Originally Posted by susie31
I never felt "depressed". I've had some unknown stomach problems, then over time developed an intense dizziness when I was driving. This scared me enough to go to the doctor who in turn sent me to a nuerologist. I've had just about every test done to me and they all checked out. She said I have over activity in my brain (EEG) which may be due to a chemical imbalance. I am on Klonopin (low dose) and Celexa (10mg). My dizziness has disappeared - I can't understand this.
Now - on these meds....I actually have times where I definitely feel depressed. It has only happened twice so far (over 2 months) but is scary when it does happen. Anyone experience this?
I'm not sure how depression works or why I would even be considered depressed. Anyone with advice would be greatly appreciated. I DO have medical anxiety....as in if I get an upset stomach I get very anxious that something bad is going to happen. So, now that a docotor has said the words "chemical imbalance" this petrifies me.
Some people have panic attacks/anxiety attacks.
I'm not 100% sure how it's linked to depression, other than knowing they're caused by a chemical imbalance. (Anybody want to help with this?)
Don't let the words "chemical imbalance" scare you.
It's a manner of saying that there is a lack of chemical(s) used to maintain the proper balance that would prevent depression and/or anxiety attacks.
People need medicine for these chemical imbalances just like they take medicine for high blood pressure, diabetes, and any other ailment that is corrected by use of medication and/or other regimens.