I think I have bouts of depression. Sometimes I just feel blah - no sadness, no joy. Thankfully it doesn't happen that often. I hate that feeling. I've never discussed it with a doc so I'm not on any medicine.
i see a therapist at the VA for intermittant depression linked to my medical condition(s)
my anxiety as far as i'm concerned is a result of my cns inflammation/ms, IMHO.
the nerve attacks, as i call them, i don't think they are anxiety, i think they are flares. the anxiety i get from some social aspects, etc, yeah, i guess that is a form of anxiety.
i started taking cymbalta at various mg's to help with irritability mainly due to discomfort/pain. i'm sure it helps with intermittant depression.
i'm a little "touchy" about the depression due to the many mis-diagnosed labels the VA placed on me over the years. part of my quasi-ptsd issues i'm told. when your nervouse system is out of whack due to ms, i understand more about the depression.
i've been labeled so many things i'm just beginning to work on who i really am, now that i know i have a chronic demyelinating disease with a few others. no wonder i have some anxiety!! LOL
I'm on a generic form of Wellbutrin, thanks to my neuro who decided I was depressed. I didn't argue with him and said I would try it for a while. It is now almost a year later and I'm still taking it. I don't know if it really makes a difference for me - I didn't thnk I was depressed to start with.
But I will agree that I don't register a very wide range of emotions - except when I get ticked off. Lately I seem to get irritated a lot easier and quickerI wonder if that is clinical or situational? Or perhaps I'm just dealing with a lot of irritating stuff right now that I am justifiably ticked at?
I've had bouts of depression since I was 10 years old. Probably mostly situational. Anxiety isn't an issue. I've been in and out of talk therapy for 30 years. I refuse to take antidepressants. Acupuncture helps GREATLY!
I too am on a generic form of Wellbutrin. I think it helps most of the time but I have alot of stress and worry. My husband is in Iraq, the house is up for sale with a bad economy, no buyers. .I always have to keep this house soo clean.
for the possible buyer. I have no energy and have been having bad stomach for over a month now. Trying a new med Zantac.
I now have to go to WA to find us a place to live..We move at the end of next month. I worry that we won't sell and will have to pay for 2 places.
Anyway, enough complaining...ya, I have anxiety and depression.
In 2003, I was started on Lexapro, which helped my mood. I then weaned myself off of that on my own.
I just started Cymbalta 6 weeks ago "my neuro said to help smooth everything out." I too never felt I had depression. My problems, I felt was anxiety due to symptoms with no diagnosis in limboland.
Sometimes when I am feeling terribly bad, I tend to want to close myself off from everyone, and just stay in my bedroom watching TV. Comes and goes.