I have been having issues with my mood for over a year now. I have felt very down and depressed. I put it off for a long time and just recently have decided its time to do something about it.
It was about 10 weeks ago that I had an episode of extreme depression where I felt hopeless and lost. I saw a community mental health professional to seek advice. She told me that I was having a bit of depression and that I needed to work on sleeping more and eating better. I took her advice and started to do so, sleeping more, and eating healthier.
I gave it about 6 weeks to kick in and have had no success, in fact my mood is worse with ongoing symptoms. I saw my PCP about 4 weeks ago to seek some more advice and support.
The symptoms at this point in time were as follows:
-down feeling that I couldnt shake
-sleeping excessively (Sleeping whenever I could)
-sexual desire decreased
-feeling helpless and lost
He suggested that I take welbutrin 150mg ER tablets. I took them diligently for about 4 weeks and then developed some more symptoms:
-sleeping for 4 hours then couldnt sleep any more
-feeling completely lost
-feeling like i needed to have my guard up (paranoia i guess)
-having difficulty communicating
-no desire to do anything, work, fun, etc...
My doctor took me off this medicine saying that I was most likely experiencing mania. He put me on Citalopram 10mg once daily. I have yet to take the first one...
I have become really bothered by my issues and mood and was looking for some advice on what I should do, or what suggestions i can give my doctor. It has been affecting my performance at work significantly and I am afraid that it will cost me my job. I used to be the guy that could get anything done, and now I cant even get the daily tasks done.
I am lost for what to do or say, my fiancee is extremely worried and doesnt know what to do to help.
Thank you in advance for your input