I am glad that you posted, it does sound like you could have some depression. Though fortunately, it sounds treatable. Hopefully the antidepressants that you are going to take for headaches will help with your depression too.
I don't have any children either, so I don't get all excited over new babies either. I kind of felt the same as you, why bring another person into this imperfect world. But I am hoping my grandchildren (through marriage) will care about
me when I get old. I don't expect them to take care of me or anything, but I hope that they will be around. But I can see your point of view on that subject. Not that I don't like babies, I do, but I don't ask to hold them or anything like that. I sometimes feel wierd, but that is just me.
Not getting excited over things does sound like depression. I have learned to appreciate the little things in life so the big things seem huge. But I like nature and love to walk my dog and all that. So I get easy pleasure. It keeps me from getting disappointed in things. I don't get my hopes up like I use to so if a plan works out, or somebody does what they say they are going to do, I get really excited about
that. I don' tknow if I am making myself clear, but I guess I keep my expectations down so that good things seem really good. Can you see what I am getting at? I have a hard time explaining myself sometimes.
But if the antidepressant doesn't seem to work, I would discuss something else. Honestly to me you don't seem anxious, you seem more depressed.
I hope that you feel better soon. Keep posting.
PS I was curious as to what antidepressant that the doctor put you on...
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