lexapro didnt do the trick

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   Posted 2/6/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
lexapro didnt work for me im frustrated. so i went back to zoloft .
my problem is as well as suffering from anxiety i also have depression which im sure is common i think the two are linked. but my biggest problem is that i dont know if im depressed because im SO TIREDall the time or tired b/c of the depression. its sooo annoying. i thought exercise would help but just trying to walk around my neighborhood is exhausting. im only 17 by the way i should have energy. i got blood work done and my iron is fine and i dont have a thyroid condition what else could it be? its a struggle just to go to school everyday and afterwords i always feel immediately like falling asleep...
the worse thing is my mom is mean to me about it she basically seems to think im lazy i cant help it i feel tired all the itme and my eyes feel heavy. ok thanks for any input.

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   Posted 2/6/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be the depression. Are you eating properly? Did you also have your sugar levels checked? It may also partly be a side effect of the AD. Make sure you fill your doc in on exactly how you are feeling. Maybe counselling would help?

Good luck,

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   Posted 2/7/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent input Karen
At your young age you should have some energy and you would get that from eating sleeping properly and exercising I think depression has a grip on you
Couselling would be my choice as well
Keep us posted please and I hope things get better when did all of this start was there a reason a trigger that you are aware of ??
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   Posted 2/7/2007 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   

you may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, these arent easy to diagnose but loud snoring is often a sign, ask people if you snore, or tape record yourself when asleep

take extra vitamins and minerals

it can be hard to find an antidepressant that works for you

it may help to remind doc that anxiety and depression sufferers arent immune to physical illnesses

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   Posted 2/7/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have suffered with Panic Disorder/Depression/Anxiety for a long time. When I was younger.. even 14 I didn't have the energy to hardly move . I was so depressed and anxious all the time I just wanted to sleep. My parents thought I was lazy too... and didn't get what was wrong with me.

Parents aren't always supportive. In fact, mine still aren't, and I'm about to be 21. Then again, I'm getting kicked outta my house lol.

Sorry that the Lex didn't work for you hon, but if the Zoloft didn't work either, I'd talk to your doc about a new anti depressant. There are others out there besides those two. Zoloft didn't work for me, I had a bad reaction to it when I was about 15.

Walking around the block was exhausting for me too, but then again I wasn't eating at all healthy. My diet was bad and I didn't hardly eat a thing, so I would suggest maybe start eating more healthy, if you're not eating healthy.

Start exercising even in your bed, just doing the bicicle or sit ups or push ups; those will help to increase your energy in time.

I really need to follow my own advice as I still don't exercise... but I am going to start walking the dog in the spring to get exercise.

Plus she needs the exercise too as she has SO much energy.

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