Pre SAM-e days, feeling depressed again, especially on weekends

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   Posted 8/7/2005 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on SAM-e for about 3 years and depression free. After being depressed for 40 years, the SAM-e was a Godsend.
about a week ago, I started to have minor chest pains and went in to have an EKG, cholesterol and other tests done. They said everything looked good, but I have to go in and have a stress test. I felt anxious about money (lack of it) and then I started to have anxiety attacks because my mind could not shut off the "what if" talk.  I am starting to feel better about money situation, but the anxiety remains, where I get lightheaded and tight chest.  I am also started to feel depressed like I did before SAM-e.  Especially in the mornings when I first wake up and on the weekends.  I see people playing tennis, and know that I really need to get involved, get a life, volunteer, etc..I know that would make me feel better.  I am starting to feel lonely again as well.  I have not felt this way since being on SAM-e.  I may have to go from 400 to 600 mg a day.  I don't want to go on chemical antidepressants because I tried almost all of them with horrible side effects and Lexapro gave me permanent Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).  I am not quite sure what to do.  I just don't feel right and know I need to do something.  I have a Doctors appointment on Monday. Thanks for listening.  Has anyone been on meds (natural or chemical) that just stopped working after a few years?

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   Posted 8/7/2005 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rianna,

Sorry you are down again . . . but so glad you have a Dr. appointment soon. I know that people need to increase or switch their meds sometimes, but I think the doc is the best idea.

Keep us posted sis!

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   Posted 8/9/2005 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply - Doctor suggested I up the SAM-e and also take St. Johns Wort. I didn't realize two could be taken together.
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