For the past 18 months, I've been depressed due to a job layoff. It is not severe depression, but it is definitely noticeable. When my husband asks me to do something with him (activity, movies, go boating, etc.), I just don't have the energy or desire to do anything. I have sat on the sofa, bummed out about the things I should have done but haven't done yet. I lacked the motivation to get anything done, and then wound up feeling worse about it. It's not been bad the entire 18 months, but I spiral from time to time (especially bad when my estrogen's in the toilet during Days 2-10 of my cycle).
I started Phen yesterday, and WOW. I'm actually HAPPY. As in, I'm laughing often. My husband asked me to go swimming with him yesterday with the kids, and I was actually enthusiastic about going and went! I'm checking off my to-do list, and even better - I'm not depressed about what I haven't gotten done or didn't get done. I'm not speeding out or anything, and am not manic. I have just noticed a distinct improvement in my mood in addition to a desire to get things done.
Please tell me this will continue! This is better than losing weight for sure, and I've dropped 2lbs despite drinking water and eating every 4 hours.