I have FM. I have also suffered all of my life with depression. When I first was diagnosed, many years ago, I was put on Prozac. For me, that worked wonders! But (and this only happened ONCE!) because I was feeling sooo much better and had gained so much weight I decided to stop taking it! Why not? I'm cured!! NOT! I had to go thru hell again before I smartened up and went back on!
Of course, with any med, sometimes changes need to be made. I am now taking Cymbalta which is working wonderfully for me. I haven't had side effects to deal with like some people have, Thank God! But I have noticed that its time to have the prescription increased a little. I think, like with any other illness, you learn to read your body, and my body is saying its time to do a little tweaking! One of the other members suggested therapy. Do it! Before I "knew" I had depression and anxieties I didn't know what the heck was going on with me. Talking to someone who knows what they're talking about REALLY helps to put things into perspective. Its SO important for you to do this. Especially if you've never dealt with depression and you don't have any one around you who has either. Depression can be VERY, VERY overwhelming. It can zap every bit of will out of you. You may feel like you've been crying all day when you haven't. Or, maybe you are crying all day. Call your doctor, look in the phone book, but seek a therapist. Keep up talking to your doctor about different meds, don't give up. Much love to you.