Re: post viral depression.Hi carol , big hug to you , I know how you feel . I got hit with the flu before Xmas and just when I thought it was gone another nasty virus hit again so for around 4 weeks I've not been well . I'm clear now at last but the tiredness is difficult . I'm building up my immune system now . I also find these dark days hard and lack of light and sunshine . I'm trying to keep busy and active . I keep saying it's my age . Hope you start to feel better and brighter soon . X
Re: post viral depression.Carol, on a few occasions my mood has changed during an awful illness and i really don't think you will find any magic cure. Viruses tend to make you feel down , even after the awful symptoms have gone.
Re: post viral depression.I used to get these post-viral depressions when I was in my 20s and usually after a sore throat. You need to give yourself some tlc for a few days, eat food that is healthy and alkaline (avoid processed foods, sugar and red meat) and pamper yourself. The body needs to get rid of the residual toxins and get back into balance.
Re: post viral depression.I'm in the midst of something now,off to the doctors later,bad chest leaving me breathless but no sign of the flu thankfully ie: no shakes or shivers,aching muscles, runny nose etc.Should say I don't get depressed about it,it just pees me off I hate being ill.
Re: post viral depression.Sorry to hear You've not yet recovered Carol,but as others have said,lots of rest,liquids,and fruit to get Your vit'C levels back up....I know You have other worries which won't help,but maybe plan a weekend break away somewhere to look forward to when You're better..Hope You'll soon be Yourself again ((((((((hug)))))))