Posted 12/14/2015 12:51 AM (GMT -6)
I have both :anxiety and depression.And unfortunately insomnia.And until you described it, I did t realise how much better I am doing.I take Xanax 0,5 mg at night, Amiltriptiline for pain(but it is also an anti depressive) and melatonin and valerian.I sleep soundly 6-8 hours at night with them.No naps during the day.
So, I had the same situation that I can not stand still for more then 10 minutes, but now it is much better,I can work without break for more than 2 hours.(I am not comfy all the time, but I can do it).I also have the symptoms because of the infection but also because of the knowledge that I have this awfull disease, that scares me.
Depression is a lot better, too.I do not cry daily anymore, I haven t done it for at least 2 weeks.I have my bad moments but, like Pete Za said:the fact that I am no longer deadly ill and can do stuff around the house and at work, too makes everything more lovable, and distracts from the illness.
Psychiatic symptoms got better both times only with Abx.treatment and insomnia treatment.I tried SSRI but for me it wasn't working:it made my head burn and I got extremely agitated from it.
Last year I started to sleep well after more then 7 months of treatment, also started taking naps.This is when the psychiatric symptoms reduced drastically(like 70-80%).And after HBOT I slept and felt like never before in my life(no trace of melancholia, anxiety, insomnia).it was great but lasted not because of incomplete treatment.I am under treatment again and seeing improvements after 7 months again(also thanks to MCAD treatment).
It gets better even if it is unbelievable.The problem is to not backslide and do complete treatment.
Hope it helped a bit.