Hey all - thanks very much for your replies, I really appreciate the time taken and support given.
Caloric intake - definitely something to consider. My diet is higher GI than is optimal and despite planning a decent breakfast/lunch and snacks on Saturday I had a really horrid sugar crash in the afternoon about 4pm (shaky, sweating, the lot) which is something I don't get that often now.
I am attempting to lose some excess weight though no one could accuse me of skimping on my food...its possible the balance isn't quite right, and the sugar crash was deeply unpleasant!
thanks for the well timed reminder to avoid going into crazy over-exercise too! I am keenly aware of a strong habit to over do anything and everything that makes me feel better. I certainly have gotten over-obsessed with exercise in the past, and I totally identify with the sneaky desire to just keep going and never have to deal with the come down!
As for the three-day week - bah and humbug! Worst thing is I'm half self-employed and do love my job, but it still gets in the way
I think I need more amusing PJs! Thanks for your experiences, feels very familiar!
For anyone reading and concerned, I do have an excellent therapist that I use as and when needed, and am now taking St Johns Wort for 6 months on a trial basis. I've previously tried almost all the available medications and while I had some benefit when younger in the past three years have found nothing to make enough difference when balanced against the increasing side effects.
On the plus side, the two-three days of yack is pushing me to re-evaluate my work/life/exercise balance. I'm hoping to go fully self-employed later this year - must keep sane till then though!
Thanks again folks
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