Hi Wanda, as you know I posted over in the heart forum for you about
this but I will add just one more thing
....I have had depression and anxiety for a very long time. Way before I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and then just recently Multiple System Atrophy. The antidepressants I was taking before always seemed to work well but last summer when I became very ill and went into the hospital with all my heart problems, got the pacemaker and found that I had MSA and what that entailed I did become extremely depressed. I thought about
death all the time, was obsessed with thinking I was going to die and the thoughts and fact of knowing that this disease is going to drastically shorten my life really added to me basically mentally giving up. I was taking 200mg of Zoloft at the time and I wasn’t helping. My primary doctor got me into see a Psychiatrist and he right of the bat changed my antidepressant to Effexor XR. Amazingly the thoughts receded and I started to feel better mentally which in turn helps you feel better physically. He also hooked me up with a counselor and a great deal of our time in therapy is spent talking about
my medical and health issues as this is my biggest stressor in life. For me it has helped greatly....