Hi everyone. Not sure where to start. A few years ago I went to my doctor for feeling depressed and I told him I've been having trouble with mood swings so he put me on medicine for bipolar disorder. The meds really started getting to me, making me so tired and gaining about 30 pounds so I went to talk to him to see about changing my meds and he put me on something different but they didn't help (made me feel worse) so he referred me to a mental health clinic. I went there for an intake appointment and I had to go over a few things and the therapist said she thinks I have major depression and post traumatic stress disorder (from being abused by my ex husband). She doesn't think I have bipolar at all. I think I've dealt with depression since I was a teenager (in my 30's now) but never said anything to anyone about how I was feeling.
I will probably be visiting this forum regularly now and hope to make some friends.
Good luck with everything! I hope your new doctor is able to help you out more. It can be difficult to find the right medication for depression or other similar things. Healthboards is a great place to come when you just need some advice or to talk!