I posted a while about my terrible insomnia after my 3 week ICU/HDU and further 3 weeks on the ward. Thanks for all the replies to that post. I've been home for 5 weeks now, still can't sleep but also have another question!
So I guess my recovery is continuing in the right direction but it is very slow & frustrating. Before getting sick I was a hugely active person-running, swimming, cycling, triathlon so to be reduced to pottering around the house and finding the stairs exhausting is pretty alien to me. I miss my endorphin kick! I'm still very irritable, a bit forgetful and am finding that I'm a little down in the dumps. I hate the fact that I'm still off work. At what point do you say this is all a very natural reaction to a massive life event vs being depressed?!!
I'd rather not have to resort to yet more medications ( I'm on enough as it is) but how much time should I give it??