I'm new to the forums but, as man recovering from clinical depression and generalized anxiety, I thought I'd pass on some thoughts. There's so much that I'd like to tell you about
my "journey" but will limit myself, for now, to a few thoughts which might help you where you are now:
1. There's so much that professional counselors, Drs and Psychiatrists can do to help with your situation. Getting the meds right for me was the most helpful. But they just got me to a point where I could deal with the underlying issues through counseling, talking with friends and my wife, and my own reflection.
2. The med(s) you take may change over the coming months as your Dr/Psych. try to figure out what works best. I found that any med transition (up, down, add, delete) was difficult. But when we got the combo right (Cymbalata, Celexa and Buspar for me), I got my life back, the "fog" began to lift.
3. One of the things depressed people engage in (unwittingly) is distorted thinking (I know one pastor who calls it "stinkin' thinkin'). This became more clear as I began to rise above the "fog" when the meds began to have the desired effect. So, it helps to try to trust your health professional's guidance more and try not to rely too heavily on your own beliefs or fears that keep you from following their guidance. This may seem counter-intuitive but I can attest to it.
Hope this helps. Do see the counselor or any other health professional he/she recommends. You WILL start to feel better eventually.
Post Edited (DannoCracker) : 5/3/2009 7:52:17 PM (GMT-6)