Most every antidepressant I have taken over the past ten years has caused weight gain. I am 450mg of wellbutrin and have been since Feb. No weight gain but slow progress with the depression. Truth be told I would rather have it this way. If I gain weight that just increases the depression.View Thread
I am functioning but not real well. I have gone through this before and it takes time. I just cannot go to anyone else. As long as he will stick with me I will do the same as I am too stressed about it to seek a change.
If my family doctor is assisting me with my depression and I am happy with the medication regimen and the time he takes with me, do I need to see someone else? He asked me the other day if I would consider it and I really freaked out.. I am not ready to share things with anyone else. My doctor knows me like a book and he is helping me it is just very slow. I am also using the Workbook about overcoming depression one step at a time. I am not sleeping and really stressed over this.I saw a professional many years ago and it was a very bad experience, I got to be so dependant on him I could barely function. Once a week was way too much. We meet monthly and sometimes it seems like a long time but I can call him if I need him. It works for me, cant I stay where I am and not feel guilty?? stressed!View Thread
I walk four to five miles each day. I have lost wieght which helps me to feel better. I am trying not to allow myself to think about things on my walk, instead I am trying to concentrate on the things around me, birds, flowers etc. that too seems to help. Good LuckView Thread
My family doctor is doing a great job helping me with my depression. It has been very slow and sometimes seem to be going backwards. I am on medication and also using the workbook Overcoming Depression One Step At A Time. My doctor asked me if I would consider going to someone trained in the feild of depression. I am so stressed about seeing someone else I can hardly function. He is not making me do this and I am not comfortable changing.I cannot fathom talking with someone else at this time. help!!!View Thread
I purchased a book called Overcoming Depression One Step At A Time. It is what is called Behavorial Acitivation and it is an actual workbook. I have been suffering from depression for a long time. I believe that this book is helping, its not happening quickly but you learn things about yourself you never even knew. The authors are Michael E. Addis and Christopher R. Martell. I am also on Wellburin 150 mg three times per day. It is very slow but its helping.View Thread
Most every andtidepressent I have tried has caused weight gain some alot more than others. I am on 450 mg of wellbutrin now with no weight gain. I dropped the 75mg of Nortriptaline cause that was causing it. I know you are not supposed to drop a med but I have been watching to see if anything might change so far so good and it has been six weeks. I am feeling a bit better but it is such a long process. I am also using the workbook Overcomming Depression One step At Time and that is also helping. I have learned alot about myself that no one else has just by answering questions in this book, writing them down a using the practices suggested. It is a great help and does remind you that this is a process and changes dont happen over night since the depression did not happen over night. Your behavoir patterns have been formed years ago and changing them is the challenge.View Thread