Els, very well said
what some do not realize (my hubby being one) is that you are not depressed because something happened to make you depressed, it is a chemical imbalance and sometimes no matter how hard you try you can not shake it on your own. The symptoms you described are most of what I have went through my who life. The thearpist told me there may be times in my life I did not need meds to help me, but I have found that I really need to stay on them. The not sleeping is a sign of depression also.
I think about
things at night and they race through my head also. I have learned to do a excerise that help me allot. I think of a word any word and I simply keep saying this word over and over in my head and it stops the raceing thoughts. I take Trazadone at night which is an older antidepressant that helps you sleep and stay asleep. Been on it for years and it wroks real good.
I also take Effexor xr during the day for my depression. I have tried many and I mean many and this med works great for me. I also take a low dose of alprazolam at night for the anxiety part which helps to with the raceing thoughts. What works for one though don't always work for another.
Please if your not on meds, talk to your Dr about
maybe starting some, talking to a thearpist also helped me understand depression. While there are things in life to make us feel depressed, we should not feel that way all the time. Please keep in touch. There is meds that will help you. I hope you find something that helps you
Take care friend and if you need to talk this is a great place to do it! People here care:)
sleep apenia, restless legs, IBS, PLM, high blood sugar, chronic depression, anxiety,
Trazadone 1oomg, requip 3mg, Effexor xr 75mg,Dyazide, aprazolam when needed, cpap machine, lipitor, METFORMIN 1000mg daily