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I'm begining to think I am and I know no one here can tell me but want to know if anyone else has had a similar experiance.
You see, I'm not like the people in other posts, I've never been a busy get up and go person who has suddenly found it too much. I've just kinda plodded along through life, I'm now 31 but since the age of about 14, all I remember is being tired.
Back then I was so tired that I cut a hole in the bottom of my divan so I could play traunt from school and sleep there without anyone seeing me.
I'd been to the doctor for tests and everything seemed fine so I guess I just learned to live with it.
Now though I have 3 children and it's having a huge effect on their lives so I went to see a doctor and told her I was feeling tired all the time. I started crying in her surgery and told her about myhouse being a mess, not fit for the kids, I don't take them out and they are getting in trouble at school for being lat and not doing their homework. I expected her to give me something to stop me from sleeping but she told me she thought I was suffering from depression though I denied this and said i was happy I'm just tired (still crying at the time). She then turned round bluntly and said think of your kids, you think thats a happy home? so that did the trick. I took her advice and started fluoxetine but I felt horrible, I was feeling sick all the time, wore the same clothes for 4 days on end, even sleeping in them, I just wasn't myself, and not in a better way so I stopped after about 3 weeks.
I moved house a few months ago so thought I'd try again with a different doctor. I wanted to be put on modafinil as it's meant to keep you awake but she said she couldn't as thats not what it's lisenced for and she gave me another of they daft depression questionairs and i threw it away.
Week or 2 later I'm feeling bad and think over the questions, then notice I'm crying at silly things like watching the bill and getting really upset at stupid thing like my bf not making me tea.
This time I think maybe I am depressed so go again, see another doctor, he agrees with last doctors choice and said this fluoxitine would be right for me as I only score high for depression and not anxiety. I try it, 3 days in I feel ill again and stop taking them, thinking I don't really need them.
For the sake of my boys I'm going to give it another go, due mainly to reading this site so thanks for that but has anyone been through anything similar?
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