I'm on meds for depression and pain. I'm at a point where everyday things are a challenge for me to do. Even typing this is taking a lot out of me.
I'm sleepy all the time, why?
Added 27 Apr 2012:
Since I posted "I'm sleepy all the time" I change my diet. I stop eating meat, I eat a lot of fruits and veggies. No more junk food. I'm not sleeping during the day anymore. I'm not sleeping at night as much. I'm still depressed, due to isolating myself. Now I need to get out more. Today I plan on doing that. I get panic attacks before I leave my home. It's hard for me.
Do you have any other ailments besides depression and pain? Depression itself can cause you to be tired, and the meds for both depression and pain usually have the side effect of drowsiness. What are you on for depression and how long have you been on it? The statement you made that everyday things are a challenge makes me think of Fibromyalgia, and depression and pain are a big part of that too.
Don't know how long you've been on your meds, but you may need a change. I know there are certain combinations that make it hard to think or get motivated. That's part of what some of these meds set out to do but it's not right for everyone.
Maybe your depression needs more or different attention other than medications. What you describe is typical of a depressed person even without meds. Sounds to me as though you need a medical reevaluation, especially if you are as out-of-it as you claim to be. I would encourage you to reach out and get reevaluated.
are you taking any cholestral control meds? Some of the problems are extreme fatigue, mental confusion where it's more difficult to get moving-premature aging, diabetus, kidney problems, liver damage, etc. 2 University of california medical research have done studies that are verifying French studies-some show the problems are worse than the French thought-like the diabetis thing-but the FDA keeps watering down the warnings and don't list enough of the warnings.
Hi Viviann80, & wecome to the site. I was just going to answer your post, & read all your added comments. You really need to be treated for both conditions. Yes, fibromyalgia can make a person depressed, but yours sounds like it could be more chrontic. I would suggest you talk with your doctor first about being seen by a rheumatologist to get treated for the fibromyalgia. They have meds now that are being used that also help with the depression, & fibromyalgia pain. One is called Savella, but it can raise blood pressure too, so make sure you don't have this problem. My pain control docs do prescribes this med with great sucess. It is made specifically for fibromyalgia. Now I can't see your question or groups, but please join the fibromyalgia group. Add it to your list of ailments. Many on here as I do suffer from this horrible disease, & a rheumatologist is the correct doctor to treat it.
My chronitc pain doctor & rheumatologist work together to treat me for it, but I am a very complex person medically so have many docs. Savella has snri quatlites to it, & is a good mood evevator also. It will help with the depression if it it caused from the fibro. There are many other meds also for this disease, & sometimes it will take a combonation. Please go to WEBMD.com & look up fibromyalgia & read all they have on there also about this. The have a wonderful way of educating you. this is your key of finding out all there is to know, & getting to the right doctor. Your regular doctor will most likely have to refer you to a rheumatologist.Fibro is causing you these daily challenges. The pain & depression, not sleeping well etc... Please follow up on this so you can begin to feel beter. We have a whole group of fibromyalgia patients on this site that have wonderful advice to give. Stay with us for support, but do research your fibro. You can help others too by comeenting on others questions. I wish you well, & I wish you the best...
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