4kids4me Posted July 3, 2008 Share Posted July 3, 2008 This history of my family: my grandfather, mom, and sister are bipolar. My sister has a very unusual case and she's actually on epileptic meds for it. My mom's taking lithium. I've never been severely depressed (other than the baby blues for less than two weeks with children #1, 2, and 4) nor manic, so I don't think I've got bipolar. For the past two years, though, I've just not felt myself. I've not felt severely depressed, but a huge lack of energy and motivation. This year has been especially hard teaching, but for no reason I can specifically pinpoint (I could say it was hard having grades 5 and 3 while my tagalong SK and preschooler were a distraction, or having continually fights with my gr. 3er to get work done, but other than that nothing unusual). I have a supportive husband, nothing much is going on in my family... But yet it's been hard getting out of bed and harder starting the school day. I resorted to getting the work done, but without much extra fun. I went on a two week cruise with my MIL and had a good time. It was busy, I could get out of bed no problem, didn't feel sad or lethargic. I haven't gone to the doctor yet. I've stuggled with whether this has been a spiritual struggle, or me being just plain old slothful, or whether I have mild-depression. I guess my question is, when do you know you need to go on anti-depressants? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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