Re: med question
Not sure what the specific question is, but I saw a couple of concerns I'll try to address from my experience. I am not a medical professional but a person who has struggled with depression for a long time.
1 - It is not uncommon for people who start to treat their depression to have a short period of feeling good at first. Some even report feeling the effects of their SSRIs after only a few days, though the human brain takes weeks to absorb their effects. This is probably just a result of positive self esteem - we feel good about ourselves because we are taking care of our problem. If the depressive episode returns (as in your case) it can just be a matter of an incorrect dosage of the anti-depressant or even not being on the one that is best for you.
2 - There is a strong correlation between mood and activity. Those who get exercise generally feel better. Not being able to exercise could be leading to your lowered mood.
3 - The costs of treating depression (even if uninsured) are far lower than the costs of letting it take over your life, if you are prone to major depression. At points in my life, I was unable to leave my house for weeks at a time, severely affecting my ability to make a living. Don't let it get that bad. Also, most doctors keep a supply of free samples of antidepressants. If you can't afford the Rx, tell your doctor and ask him if he has any to give you. I had one doctor give me a full year's supply of Zoloft once, for nothing.
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Last edited by mariogreymist; 08-28-2007 at 02:16 PM.