Hello and Welcome to Healing Well.
Shy has given you good advice. Sun is good for people with depression so try to get outside. Start with a short walk. Set some goals.
What is your dose on the Cymbalta as perhaps you just need a boost in the dose or you have not been on it long enough.
Joining this forum was a positive step in the right direction.
Stay with us and Keep posting.
Hoping the best for you.
Hi Stayingafloat and welcome to HealingWell,
Shy and Kitt have made some good points (Leaving me with not much to say! lol) Contacting the doc about the meds is a good idea if you find they are not working... it may be as simple as changing them to one that suits you better. As for sunshine... its FULL of Vit D. Which have been proven to help with depression. Also, exercise itself helps depression since it increases bloodflow to the brain etc...
Do you have a dog? Walking the dog is great exercise. Also, playing with the kids in the garden is good too. Not too stressful, but enough to get your pulse going. You may have to force yourself to start with but, keep with it. Its SOOOO worth it!
All the best
I am hanging in there, o.k. day today. I am glad my Dr. finally listened to me, I think it is goig to help a little zoned out while adjusting, but I know it takes time. The only negative I realized is cymbalta was actually decreasing the nerve pain and now it is stronger again. I am taking hydrocodone for the pain, which my Dr. does not want to prescribe and I understand, but w/out anything for the pain, there isn't much I can do. It is all a process, life sure can throw some weird curve balls at ya. Well just wanted to check in to let you all know that things are slowely getting better. Take care!
Im glad that things are starting to look up. Im glad to hear that the doctor is starting to listen to you and that the meds are starting to take effect.