Anxiety used to be my main problem. I'd throw up every day from so much anxiety and the funny thing is that no one knew. People knew I was shy when I first met people but for someone with social anxiety I had a lot of friends. Over the past year my depression has taken over. In fact, it's reduced my anxiety a great deal because I don't care enough about anything. I cannot get out of bed!!!! I am trying to pull my life together and I got a job. It has made me even more exhausted. I get in bed as soon as I get home from work I get in bed. I've lost touch with so many friends as a result. I just don't want to do anything. I'm already on lexapro and welbutrin
Lexi, I'm sorry to hear that you're going thru a difficult period, I've been there, for almost a whole year I basically only went to work and did nothing else (I wasn't on meds at the time). Did you give the medication time enough to work? What does your dr. say? I've been trying various meds and wellbutrin seems to be doing it for me, I'm also on cymbalta but I didn't notice that it did much. I'm trying to put my trust in my current dr. and let him do his job b/c that was always a problem for me in the past, anyways, I have a good feeling about him.
I can tell you that years ago I had the most horrible anxiety, it left me immobilized at times and I actually was given medication for asthma before it became apparent that it was anxiety that I was suffering from. Then the anxiety seemed to lessen and the depression overtook my life. I've heard it said that depression and anxiety are like cousins, whatever, they're both a hindrance on living a normal life. Hang in there!! Maybe a change of meds will be necessary, go easy on yourself....easy for me to say when I'm above water and breathing easy. Just wanted to let you know that you're not alone. Take care of yourself.
Do not be afraid of feeling depressed and without energy or willpower. This is very normal and it is ok to feel this way. However, the fact that you are already taking medication shows that you do not intend to spend your life feeling miserable and powerless.
Therefore, I ,and so many others on this board, are trying psychotherapy, and finding that it actually works.
It is a very gradual improvement but it is surefooted and lasting. By talking to a professinal who can steer you the right way, you can discover things for yourself that you didn't even suspect existed and you will slowly come to understand why you feel the way you do and what you CAN DO ABOUT IT.
Please do not despair.
Have a go and see what you think. This trip to self discovery and freedom is a very exciting one, I tell you!!!
God bless you
Boy oh boy I can relate. I also take anti depressants. I just want to tell you the medication you are on I was given several years back and your symptoms sound like how I use to be. You might ask your dr about changing meds. The well- didn't work at all for me or for several of my friends, I was soooo bad I didn't realize it. I didn't care about anything. There are in my opinion much better meds out there. I'm proud of you for realizing your in troulblenow you need to take the next step...whether it be changing meds, therapy, or exercising. And maybe all 3 Exercising really helps because it releases the endorphines your body needs to fight depression. I'll be praying for you. Feel Better
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