It's hard to treat a depression that is so short, because while I can take something for it, the depression goes away and I don't know if it's the medicine or whether it's going away all on its own. Today I took aniracetam and inositol and choline. Yesterday I took phenibut. My husband suggested Vitamin D and B12. Maybe next time I'll try that.
I recently bought some Chlortab allergy pills (Chlorpheniramine), which I used to take for anxiety. And it still does work for anxiety. Probably the cheapest non-prescription anxiety pill ever. The side effect for me is sleepiness, though. But why I mention that is I recently found this article that states it was the root molecule for an old SSRI. So I could even try taking that on a regular basis.
And I have St John's Wort, Tryptophan, and SAM-E in my cupboard too, so I'm well stocked. But as I said, my depression goes away in a couple of days, so I usually don't continue the anti-depressant. But if I want to kick these 2-day depressions maybe I should find a pill that I can take on a continual basis to prevent them. But it's tricky to find a pill that will do that and that won't accelerate mania or cause any other unwanted side effects.
So for now I chart my 2 day depressions on my calendar, and I try to keep my spirits high. Depression is a great muse for writing though. And when the high hits after the depression, I appreciate it even more. But I don't like that I'm not productive at all for those 2 days...... I don't get much work done. But life is about more than just work, and I do think God gave me this disorder for a reason. It does give me a lot of insight and compassion. I care about others....