Just for me, the antidepressants I’ve looked for come in 12 oz cans, parking lots of (mid 80s…) Grateful Dead concerts and other non-medical places.
I guess I’ve never tried more modern anti-depressants, other than downery sort of things like valium. Which go well with all of the above. I presume that psychiatrists would screen for “Live Dead” before they’d rx that stuff but I seem to be doing ok. Although I still swing into wildly depressed funks when my BG crashes out, like < 50? I don’t know if the pills would necessarily cure that any more effectively than jelly beans or whatever? Muay Thai is probably a lot of fun. That kicking w/ shins though, ouch!!
Probably the most down I was was the winter of 2005/6 and my friend thought the whole family would like TKD to change things up so we tried it and it was both a lot of fun and got my head out of the funk. A couple of years later I was like “you should get another band going or take this more seriously”. Bands can also be a lot of work so I got on board with taking it very seriously and was going to classes 5-6 times/ week, learning to teach techniques and organizing my thoughts to progress through the harder levels, in terms of techniques, fitness and attention to standards, it really helped me organize my thoughts about diabetes too. My A1C had actually gone up but I switched to a pump and fixed it. It made me feel like I could do it. Unfortunately we moved and time hasn’t worked out such that I could really pursue martial arts the same way but I stick with running and it’s been very nice too. I look at the ‘tactical’ depressions from hypos as a problem but not one that I will bother bothering the doctor about. If they rx’ed Valium PRN, I would likely go through it in a weekend watching LOTR anyway because I am still a bit of a ‘gobbler’, as Courtney Love described Kurt Cobain?