I am new to this forum but not the site. I was here about
8 years ago while I was looking for answers after I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
Last August I lost my job due to a corporate merger. After 15 years with the same company I found myself unemployed. I had been on Zoloft for about
5 years to help me cope with the depression associated with the Fibro but I found myself spiralling downward in January. I realized that was becoming agoraphobic. I did nothing but sleep or mindlessly watch tv. I retreated from family and friends. When I did venture out my anxiety led to panic attacks. The Xanax did nothing but make me more tired.
My PCP referred me to a wonderful therapist. Once we began talking she encouraged me to ask my PCP about
switching my antidepressant. about
3 weeks ago I went on Prozac. Almost immediately I had more energy and, even though I still have the anxiety(those meds were changed too), I was more inclined to leave the house. I felt like a new person....better than I could remember ever having felt. My therapist was cautiously optimistic, as was I. In the last two days I have been feeling "down" again. A little weepy for no good reason. Now I am wondering if what I experienced was a manic episode. From what I have read I had all the classic signs.
I am feeling as confused as ever. Honestly, I liked how I felt. I had tons of energy, creativity and a desire to get the hell off the couch and DO something.
I see my therapist on Thursday. I was hoping that someone could offer insight about
how their symptoms are managed. How fine is the line between depression and mania?
Post Edited (Notinkansas) : 5/15/2016 11:49:07 PM (GMT-6)