Off the radar
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I haven't spent much time on Sparkpeople in the last couple of weeks. Last week, I made the decision to go on anti-depressants. I'm not suicidal or anything--I've just had this persistent sadness with frequent crying jags. I realized that it was a problem when I nearly burst into tears at work.
So far the medication seems to be working. It is supposed to help with anxiety, which is good. The only side effect that I've noticed is some mild drowsiness. I'm sleeping better, and the crying jags have disappeared completely.
I'm not sure if the depression is a result of fallout from the divorce, the pressures of buying a new house, stress at work, and relocating. There certainly has been no shortage of stress in my life, plus depresssion runs in my family.
Thank God for pharmaceuticals.