Is this depression?

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   Posted 8/27/2012 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
  I have moods where I do not want to leave the house.  Talk to people on the phone,  don't want to be looked at.  Do not want to attend parties etc..
I just got diagnosed with Lyme disease in July,, took the doxy and really feel better pain wise,, the doc put me on 10mg of prozac cause I was so down about my pain and being so sick.
So been on the prozac,, since july 3 and I swear I am feeling more anti-social and withdrawn.     As my body no longer hurts  You would think I would be happy and busy getting on with my life..
Instead I feel bloated, lazy, and wierd.. I want to be alone,, yet I dont want to be alone.. ? so crazy,, what is happening to me?

Michael In NY
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   Posted 8/27/2012 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
You took the Doxycycline and you really felt better pain wise. I'm at a loss as why you would be take an anti depressant when you felt better. You felt down about your pain but anyone with pain would feel down but that's no reason to take an anti depressant. Based on your current symptoms have you considered not taking the Prozac?

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   Posted 8/27/2012 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
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Have you had a new test done for the lymes? Or have another blood test run at least to check levels?

If your doc is not a lymes specialist I would go and get a second opinion.

the Antidepressant is questionable since the "down" feeling was from your pain. Are you exercising and eating right, drinking lots of water this is important for your condition.

At best I would question your current doc on more tests for current lyme neg/pos and maybe wean off prozac, see what happens.

Stay strong.
Be still and know there is Peace.

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   Posted 8/27/2012 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
You could very well be on the wrong medication, if you need it at all. I would talk to the doc and let them know you aren't feeling any better. But just because the pain is gone, doesn't necessarily mean that the depression is gone. Let the doc know how you feel and go from there. You might need some counseling too. One day at a time. Don't ever stop antidepressants without letting your doctor help you wean off.

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