You might recall that I started experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety after going through some distressing family problems last winter. The symptoms only became worse after trial and error with medications that only made the downward spiral more dramatic. By summer time I was barely able to leave the recliner let alone the house.
Then I finally found the right doctor who put me through careful paces to come up with the right combination of meds. It was a slow process but things started to swing in the right direction about a month ago. I feel strongly that I'm on the right track. The symptoms have subsided to a very low point and I can almost say they're gone. I say "almost" because I know now that I am "hard-wired" to experience anxiety and depression and will stay on meds for the rest of my life. There are still a few things that are hard for me to do. For example, handwriting doesn't come easy for me anymore. It's easier to type. For things that need to be handwritten, I have to get help, but that's no big deal.
Altogether, I declare myself happily on the path to being my cheery self again thanks to my own diligence and that of my good doctor.
Remember: Be ultra careful with your medications no matter what you take. Know everything you can about them. Also, always be proactive about your health asking every question you can think of when you make any visit to the doctor. You are ultimately the one who bears the most responsibility for your health.