. This is going to get worse before it gets better - if it ever gets better - and I don't know what to do.

Sick of various side-effects of depression/anti-depressants (was never very clear on which bits were a symptom of depression and which bits are caused by medication, doesn't make much difference to me.) Almost nothing holds my attention, which is problematic, especially at work. If I do find something that does manage to hold my attention, I get totally obsessed and have no interest in anything else at all. Mostly all I want to do is sleep.

I've also lost the ability to keep track of things like dates, or how much money is in my bank account. I'm frequently wrong by more than £100, which is bad. Never used to be like that. I think I've also been accepting old style £20 notes at work, which are no longer legal tender. It's just so difficult to get information to stick in my brain anymore, which is really disconcerting for me as I used to pretty much have a photographic memory.

I hate it. I need all this to go away. Who knows when - or if - that will happen....


  1. This all sounds very familiar to me as MyMan feels the same way and exhibits the same symptoms. It's hard for you. But hang in there and keep trying to think positively; that things will improve - even by small steps. I'm glad that your holiday went well.
    Try and remember to reflect on happy times as much as possible. Best wishes.

  2. Thank you for your positive words, they mean a lot to me. I am sorry to hear that he is in the same situation, but sadly it is far too common... Best wishes to you and him.