It does take some time for the medication to start workin the way that you want it to. There are many many other medications though that you can take. You aren't just stuck with celexa and elavil. Elavil is notorious for weight gain. So I would discuss this with the doctor and see what other options that you have.
As for the sleeping, have you tried any meditation or maybe a cup of hot sleepytime tea. It is all natural and I use to use it a lot. I have no trouble sleeping, I also dream a lot and the dreams are very vivid. I think of it as my other life sometimes. But depression also has a way of making us want to sleep a lot. It is just that we can't do that all of the time. Sometimes it is good to allow ourselves to just go with it, but not all the time.
Are you seeing a counselor? This could help with some CBT to get you feeling better. You said that you were agitated at the children and this could help that. CBT is cognative behavioral therapy and it is all working with the way that you think. So there are no pills involved. It is just an addition to your regimen.
I wish for you good luck with this and hope that you are having a nice evening.
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies