Originally Posted by ][SHMIGELZ][
Here are my stats:
Sex: Male (obviously)
8 Yrs ago diagnosed with IBS.
3 Yrs ago had 4 abdominal surgeries in 6 months.
6 months ago had heart surgery.
4 months ago kicked a 6 month addiction to OxyContin and Dexedrine/Ephedrine.
Im not sure if the history is at all revelent or not. Basically my problem is I have absolutely no desire to do anything. Im not happy anymore in my life or at my job. My mood seems to go up and down like a yo-yo all the time.
Ive never experienced this before and I don't know what to do or why it's happening. I so on occasion get depressed but who doesn't. My sex drive appears normal. It just seems like im spinning my wheels lately and have no direction in life. I dont really feel like working out at the gym and I've been dedicated for the past 8 yrs.
Has anyone experienced this before? My family doc wants to put me on Effexor. But is that even a solution?
Sheesh, that's enough to make anyone depressed. With the surgeries and the withdrawls from medication addiction, it could send a sane person into a depression. It doesn't appear in what you wrote that you have been suffering from this long term, only periodically, which confuses me as to why your doctor would want to put you on medication, rather than do some type of talk therapy first. Perhaps pose that question to your doctor.