I know no one is a doctor here..but I just have to vent. My doctor diagnosed me w/ depression/anxiety
and prescribed zoloft
for me because I had been getting [what I called "the rundowns"..
for lack of a better name] these episodes of of exhaustion would happen every few months off and on for years. The exhaustion would last anywhere from 3-7+ days , but would never
be relieved from sleep or even extra hours of sleep. I woudl have to play 'suck-up' to my body and give it days, and days of rest. Now when these "Rundowns" occurr, I am always frustrated
because in my head I wanna do the things I need or would like to do, whether its going to work or playing etc.. Its like my mind is saying 'go, go', but my body is saying 'no', no!
Its soooo frustrating!! Its been going on for over a decade. When these rundowns hit, all i can do is lie down and stare at the t.v or out the window. NOw i am a hyper person, who unless i'm sick does not lie down espec. in the afternoon! I do notice I get these 'rundowns' after either a physically stressfull &/or emotionally stressfull week.
Anyhow, I guess i've known i had a bit of depression my whole life, but when my doctor confirmed to me [after several lab tests] that it's not CFS, that i should try the zoloft. Well the zoloft, much to my surprise has helped me w/ the anxiety and ocd and i noticed I didn't get the rundowns for the first 6 months! And when they did start to creep back, they were functionable, that is I could force myself to work and perform, albeit not w/ the same as my usual energy.
o.k, so today I have got the rundowns again, and i wanted sooo bad to go out and do things this past weekend, but fear if I do I'll 'pay for it' if i don't listen to my body and stay home. AAhh its depressing, my brains says "go" and my body says "no"!
Can anyone relate to this? and if so, could the doctor still be right and I get these run-downs from the depression and not CFS?!!!!!
Thanks for your time!!