Any opinions on parsing out differences between these, and treating each each symptom? Is this still depression? Is my brain rendered dysfunctional without stimulants now??
I have chronic depression (dips down here & there), but then it always goes back to this level (nearly a baseline for me). I'm tired, blah, SO LISTLESS and all I want to do is lay in bed all day, comfy & nice. Today, I managed to go out to get groceries (was out of TP for crikes sakes), showered, then back to bed resting & staring at wall. No interest in listening to music, trying to read made me drowsy....
Not sad, not thinking of anything... just lying in bed, with no wherewithall or motivation to get up. Other factors: Winter weather, I've been on Ritalin break for 1 month.....Problem is, the last month on holiday, I was fine, active, good mood and had energy!! Blood tests are all normal. What gives?
I have been diagnosed with Depression and SAD. I've been on Zoloft (75mg) for 3 months now. It's okay for SAD, but it is very "numbing": I've never felt so amotivated, apathetic and indifferent. Zoloft also exacerbates my agitation.
Is this normal? Will it become better?
Thanks and greetings,
By purple man1235
hi, I need some consultation on what I am dealing with.
There appears to be this problem where I will see things in life that aren't there. For example, just the other day I noticed that my window is broken. This is impossible since my window is impenetrable. Moreover, I am seeing this illusion where my money inside my safe is no longer there. Funny right? I have tried taking meds to get rid of this optical illusion, but nothing seems to work.
Other than optical illusions, I also can no longer see where my bed is and I often trip on my way into it when I go to sleep. Also, I keep missing my mouth when I go to insert food into my mouth. This has been happening ever since I took a break to watch the eclipse with my pet dog. Someone please help.
I looked for this topic and couldn't find it. This post may also be in the wrong place as well.
Do you use a light box and does it help? How often and for how long do you sit in front of it?
Do you think it works? What model do you use?
I sit in front of mine every morning for about a half an hour. Actually I am now. My Pdoc said it was okay despite the warning label. Mine says not to be used by those diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It can cause hypo/manic episodes.
i am not sure it helps. Too scared of the pit to not use it. I have a Sun Touch Plus, I got it on Amazon along with everything I own. Hehe It includes an ionizer. I have no idea what that is and really don't care to google it.