I am having my first experience with depression and would love some advice. It seems to have started about
5 weeks ago after I started taking Zocor (cholesterol medication) for strictly "preventative" measures per my Doctor. My first instinct was to say no, but I relented....what a mistake. Since then I have had the most terrifying 4 weeks of my life. about
2 weeks in I noticed I was very depressed, wanting to cry all the time and couldnt figure out why. I have NEVER been a glass half empty, depressed person..just the opposite. I finally realized that the only thing different was the new medication I was taking so I stopped. Here I am weeks later and sometimes my thoughts are just soooo scary to me. I have no life, not worth living, etc. I should add that 2 weeks ago, in the middle of all this, my mother had a stroke, which made things worse. Has anyone had any experience with this problem? I just want my life back. I have lost 15 pounds in the last 3 weeks because I dont want to eat, you think I would be happy about
that, not so much. I have been taking better care of myself in the last 2 weeks and things seem to be getting more "normal" than not. Any help would be appreciated folks.