Thursday, February 10, 2011

It is Time

I think that next time I see the Med Doctor that I should explore changing up my meds. Currently, I take the generic forms of Prozac and Wellbutrin. They really helped me. From when I first started this blog I could tell how sad, down and very depressed I was. In the almost 3 years that I have been writing about my struggles, I have gone from a low time to a content time.

Over the last month or so, I know that I am sliding down a slippery slope. I can not get out of bed for anything even for things I want to do on the weekend. I have really been beating myself up and believing it.  I sometimes would rather be alone then around people.

I found this “Are You Depressed?” check list from

If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from clinical depression.

  • you can’t sleep or you sleep too much  - CHECK – too much
  • you can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult – see above, cleaning, every day tasks
  • you feel hopeless and helpless – double check
  • you can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try – see yesterday’s post
  • you have lost your appetite or you can’t stop eating – not really
  • you are much more irritable and short-tempered than usual – not really
  • you have thoughts that life is not worth living (Seek help immediately if this is the case) – not currently

Yep, I think it is time to fiddle with the meds. I did not need the list to know I was depressed but it hit home when I looked.

Tomorrow morning, I have my therapy appointment. I have some stuff to talk about for sure.


  1. I am NOT a doctor but I was on meds and after a nasty scare and a trip to ICU for 2 days...I went off them and my mom found a vitamin supplement --it is called sublingual (vit b6 --and 12 I think, and folic acid) and I started taking those. I felt better within a week or 2 and I have not gone back on any med's since. They are vitamins that are for stress and heart health. Might be worth a look! (I buy mine at the drug store without a doc was very supportive of my finding a new med supplement)
    I totally get where you are coming from! I have been there... and still get there some days.
    Hang in there!

  2. A friend kept a running tab on her PDA (back when we used them) of the antidepressants her friends had tried/were using. She wanted to get back on them and was trying to decide which was best. I think I'd tried most of them! Prozac, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Effexor, St. John's Wort was quite a list! I learned that each person responds differently, so you need to find a drug or combo that works for you. You might also just need a change. I think many of the drugs are meant to be used temporarily, so if you've been on it for a while you might need to mix it up.

    Effexor worked best for me. But then again, maybe I was just in a better position for recovery during that episode. Good luck with finding what works for you. Your exercise regimen with help, too. It's amazing the effect a healthy body can have on your brain.


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