And welcome to HealingWell. Give your medication time to work. It takes four to six weeks for an anti depressant to reach it's full effect. And the side effects should disappear in a couple of weeks. It is possible though that you will start to feel better before your anti depressant does reach it's full effect. And I hope that you do. But often we have to try more than one anti depressant before we find what is right for us. It took me a few different kinds. It isn't fun, but that is the only way. So if this doesn't work, doesn't mean that something else wont. Be patient, and in the meantime give yourself a break and allow yourself to feel bad if you do. Don't beat yourself up over it. That is easy to do. We start to wonder if we are lazy, which we are not. And yes we hibernate. But don't let that go on for a long time, get into counseling. It helps you to get out. And gives you direction. I just don't want you to be upset with yourself for feeling bad, that is why you should give yourself permission to do so for a limited amount of time. Then you have to start fighting it. Doing little things, setting small goals and trying to achieve them. It is a work in progress. But with counseling, you do have direction and somebody to work with you to get your life back on track.
I hope that the medication works for you and that you don't have to try a bunch of different kinds to find what is right for you. But you grow as you go. And it is all a learning experience, and you will come out of it happy.
Best wishes to you Kimmy, I hope taht you have a good day. Happy Australian Day...
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies