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   Posted 5/27/2012 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Before I was officially diagnosed with depression back in January, I had literally cried everyday all day for a couple weeks until my doctor upped my Xanax and then I was just feeling tired and numb (more so than usual).  My psychiatrist put me on Wellbutrin and Abilify and Xanax dosage changed.  I get up, go to work, come home and lay on my couch for hours.  I'm bored but just can't do anything.  The past few weeks I've also noticed at odd times that I feel like crying for no specific reason.  Last week I was thinking about the fact I had to go to work the next day and wanted to cry and last night I did as well, I had been with my twin sis helping her paint and had dinner with her and her family and we were sitting outside chatting and I felt like just breaking down for no apparent reason.  Is this normal?  Should I talk to my psychiatrist sooner than later about this?  I just feel like I'm getting by and that is it.  Don't love life so much right now. confused    I'm still relatively new to this depression stuff and am just now starting to research it, etc.  I've just been taking my meds and that's it.  I was working with a therapist but she moved her practice and I never got a new therapist.

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   Posted 5/27/2012 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ocean,

I think it is time for you to get a new therapist and talk to your psychiatrist about a med adjustment. You may need more abilify. I take it and it helps me a lot. You may need more of your antidepressant too. This isn't unusual when you need to up your dose.

Don't sell yourself short. You did come here for help. I hope we can help you. But I think doing these two things will. Keep your chin up. Realize a good cry is good once in awhile, but you shouldn't be crying as much as you are. But don't fight it, let it out.

I hope that you feel better soon. Do keep us posted.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 5/28/2012 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ocean,
I don't want to say that your Doc is wrong.  However, you need to talk to someone about your meds.  I just came from in patient and met 5 people that were on your meds and had the same reaction. Your "cocktail" does not work for everyone, although like Karen, it is a blessing.  Everyone is different.  You may just need to change one med. Put your big girl panties on and find out! doing that alone will make you feel better. yeah
Therapy is important, you need a place to dump your stuff where it is safe.  do you journal?  great outlet.  If you like art look up "altered journals" or altered books on the internet another great dumping source for emotions.
Have a safe day!
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   Posted 5/28/2012 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ocean,
The crying is what drove me to finally get medication for my depression. I'm not normally a crier but I was crying CONSTANTLY. It was awful. I went to my doctor and he walked in and said "what's wrong" I burst into tears and said, "THIS! this is what's wrong, my head won't stop leaking!". He first put me on Effexor which did not agree with me. (it made me manic) So I made an appointment and told my doc it wasn't working. He put me on Lexapro and it changed my life. (I later switched to celexa because it's cheaper). It was like night and day. Life became bearable.
Now, a few years later I was crying again. My doctor upped the dosage on my Celexa and I'm ok again.
Anyhoo, the moral of the story is...everyone reacts differently to antidepressants. Don't hold back from telling you doctor your meds aren't working. Sometimes it takes a while to get the right meds for you. Never ever feel miserable and not tell your doc. Definitely tell your psychiatrist as soon as possible. They can't help you if they don't know what's going on. :)
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