are these signs of depression or is it normal??

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cln777
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   Posted 12/6/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
hello;This is my second post in the depression forum as I usually post in the anxiety one anyway here's my story; I was diagnosed with anxiety and a mild depression about six months ago, I started taking medication two months ago and my days have been up and down with anxiety ..depression well i don't cry anymore, I've been able to sleep and concentrate and basically everything that I used to do before; with anxiety still present but manage so far.  Right now weather is not the best one as we are in wintertime but I keep thinking if its normal to feel like i rather stay home than go to work, I am not sad and I don't feel hopeless but I definetely think I should be more acitve... also have felt a little lonely since husband has been out for some days, I do enjoy my day as long as i get busy or im not alone... that's when i start questioning every little feeling that I get. I thought I asked here since most of you suffered or have suffered from depression thank you.

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   Posted 12/6/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
You could be suffering with SAD. Seasonal something disorder. I can't remember it for the life of me right now. Sorry. But when the days get shorter, we need more sun. Try taking some vitamin D3. That usually makes you feel better when this happens. A lot of us get sad around the holidays too. That could be part of it.

I don't know if you suffer with depression now that you are on meds. It may be keeping it under control. I stupidly forgot to take my meds yesterday and boy did I suffer. The anxiety might be making you feel bad too. What do you take for that? I take xanax and it really helps. Calms me right down. I sure do hope that you feel better soon.

Keep posting and I am sure that others will chime in and give you some advice. I like to walk, so I try to get out once a day for a short walk. It doesn't have to be a lot to make me feel better. So if you can do that, I think it would be a good idea. Even if it is only for five minutes, it helps. Gets the blood circulating.

Keep posting my friend.

Hugs, Karen
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cln777
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   Posted 12/6/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Karen, yes definetely start activities during the day helps me, I only take effexor xr 75mg and i also have finals in school during this week so that may adds up to these feelings.

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   Posted 12/6/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I took effexor for years. 375mg a day. The highest dose that you can take. Maybe you need an adjustment. But you might not want to take more, IDK...

It is normal for us to feel a bit down when the days get shorter. I don't nkow if you are from US, but that is what is happening here. I take 2000iu of D3 daily and it helps with that. You might want to talk to your doc about that before increasing meds, if that is what you want to do. But 75mg of effexor isn't that high of a dose. I also take abilfy, mood stabilizer. Really helps.

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