I seem to be ill every 3 months and cannot function. This lasts for 3 months and I am struggling to cope . Its like a switch in my head has anyone else had similar experience? I really don't know what to do. On sertraline and quietipine at the moment and been through mental health team a couple of times when I finally get an appointment! They dont think I'm bipolar but no one seems to be able to explain this cycle or what it is. Depression and anxiety I suppose and have tried lots of antidepressants over the years but cant seem to stay well for long on any of them.
It might be worth gradually getting off the meds for a while as they inhibit your ability to "feel" yourself, only then can you better pursue some non-medication avenues and get to what is causing this. If it is cyclical the meds are part of that cycle, and it is hard to separate one from the other. Just a thought.
My depression comes and goes on an approximately a six on, six off cycle. If it is constant stress and anxiety also, I become paranoid/delusional or just plain delusional. Hypomania can be artificially induced by a number of medications regardless of depression level in me. Only took 20+ years to find something that works for most of this.
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