I've decided it is time to call the psychiatrist. I'm more than a little sick of spending 5 or so days with super depressed thoughts followed by a couple days reprieve followed by more really depressed thinking. The days off are great; I'm not against those at all. But I finally concluded that the days with the really depressed thoughts are enough to be worth doing something about.
Now I am distracted, though, so I want to stay distracted (this morning was not very nice). I'm doing research! Exciting stuff.
Back to my decision. I'm concerned that when I actually can call my Dr. and contact him during business hours, my depression will sweetly hide until the weekend. It is tricky like that; only bug me when I can't do as much as I'd like to about it. But I'm not sure how well I'll be able to express the problem if I'm feeling better.
Second thought, I can just tell him that my mood is fluctuating, leaving me with a number of more depressed days each week. I could say that even when I was feeling better. Now to keep the determination to do the scarey deed (call the doctor, I mean. That can be rather intimidating).