Depression - Hi everyone. I just joined the site and this group! So good to find a support group.?
Added 21 Sep 2014:
... for depression. Sad to know that depression is so wide spread but I hope we get over it.
I looked you up because my doctor just said 'Let's now try zoloft' after over a year of cymbalta. Not for any particular reason. . But because my not-so-good life circumstances continue... and I'm unable to sleep.
Original complaint was that I have no physical energy or enthusiasm to get up and do even the basic essentials like doing laundry or getting grocery. I live alone and I just watch tv, smoke and sleep.
Will zoloft help me want to get up and do useful things?
Cymbalta made me hyper and not want to sleep but ironically still didn't get me up and in mood to get moving.
Advice? Shall I make the switch? Being a former anxiety person. .. don't want to experiment with unnecessary switches. .. just to 'try' as my doctor suggested!
My doc told me that she can treat my depression, but cannot prescribe me anything for motivation. i've been In the same boat for awhile now. I'm starting to think motivation has to come from within one's own inner self. When I find it I'll let you know. Lol best of luck to you! Keep posted
What if the doctor added a medicine that could be taken w/cymbalta. Maybe Zoloft or Abilify. I hate depression. And, it's hard to get motivated when all you feel is sadness, a feeling of loss and wonder where is the joy and fun at. And, all the bad stuff on the news does not help. It just paints a picture of doom. I have been going back to church, reading my bible and thinking positive. Sometimes it works and sometimes it don't. Depression is like a cloud covering you.
I agree that sometimes it takes more than one medication - I take two. I finally found myself again. I strongly suggest a counselor, great advice from her. I
know you don't feel like doing anything but get up and do it anyway. I know it's easy for me to say but I made myself do it. Walking helps a lot, hard to take a walk and be depressed.
You keep asking will this medication be right for you over and over. The simple answer is we cannot tell you what will work for you. We can't tell you how it will make you feel.
Everyone responds differently to medications (especially SSRI's to SNRI's). I can't say that this won't happen because it didn't for me anymore than I can say this is nothing less than the magic bullet that we've all been waiting for.
You have to try it and see as there is no way of telling how you will respond. I've been at it for more than 20 years and I've never found the elusive magic pill; you might get it after a few goes, you might not.
Whatever you do, don't give up due to a minor set back.
Good luck, Steve
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