Low moods, less interest in activities

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Hello peeps. For some very weird reason I have been experiencing some very drastic changes in my mood all over. I don't feel any interest in activities that I used to enjoy before. I don't feel that depressed or anything but I don't even feel that happy or excited over anything like before. I have been on setraline for almost 8 months and I stopped Last October 2016. For mood improvements I have been taking omega 3 fish oil capsules, one capsule a day. Can u pls tell me whether anyone of u have experienced this?

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    Hi. You described a similar feeling to what I felt a couple of months before my official attack this November. I had drastically lowered my dosage to 25mg a day of expired Zoloft (I break a 100mg expired pill in half and take the half pill every other day). Looking back, I noticed that I was feeling a lot more during this time and I think it had to do with the lack of serotonin in my brain. When I am on Zoloft, my feelings aren't intense - like I rarely if ever felt nervous or anxious when had been on z for awhile. 

    I dont know know if this is the same for you, but usually, I start feeling like this, like aimless and not hating or loving life but like a yearning for something that can't be named. Then not long after this feeling, I think I get depressed and then my anxiety attacks me and full-blown intrusive OCD  thought takes over. 

    You may may want to google symptoms of low serotonin and foods to increase serotonin. Please take care of yourself and try not to get stressed during this time, eat right, exercise, get sleep and rest. If you are talking supplements, you may also want to add vitamin b complex, vitamin c and d, and magnesium.

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      Thanks for your thoughts on this. Yeah I don't really feel depressed exactly but at the same time I find myself dragging to do the works that I quite enjoyed to do before. That's the most stressful part and this is what is making me feel anxious. I am taking omega 3 as it contains DHA and EPA which is supposed to help with moods. Let's see how it rolls for me.

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      Hmmm, please do be very careful during this time. I now know that whenever I start to feel this way, it's like my brain doesn't have enough serotonin and it's a pre-cursor to my full-blown attack. Any stress or anything could set me off...down the rabbit hole of my OCD thought. 

      I am not advocating you get back on med (no Rah Rah Zoloft from me, not affiliated with any med firm although I thank God it works for me), but why did you get off of it? And was this the first time you were on it?

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    I think that apathy you are feeling is quite a normal symptom of depression/anxiety unfortunately. You might just be experiencing a "mild" episode but I think that still could be considered a depressive episode.

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      Yeah maybe but I don't feel really sad or anything, I just get stressed out about the fact that why am I not the way I used to be before. Is there any supplements that I can take to ease up the problems?

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    hi tasnim if u didnt know, u need to take between 1000mg and 2000mg of EPA daily in order for it to tackle depression and anxiety

    it could take 3 months for 1000mg-2000mg to get working properly on you, so be aware of that (dont just give up if not feeling better after a month or two)

    typical cod liver oil capsules dont give you that high EPA amount, so you should do one of these:

    1. buy 'Wiley's Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil Peak EPA 1000mg' and take 2 of those capsules per day

    2. eat a small tin of sardines in spring water per day (i live in the UK, and i buy the sainsburys brand which costs 40p per tin.. it contains 2400 EPA in it!)  .. check first if buying sardines as the amount of EPA varies greatly between brands (some of them only have 500mg EPA which is way too low.  if you dont like sardines you could go for mackerel instead, but it's twice as expensive (at least in my country anyway)

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