I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Dave and I'm been living with depression/anxiety for quite some time.
Unfortunately, I don't really have anyone that I can talk to about my condition other than my therapist and psychiatrist. The both of them are a great help, but it would be nice to share my experiences with people who actually have been through or are going through something similar.
Right now, I am in my second week of having to go back on medication after being off my meds for six months. It's disappointing that I have to do this. I thought I was finally over having to deal with depression/anxiety, but no.
The side effects of the meds have largely subsided, so that's good. I'm just getting use to having one good day versus two not-so-good days as my mood slowly balances out over the next month or so. It's bee a while since I've had to go through this.
I know things will get better, but when my mood slumps it's hard to remember that. I've been on these meds for over ten years and reached a point where I was basically without symptoms. I thought that I might be able to go off them and still feel fine. Again, it's disappointing that I can't.
I just takes time. I know that. It's the wait and the up-and-down of feeling great to feeling pretty bad that can be exhausting.
Any words of encouragement or similar experiences that anyone out there would like to share would be appreciated.