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A year and a half ago I suffered a small concussion. It went undiagnosed for quite a while and I was eventually prescribed ativan and lexapro. This had a horrible effect on me and it damaged my already fragile brain. I weaned off both drugs (finishing in december 2017) and went about healing the concussion, I was able to do this up until a point. I felt ok in January. But since then I have got much worse physically and mentally. I really feel like my brain just isn't working. It is scary.
Around 2 months I became completely exercise intolerant. The depression has become quite severe since then. I wake up with such a sense of dread. I can't enjoy anything at all. My physical state is so weak I can't go out for walks and I struggle to make myself food.
I am scared because the depression is so bad. I've tried therapy which doesn't work because it is obviously a physical thing.
I used to love exercise and it definitely helped but I can't even do that now. I have an amazing family and girlfriend but I can't even enjoy their company.
I don't know what to do. The antidepressant I went on last time messed me up so bad I'm not sure I can do it again and I'm at a much worse starting point than I was back then. My physical shape is so bad I don't know if I could handle the side effects even if I wanted to. Honestly not sure what my options are.
Is there any kind of test in the UK that helps determine if something will help you or not AD wise or is there anything else to look into?
I feel like I have a damaged brain that just isn't healing and i've no way to address this.
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