What's up with me lately?

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   Posted 12/1/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Lexapro for almost a year as well as Klonopin to control my anxiety. Something is amiss  because I haven't been happy for the past week or so. I walk around work "angry" or just looking "pissed." I don't really know what is causing it. I am seeing a therapist and will be seeing her tomorrow. I've gained 15 pounds of what I've lost last year. I just don't feel well. On top of depression and anxiety, I suffer from IBS and Ulcerative Colitis.
I just don't want to do anything lately. I love my job (I'm a 6th grade teacher), but lately I rather be anywhere but here. We've dealt without a contract for the past three years, and I cannot go to Board meetings, picketings, etc. due to my Ulcerative Colitis. I've noticed that once I overdue it, I pay for it by getting a flare-up and then taking off from work.
Is it possible for the medication to not work anymore? I am not going to see my doctor until January. All I feel like doing lately is crying. I also have my period, so I don't know if its hormonally related.
Any insights? All I want right now is some Starbucks Frappacinos, my bed, and tv!
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   Posted 12/2/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
hey flowers, would see you doc a lot sooner. could have a hormonal component, have both estrogen and testosterone levels checked. yeah ladies do require small amounts of testosterone!! would talk about how you are feelin' and the uc flare-ups. hoping you feel better soon. cheers, jamie-the male type!!! :-)

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   Posted 12/2/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Iluvsunflowers,

yes, it is absolutely possible for a medicine to not work anymore. You may need your dosage adjusted, especially if your weight has changed. Also, we just get used to the meds over time. Sometimes something will work well for a while and then just stop. That's not unusual. In any case you should give your doc a call and get to the bottom of it. No need to walk around feeling bad.

Good luck,
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   Posted 12/2/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Flowers,
I would listen to Jamie and have these levels checked.  I usually get irritable before my period and feel better after I start.  So I don't know what is up with that. 
Depression is an ugly beast.  It sucks up all of our good feelings and thoughts.  So get into the doc and see what is going on.
Keep posting as we are all here for you.  I hope that you feel better soon.
Hugs, Karen
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