Just curious if others have a similar pattern. When I have post exertional crashes that last several days, my emotions aren't too bad for most of, it but it's at the end, generally when I'm sort of expecting the crash to end, that the depression symptom really kicks in, for a day or two. Since my self esteem and what-have-you are generally not bad throughout the rest of my illness sequence, being hit by this suddenly and for a very specific length of time is really noticeable. Some mild PTSD things that are normally completely gone are apt to raise their heads, and negative brow beating thoughts have to be kept continually at bay. I know this is a total figment, since I'm generally ok with my life situation and don't face massive stress on a daily basis. I'm trying to decide whether to route it off by lying in bed and resting, or whether to try playing a computer game to drown it out, or whether to just go somewhere and park the car and stare at the water for a bit to get me out of the house in a way that doesn't take too much exertion. Going for a walk or reading a book feel too daunting at the moment. Don't worry, I'm not remotely in danger of self harm, just feel like my spirit animal is a whining puppy today. As a fun game, I'll enjoy tallying votes for what I should do today, lol! See, I can still laugh! I guess I could watch a sad movie to draw out the tears and get it done with.