Hello To All,
I have had depression/anxiety for well over 20 years. I have been on amiltriptyline for most of that time, also. I take 1mg of xanx 4x's a day. My depression really flared up a couple of years ago and having major surgery last year didn't help. I recently started on 10mg's of lexapro and so far it's been helping. I haven't been on it long enough to get the full effect.(almost a month) At first it made me sleepy and I split the 10mg's into two doses, and took half in the morning and half in the afternoon. The tiredness is leaving now, so I hope I'm going to be ok for a while again.
My problem is that I start to feel almost good and then I have a bad day that sets me back. I should know by now that comes with the territory. I was dx'd with depression when I was 19. The onset was horrible and I will never forget it. The depression and anxiety hit at the same time. I couldn't function at all, except for showering and personal hygiene and not even that was easy. I stayed in bed for three weeks and then was hospitalized for a month. I have to admit, I'm glad I signed myself in. Our local hospitals had psychiatric wards back then.
At this point I know I'm going to continue to get better again or fall backwards into the darkness of depression. I sure hope it's not the later.
I have read some of the posts on this site and I think you have some good people that post here.
I do have a few things to learn. I think you can give your email address on this board, but I don't know how. I also don't know how to get to my profile. lol Anyone that can help would be appreciated. I hope to get to know all of you. Smiles across the miles...Silver