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Depression board

Hi emsybobs,
I do know that depression causes fatigue. Many people have the urge to sleep all the time when they are depressed. I have a chronic illness as well (Lyme disease) which CAUSES fatigue and depression, and my doc wants to put me on zoloft or paxil, which he says helps some of his patients with the tiredness (Lexapro didn't help me, made me more tired). Maybe we'll both wake up if we take the meds? I've heard mixed reports on St. Johns wort, but it's relatively safe if you take it properly and not for an extended period of time. Make SURE you do not take that with certain other medications including ALL rx meds for depression. i'd maybe even recommend seeing your doc 1st if yer on other drugs. Good luck! :)