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   Posted 10/26/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello to all.  I am new to the HealingWell Site as well as this message board.  I have been suffering from moderate to severe depression for most of my life, although it wasn't officially diagnosed until about 13 years ago.  I am 39 now.  I spent many years in my teens and twenties self medicating with drugs and alcohol.  When I got clean, I sought treatment because I was sooooo depressed.  I have completed many years of therapy both individual and group, and for the past 10 years have been taking a combo of Prozac 20 mg (morning) and Trazadone (evening).  These medications were truly a life changing experience for me.  I never knew how depressed I actually had been all of those years, until I started feeling better.  Then when I looked back I couldn't believe that had been me.  Up until lately, my depressive episodes have been few and far between and usually only for a short period of time (a few days or so).  Over the last 6 months they have increased in frequency, and over the past 3 weeks I have been in a steady, very severe depressive state.  My friends and family are all encouraging me to have my medication evaluated, but I feel exhausted at the thought of trying something new or even going to an appointment right now.  I thought reading and posting here might help, and might also help me make up my mind.  I hate to jump right into changing medication as a first resort.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Basically my symptoms are the classics:  No interest in ANYTHING, extreme exhaustion, sadness, crying over nothing, no energy to bathe, clean, work, etc...  It sort of feels like a grey cloudy material is fogging up my mind.  Sorry this is so long.  Thanks for reading. 

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   Posted 10/26/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Veronica,

It seems like a lot of people are depressed right now. I wonder if the shorter days have something to do with it. It just seems like such a cooincidence. I have been more tired than usual myself and am blaming it on the weather. It has been so bleak.

I would talk to the doctor though about it, maybe make an appointment, but give yourself some time before you go so it doesn't seem like a stressor.

I get like you, it is hard to self nurture when you don't feel well. That seems to be one of the first things to go, when it would be the one thing that would help me feel good about myself.

Keep posting, we are here for you. I hope that you start to feel better soon. I think that you will like it here on the forum.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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   Posted 10/26/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the welcome Karen. 

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   Posted 10/27/2008 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
rolleyes   rolleyes rolleyes For me the weather dos effect my depression also because I have cronic pain and it gets worse with the weather.I would sugest that you talk to your DR. to see if he thinks you should up your meds. or if he thinks you should try something else.Tell him how you feel.Then the 2 of you can decide on a plan.You need to do something if this has been going on for a while.He might fill like you  about uping your meds.But you really need to talk to him. good luck. rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes
Lost half of my small intestine, Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression

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