While reading through some posts here, I found that several people have mentioned depression at one time or another.
I have depression.
I've never suffered from depression in my whole life, not even when I had my Heart Attack in 1998. In 2003 after being fatigued and just not 'feeling right' I was diagnosed with heart failure and a few months later, to my surprise, the diagnosis of Depression.
I felt so low and cried a lot and basically could have stayed in bed all the time, something that was not usual in the past for me. So when I went to see my cardiologist I was diagnosed by him and my PCP (primary care physician) as having depression. I can honestly say, I knew I was feeling 'bad', but I couldn't put a name to it. All I know is that I felt very very bad and just seemed incapable of helping myself feel better!
They put me on Lexapro, which is an antidepressant and since then I've been doing fine!
I'm hoping my story helps a little bit, and I've added a couple of sites for you to read as well.
Please feel free to jump in here and tell me if this ever happened to you? If it did were you treated? Are you still being treated?