I am 75 years old and have always been sentimental and emotional but, in my 60's I was diagnosed with anxiety depression. I have been taking Sertrline ever since and had the dose increased about a year ago. The thing is that, in spite of that, I spend most mornings crying non-stop. I recover as the day goes on but it recurs the next morning. Why am I so sad when I am still onthe medication?
There is another factor to consider too: my oldest, dearest friend passed away in March. She has been like a sister to me since we were twelve years old. I can't believe she's gone. Also, another close friend has left the area to live elsewhere. I feel bereft and lonely. My parents are long gone and my hubby died in 2006.
I wish I knew whether my depression is back or whether I'm just grieving.
I need someone who understands to talk to. I cannot burden my sons with this.