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aquarias
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   Posted 6/30/2006 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I was just wondering if anyone feels extremely run down with depression.  I feel so ill!!  Also any advice on Lexapro (weight gain)?

els
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   Posted 7/1/2006 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I cant help with Lexapro advice, never have taken it.  But when I have an increase in depression symptoms I know I feel physically ill too.  I hope someone who takes this med can post and lend some insight into it for you.  Take care and I hope you get to feeling better real soon aquarias.


 


aquarias
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   Posted 7/1/2006 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
els- thanks for replying.  I am so confused I have been sick for 10 months now, I am 28 previously very healthy, active, confident, etc.  I go swept off my feet with a horrible unidentified illness- the symptoms were and still are something that no one should ever have to go through.  I have been to a million doctors and most say they just don't know what is wrong- one doctor said chronic fatigue syndrome.  I developed severe anxiety and I have been on Wellbutrin and Xanax for that, I thought that was calming down, but lately I have been feeling panicky again and I have been crying a lot, and I keep thinking of how I used to feel, how healthy and happy. I have been crying almost everyday now- the only physical feelings I have left is just a feeling of being really run down and somewhat tired.  I really am afraid depression has snuck up on me as well.  I feel as though the person I used to be is gone and may never come back.  I am very sad and I am so unsure what the future holds.  I went to a new doctor last week to run more bloodwork, he told me to take Lexapro in addition to the other things.  I am about ready to, because the crying and saddness is really worrying me.  I used to work out all the time, and now if I work out I just feel worse.  Anyones advice would be appreciated.  I think I am falling into depression.  Thanks for any advice!!

Joan M
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   Posted 7/1/2006 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
That is sad and bad aquarias. Try to do little things, i.e., instead of working out, walk around the grocery store more, or take a short walk outside or get to the mall and walk there. Crying, wanting to sleep and wanting to eat were my signs of depression. I felt very run down too. It is always good for you to contact a regular doctor since there may be something physically amiss with you. I am very fortunate to visit a psychiatrist who also gives me (talk) therapy. I have been taking zoloft for around 12 years. Do small things and congratulate yourself for that effort. Slowly you may rebuild your psychic muscle. eyes eyes eyes Take extra good care of yourself...eat the best food possible and it's ok to rest when you can.

aquarias
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   Posted 7/1/2006 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
When you guys say run down, do you mean extremely run down- feeling like your dying- feeling out of it?  I am just trying to figure out if this is depression or a physical illness.  Thanks!!

els
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   Posted 7/2/2006 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi aquarias,  Last summer around June I guess, I started to feel more run down and tired.  I worked full time and was going to school full time.  I already have MS and was taking 200mg of Zoloft for depression, had been at that dosage for years.  As the weeks went by I started to feel worse and worse, and I cant explain exactly how it was because it seems a blur but I just remember feeling really crappy and depression was very high.  I too was crying all the time, isolating myself, and having lots of thoughts of hurting myself.  I lots of medical tests ran thinking there was something physically wrong and sure enough one day I passed out in my house.  I had very low heart rate and very low blood pressure and my depression was reacting to all that.  So, yes mental and physical can be interconnected.  That's my story...


 


Joan M
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   Posted 7/2/2006 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody...I was diagnosed with asthma since 1984 and that runs you down plus stops you from exercising. I gained weight just keeping going and wanted to sleep a lot with that. The main difference was the crying. I knew the tears were due to my husband's death. I didn't think about hurting myself because my husband was so courageous about his awful ordeal with diabetus (spelling?) Best of luck and all good wishes from Joan Mack
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