Hello, Princes Conswela, it's nice that you decided to come to the Depression Forum and give us a chance to try to be of help. You'll find
many understanding and knowledgeable people here who will communicate with you.
What pops out immediately in your post is that you are drinking excessively. That may be the major cause of virtually all the symptoms you are experiencing. Alcohol makes depression worse; what's more, if you use caffeine in any form, whether in coffee, tea(which contains theophylline, a close cousin), chocolate, or any other food containing caffeine, you need to stop using them all right away. Both alcohol and caffeine make depression worse (as well as bipolar illness).
Give your prescribed medication time to alleviate the chemical imbalance which depression causes. It may take several weeks for that to occur, but you will feel better if you are able to tolerate psychotropic medications. That, combined with removing the alcohol and
caffeine should raise your feeling tone to a very good state. The chemical imbalance will be removed so long as you take meds to control it. Unfortunately, that's the way it is with depression unless you
go all out and decide to change your diet, adding lots of salads and green vegetables and reducing the amount of beef, pork, and organ meats if you consume them. That's another story for another time, however.
There is a helpful website called DoctorYourself.com which may be an excellent guide for you to refer to if you decide to go more deeply into the triggers which cause depression and how to overcome them. In the meantime, talking to your psychiatrist or psychologist may be a very helpful route to follow.
There is great help for you in overcoming depression, so I wish you
a happy journey to recovery. Stay with the forum members if you wish. You will get many helplful ideas from them on how to manage the dilemma you feel right now.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 7/7/2011 6:25:48 PM (GMT-6)