But the mood drugs are so good, right? When I expressed concern to my husband he put it in perspective for me. He asked, Which is more important to you? Your physical appearance or you sanity?

Sanity ✔

He’s so right because our emotional and physical health are connected. I have the motivation to be physically active when I take the medication. I totally DO NOT when I don’t.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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