Hi irishtwinsmom, welcome to healing well forum we are happy to have you join us here. I have been on many antidepressants through the years and there are many that have worked very well for me and I functioned just fine with my everyday activities and work schedule. I take Effexor Xr now and it has been a wonder medication for me with lifting my depression when it was at its all time worst and also giving me a little boost of energy.
My husband (now ex) didn’t like me to take medications either and didn’t believe in mental disorders. It was difficult as he was very controlling but I worked in the mental health field and have a degree in psychology so I knew very well that depression and like disorders do not resolve for themselves without medications and or therapy. My suggestion would be to talk to your doctor about how your feeling and see what they say and suggest. There are many online depression questionnaires that you can take and print out to take with you and perhaps you can educate your husband on depression while you’re at it.
Let us know how it goes...Take care
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