Hi wisdom54, When you have depression it is so important to try to get enough sleep or rest and eat properly. If your sleep patterns have been disturbed for several weeks for whatever the reason then it is going to cause an increase in symptoms. Stress of any kind can cause sleep disturbances, and if it goes on for an extended period of time you should report it to your physician. You said that your already taking meds and dont feel they are working how they should? Depending on how long you have been on them, so meds start to lose their effect the longer that you take them. I had this problem with Zoloft and ended up being extremely depressed and having thoughts of self harm before I even went to get them switched. As Janet said you always do have the option of switching doctors if you dont feel that yours is being receptive to your plan of care. But either way you need to be proactive and get seen as soon as possible. I am going to post some links from our Web Site on suicide resources just in case you feel that you may need them, if you do please do use them. We are always here so please feel free to continue to post, this is a wonderful place for support. Take care
Thanks for the post. I do need to talk but I can't right now. It's hard for to write anything. I am in such turmoil I don't think I would make much sense. Besides I can't see through the tears very well.