Although I’m still incredibly fatigued and continue to cough, I do think my mood is improving. I was very scared that I was sinking again, having trouble keeping my head above water. Being seriously sick definitely complicates healing from depression. My concern now is avoiding additional viral or bacterial illness while my immune system is weakened. Dr. Liz recommended the herb Astragalus to beef up my resistance. She did say it’s not safe for people undergoing chemo because it fights against it. I also got some Echinacea. I’m reluctant to recommend anything to anyone because I’m no doctor, so people should check things out for themselves. I’m hoping that tomorrow I’ll be energetic enough to write in depth about chronic pain, how it’s played a part in my depression, and some of the ways I’ve dealt with it over the years.
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I'm middle-aged, mother of two adult sons, and a wife. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and now I work in retail. File that under life takes many twists and turns one cannot predict! View more posts