I have been going through depression and anxiety for several months. This has probably been a companion of mine most of my life I know realize.
After 4 weeks on a SSRI, cipralex/lexapro I can honestly say I feel more positive. Not completely restored but noticeably better than several weeks ago. Even a very stressful weekend with a close loved family member having surgery and several trips to the hospital to support her did not totally flatten me. I did feel stressed but not that curl up in a ball desperation.
I have a telephone interview this afternoon to see if I can qualify for programs offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association. I am praying that I am accepted as they have many good programs.
I need to work on motivation with regards to my work. And I still have trouble with natural sleep. Using a little bit of Ativan to help my racing mind at bedtime.
Overall, feeling positive going forward.