Is it depression?

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Hi. I have good and bad days. Some days I can cope with life, other days I just want to run away, hide and scream for help. Some days I get so low that I can't even be bothered moving. I am forever told to cheer up and to stop being so depressed and mardy, but I don't know how to. I feel like crying all the time, I feel bad as my daughter picks up on me feeling down and I hate her seeing me like this, and my husband says he feels bad as nothing ever makes me happy.

I have been on Prozac and propranolol for 15 years, and I have asked the doctor to give me more as I want to feel happier. Instead they sent me for talking therapy, where I was put in a room with a bunch of people I didn't want to be with and made to talk to lemons.

I just don't know how to be happy. I can't seem to be happy or smile. I just feel worn out, down and at a loss. I don't know what to do. Have I got depression? And if I have, how can I stop this dreadful thing?

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    Hello anne54405.

    Well, your doctor prescribed you anti's so he obviously thinks you have depression. Maybe try different meds, I've heard that works for some people. To me it does sound like depression but as far as suggesting something to stop what you're feeling, I don't know, having tried a few approaches over the years with no results. I'm just looking forward to summer [in southern hemisphere] when I can get out and walk and absorb some sunlight. Maybe you could try that. Walking. 

    Some comedy things on YouTube could help to bring you a smile, too. I do that sometimes. Sorry I couldn't be more definitive. All the best.

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    Depression IS horrible and you seem to have all the trademarks for it.  Talking therapy doesn't work for some people as you yourself discovered.

    I was on Prozac also for a long time and the effects wore off finally.  Why don't you have your doctor prescribe something different.  I'm on Sertraline now and it does make a major difference.  Hope you can get some deserved relief.

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    Hi Anne .. you definately have all the symptons of depression and possibly anxiety too.  I can't recall how many different meds I've been on to try and find the right one or closet to what has been the best to date... currently I take cymbalta for depression and paxam (like a slow release valium) and also valium which I self manage and only use when necessary.

    Have you asked your dr if you could try something else as what your taking doesn't seem to be helping you.

    Wishing you all the best... Tracey

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