Depression after heart attack, angioplasty and stenting
I was told that after my heart attack, mild depression might impact me a bit. One month to five months later and last for some time. What can one do to prevent depression from setting in? Meds? Therapy? What? Any suggestions?
It doesnt affect everyone and not in the same way. I think I was depressed for about a month until my knowledge grew sufficiently to understand what I was dealing with and accepting it. Once you realise it isn't the end of everything, and accept it, the depression seems to become a thing of the past. Some people never accept it and worry non stop, always listening to their heart and depression follows.
Whether you experience depression may depend on how active and outgoing you may be. Having had a heart attack should not necessarily place any major limits on your activity. I didn't experience any depression subsequent to my congested heart failure due to an aschemic heart attack. You should be able to fit back into your life style as before the heart attack. If there is depression, medication is an option, and stay active.
It is not a given you will, or anyone else will have depression subsequent to the medical procedures.
I also took my emotional pain and turned it around and wrote a humorous country western song called "My Stented Heart" and asked a cowboy in Texas to record for me at his home studio, and he did, for a small fee, his side job, and the result is this song and mp3 which you can listen to here and don't laugh. Okay, laugh. I am convinced LAUGHTER is the best medicine....or one of the good potions, after my trusty, non-rusty stent that is.... SMILE
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.