I meant to update you all on the super low energy situation.

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So, it turns out it’s NOT hypothyroid. Which is super weird, because I have all the clinical symptoms, but the tests came back in precisely the normal range. We’re going to monitor it though because my mom just got diagnosed with hypothyroid, so I guess it could crap out on me any time. My Vitamin D3 was still pretty low despite me taking 2000 IU every day, so I’m going to go up to 5000 and see if that makes a difference in anything. I don’t know if it will though, because this is the lower level I usually hover around.

So, next stop was my psychiatrist, who switched up my SSRI. (I take an SSRI, an SNRI [maxed out], mood stabilizer [maxed out], and Abilify [not maxed yet]). The Abilify we didn’t want to increase because it always fucks with my weight hardcore when I go up to max dose on it. So, I switched out the SSRI (Viibryd) for good old Prozac, which I’ve actually never tried before. I’m not sure if it’s placebo effect or not, but it’s been a couple of weeks and I feel a little perkier. I’m on a fairly low dose, so we can always go up, which I might ask for at my next appointment in six weeks.

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Moral of the story: rule out physical causes, but sometimes it’s just in your head, I guess. :)