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I woke up one morning around 7 months ago to the most horrendous depression I could ever describe. It just came like a bolt of lightening from nowhere. I was perfectly happy with no problems at all. I have a lovely family and a great job. The Dr Put me on Sertralene which over the months made a massive difference apart from I couldn't get to sleep at all. He then put me on Trazodone which helped me sleep but I couldn't function during the day and it started affecting my job and ability to get work as I have to drive there and I was too dizzy to get in the car. Last weekend I felt tearful and put it down to my period being due but then started to feel really angry towards the slightest things which is not like me. Two days ago I woke up again and I felt that horrendous depression starting again. The GP has told me to stop the Trazodone and start with a different anti-depressant. I am positive that this is not just general depression though. I am 50 yrs old and have been experiencing night sweats, palpitations , difficulty sleeping,aches and pain especially in my neck and upper spine, difficulty concentrating and a 4 week pattern to my emotions. I am convinced this along with the depression is due to the peri-menopause and not down to mental health issues. I am desperate to find the correct medication and way to treat this. This isn't just a moan about getting older and feeling a bit down. Today I feel like it's 'lifted' a little. Whether or not that was going to happen anyway or it's because I stopped the Trazodone last night - I don't know. Very confused. If anyone can relate to this then I would appreciate some replies.
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