Is this depression! What can I do to help myself

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   Posted 8/5/2011 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on anti dep meds for about 50 days now - dont know if they are making any diff at all.
I like to be alone and have to be pushed to do things -  i really dont like it - dont like the people around me (my family)
Conflicting thoughts keep floating in my mind and often I get jumbled in my thoughts and go blank
The key concern is that I find it difficult to sleep at night even with the help of meds and keep thinking - all negative thoughts
The feeling to do something, meet people, take calls is just not there.
I like playing with my dog sometimes
Do not know how things are moving about as I dont seem to be having a will to do, take decisions.
I am finding it difficult to read for the last 10 days or so - understandig levels are low and I keep forgetting.
It has taken me a good 45 mins to write this-will wait for your helpful inputs 

getting by
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   Posted 8/5/2011 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you might need a med change. It takes six to eight weeks for the meds to reach full effect. You have been on them for quite some time. I would seriously talk to the doc and let them know that it isn't working. There are so many different kinds, taht it is trial and error most of the time. Be patient, and be persistant to try something else.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 8/5/2011 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Karen is on the right track that a medication change of some kind is in order. Also if you are seeing a counselor that would probably be a good idea as well. For many people medication or counseling can only take them so far, but when combined the results can be greatly increased once the right meds and the right counselor is found.
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