Hi all, hope everyone is as well as can be in this miserable weather.ive been knocked sideways by a bug.it started 4 weeks ago when I had a bit of a sore throat but lost my voice completely( am prone to this following 3 cervical spine op's in past) it lasted about a week, I felt 'better' for a week then just plummeted both body and mind wise.i just couldn't pull myself out of it. I have a dreadful sore throat,had my tonsils removed when I was 18 but feels like there growing back! I ache all over and my joints are worse than ever.my symptoms of sjorgrens have worsened/ flared.
Mentally,I just can't motivate myself at all.hence its taken me 3 weeks to post this! I've been sleeping most of day,it's stupid because today,having got up at 1pm I feel a bit better, but have no appetite.( I never sleep well, have terrible dreams).i feel really insular and lonely. I have a few good friends but they led busy lives. My OH told me' I had no reason to be depressed and to snap out of it' typical reply from someone who has never had depression! He lost his voice but carried on working etc, definitely no man-flu here!
I take mirtazipine 30mg nocte.ive been on them for 4-5 years and have tried breaks from them as I've put on 2stone since stopping work 3yrs ago. I was wondering if any of you have changed antidepressants? I did try trazedone( cymbalta) but it gave me dreadful headaches. I've had a reaction to Effexor in the past.i really want to stop/ change as being over-weight is adding to my depression, so it's all a bit counter productive!
Any suggestions would be most welcome.many thanks