Hi Everyone- I haven't ever posted to the depression thread, I am usually lurking and posting on the Fibro Forum.
I have suffered with bouts of depression off and on for many years. I was treated with meds during those years. I would improve and do well until my body decided it no longer liked the med I was on, then I would have to be switched to another. I'm sure some of you are familiar with that cycle. At any rate, I was diagnosed with Fibro and CFS in June. My rheumy felt it would be good for me to switch to Cymbalta because it would help with my Fibro pain and the depression/anxiety. At any rate, I have improved some but not enough. My dosage has been bumped up to the max of 120 mg per day. My rheumy has referred me to a psychologist. I am still having depression and some anxiety. It really scares me that the depression is hanging on even with the meds. I want my life back so bad!!
My life has been full of many losses and stressors over the past 5-7 years. I am wondering in my mind and body just can't take anymore. Is this possible? I am sure the psychologist will help me with all this but it is really concerning to me. I am ready to be happy again! It's been so long I really can't remember how it feels.
Can any of you relate? I know my family is so tired of this. Don't get me wrong, they are wonderful and very supportive. It's just that life is too short to spend it feeling miserable!!!